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    The Swan-Soul (Bird of Heaven, the Hamsa), by Kabir 

Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale.
From what land do you come, O Swan? to what shore will you fly?
Where would you take your rest, O Swan, and what do you seek?

Even this morning, O Swan, awake, arise, follow me!
There is a land where no doubt nor sorrow have rule: where the terror of Death is no more. 
There the woods of spring are a-bloom, and the fragrant scent “He is I” [soham, ana-HU] is borne on the wind:
There the bee of the heart is deeply immersed, and desires no other joy.


(Songs of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore)

    The Swan-Soul (Bird of Heaven, the Hamsa), by Kabir


    Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale.
    From what land do you come, O Swan? to what shore will you fly?
    Where would you take your rest, O Swan, and what do you seek?


    Even this morning, O Swan, awake, arise, follow me!
    There is a land where no doubt nor sorrow have rule: where the terror of Death is no more.
    There the woods of spring are a-bloom, and the fragrant scent “He is I” [soham, ana-HU] is borne on the wind:
    There the bee of the heart is deeply immersed, and desires no other joy.


    (Songs of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore)


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    God As Mother — The Feminine Divine in the World Scriptures and Spiritual Classics


As one whom his mother comforts,
so will I comfort you;
You shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
(Hebrew Bible, Isaiah 66.13)



Wisdom (Sophia) cries out in the street;
in the squares she raises her voice…
(Book of Proverbs, 1:20, Hebrew Bible)



Just now my mother, the Holy Spirit, took me by one of my hairs and brought me to Tabor, the great mountain.
(Jesus in, The Gospel of the Hebrews. Note: “ruach” is a Hebrew word for spirit and is feminine)



I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, and She lifted me up to heaven. (Odes of Solomon, 36: 1, James Charlesworth translation, Jewish Christian psalms)



A cup of milk was offered to me, and I drank it in the sweetness of
the Lord’s kindness.
The Son is the cup, and the Father is He who was milked; and the Holy
Spirit is She who milked Him;
Because His breasts were full, and it was undesirable that His milk
should be ineffectually released.
The Holy Spirit opened Her bosom, and mixed the milk of the two
breasts of the Father.
Then She gave the mixture to the generation without their knowing,
and those who have received it are in the perfection of the right
hand.
The womb of the Virgin took it, and she received conception and gave
birth.
So the Virgin became a mother with great mercies.
And she labored and bore the Son but without pain, because it did not
occur without purpose.
And she did not require a midwife, because He caused her to give life.
(Odes of Solomon, 19: 1–9, James Charlesworth translation, Jewish Christian psalms)



Three powers came forth from him; they are the Father, the Mother, (and) the Son, from the living silence, what came forth from the incorruptible Father. These came forth from the silence of the unknown Father.
(Gospel of the Egyptians, Gnostic Gospel, Nag Hammadi Library)



Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit….
(The Book of the Sophia of Jesus Christ, Gnostic Gospel, Nag Hammadi Library)



For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am the wife and the virgin.
I am the mother and the daughter.
I am the members of my mother.
I am the barren one
and many are her sons.
I am she whose wedding is great,
and I have not taken a husband.
I am the midwife and she who does not bear.
I am the solace of my labor pains.
I am the bride and the bridegroom,
and it is my husband who begot me.
I am the mother of my father
and the sister of my husband
and he is my offspring.
I am the slave of him who prepared me.
I am the ruler of my offspring.
But he is the one who begot me before the time on a birthday.
And he is my offspring in (due) time,
and my power is from him.
I am the staff of his power in his youth,
and he is the rod of my old age.
And whatever he wills happens to me.
I am the silence that is incomprehensible
and the idea whose remembrance is frequent.
I am the voice whose sound is manifold
and the word whose appearance is multiple.
I am the utterance of my name……..
I am the hearing that is attainable to everything;
I am the speech that cannot be grasped.
I am the name of the sound
and the sound of the name.
(Thunder, Perfect Mind, Gnostic Gospel, Nag Hammadi Library)





The Radhasoami Faith recognizes three Grand Personages and a sincere and affectionate disciple the fourth, namely,

1. The Supreme Father,

2. The Supreme Mother or Original Spirit or Word Current emanating from the Supreme Father,

3. The Supreme Son or Sant Sat Guru, the representative of the Supreme Father in human form.

4. The disciple or the son or human spirit.
(“Radhasoami Mat Prakash” by Huzur Maharaj Rai Salig Ram, Sant Mat and Radhasoami, India)






