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    Simran — Manas Jap: Repeating God’s Name as a Bhakti Practice


Simran: The art of remembering God by repeating his name verbally, or repeating it within as in Manas Jappa: a mental or internal repetition done “with the tongue of thought”.


“A single word said with an attentive mind is better than a thousand when the mind is far away.” (Evagrius)


The sole way to the realisation of God, according to Tukarama, is the constant repetition of God’s name:


“Sit silent,” says Tukarama, “compose thy mind and make it pure, and then happiness will know no bounds. God will certainly come and dwell in his heart. This will be the result of thy long effort. Meditate time after time on God’s name …… says Tuka, “that this will surely come to pass, if thou hast one-pointed devotion” (Abg.1132). “The uttering of the name of God is indeed an easy way for reaching Him. One need not go to a distant forest. God will Himself come to the house of a devotee. One should sit at a place, concentrate his mind, invoke God with love, and utter His name time after time. I swear by God’s name,” says Tuka, “that there is no other way for reaching God: indeed, this is the easiest of all ways” (Abg. 1698). “If we only utter the name of God, God will stand before us. In that way should we meditate on Him.” (Abg. 2021). There are always difficulties which intervene before God is reached. These are dispelled by the power of devotion. “The Name will lead to God if no obstacle intervenes. A fruit becomes ripe on a tree only if it is not plucked” (Abg. 695). “The ship of God’s name,” says Tuka, “will ultimately carry one across the ocean of life. It will save both the young and the old” (Abg. 2457). “The whole body feels cool when one meditates on the Name. The senses forget their movements… . By the sweet nectar-like love of God, one is full of energy and all kinds of sorrow depart immediately” (Abg. 1543).


— Tukaram, edited by R.D. Ranade, SUNY Press, NY

Repeat the Name of God


“He who utters the Name of God while walking,

gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step.

Blessed is his body. It is itself a place of

pilgrimage. He who says ‘God’ while doing his

work, is always merged in samadhi.

He who utters the Name of God

while eating, gets the merit of a fast

even though he may have taken his meals.

He who utters the Name of God without

intermission receives liberation while living

[jiva mukti, liberation of the soul].

"Can one be entangled in the mire of

Illusion

When the Name of the Lord is constantly

on his lips?

One who ceaselessly meditates on Him,

While walking, talking, eating or sleeping,

While engaged in worldly duties,

The Lord is with him at all times.

"Repeat constantly the Name of the Lord,

And know that devotion is indispensable

for deliverance.

Thus the devotee becomes the Lord

Himself,

And thus has the Lord become Tuka.”

(gatha 4161)

    Simran — Manas Jap: Repeating God’s Name as a Bhakti Practice


    Simran: The art of remembering God by repeating his name verbally, or repeating it within as in Manas Jappa: a mental or internal repetition done “with the tongue of thought”.


    “A single word said with an attentive mind is better than a thousand when the mind is far away.” (Evagrius)


    The sole way to the realisation of God, according to Tukarama, is the constant repetition of God’s name:


    “Sit silent,” says Tukarama, “compose thy mind and make it pure, and then happiness will know no bounds. God will certainly come and dwell in his heart. This will be the result of thy long effort. Meditate time after time on God’s name …… says Tuka, “that this will surely come to pass, if thou hast one-pointed devotion” (Abg.1132). “The uttering of the name of God is indeed an easy way for reaching Him. One need not go to a distant forest. God will Himself come to the house of a devotee. One should sit at a place, concentrate his mind, invoke God with love, and utter His name time after time. I swear by God’s name,” says Tuka, “that there is no other way for reaching God: indeed, this is the easiest of all ways” (Abg. 1698). “If we only utter the name of God, God will stand before us. In that way should we meditate on Him.” (Abg. 2021). There are always difficulties which intervene before God is reached. These are dispelled by the power of devotion. “The Name will lead to God if no obstacle intervenes. A fruit becomes ripe on a tree only if it is not plucked” (Abg. 695). “The ship of God’s name,” says Tuka, “will ultimately carry one across the ocean of life. It will save both the young and the old” (Abg. 2457). “The whole body feels cool when one meditates on the Name. The senses forget their movements… . By the sweet nectar-like love of God, one is full of energy and all kinds of sorrow depart immediately” (Abg. 1543).


