Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Itasca

Jay Shree Swaminarayan

Aspects of Jiva,Ishwar, Maya, Brahm, Parabrahm as divine entities


On the tenth day of the first fortnight of the month of Margshirsh in Samvat 1876; Shriji Mahraj was seated in the Durbar of Shri Dada Khachar at Gadhada. He was dressed in white clothes. The Saints and the devotees from the different places were assembled before him.

Then Shriji Maharaj said. "When one comes across the subtle philosophical descriptions in the scriptures, one becomes confused. Therefore, I shall now elucidate for you in it's real terms. Jiva when identified with his three bodies, namely, Sthula Sukshma and Karan body, is said to be in a state of concomitance with his body. He is described as Sattaswarup when it is separated from the influence of the three bodies, namely, Virat ,Sutratma and Avyakrut, is said to have assimilated his self with the three bodies. But when separates from such influence, he is described as all-powerful Aksharbrahma pervades Maya and all cosmic evolutes evoled from Maya, and is as such described as an all-pervading influence. But Aksharbrahma is described as Satchidanand Swarup in his separate and independent entity. Shri Krishna, when he is described as concomitant with Akshar Dham, Ishwar, Jiva, Maya and all the evolutes of Maya is said to be Antaryami and the controller of all. And when Shri Krishna is described as seated in Brahmjyoti in the Golok Dhama, he is said to be in his all-powerful and unparalled singular entity. Therefor, Lord Purshottam, Aksharbrahm, Maya, Ishwar and Jiva are the five entities eternal and distinct from each other.

Thus Ends Vachanamrit : Gadhada - 7