Shikshapatri : Commitments for all devotees

Gujarati English Swami Ni Vato Refs.

Verse 11
have te vartyaanee reeta kaheee chheee je - amaaraa je satsangee temane koee jeeva praaneemaatranee pana hinsaa na karavee ane jaaneene to jheenaa evaa joo, maakada, chaachada aadika jeeva temanee pana hinsaa kyaareya na karavee. I will now describe that behavior - My devotees should not hurt any living creature and shall knowingly never even hurt small insects such as bugs and lice.
Verse 12
ane devataa ane pitru tenaa yagnyane arathe pana bakaraa, mrugalaa, sasalaa, maachhalaa aadika koee jeevanee hinsaa na karavee, kema je ahinsaa chhe te ja moto dharma chhe ema sarva shaastramaa kahyu chhe. And even for the purpose of a deity or ancestral yagna (sacrificial offering), they should not kill animals like goat, deer, rabbit, or fish, because all scriptures reveal that non-violence is itself the greatest religion.
Verse 13
ane stree, dhana ane raajya tenee praaptine arthe pana koee manushyanee hinsaa to koee prakaare kyaareya pana na ja karavee. And never hurt a person in any way, even for the purpose of gaining women, money, or a kingdom.
Verse 14
ane aatmaghaata to teerthane vishe pana na karavo ne krodhe kareene na karavo ane kyaareka koee ayogya aacharana thaee jaaya to te thakee moonjhaaeene pana aatmaghaata na karavo ane jhera khaaeene tathaa gale toompo khaaeene tathaa koove padeene tathaa parvata uparathee padeene ityaadika koee reete aatmaghaata na karavo. And never commit suicide in a pilgrimage place, out of anger, or due to the frustration of committing some improper behavior. They should not commit suicide by eating poison, jumping into a well, falling from a mountain, or by any other means.
Verse 15
ane je maasa chhe te to yagnyanu sesha hoya to pana aapatkaalamaa pana kyaareya na khaavu ane trana prakaaranee suraa ane agiyaara prakaaranu madya te devataanu naivedya hoya to pana na peevu. And even during bad times, or if it is the offering from a yagna, never eat meat, nor drink the three types of suraa and eleven types of madhya (various types of liquor or alcohol), even if it is the offering to a deity.
Verse 16
ane kyaareka potaa vate kaaeeka ayogya aacharana thaee gayu hoya athavaa koee beejaa vate ayogya aacharana thaee gayu hoya to shastraadike kareene potaanaa anganu tathaa beejaanaa anganu chhedana na karavu athavaa krodhe kareene pana potaanaa anganu tathaa beejaanaa anganu chhedana na karavu. And if due to improper behavior, even out of anger, one should not punish their own or another's body with a weapon or the like.
Verse 17
ane dharma karavaane arthe pana amaaraa satsangee koeee choranu karma na karavu ane dhaniyaatu je kaashtha pushpa aadika vastu te tenaa dhaneenee aagnyaa vinaa na levu. And even for a religious purpose, My devotees should not steal or take private property, such as wood or flowers, without the owner's consent. 9/266
Verse 18
ane amaaraa aashrita je purusha tathaa streeo temane vyabhichaara na karavo ane joogatu aadika je vyasana teno tyaaga karavo ane bhaangya, maphara, maajama, gaanjo e aadika je kepha karanaaree vastu te khaavee nahee ane peevee pana nahi. And men and women who have taken My shelter, should not indulge in adultery, and stay away from the habit of gambling, and should not eat or drink intoxicating things such as bhaang, mafar, maajam, gaanjo, etc. (various drugs and intoxicants).
Verse 19
ane jenaa haathanu raandhela anna tathaa jenaa paatranu jala te khapatu na hoya tene raandhela anna tathaa tenaa paatranu jala te shreekrushna bhagavaananee prasaadee charanaamrutanaa maahaatmye kareene pana jagannaathapuree vinaa anya sthaanakane vishe grahana na karavu ane jagannaathapureene vishe jagannaathajeeno prasaada levaaya teno dosha nahi. And one should not take food or water from wrong people, even in places that are sanctified as a holy place of Shree Krishna Bhagwan - at places like Jagannath Puri, it is acceptable.
