Siddhant Rahasya


Of the sixteen "granthas", this is one of the most fundamental in Pushti Marg. It describes the events of the night when Lord Shri Krshna first instructed Shri MahaPrabhu Vallabhacharyaji to initiate people in to a new sect, to be called the "Pushti Marg". The stotra or paatha (hymn)describes how the Lord graced Shri Acharya with his own mantra, and set out the fundamental values and rules of the sect to him.

Siddhanta = Fundamental value(s)

Rahasya = Secret / confidential

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Siddhanta Rahasya


Shravana shyamalae puckshae, aka dashyam mahanishi

Sakshad Bhagvada proktam, tadaksharacha ucchayatae. 1


Here I state, word by word, what the Lord Shri Krshna said to me on the mid-night of the eleventh day of the dark fortnight of the month of Shravan (monsoon season).


Brahama sambandha karnaate, sarvesha deha jivayo

Sarva dosha nivrutirhi, dosha pancha vidha smrutaha. 2


By the virtue of being initiated by the "Brahma Sambandha" mantra (sacred mantra, given separately to Shri Acharya), all the sins of the body and the soul are destroyed. Hence, the five obstacles (mentioned in the Vedas and Puranas) to service / "seva" of the divine are also removed.


Sahaja desha kalotha, lokaveda nirupita

Saiyogajha spurshajascha, na mantavya kathanchana. 3


These obstacles, viz (1) body and it's various states and pure/ impure conditions, (2) your environs, eg country or general state of the area around you (e.g desert, mountains, foreign country etc.) And influence of Kala or "time" ie age, time of day / night etc. (3) Instructions as set by the society at large and the scriptures (Vedas) etc. (4) Influence of your friends and company in general. (5) Impurity incurred by touching impure / inauspicious things. Let none of these stand in your way of service to the Lord.


Anyatha sarva doshanam, na nivrutihi kathanchana

Asummerpita vastunam, tasmad varjanamm acharet. 4


Apart from Brahma Sambandha (relationship with the Lord), there is no way to destroy one's sins. Hence, discard all things that have not been offered to the Lord.


Nivedibhi summerpaiya, sarva kurya ditisthiihi

Na mantam devadevasya, saami bhuktam summerpanam. 5


Those devoted to me, after having taken the Brahma Sambandha, must offer up all their actions and fruits of their deeds un-to me. Lord Shri Krshna, God of all the gods, should never be offered anything that has already been offered to others, or used by others.


Tasmad dadoo sarva karyai, sarva vastu summerpanam

Dattapahar vachanam, tathacha suckalum haraeh.

Na grahiya miti vakyamhi, bhinna marga parammatam. 6.5


Therefore, a devotee must offer everything to the Lord before beginning any project (this includes the "desire to do the work", all the physical objects required to do the work) and also the fruits (success or otherwise) of the work to the Lord. Some sects believe that those things offered up to the Lord are Lord's possessions and can not be used by them. But this is not the view of the Pushti Marga. All things must be offered to the Lord before utilising them yourself.


Sevakanam yatha loke, vyahavarah prasidhyati

Tatha karya summerpaiva, sarvesham Brahmataa taaha. 7.5


In a worldly relationship, an employee always seeks guidance and approval of his employer, similarly, always seek guidance and approval of the Lord in all your actions. By offering all your actions un-to Him, your actions will also become as pure and divine like Him.


Ganagatvam sarva dohshanam, guna doshadivarna na

Gangatvana nirupya sayaat, taad dattrapi chaivahi. 8.5


Like the great Ganges, the Lord purifies all those who come to Him. Muddy / dirty waters of a spring, when they meet the Ganges, are purified by Her divine touch and hence-forth the waters of that spring are given the same respect as the Ganges. Similarly, once a soul merges with the Lord, no matter what his/ her previous state, he/ she becomes as pure as the Lord Himself.




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