Shri Bawa Lal Ji ki Vani

sc_01‘Shri Bawa Lal ji Ki Vani’ is the holy scripture of Shri Bawa Lal Sampradaya. It is the collection of the Holy Words spoken by Supreme Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji. It consists of three volumes. The first two comprises the Holy Words of Shri Bawa Lal ji and the third has the hymns of the Divine Successors.

It is an embodiment of the Holy Words manifested from the lotus like face of Shri Bawa Lal ji. The Holy Words of Shri Bawa Lal ji delivered the transcendental states of consciousness, instantaneously bestowing eternal liberation on the devotees. The discourses delivered by Shri Bawa Lal ji during his life period were compiled by his contemporary disciples, who were known for their profound devotion to him.

'Shri Bawa Lal ji Ki Vani’ is highly revered among the followers of Shri Bawa Lal Sampraday. The divine revelations provide answers to the mysterious questions of the spiritual quest of devotees. The holy words of Shri Bawa Lal ji read with complete devotion and belief provides freedom from the entanglement of unnecessary material desires, dispel the delusion and grant fearlessness, purifies one’s mind cleansed of its impurities of anger, greed, infatuation and so forth, arisen of nescience, all kinds of sinful reactions are eradicated, leads to the path for realization of Jivaatma and ultimately with the divine grace bestows eternal liberation.    

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Prashanotar Prakash

sc_02Prashanotar Prakash is the manuscript form of the seven enlightening conversations in the form of questions and answers held between the eldest son of Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh and Shri Bawa Lal ji.

Dara Shikoh was a learned scholar and seeker of truth. Once, Dara Shikoh was depressed due to the defeat in the Kandhar battle. Looking at his depressed state Shah Jahan’s Mirmunshi Chandra Bhan Brahman advised Dara Shikoh to meet Shri Bawa Lal ji.

After his meeting with Shri Bawa Lal ji, he got attracted by the divine influence and was inspired by his mystical teachings. Dara shikoh was instructed by Shri Bawa Lal ji in his tenets, and seven long conversations held between them. The account of the conversations held between the Prince and the Yogiraj was recorded by the two literary Hindus attached to Prince’s train, Yadu Das, a Kshatriya and the other Raichand Brahman, the latter the Mirmunshi. The conversations took place in AD 1653 at different locations in Lahore in the 21st year of Shah Jahan’s reign. The work is entitled ‘Nadir un Nikat’ and was initially written in Persian language and later translated by Jadhav Das in Urdu and by Jai Ram in Hindi.

In their conversation, Dara Shikoh asked about the Brahman, Paramatma, Jivaatma, true ascetic and his life and nature, cycle of birth and death, the nature of karma, the heaven and the hell, vices and virtues of human beings, and various other topics.

Inquisitive questions asked by Dara Shikoh were sublimely answered by Shri Bawa Lal ji. He also acquainted him with the knowledge of Vedas, Upanishads, Quran and the references from the excerpt of the poems of Maulana Rumi, Hafiz and others.

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