Verse 20
ane potaanaa svaarthanee siddhine arthe pana koeene vishe mithyaa apavaada aaropana na karavo ane koeene gaala to kyaareya na devee. And for a selfish purpose, one should not wrongfully accuse anyone, nor ever swear at anyone.
Verse 21
ane devataa, teertha, braahmana, pativrataa, saadhu ane veda emanee neendaa kyaareya na karavee ane na saambhalavee. And never speak or hear criticisms of demigods, pilgrimage places, brahmins (those belonging to the priestly caste), chaste women, saints, or the Vedas.
Verse 22
ane je devataane suraa ane maasanu naivedhya thatu hoya ane valee je devataanee aagala bakaraa aadika jeevanee hinsaa thatee hoya te devataanu naivedhya na khaavu. And one should not eat food offered to deities if those deities are given alcohol or meat, or animals such as goats are sacrificed.
Verse 23
ane maargane vishe chaalate shivaalayaadika je devamandira aave tene joeene tene namaskaara karavo ane aadara thakee te devanu darshana karavu. And if a temple of Shiva or the like deities comes on the way, bow down with reverence.
Verse 24
ane potapotaanaa varnaashramano je dharma te koee satsangeee tyaaga na karavo ane paradharmanu aacharana na karavu tathaa paakhanda dharmanu aacharana na karavu tathaa kalpita dharmanu aacharana na karavu. And devotees should each continue to follow the dharma that applies to their caste (brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya, and shoodra) and stage in life (brahmachaari, gruhasth, vaanprasth, and sanyaas). One should not behave outside dharma or according to some fake or false religious practice. 12/210
Verse 25
ane jenaa vachanane saambhalave kareene shreekrushna bhagavaananee bhakti ne potaano dharma e be thakee padee javaaya tenaa mukha thakee bhagavaananee kathaa vaartaa na saambhalavee. And one should not listen to discourses on God from someone by whose direction or talk devotion to Shree Krishna Bhagwan and adherence to dharma falters.
Verse 26
ane je satya vachana bolave kareene potaano droha thaaya tathaa paarako droha thaaya evu je satya vachana te kyaareya na bolavu ane je krutaghnee hoya tenaa sangano tyaaga karavo ane vyavahaarakaaryane vishe koeenee laacha na levee. And one should not speak a truth that negatively affects oneself or someone else, reject the company of those that are ungrateful, nor accept bribes in social affairs.
Verse 27
ane chora, paapee, vyasanee, paakhandee, kaamee tathaa keemiyaa aadika kriyaae kareene janano thaganaaro e chha prakaaranaa je manushya temano sanga na karavo. And one should not associate with people who steal, sin, have bad habits, falsify, are full of lust, or deceive others. 10/123, 10/136, 11/259
Verse 28
ane je manushya bhaktinu athavaa gnyaananu aalambana kareene stree, dravya ane rasaasvaada tene vishe atishaya lolupa thakaa paapane vishe pravartataa hoya te manushyano samaagama na karavo. And one should not associate with those that stray from devotion or gnyaan (divine knowledge), and sinfully indulge in women, wealth, or gluttony.
Verse 29
ane je shaastrane vishe shreekrushna bhagavaana tathaa shreekrushna bhagavaananaa je varaahaadika avataara temanu yuktie kareene khandana karyu hoya evaa je shaastra te kyaareya na maanavaa ane na saambhalavaa. And never believe in or hear scriptures that invalidate Shree Krishna Bhagwan or Shree Krishna Bhagwan's incarnations, such as Varaha (the boar incarnation) and the like.
Verse 30
ane gaalyaa vinaanu je jala tathaa doodha te na peevu ane je jalane vishe jheenaa jeeva ghanaaka hoya te jale kareene snaanaadika kriyaa na karavee. And one should not drink water or milk that is unfiltered, nor bathe in or use water that has small organisms in it.
