Who doesn’t have a desire to be liberated? But it is very difficult to find the path of liberation. Without a leader of this path, who can show us the way?
The Gnanis and tirthankaras of the past have liberated many people. Today, through Gnani Purush Dadashri, a new path is now open to us; this path is the path of Akram Vignan. Which is easier to do - to rise to the top one step at a time or to by-pass all the steps altogether? Is it easier to climb the stairs or to ride in an elevator? In this day and age, people only find the elevator path suitable.
The scriptures claim that in this day and age, it is not possible for one to acquire the ultimate liberation directly from this world of ours. However, a path via Mahavideha kshetra has always been open for a very long time. One will have to go to Mahavideha kshetra and after doing darshan of the living tirthankara, Shri Simandhar Swami there, final moksha is attained. Dadashri places all aspirants of liberation on this path, by making them Self-realized first and thereafter they all become established on this path to Mahavideh with full inner conviction.
On this planet and in this era, there is no living Tirthankar, but at present, in Mahavideh Kshetra there lives Tirthankar Shri Simandhar Swami. Simahdhar Swami is able to grant final liberation to seekers from the planet earth. The Gnanis have revived this path and are sending the seekers to the same path.
Recognizing the living Tirthankar, awakening one’s devotion for Him, and establishing a connection with Him through His worship day and night and finally attaining his live direct darshan and acquiring Keval Gnan (absolute enlightenment), verily is the only step of the narrow path of liberation. This is what the Gnanis say.
As one’s devotion to Simandhar Swami increases so will the connection with Him continue to grow and this connection will become binding for one’s next life. Eventually this bond becomes so tight that one reaches the direct final place at the feet of the Lord and gets liberated for ever.
In order to reach Simandhar Swami, first you will have to become free from all worldly bondages due to unsettled past life accounts in this world. This is possible by acquiring the knowledge of the Self via Akram Vignan. Then by abiding within the five cardinal Agnas of the Gnani Purush one gets born at Mahavideh kshetra. This is further enhanced by continuous worship of the vitarag Lord Shri Simandhar Swami. This worship binds a connection with Him for the next life there.
It is a natural law that your next birth is dictated by your internal state. Currently the earth is subject to the fifth era of the time cycle called Kaliyug and its influence over all human beings is characterized by generalized moral and spiritual degradation, loss of humanity and apathy. By acquiring the knowledge of the Self through Akram Vignan and following Dadashri’s Five Aagnas, a person’s entire inner being becomes spiritually elevated. He becomes worthy of being born in the Satyug, the fourth era of the time cycle, where it’s golden age characterized by wisdom and honorable human attributes. It may be fifth era of the time cycle reigning on the outside here, but from within Dada’s mahatma pervades characteristics suitable for the fourth era of the time cycle. These internal changes automatically pull him to an environment suitable to his level of development at the time of death. And since he has already established a connection with the Lord Shri Simandhar Swami, through His worship, he is undoubtedly pulled very close to the Lord. Such are the laws of nature.
Dadashri always used to say that when Simandhar Swami’s images take residence in every home, and when these images will be worshipped with deep reverence, when his aratis are sung in every home, when his temples are constructed all over, then there will be heaven on earth.
Just the slightest discussion about the Lord awakens worship for Him in people’s hearts. You should pay obeisance day and night to the Lord with Dadabhagwan as your witness. Everyday you should do Simandhar Swami’s arati and pay obeisance to him forty times.
Gnani Purush Dadashri in his infinite grace has made a link for all spiritual aspirants with the Lord through the following obeisance:
‘With Dada Bhagwan as my direct witness, I hereby give my highest obeisance to the tirthankara Lord Shri Simandhar Swami, who currently moves about in Mahavideh kshetra’.
The words above are not the actual connection but while reciting these words, the aspirant experiences the live obeisance to the Lord. That is the connection.
‘With Dada Bhagwan as my direct witness…’ these specific words are used because in this manner one establishes a direct connection with the Lord Shri Simandhar Swami, via the name of Dada Bhagwan who has a direct and constant contact with the Lord. He becomes the medium through whom our obeisance reaches the Lord. The benefit you derive through this obeisance is the same as standing in front of the Lord and doing obeisance to Him. For example if we want to send a message to America from here, since we cannot take it there ourselves personally, we hand over the responsibility to the post office and after mailing the letter we become absolutely free from all doubts and responsibility. We know that the message is going to get there. The responsibility then falls upon the post office and they are able to fulfill that responsibility. In the same token, Dadashri takes on the responsibility of taking our obeisance and delivering them directly to the Lord.
Keep Dada Bhagwan as your witness and then perform your obeisance in the Namaskaar Vidhi. The benefits these obeisance render to those who have acquired the real vision (self-realization), is something else! You should visualize each and every word as you recite the obeisance. By doing this, your chit remains pure. Complete purity of the chit means to visualize your self, paying each obeisance directly to the deity of the Lord. With each obeisance you should see your self, prostrated in front of the Lord. When you understand the difference between the Lord’s visual form of his deity and his inner formless Self of absolute knowledge, then know that you are very near the Lord. Many mahatmas acquire such an experience by merely listening to Dadashri talk about his connection with the Lord.
It is my sincere hope that those who have not had the direct meeting with a Living Atma Gnani will establish an indirect connection with the Lord through the medium of this website. Those who truly yearn liberation will without doubt, establish a connection with the Lord sooner or later. If by reading this website you experience an intense attraction towards the Lord, know that your time has come to claim your place near the feet of the Lord for your ultimate liberation.
Always maintain the desire to be with the Lord through his arati, obeisance and prayers. Dadashri used to say that he himself was going to be with the Lord and we should get ready to do the same. Without this goal, it is difficult to achieve liberation in one or two more lives. If for some grave misfortune you should find yourself reborn on the earth, the influence of the fifth era of time cycle over the earth will have deteriorated and intensified and at such a time leaving aside any talks for liberation, even the likelihood of another human birth will be an improbability. So be forewarned and make preparations for your next birth and ultimate liberation by holding on to the path shown by the Gnanis. The waters of a flowing river cannot be brought back. The flow of the time passing by cannot be brought back either. The one who foregoes this opportunity is not likely to be fortunate again. Therefore, start singing from today onwards…
‘Simandhar Swami Na Aseem Jai Jaikar Ho!’
Who is Simandhar Swami? Where is He? What is He like? What is His importance? What is His spiritual state? Dadashri has given us a lot of information and in details about Shree Simandhar Swami. This information is being disclosed in this website, which will prove to be extremely useful to the seeker of liberation.