I am Father and Mother of the world.
Bhagavad Gita 9.17, Hindu)




I’m Thy child O Thou, my Father and Mother!
(Adi Granth, Sikh and Sant Mat)



Thou art Father, Mother, Friend, Brother.
With Thee as succorer in all places, what fear have I?
(Adi Granth, Sikh and Sant Mat)



That breast of Thine which is inexhaustible, health-giving, by which Thou nursest all that is noble, containing treasure, bearing wealth, bestowed freely; lay that bare, Sarasvati [divine Mother], for our nurture.
(Rig Veda 1.164.49, Hinduism)



Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science)



Mother Earth have pity on us and give us food to eat! Father, the Sun, bless all our children and may our paths be straight!
(Native American Religions. Blackfoot Prayer)



O Mother of Imupa, advocate for the whole [feminine] world!
What a remarkable Mother I have!
O Mother, a pillar, a refuge!
O Mother, to whom all prostrate in greeting
Before one enters her habitation!
I am justly proud of my Mother.
O Mother who arrives,
Who arrives majestic and offers water to all!
(African Traditional Religions. Yoruba Prayer, Nigeria)



The Valley Spirit never dies.
It is named the Mysterious Female.
And the Doorway of the Mysterious Female
Is the base from which sprang Heaven and Earth.
It is there within us all the while;
Draw upon it as you will, it never runs dry.
(Tao Te Ching 6, Taoism)



Divine Mother, with the language of my soul I demand realization of Thy presence. Thou art the essence of everything. Make me see Thee in every fiber of my being, in every wisp of thought. Awaken my heart!



Divine Mother, open wide the bud of my devotion and release its fragrance, that it may spread from my soul to the souls of all others, ever whispering of Thee.



Divine Mother, I have heard Thy voice whispering in the fragrance of the rose. I touched Thy tenderness in the softness of the lily. In the whispers of my devotion, it was Thy love that answered.



In the temple of my earthly mother’s love I will worship the incarnated love of the Divine Mother.



Cosmic Mother, take this darkness away! When I sit with eyes closed, enveloped in self-created shadows, cause Thou to blaze upon me in splendor the aurora of intuition.



In the hall of creation, 0 Divine Mother, everywhere I hear the rhythm of Thy foot-steps, dancing wildly in the booming thunder and softly in the song of atoms.



I laugh at all fears, for my Father-Mother, beloved God, is attentively awake and present everywhere with the deliberate purpose of protecting me from the temptations of evil.
(verses from, Metaphysical Meditations, by Paramhansa Yogananda, SRF Books)



The thundering resonance of the Word
has liberated me while living -
Now I am entitled to serve the Lord!
How can I ever repay you, 0 my benefactor?
You are my Mother, you are my Father,
you are my generous Lord.
(Sant Namdev)



TO YOU the Lord we pray.
Soul and body are your gifts to us.
You are the Mother, and the Father,
We are your children,
With your grace,
There are countless blessings.
(Guru Arjan, Adi Granth, Sukhmani Sahib)



With hands joined in prayer
I beseech you, Radhasoami,
to listen to my supplication.
You are the true Lord, my benevolent Master!
You are Father, you are Mother,
you are the Creator of all beings.
Be merciful to me, accept me
and set me free from the snare of Kal.
(Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Poetry)



Thou art my beloved Mother,
Thou art my only shelter;
I long for Thee,
I await Thy arrival, 0 Lord.
Thou alone art my Father,
Thou alone my loving Son,
Thou art my closest Friend and Relative.
My heart and my soul I lay
At Thy lotus feet, 0 Lord.
The whole creation without Thee,
Says Tuka is a barren desert.
(Sant Tukarama, Gatha. 2607)



Thou art our kind and affectionate Mother, O God, and bearest all our burdens. We know no fear, nor any anxiety……I cannot know the night from day, and the unceasing illumination exists at all times.
(Sant Tukarama)



Thou art our merciful Mother, O Vitthala, a shadow to thy suppliant; the milk of love ever flows in thy breast, thy sight is pure and sweet as nectar. O Mother Vitthala is like a cool shadow; her breast is ever filled with love; seated in her lap I shall seek her bosom and drink as much as I desire. 0 yield the milk of thy mercy and nourish my frame; a stream of nectar flows from thee. My spirit cannot contain this joy; what is the whole sea compared to it?
(Sant Tukarama)



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    God As Mother — The Feminine Divine in the World Scriptures and Spiritual Classics


