Book Review – Atmasiddhi Shastra

By: Sunil Kapadia, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Australia.

One hundred and twenty five years ago, spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandraji inked an epic scripture, Atmasiddhi Shastra. Written in about 1.5 – 2 hours, yet containing the essence of all spiritual wisdom, Shrimadji’s magnum opus is an encyclopedia of spirituality and the heart of the inner path.

In this book world renowned spiritual teacher Shri Pujya Gurudev Rakeshji reveals the hidden treasurers in each verse.  This book will drive the youth to ponder, question and seek their highest self with conviction and logic. Surpassing the boundaries of culture, religion and caste, this book focuses on the common core of spirituality – understanding one’s highest potential.

Shrimad Rajchandraji, was a self-realised 19th century saint, a remarkable poet-philosopher and also the spiritual mentor of Mahatma Gandhiji. Shrimad Rajchandraji’s powerful compositions and literary genius have been appreciated, studied, and revered globally. The crown jewel of His philosophical literature is the Magnum Opus Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra – a 142-verse poetic masterpiece and encyclopaedia of spirituality. Written with profound knowledge of the self, it beautifully illustrates the purity and power of the Self in the form of a unique dialogue between a teacher and his disciple.  

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of this phenomenal Magnum Opus, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji decodes the heart of the composition by authoring a book titled, Atmasiddhi Shastra. He seeks to condense its profound wisdom which is supremely relevant in today’s world, in a unique, seamless, and practical manner for young readers and seekers. 

Further details and the book is available at the link Atmasiddhi Shastra

About Srimad Rajchandra Mission in Australia

SRMD Australia is an ACNC-registered non-profit organisation of fully committed volunteers with a motto: “Realise One’s true self, and serve others selflessly”. It began with a family of four in 2013 and has now expanded to become 300-member strong group; operating at Adelaide, Perth & Sydney.
 SRMD Australia is branch of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (SRMD). Headquartered in India; and founded by Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai; SRMD is based in a town called Dharampur in Valsad District of Western State of Gujarat. The Social and charitable arm of SRMD is Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care (SRLC); which has been awarded special consultative status by UN social &
Economic Council. SRLC runs a ten-fold community benevolent program including health care; whereby it runs a hospital in Dharampur for the last 18 years. The Hospital has treated close to 1.2 million people in 18 years and has only neonatal ICU amongst 238 villages.
 SRMD Australia and SRLC (both being part of same organisation) have been working closely to provide community services in Australia and India. President of SRMD Australia sits on the advisory board of SRLC; and SRLC provides creative and logistical support to SRMD Australia’s activities (see below).

 SRMD Australia’s list of community activities in six-month period between July & December 2020 comprised of:
 Free medical aid, including GP consultation, scripts and counselling provided to 75 overseas residents stranded due to Covid.
 Organised Adversity & self-Care webinar to help individuals and families cope during Covid crisis.
 Help repatriate 10,000 Indians reach home safely through Indian Government flights; where all passengers were screened for Covid at Sydney airport.
 Through the #KindnessUnmasked campaign; we have helped raise funds to assist millions affected in one of the biggest humanitarian crisis affecting India.

 Provided support, guidance and assistance to 18 international students struggling with shelter during Covid.
 Commenced Circle of Love & Care Free Drive, where approximately 70 homeless and needy are provided 3-course meal at 2 locations in Sydney.
 Provided food hampers to 590 residents of aged care homes suffering in Covid.
 Brought smile and joy during Christmas on the faces of 442 residents of shelter homes by distributing gift hampers consisting of items of essential living.