In the late 19th century, over 150 years ago, a supreme devotee
of the dispassionate Lords, a divine seer, and a self-realized
saint, scaled extraordinary spiritual heights and demystified
the path to self-discovery - Shrimad Rajchandraji, fondly
known and Param Krupalu Dev. An upholder and uplifter of
Lord Mahavir's universal path, Shrimadji dispelled the
prevalent darkness of delusion, and rediscovered the deepest
mysteries of human existence.
Shrimadji was a revolutionary visionary who laid the
foundations of spirituality for a new era, an enlightened
alchemist who lived in the supreme state of soul consciousness,
and a lyrical prodigy who inked the path of liberation in His
powerful writings. In a short span of 33 years, He paved the
passage to complete purity, and bequeathed the world an
invaluable inheritance for the future.
The crown jewel of His philosophical literature, His magnum
opus, is the 142-verse poetic masterpiece - Shri Atmasiddhi
Shastra. Composed by Shrimadji in a single sitting of about one
and a half hours, when He was merely 28 years old, the treatise
is a staggering accomplishment, an encyclopedia of spiritual
knowledge, the nucleus of all sacred scriptures, and the heart
of the inner path. A blend of doctrine and devotion, logic
and love, spiritual science and the art of self-realization,
deep insights have been skillfully woven. As the composition
evolves, it~ expression and exposition become piercingly
profound, and yet are elucidated in simple, sublime language.
Shrimadji flows sequentially, like a stream unsullied,
effortlessly penetrating the reader within.
Marking the 125th year of this monumental epic, we invited
the world to rekindle the blazing flame of spirituality. Ardent
devotee of Srimadji, enlightened Master, acclaimed author,
and founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur -
Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji, expounded on Shri Atmasiddhi
Shastra through a nine-month journey of illuminating
discourses in English. Pujya Gurudevshri has brought a
unique potency and universal appeal to the text by authoring a
concise and complete commentary in English. Stemming from
His experience of the self, and having plumbed the depths of
this quintessential scripture, Pujya Gurudevshri's infinite
devotion to Shrimadji and His ceaseless compassion have
manifested in the form of this book, in the palm of our hands.
This elixir of life is a humble and selfless offering by Pujya
Gurudevshri, a painstaking labor of love to spread the treasure
of Shrimadji's teachings. But this journey had begun 23 years
ago, when He was conferred the PhD degree for His extensive
Ccomprising the fundamental truths, completely focused
on the soul, Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra is an invaluable
jewel of spiritual literature. The remarkable and distinctive style
in which Shrimadji has composed this scripture is truly a wonder.
Each word resounds with spiritual experience and is inundated
with heartfelt feelings. Each verse iterates the significance of
the soul, leading the seeker towards self-realization.
Shri Atmasiddhi, Shastra comprises twelve sections which
encompass 142 verses. In the beginning, Shrimadji lays the
foundation for ·the main subject, addressing several vital
points before expounding the six fundamental truths. The first
introductory section containing 23 verses can be divided into
three parts. In .verses 1-8, commencing with the auspicious
obeisance, Shrimadji compassionately portrays the fallacy of
the deluded ones who have strayed from the path of liberation.
Verses 9-14 assert the immense importance, glorious
attributes and unparalleled benevolence of a Sad guru. Verses
15-23 advocate the absolute necessity of giving up self-willed
behavior and treading the path of humility. This section
serves as a. portal to the spiritual treasures embedded in
Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra.
In the lineage of ancient Indian culture, a tradition prevails
whereby an author pays obeisance at the beginning of the
text. The subject, purpose and relation are also mentioned.
Together, these four constitute the 'anubandh chatushtay'.
It means four facts regarding a literary composition. They are
1. Mangal - It is a prayer at the beginning of the text, in
which the author pays obeisance to his revered God or
benevolent Sadguru to ensure unhindered completion of
the auspicious work that he has commenced. The invocation
of grace is of paramount importance. Mangal means that
which gives happiness or that which causes the dissolution
2. Abhidhey Vishay - This indicates the subject matter addressed
in the text. This if~ essentially stated at the beginning of the
text, as no wise reader would want to read a composition
without being interested in it.
3. Prayojan - This states the purpose of the text. The text is
composed keeping in mind a specific goal to be achieved,
and this purpose is indicated at the beginning of the text.
4. Sambandh - This elucidates the relationship. It is essential to
express that the text is not conceived from one's intellectual
fancy but is in line with the spiritual teachers of yore.
By disclosing the relation, the reader develops faith and
reverence for the text, and is able to determine its true value.
Following the ancient tradition of stating the anubandh
chatushtay at 'the beginning, Shrimadji has woven the four
topics with proficiency in the opening two verses of the
scripture. In the first verse, He has expressed the mangal
and the sambandh. In the second verse, He has specified the
abhidhey vishay and the prayojan.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
Children’s Books (81)
Brahma Sutras (85)
Send as free online greeting card
Email a Friend