Warmest Jay Shree Swaminarayan to fellow readers!
It gives me great pleasure to publish this commentary upon Lord Swaminarayan’s Shikshapatri.
Lord Swaminarayan wrote the Shikshapatri towards the end of his lifetime over one hundred and seventy
five years ago. However, the underlying principles apply to mankind even today and will undoubtedly
apply to all for eternity. The reason being is that the fundamental precepts are consistent with the Vedas
and other orthodox scriptures of Hindu Sanatan Dharma.
The Lord wrote the Shikshapatri for the benefit of mankind - so that all could read and understand the
basic fundamental commandments applying to all Hindus. The contents of the Shikshapatri have been
sieved from numerous Dharma Shastras (treatise upon Dharma) from the likes of Manusmruti,
Yagnavalkya Smruti, Parashar Smruti etc. as well as other texts such as Mahabharat, Shrimad Bhagwat,
the Puranas etc.