    As one whom his mother comforts,
    so will I comfort you;
    You shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
    (Hebrew Bible, Isaiah 66.13)

    Wisdom (Sophia) cries out in the street;
    in the squares she raises her voice…
    (Book of Proverbs, 1:20, Hebrew Bible)

    Just now my mother, the Holy Spirit, took me by one of my hairs and brought me to Tabor, the great mountain.
    (Jesus in, The Gospel of the Hebrews. Note: “ruach” is a Hebrew word for spirit and is feminine)

    I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, and She lifted me up to heaven. (Odes of Solomon, 36: 1, James Charlesworth translation, Jewish Christian psalms)

    A cup of milk was offered to me, and I drank it in the sweetness of
    the Lord’s kindness.
    The Son is the cup, and the Father is He who was milked; and the Holy
    Spirit is She who milked Him;
    Because His breasts were full, and it was undesirable that His milk
    should be ineffectually released.
    The Holy Spirit opened Her bosom, and mixed the milk of the two
    breasts of the Father.
    Then She gave the mixture to the generation without their knowing,
    and those who have received it are in the perfection of the right
    hand.
    The womb of the Virgin took it, and she received conception and gave
    birth.
    So the Virgin became a mother with great mercies.
    And she labored and bore the Son but without pain, because it did not
    occur without purpose.
    And she did not require a midwife, because He caused her to give life.
    (Odes of Solomon, 19: 1–9, James Charlesworth translation, Jewish Christian psalms)

    Three powers came forth from him; they are the Father, the Mother, (and) the Son, from the living silence, what came forth from the incorruptible Father. These came forth from the silence of the unknown Father.
    (Gospel of the Egyptians, Gnostic Gospel, Nag Hammadi Library)

    Behold, I have revealed to you the name of the Perfect One, the whole will of the Mother of the Holy Angels, that the masculine multitude may be completed here, that there might appear in the aeons, the infinities and those that came to be in the untraceable wealth of the Great Invisible Spirit….
    (The Book of the Sophia of Jesus Christ, Gnostic Gospel, Nag Hammadi Library)

    For I am the first and the last.
    I am the honored one and the scorned one.
    I am the whore and the holy one.
    I am the wife and the virgin.
    I am the mother and the daughter.
    I am the members of my mother.
    I am the barren one
    and many are her sons.
    I am she whose wedding is great,
    and I have not taken a husband.
    I am the midwife and she who does not bear.
    I am the solace of my labor pains.
    I am the bride and the bridegroom,
    and it is my husband who begot me.
    I am the mother of my father
    and the sister of my husband
    and he is my offspring.
    I am the slave of him who prepared me.
    I am the ruler of my offspring.
    But he is the one who begot me before the time on a birthday.
    And he is my offspring in (due) time,
    and my power is from him.
    I am the staff of his power in his youth,
    and he is the rod of my old age.
    And whatever he wills happens to me.
    I am the silence that is incomprehensible
    and the idea whose remembrance is frequent.
    I am the voice whose sound is manifold
    and the word whose appearance is multiple.
    I am the utterance of my name……..
    I am the hearing that is attainable to everything;
    I am the speech that cannot be grasped.
    I am the name of the sound
    and the sound of the name.
    (Thunder, Perfect Mind, Gnostic Gospel, Nag Hammadi Library)


    The Radhasoami Faith recognizes three Grand Personages and a sincere and affectionate disciple the fourth, namely,


    1. The Supreme Father,


    2. The Supreme Mother or Original Spirit or Word Current emanating from the Supreme Father,


    3. The Supreme Son or Sant Sat Guru, the representative of the Supreme Father in human form.


    4. The disciple or the son or human spirit.
    (“Radhasoami Mat Prakash” by Huzur Maharaj Rai Salig Ram, Sant Mat and Radhasoami, India)


    I am Father and Mother of the world.
    Bhagavad Gita 9.17, Hindu)


    I’m Thy child O Thou, my Father and Mother!
    (Adi Granth, Sikh and Sant Mat)

    Thou art Father, Mother, Friend, Brother.
    With Thee as succorer in all places, what fear have I?
    (Adi Granth, Sikh and Sant Mat)

    That breast of Thine which is inexhaustible, health-giving, by which Thou nursest all that is noble, containing treasure, bearing wealth, bestowed freely; lay that bare, Sarasvati [divine Mother], for our nurture.
    (Rig Veda 1.164.49, Hinduism)

    Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.
    (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science)

