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Scripture Name: Shikshapatri English
76. Shlok 77 - 78
  The following are the best methods of observance of additional religious duties to be observed:-

1.    Reading religious scriptures

2.    Listening to religiuos scriptures

3.    Reciting songs in praise of his divine qualities

4.    Performing Mahapuja of the Lord’s images

5.    Chanting his Mantra

6.    Reciting his hymns

7.    Performing Pradikshana

8.    Prostrating before God’s image.

I highly value these eight practices, so all my disciples shall observe any one of these devoutly during Chaturmaasa.

77. Shlok 79
  They shall observe self-discipline on Ekadashi, Janmashtmi and other birth anniversaries such as Shivratri etc. and celebrate them with great reverence.
78. Shlok 80
  On days of fasting, one shall make every effort to avoid sleeping during the day as by doing so nullifies the fast, just as sexual indulgence does.
79. Shlok 81
  The days of Vrata (self-discipline) and festivals shall be as prescribed by Shree Vithalnathji, the son of Shri Vallabhacharya, a king among Vaishnavas. 
80. Shlok 82
  My disciples shall observe these Vratas and festivals and shall adopt the mode of worship of Shree Krishna explained by Shree Vithalnath
81. Shlok 83
  All my disciples shall make a pilgrimage with due rites to the holy places like Dwarika and shall always be charitable and compassionate towards the poor. 
82. Shlok 84
  My disciples shall reverently worship the five deities Vishnu, Shiva, Ganapati, Parvati and Surya.
83. Shlok 85
  In the event of afflictions caused by any evil spirits, they shall chant the Stotram of ‘Narayan Kavacham’ or ‘Hanumaan Stotram’, but shall never chant the Mantras of any other deity
84. Shlok 86
  Whenever an eclipse of the Sun or the Moon takes place, all my disciples shall immediately  suspend all work and after purifying themselves shall chant the Mantra of Shree Krishna. 
85. Shlok 87
  When the eclipse is over, they shall take a bath with clothes worn at that time. Householders shall give alms to the poor according to their means and ascetics shall worship God.
86. Shlok 88
  My disciples of the four castes shall observe Sutaka (a period following a birth or death in the family, during which all religious rites are prohibited) immediately after a birth or death of a relative, according to the closeness of the relationship, as prescribed by the scriptures.
87. Shlok 89
  Brahmins shall have virtues such as tranquillity, self-restraint, forgiveness, contentment etc, and my Kstatriya devotees (warrior caste) shall adorn bravery, patience and similar virtues.
88. Shlok 90
  The Vaishya caste shall practice farming, trading, money lending etc, and the Shudra caste shall serve the above mentioned three castes.
89. Shlok 91
  The Dwijas (twice born) shall perform the due rites following the conception of a child and perform daily rituals and Shraaddh (obsequies) at the appropriate time according to the capacity of individuals. 
90. Shlok 92
  If my disciples have committed any sins, small or big, knowingly or unknowingly, they shall expiate their sins according to their capacity.
91. Shlok 93
  The four Vedas, Vyaas-Sutras, Shrimad Bhagwat Purana and Vishnusahastranama of Mahabharat.
92. Shlok 94
  Shrimad Bhagwad Gita, the code of ethics enunciated by Vidura and Vasudeva Mahatmya of Skanda Purana’s Vaishnav Khanda.
93. Shlok 95
  And of the Dharmashastras, the Smruti by Yagnavalkya Rishi. These eight Shastras are dear to me.
94. Shlok 96
  All my disciples desirous of salvation shall listen to these eight scriptures and my Brahmin devotes shall study, teach and preach them to the others.
95. Shlok 97
  Amongst the eight scriptures mentioned, My disciples shall consider the Mitakshara commentary on Yagnavalkya Smruti as the guiding authority to take decisions on matters of daily routines, rites and rituals, secular business affairs and code of expiation.
96. Shlok 98
  The fifth and tenth Skandas of Shrimad Bhagwat Purana shall he regarded as the best amongst these scriptures for clear understanding of the greatness and glory of Lord Shree Krishna.
97. Shlok 99
  The tenth Skanda shall be esteemed as my Bhakti Shastra, the fifth Skanda as Yoga Shastra and Yagnavalkya Smruti as Dharma Shastra.
98. Shlok 100
  They shall acknowledge the Bhashya (commentaries) on Vyaas-Sutra and Shree Bhagwat Geeta by Shree Ramanujacharya, as My Vedantic Philosophy.
99. Shlok 101
  Those text in these scriptures which speak the greatness of divinity of Shree Krishna, Dharma, Bhakti and Vairagya shall be considered to be of greater value.
100. Shlok 102
  The message of these scriptures is that the devotion of Lord Shree Krishna is inseparable from Dharma.
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