Verse 31
ane je aushadha daaru tathaa maasa tene yukta hoya te aushadha kyaareya na khaavu ane valee je vaidhyanaa aacharanane jaanataa na hoeeye te vaidhye aapyu je aushadha te pana kyaareya na khaavu. And never take medicine that contains alcohol or meat, nor accept medicine from a doctor whose character is unknown.
Verse 32
ane loka ane shaastra temane malamootra karavaane arthe vajaryaa evaa sthaanaka je jeerna devaalaya tathaa nadee talaavanaa aaraa tathaa maarga tathaa vaavelu khetara tathaa vrukshanee chhaayaa tathaa phulavaadee bageechaa e aadika je sthaanaka temane vishe malamootra na karavu tathaa thookavu pana nahi. And one should not go to the toilet, urinate or even spit in places forbidden by a public body or in the scriptures such as old temples, the bank of an inhabited river, roadways, sown fields, under the shade of a tree, a flower garden, or the like. 9/171
Verse 33
ane choramaarge kareene pesavu nahi ane neesaravu nahi ane je sthaanaka dhaniyaatu hoya te sthaanakane vishe tenaa dhaneene poochhyaa vinaa utaaro na karavo. And one should not stealthily enter or pass through a private pathway, nor stay in privately owned property without the permission of its owner. 9/171
Verse 34
ane amaaraa satsangee je purushamaatra temane baaee-maanasanaa mukhathakee gnyaanavaartaa na saambhalavee ane streeo saathe vivaada na karavo tathaa raajaa sangaathe tathaa raajaanaa maanasa sangaathe vivaada na karavo. And My male devotees should not listen to religious discourses given by females, and should not enter into discussions with females, kings, and kings' men (people entrusted with social authority). 6/80, 9/266, 10/136, 11/259,
Verse 35
ane gurunu apamaana na karavu tathaa je atishaya shreshtha manushya hoya tathaa je lokane vishe pratishthita manushya hoya tathaa je vidvaana manushya hoya tathaa je shastradhaaree manushya hoya te sarvenu apamaana na karavu. And one should not insult a guru, a superior, a person of social esteem, the learned, or someone carrying a weapon. 10/136, 11/259
Verse 36
ane vichaaryaa vinaa tatkaala kaaee kaarya na karavu ane dharmasambandhee je kaarya te to tatkaala karavu ane pote je vidyaa bhanyaa hoeee te beejaane bhanaavavee ane nitya pratye saadhuno samaagama karavo. And one should not immediately do anything without adequately thinking over it. However, immediately perform all those activities that are related to dharma. Whatever knowledge that is learned, should be taught to others, and the company of saints should always be kept. 2/1, 6/54, 8/7, 9/8, 9/274
Verse 37
ane guru deva ne raajaa e trananaa darshanane arthe jyaare javu tyaare thaale haathe na javu ane koeeno vishvaasaghaata na karavo ane potaane mukhe kareene potaanaa vakhaana na karavaa. And when going to see a guru, deity, or king, one should not go empty-handed, nor break someone's trust, nor utter words of self-praise. 6/31
Verse 38
ane je vastra paherye thake pana potaanaa anga dekhaaya tevu je bhoondu vastra te amaaraa satsangee temane na paheravu. And My devotees should not wear improper clothes that expose a part of their body.
Verse 39
ane shreekrushna bhagavaananee je bhakti te dharme rahita evee koee prakaare na karavee ane agnyaanee evaa je manushya temanee nindaanaa bhaya thakee shreekrushna bhagavaananee sevaano tyaaga karavo ja nahi. And one should not perform devotion of Shree Krishna Bhagwan that does not uphold dharma. And out of fear of being criticized by the ignorant, one should not forgo service to Shree Krishna Bhagwan.
Verse 40
ane je utsavanaa divasane vishe tathaa nitya pratye shreekrushnanaa mandiramaa aavyaa evaa je satsangee purusha temane te mandirane vishe streeono sparsha na karavo tathaa streeo temane purushano sparsha na karavo ane mandiramaathee neesaryaa pachhee potapotaanee reete vartavu. And during festival days or regular visits to Shree Krishna's temples, male devotees should not come in contact with females at the temple, and females should not come in contact with males, and after leaving the temple both can behave according to their usual custom.
   



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