    Mother Earth have pity on us and give us food to eat! Father, the Sun, bless all our children and may our paths be straight!
    (Native American Religions. Blackfoot Prayer)

    O Mother of Imupa, advocate for the whole [feminine] world!
    What a remarkable Mother I have!
    O Mother, a pillar, a refuge!
    O Mother, to whom all prostrate in greeting
    Before one enters her habitation!
    I am justly proud of my Mother.
    O Mother who arrives,
    Who arrives majestic and offers water to all!
    (African Traditional Religions. Yoruba Prayer, Nigeria)

    The Valley Spirit never dies.
    It is named the Mysterious Female.
    And the Doorway of the Mysterious Female
    Is the base from which sprang Heaven and Earth.
    It is there within us all the while;
    Draw upon it as you will, it never runs dry.
    (Tao Te Ching 6, Taoism)

    Divine Mother, with the language of my soul I demand realization of Thy presence. Thou art the essence of everything. Make me see Thee in every fiber of my being, in every wisp of thought. Awaken my heart!

    Divine Mother, open wide the bud of my devotion and release its fragrance, that it may spread from my soul to the souls of all others, ever whispering of Thee.

    Divine Mother, I have heard Thy voice whispering in the fragrance of the rose. I touched Thy tenderness in the softness of the lily. In the whispers of my devotion, it was Thy love that answered.

    In the temple of my earthly mother’s love I will worship the incarnated love of the Divine Mother.

    Cosmic Mother, take this darkness away! When I sit with eyes closed, enveloped in self-created shadows, cause Thou to blaze upon me in splendor the aurora of intuition.

    In the hall of creation, 0 Divine Mother, everywhere I hear the rhythm of Thy foot-steps, dancing wildly in the booming thunder and softly in the song of atoms.

    I laugh at all fears, for my Father-Mother, beloved God, is attentively awake and present everywhere with the deliberate purpose of protecting me from the temptations of evil.
    (verses from, Metaphysical Meditations, by Paramhansa Yogananda, SRF Books)

    The thundering resonance of the Word
    has liberated me while living -
    Now I am entitled to serve the Lord!
    How can I ever repay you, 0 my benefactor?
    You are my Mother, you are my Father,
    you are my generous Lord.
    (Sant Namdev)

    TO YOU the Lord we pray.
    Soul and body are your gifts to us.
    You are the Mother, and the Father,
    We are your children,
    With your grace,
    There are countless blessings.
    (Guru Arjan, Adi Granth, Sukhmani Sahib)

    With hands joined in prayer
    I beseech you, Radhasoami,
    to listen to my supplication.
    You are the true Lord, my benevolent Master!
    You are Father, you are Mother,
    you are the Creator of all beings.
    Be merciful to me, accept me
    and set me free from the snare of Kal.
    (Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Poetry)

    Thou art my beloved Mother,
    Thou art my only shelter;
    I long for Thee,
    I await Thy arrival, 0 Lord.
    Thou alone art my Father,
    Thou alone my loving Son,
    Thou art my closest Friend and Relative.
    My heart and my soul I lay
    At Thy lotus feet, 0 Lord.
    The whole creation without Thee,
    Says Tuka is a barren desert.
    (Sant Tukarama, Gatha. 2607)

    Thou art our kind and affectionate Mother, O God, and bearest all our burdens. We know no fear, nor any anxiety……I cannot know the night from day, and the unceasing illumination exists at all times.
    (Sant Tukarama)

    Thou art our merciful Mother, O Vitthala, a shadow to thy suppliant; the milk of love ever flows in thy breast, thy sight is pure and sweet as nectar. O Mother Vitthala is like a cool shadow; her breast is ever filled with love; seated in her lap I shall seek her bosom and drink as much as I desire. 0 yield the milk of thy mercy and nourish my frame; a stream of nectar flows from thee. My spirit cannot contain this joy; what is the whole sea compared to it?
    (Sant Tukarama)

    Tagged: god, goddess, mother, feminine, holy spirit, world scriptures, old testament, hebrew bible, wisdom, sophia, magdalene, gnostic, nag hammadi library, ruach, odes of solomon, sant mat, radhasoami, bhagavad gita, buddhism, hinduism, adi granth, sikh, rig veda, Mary Baker Eddy, ellen white, native american, blackfoot prayer, tao, tao te ching, yogananda,


