sacred book of ethics. Its 212 spiritually potent verses in Sanskrit carry the
essence of Hindu moral
codes for everyday life...From the basics of hygiene, how to meditate, whom to
honor, whose company to avoid, ... to the highest ideals of devotion. The Shikshapatri,
originally written by Lord Swaminarayan on 11 February 1826 CE (Maha sud 5, 1882
VS), is read daily by the Swaminarayan devotees. Apart from practical spiritual
guidance, it provides guidelines on every aspect of life - familial, financial,
managerial, social, ecological, and even health and hygiene.