    — Tukaram, edited by R.D. Ranade, SUNY Press, NY


    Repeat the Name of God


    “He who utters the Name of God while walking,

    gets the merit of a sacrifice at every step.

    Blessed is his body. It is itself a place of

    pilgrimage. He who says ‘God’ while doing his

    work, is always merged in samadhi.

    He who utters the Name of God

    while eating, gets the merit of a fast

    even though he may have taken his meals.

    He who utters the Name of God without

    intermission receives liberation while living

    [jiva mukti, liberation of the soul].

    "Can one be entangled in the mire of

    Illusion

    When the Name of the Lord is constantly

    on his lips?

    One who ceaselessly meditates on Him,

    While walking, talking, eating or sleeping,

    While engaged in worldly duties,

    The Lord is with him at all times.

    "Repeat constantly the Name of the Lord,

    And know that devotion is indispensable

    for deliverance.

    Thus the devotee becomes the Lord

    Himself,

    And thus has the Lord become Tuka.”

    (gatha 4161)


    Tagged: simran, manas jap, jappa, mantra, sacred names, god's name, prayer of the name, santmat, sant mat, radhasoami,
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    #SantMat  — Huzur Baba Sawan Singh: Making Spiritual Progress During This Life — This Time Through: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/making-spiritual-progress-during-this-life-this-time-through-4dd7652055e9

    #SantMat — Huzur Baba Sawan Singh: Making Spiritual Progress During This Life — This Time Through: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/making-spiritual-progress-during-this-life-this-time-through-4dd7652055e9


    Tagged: santmat, radhaswami, radhasoami, sant mat, sawan singh, meditation, inner sound,
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    Making Spiritual Progress During This Life — This Time Through

Huzur Baba Sawan Singh: “When the Sant Satguru incarnates on this earth to release the souls from the material covers, he first teaches them that this place is not their permanent abode and that their chief function here is to find the means to return to their own home, whence they came in the beginning. Those who accept his teachings and act upon them with love, gradually return to the purely spiritual region under his guidance. Therefore you need not be anxious and you should continually perform the spiritual practice with firm faith and trust in the mercy of the Holy Father, who has kindly disclosed to you the secrets of the true Holy Name, and you will certainly reach the goal one day.


“Should you hear the Sound when retiring to sleep after getting through the daily meditation, you should continue to listen to it while lying in your bed. At that time you must not think of getting up to adopt the sitting position, as it will draw your attention aside and you may not hear the Sound for some time until you work hard again to concentrate your attention.


“You should also try to hear the Holy Sound in your wakeful state for as long as possible, while attending to the daily meditation, because the more time you allow to this work, the more progress you will make.”

    Making Spiritual Progress During This Life — This Time Through


    Huzur Baba Sawan Singh: “When the Sant Satguru incarnates on this earth to release the souls from the material covers, he first teaches them that this place is not their permanent abode and that their chief function here is to find the means to return to their own home, whence they came in the beginning. Those who accept his teachings and act upon them with love, gradually return to the purely spiritual region under his guidance. Therefore you need not be anxious and you should continually perform the spiritual practice with firm faith and trust in the mercy of the Holy Father, who has kindly disclosed to you the secrets of the true Holy Name, and you will certainly reach the goal one day.


    “Should you hear the Sound when retiring to sleep after getting through the daily meditation, you should continue to listen to it while lying in your bed. At that time you must not think of getting up to adopt the sitting position, as it will draw your attention aside and you may not hear the Sound for some time until you work hard again to concentrate your attention.


    “You should also try to hear the Holy Sound in your wakeful state for as long as possible, while attending to the daily meditation, because the more time you allow to this work, the more progress you will make.”


