On this auspicious day of 203rd jayanti of Vachanamrut scripture held at Swaminarayan Mandir-Nairobi, Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj showered His divine Jay Shree Swaminaryan to the congregation.
He further went on and acknowledged that 203 years ago today, in Samvat 1876, during the night of Maghsar Sud 4, in Gadhada in the hall where the sants were residing Lord Shree Swaminarayan commenced a discussion and asked questions to the sants. Lord Shree Swaminarayan then commanded the sants to record His divine words spoken in the assembly. The assembly held that night was the first discourse that is recorded in this Vachanamrut scripture. From that day onwards, all of the Lord’s teachings from His discourses were accurately transcribed. The discourses given by Lord Shree Swaminarayan were instilled into the hearts of the five eminent scholars: Sadguru Shree Gopalanand Swami, Shree Muktanand Swami, Shree Nityanand Swami, Shree Brahmanand Swami and Shree Shukanand Swami, who complied this Vachanamrut scripture for souls to attain salvation.
The greatness of the Vachanamrut scripture is such that whoever consumes (recites with affection/performs darshan/understands their Glory) this nectar (Amrut) in the form of the Lord’s Divine words (Vachan) gets their all their divine wishes fulfilled and attains great bliss. One who understands the greatness of this scripture gets their divine wishes fulfilled.
All things that one has to attain/achieve in life fall under the Four Purusharths (Achievements of life): Dharma (religion) to purify ones soul; Arth (wealth) to run worldly interactions and dealings, Kaam (desires) for creation and Moksh (Salvation). The first three Purusharths are for living a successful and prosperous life. The Lord has given us this human form in order to attain the 4th Purusharth - Moksha (eternal salvation) from the unending cycle of birth and death. The Vachanamrut scripture enlightens the way to eternal salvation attain.
Lord Shree Swaminarayan explains in the Vachanamrut that to permanently destroy the persistent thoughts and volitions that leave an impression on the mind, one has to honestly uphold the Satsang with his mind, actions and words, and think about and contemplate the discourses of the Lord. Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj on explaining the greatness of the Vachanamrut scripture in this context further explained that continuous thinking/reminiscing, understanding and contemplating about the same read/heard chapters of the Rahasayarth Pradeepika Tika Vachanamruts over and over again will give a better and newer understanding. With every read and continuous practicing this alternatively feeds the soul with good thoughts and eventually helps permanently eliminate/destroy these persistent thoughts and volitions that leave an impression on the mind. This is how glorious and great the Vachanamrut is.
He mentions that this scripture is a jewel mine that consist of profoundly complex theology, elucidation about Dharma (religion), Gnan (spiritual knowledge), Vairagya (asceticism/detachment) and Bhakti (devotion) and also understanding of the Lord’s Greatness:
Vachanamrut scripture contains the precise words of the Lord as He spoke them; unlike the previous scriptures, in which the particular incarnation’s teachings have been retold and interpreted by the sages. The previous scriptures based their narratives about the nature of the supreme God on inference; the authors themselves had not actually encountered the almighty Lord Shree Swaminarayan. In contrast, this scripture contains the words of the Lord Himself. Only the Lord Himself can truly appreciate the magnitude of His greatness; and only He can narrate His unsurpassed grandeur. These are the great narratives written in the Vachanamrut scripture.
To clarify the context of the Lord’s words and remove any ambiguity, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree created the Rahasyarth Pradeepika Tika (commentary) to the Vachanamrut scripture. Jeevanpran Bapashree bestowed His divine blessings to those who read this Scripture at least 5 times and understands the glory, reminisces the teachings gets their persistent thoughts and volitions that leave an impression on the mind permanently eliminated/destroyed.