Shikshapatri : Atmanivedi devotees (serving a personal Thakorji)

Gujarati English Swami Ni Vato Refs.

Verse 55
ane je amaaraa satsangeemaa ambarisha raajaanee pethe aatmanivedee evaa uttama bhakta hoya temane pana prathama kahyu tevee reete anukrame kareene maanasee poojaa paryanta sarve kriyaa karavee. And My disciples, who like king Ambrish, are atmanivedi (living in soul-consciousness) highest-level devotees, should also follow the course of activities including mental worship as instructed above, and then perform all other actions.
Verse 56
ane te je aatmanivedee bhakta temane paashaananee athavaa dhaatunee je shreekrushna bhagavaananee pratimaa athavaa shaaleegraama tenee je poojaa te deshakaalane anusareene potaanaa saamarthya pramaane praapta thayaa je chandana pushpa falaadika vastu tene kareene karavee ane pachhee shreekrushna bhagavaanano je ashtaakshara mantra teno japa karavo. And the atmanivedi devotees should worship the stone or metal image and shaalgraam (stone representation) of Shree Krishna Bhagwan with sandalwood, flowers, fruits, and the like, obtained according to the place and time and according to their capacity. They should then chant the eight-letter mantra of Shree Krishna Bhagwan.
Verse 57
ane te pachhee shreekrushna bhagavaananaa je stotra athavaa grantha teno je paatha te potaanaa saamarthya pramaane karavo ane je sanskruta na bhanyaa hoya temane shreekrushna bhagavaananu naamakeertana karavu. And then according to their capacity, read the stotra (sayings or hymns on God's glory) and texts of Shree Krishna Bhagwan. Those who do not know Sanskrit should recite or sing the name of Shree Krishna Bhagwan.
Verse 58
ane pachhee shreekrushna bhagavaanane naivedhya kareene pachhee te prasaadee evu je anna te jamavu ane te je aatmanivedee vaishnava temane sarvakaalane vishe preetie kareene shreekrushna bhagavaananee sevaaparaayana thavu. And then after offering food (as thaal) to Shree Krishna Bhagwan, eat the divinized food that has been offered, and the atmanivedi Vaishnav (devotees) should always be in the spirit to lovingly serve Shree Krishna Bhagwan.
Verse 59
ane nirguna kahetaa maayaanaa je sattvaadika trana guna tene rahita evaa je shreekrushna bhagavaana temanaa sambandha thakee te aatmanivedee bhaktanee je sarve kriyaa te nirguna thaaya chhe, te hetu maate te aatmanivedee bhakta je te nirguna kahyaa chhe. And by the association of Shree Krishna Bhagwan, who is nirguna or above the three modes of nature (sattva, raajas, taamas), all of the activities of atmanivedi devotees become nirguna, and for that reason they are considered nirguna.
Verse 60
ane e je aatmanivedee bhakta temane shreekrushna bhagavaanane arpana karyaa vinaanu jala pana kyaareya na peevu ane patra, kanda, phalaadika je vastu te pana shreekrushna bhagavaanane arpana karyaa vinaanu na khaavu. And the atmanivedi devotees should not eat foods such as edible roots, or fruits, and never even drink water, without first offering it to Shree Krishna Bhagwan.
   



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