    Tagged: life, spirituality, progress, spiritual progress, meditation, santmat, sant mat, sawan singh,
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    I thank Thee O Light for having compassion on me. And Thou hast saved me, O Light, with thy Gnosis [spiritual perception].
    "Pistis Sophia" (another collection of Gnostic gospels discovered back during the time of William Blake)

    Tagged: gnostic, pistis sophia, guru, light-giver, compassion, God, Inner Light,
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    Repeating Names of God Mentally (Manas Jap, Simran, Mantra — With the Tongue of Thought) Has the Most Concentration Power:

    Practitioners obtain results of mantra recitation according to their minds’ stillness and concentration. The method of recitation that produces deep concentration is better and yields superior results….

    Sants [Spiritual Masters] state upanshu (murmuring) qualitatively has ten times more focusing-power than vacaka (out loud) japa. Svasa (breath recitation) japa yields a hundred times more concentration than upanshu. Manas (mental) japa on the other hand creates one thousand times more concentration than svasa japa. Mental japa [simran] is on the same platform as meditation (concentrated focus). Therefore, efficiency of mantra japa is determined by the intensity of concentration.

    Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj

    Tagged: simran, mantras, zikhr, names of God, prayer of the name, manas jap. jappa, santmat, sant mat, radhasoami, ram, naam, satyaraam, swami vyasanand,
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    "I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearing of the night." (Galileo)



(Typed out for the benefit of Twitter and RSS feed readers.)

    "I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearing of the night." (Galileo)

    (Typed out for the benefit of Twitter and RSS feed readers.)


    Tagged: galileo, fear, light, Light of God, light and sound on the path,
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    On closing the eyes everyone sees the darkness inside,whether he/she belongs to whatsoever creed, caste, country or he/she be young, child, old, male, female, scholar or illiterate. This darkness has not been created by the people or gods. This darkness has been created by the Supreme Sovereign God. There are three layers (coverings) over the Jeeva atmaa (Individual Soul). Those are: darkness, light and sound. Darkness is the shadow of the light. This darkness is the first layer on the Jeeva (individual soul) whom all beings see. One who crosses this layer of darkness through a special kind of meditation sees the inner light within oneself. This inner light is called Aatma-Aalok (Light of the Self) or Brahma-Prakash (Divine Light). On achieving it, the Divya-Drishti (Divine Eye, Third Eye) opens completely.
    Tagged: inner light, santmat, sant mat, third eye, mystic light, vision,
  9. Photo of Santidas Ji Maharaj Saheb, Kabir Panth Guru. Have always liked this old photo. It’s found in the book, The Bijak of Kabir Sahib, Published by Shri Kabir Ashram, Jamnagar.

  10. Video Originally by shamansvoice

    shamansvoice:

    The 3-Minute Video That Will Make Any Problem You Have Seem Astonishingly Trivial

    (via owloveuforever)


    Tagged: carl, carl sagan,
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    "Today’s karmas become the fate of tomorrow. According to our last life actions, our mental tendencies are formed in this life. Because of our pure actions we will have the desire to seek the association of Sants and to meditate." 


— Swami Vyasnanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul


IMAGE: Acharya Harinandan Baba of the Maharshi Mehi Ashram and Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj, also of the Sant Mat tradition of India

    "Today’s karmas become the fate of tomorrow. According to our last life actions, our mental tendencies are formed in this life. Because of our pure actions we will have the desire to seek the association of Sants and to meditate."


    — Swami Vyasnanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul


    IMAGE: Acharya Harinandan Baba of the Maharshi Mehi Ashram and Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj, also of the Sant Mat tradition of India


    Tagged: good karma, samskaras, blessings, saints, sants, sant mat,
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    "The personal and private instruction in the art of this spiritual practice should be received from a Satguru (an accomplished spiritual Master). Once the technique has been learned, one should practice it regularly and daily according to the instructions given by the Master." 


— Maharshi Mehi, Philosophy Of Liberation

    "The personal and private instruction in the art of this spiritual practice should be received from a Satguru (an accomplished spiritual Master). Once the technique has been learned, one should practice it regularly and daily according to the instructions given by the Master."


