“The Shreemad Purushartha is my yajna, the offering made with the purpose of doing away with darkness” – these are the words in which Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu has thrown light on the role of the Grantharaja at the very start of its every volume. So far, three volumes of the Shreemad Purushartha Grantharaja penned by Sadguru Aniruddha have been published.
Volume One – Satyapravesh
Satyapravesh is the first volume of the Shreemad Purushartha Grantharaja. In line with the mission of Sadguru Shree Aniruddha, it lays down a favourable and an extensive path and directs us as to how could we continue with family and worldly life and journey on the path to God, at the same time. This volume explains precise meanings of Bhakti and Purushartha thus doing away with the fear about spirituality and directs us about making our life joyous and contented while discerning between the right and wrong. The Satyapravesh tells us that God always loves each one of us. All that we are required to do is be conscious and aware of this fact and enter ‘His’ kingdom of love while responding to ‘His’ love.
The entire universe and every jivatma are on in a journey since time immemorial. The journey of the manifest universe concludes where it began, it concludes in ‘Him’ and from ‘Him’ it began.The Almighty is the original and the basic source of the truth, love and joy. Only the journey inspired by the love of the Almighty and towards Him proves joyful, happy and complete.
This volume, the ‘Prempravas’ written by Sadguru Shree Aniruddha, describes how every bhakta can undertake and complete this very journey.
The prologue of the work strikes and delves into the unexplored to reveal and to disclose to us the Parameshwar and the Paramatma while the section ‘Sriranga’ (the valour that is the Purushartha)is our complete, definite and clear guide as regards the achievement of forever closeness of the Almighty in entirety. The third section of the work – the ‘Madhuphalavatika’, is a garden retreat, a resting place for the Shraddhavan Vanar sainiks (Vanarsoldiers) of the ShreeRam. The sweet and the ojaswi fruits (the Madhuphal) of this orchard give the strength and capability to achieve excellent Purushartha thereby bringing peace, contentment and satisfaction.
Volume Three – Anandasadhana
The third volume ‘Anandasadhana’ guides how one could gain pure joy, bliss while traversing the path of restraint (maryada) and bhakti by loving the Almighty. When abhakta performs his duties and obligations (Purushartha) aptly to make life joyous, it is Sadhana. The volume explains the loaded meaning behind the various means like naam, mantra, stotra, yajna or oblation, poojan or worship, upasana, austerity, etc., which are used in the Bhakti Sadhana to achieve closeness to the Almighty. Also, the section ‘Purushartha Ganga’ of the volume piously talks about the Shraddhavans loving the Almighty while progressively bettering at the pursuit of the‘five goals or aims of the human life’– the Purushartha, which is bringing the thoughts that enrich a person with Purushartha into action.
The ‘Achaman 171’ of this section provides information about and explains the greatness of the ‘Shreemad Purushartha Grantharaja’ –
“As one sets about a journey, one prepares for it, carries along all the required stuff like tickets, money, eatables, etc. Along with this, things to tide over any emergency situations also find a place in the luggage. It is the journey of such a traveller that ends in success.
The provision of the successful traveller of life is indeed the Shreemad Purushartha Grantharaja. This provision takes care of every need of the traveller, every need in every kind of situation.”