॥ શ્રી સ્વામિનારાયણો વિજયતે ॥

ભગવાન સ્વામિનારાયણનાં

॥ વચનામૃત ॥

Gadhada II-8: Ekādashi; ‘Gnān-Yagna’; ‘Antardrashti’

Nirupan

While explaining the benefits of Ekādashi, Yogiji Mahārāj said, “There are many benefits of fasting:

1. Indigestion will be cured.

2. Strength is boosted.

3. The ātmā’s strength increases.

4. The Motā-Purush becomes pleased.

5. One attains realization of God.

6. Tap jevu vahālu chhe Vahālamne... (performing austerities is dear to God.)

7. The indriyas and the antahkaran can be conquered by fasting and contemplation of one’s ātmā.

8. One remains energetic and alert.

9. By fasting, one is able to wake up early and control the amount of sleep.

10. One will not fall ill of fevers.

11. The body will acquire power.

“There are many benefits. By fasting every five days, one becomes accustomed to fasting and attains merits of fasting.”

[Yogi Vāni: 24/19]

એકાદશીના ફાયદા ગણાવતાં યોગીજી મહારાજ કહે, “ઉપવાસથી ફાયદા ઘણા:

(૧) અજીર્ણ મટી જાય.

(૨) શક્તિ સચેતન થાય.

(૩) આત્મબળ વધે.

(૪) મોટાપુરુષ રાજી થાય.

(૫) ભગવાનનો સાક્ષાત્કાર થાય.

(૬) તપ જેવું વહાલું છે વહાલમને...

(૭) દેહદમન ને આત્મવિચારથી ઇન્દ્રિયો-અંતઃકરણ જિતાય.

(૮) સ્ફૂર્તિમાં રહેવાય.

(૯) ઉપવાસથી વહેલા ઉઠાય. ઊંઘનો સંકોચ રહે.

(૧૦) તાવ-તરિયો, મંદવાડ ન આવે.

(૧૧) શરીરને પાવર આવે.

“એમ ફાયદા બહુ. પાંચ દીએ ઉપવાસ કરીએ તો ટેવ પડી જાય. અપવાસથી ફળ મળે.”

[યોગીવાણી: ૨૪/૧૯]

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