    — Maharshi Mehi, Philosophy Of Liberation


    Tagged: sant mat, daily meditation practice, practice, sadhana, maharshi mehi,
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    The Divine Within - Nag Hammadi Library - Gnosticism (excerpts from the documentary “Gnostics”):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGFFf0sMLc0&list=PL9B1AF14F9E5BD556&index=66


    Tagged: gnostics, gnostic, gnosticism, nag hammadi library, mystics, mysticism, God, meditation, spiritual love, jesus, coptic, contemplative, apocrypha, gnostic gospels, gospel of thomas,
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    The Bhagavad Gita - An Essential Yoga Text Chapter 15 - Meditation Music: http://youtu.be/OR6YSyDQMRE?list=PL9B1AF14F9E5BD556


    Tagged: gita, Bhagavad Gita,
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    Come, that I may teach you about secrets no person has ever seen. For there exists a Great and Boundless Realm, whose extent no generation of angels has seen, in which there is a Great Invisible Spirit, which no eye of an angel has ever seen, no thought of the heart has ever comprehended, and it was never called by any name*.

    Gospel of Judas

    Note*….was never called by any name: The Nameless One — a term for God used by some gnostics and mystics;


    Tagged: anami, radhasoami, God, the nameless one, nameless, gnostic, gospel of judas, sant mat, mysticism, kingdom of God within you, yeshua,
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About Me http://About.Me/SantMat

Am from Maine, vegetarian (vegan), and practice Inner Light and Sound Meditation in a spirit of Bhakti (Love for the Supreme Being). Am conspiring to make the world more peaceful, vegan, and spiritually awake. "Be Vegan. Make Peace."

Have been involved with Radio For Peace International, the community radio movement, Wisdom Radio, satellite radio and television, am an independent producer currently creating programs for several stations, including HealthyLife.Net – Positive Talk Radio. Am an author, teacher, public speaker, broadcaster.

Am a follower of Inner Light and Sound Meditation (traditional Sant Mat from an Indian perspective).

All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio, In the Love, Light, and Sound of the Beloved, Jai Sat Naam, Jai Guru, RadhaSoami, SatyaRaam, Peace Be To You,

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In addition to making new friends, my focus is spirituality: using the radio airwaves, podcasts, the spoken word, writing, and online social networking-blogging to promote spiritual exploration, meditation, religious literacy, inter-faith studies and dialogue, comparative religion, also education for a more peaceful planet. This includes communicating about AHIMSA principles of non-violence in thought, word, and deed, raising awareness about certain civilization-busting issues including climate change, promoting the vegetarian vegan diet, also promoting inner Light and Sound Meditation. Am always interested in networking with those that desire the constructive use of media to advance health, well being, and positive change.

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Seven Things I Believe (and Experience)

*1) God is Real.

*2) God is Love, the Ocean of Love and Compassion.

*3) All of the world scriptures teach about the same manifestation of God as inner mystical Light and Sound.

*4) Our true identity is soul, the Self. Soul is part of God and therefore is, like God, pure love.

*5) During this human existence we have an opportunity to experience God.

*6) As we experience communing with God’s love during meditation – Surat Shabd Yoga, we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the “Kingdom of the Heavens” that are within us. “We travel back from the realm of Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State.” (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love.

*7) As we get initiated into the Mysteries of the Spirit by a Living Teacher (Sant Satguru), the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: “It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth.” (Adi Granth) Kabir said, “For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?”

"All beautiful forms and tones of this world are mere reflections of some aspect of that ultimate Love-Music of the Great Creative Word. Within the vast complex of creation, each individual spirit is himself/herself a spark of that Eternal Song of Love."

"There are those who have wandered among the darting comets and the shimmering orbs of sounding fire. The soul-explorer is not alone, for there are those who have traveled the highways of the inner cosmos; far more than one may at first realize."

"...The planes of heaven are about us everywhere. One has only to know this simple truth consciously, and then we will be free." (George Arnsby Jones)

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