It is said that a Sampraday of the Sanatan Dharma can only be so called, if it can show an explicit link to the Vedas and God, through its own scriptures and teachings.
Swaminarayan Bhagwan has clearly advocated in His personally written, Shikshapatri that His adopted scriptures are: the four Vedas, Vyas Sutra, Shreemad Bhagwat Puran,Vishnu Sahasranaam, Bhagwat Gita, Vidur Neeti, Vasudev Mahatyam, Yagnavalkya Smruti (Shikshapatri Shloka 94-95). Additionally, He further pronounces Ramanuj Acharya Shree Bhasya on the Vyas Sutra and Bhagwat Geeta (Shloka 100) as His philosophical sources.
However, to learn about and understand His own Sampraday, The Swaminarayan Sampraday, and its own peculiarities, Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan directs readers of the Shikshapatri towards the scriptures of the Sampraday (Shloka 204).
Below listed are few significant scriptures, written in Lord Swaminarayan’s presence.
3. Satsangi Jeevan
4. Desh Vibhag Lekh