    Tagged: feminine, mother, goddess, feminine divine, divine, god, gnostic, sufi, yogananda, nag hammadi library, christianity, buddhism, sikh, native american, african, blackfoot, prayer, tao te ching, tao, mary baker eddy, ellen white, hinduism, india, gospel of the hebrews, holy spirit, jesus, yeshua, hebrew, bible, world religions,
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    PODCAST — From Crisis To Peace: The Organic #Vegan Way is the Answer. Make Good Karma: Be Loving. Be Veg. Be Green. My interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai, Part One — To Listen, GO TO: http://spiritualawakeningradio.tumblr.com/post/59806135003/podcast-supreme-master-ching-hai-part-one-from


Even if the world reduces greenhouse gas emissions, the planet will take time to recover from the gases already in the atmosphere. This is why it is necessary to focus on short-lived gases, namely methane.


Organic vegan will produce a beneficial, cooling effect as it will cut down methane and other greenhouse gases which are fatal to our survival.


This killing of other beings must be stopped for humanity to evolve as a civilization.


A true vegetarian diet is vegan: Most of the milk production causes suffering, first of all because the babies of the mother cows are taken away at birth. Deprived from mother’s milk and mother’s love, they’ll be killed as soon as they’re taken away. Then, the mother is forcefully hooked up to a machine that can cause tormenting pain along with illness, just so that humans can take her milk.


In a vegan world, there would be no more sad news about someone’s child dying of brain damage or paralysis due to E. coli, the deadly bacteria which originally almost always come from farmed animals. There would be no more heartache due to deadly swine flu pandemic, or mad cow disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks, salmonella, Ebola. 


Humans die, too, each year because of meat and fish, and anything related to animal consumption. Nearly 33-million people succumb to meat-related diseases annually through heart disease, cancer and other conditions that claim the lives of more than 90,000 persons each day. 


It’s the high time that the human race should rise to a higher level of consciousness. They should be noble, kind and compassionate. Go veg, be green, do good, is not just for the planet, it’s for the whole human race ennobling, spiritual merit and quality. They should do it, just for the sake of being noble. 


We have to turn back to our caring and compassionate nature inside our heart. That’s very simple. We are that. We are compassion. We are merciful; we are caring. 


If we truly wish to see real harmony born between humans and animals and nature and Heaven, we must be the harmony, we must live in harmony and act also in harmony, which includes the act of eating harmoniously each time we come to the table. 


Making a vegan choice is thus a true advancement in the evolution and goodness of our humanity. And then we also know that like attracts like, goodness attracts more goodness. As we share this compassionate truth with others, not only will our own humanity be further uplifted, so will the world’s.


Quotes above are from the online book by Supreme Master Ching Hai, “From Crisis To Peace: The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer”: http://www.crisis2peace.org/book.php

    PODCAST — From Crisis To Peace: The Organic #Vegan Way is the Answer. Make Good Karma: Be Loving. Be Veg. Be Green. My interview with Supreme Master Ching Hai, Part One — To Listen, GO TO: http://spiritualawakeningradio.tumblr.com/post/59806135003/podcast-supreme-master-ching-hai-part-one-from


    Even if the world reduces greenhouse gas emissions, the planet will take time to recover from the gases already in the atmosphere. This is why it is necessary to focus on short-lived gases, namely methane.


    Organic vegan will produce a beneficial, cooling effect as it will cut down methane and other greenhouse gases which are fatal to our survival.


    This killing of other beings must be stopped for humanity to evolve as a civilization.


    A true vegetarian diet is vegan: Most of the milk production causes suffering, first of all because the babies of the mother cows are taken away at birth. Deprived from mother’s milk and mother’s love, they’ll be killed as soon as they’re taken away. Then, the mother is forcefully hooked up to a machine that can cause tormenting pain along with illness, just so that humans can take her milk.


    In a vegan world, there would be no more sad news about someone’s child dying of brain damage or paralysis due to E. coli, the deadly bacteria which originally almost always come from farmed animals. There would be no more heartache due to deadly swine flu pandemic, or mad cow disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks, salmonella, Ebola.


    Humans die, too, each year because of meat and fish, and anything related to animal consumption. Nearly 33-million people succumb to meat-related diseases annually through heart disease, cancer and other conditions that claim the lives of more than 90,000 persons each day.


    It’s the high time that the human race should rise to a higher level of consciousness. They should be noble, kind and compassionate. Go veg, be green, do good, is not just for the planet, it’s for the whole human race ennobling, spiritual merit and quality. They should do it, just for the sake of being noble.


    We have to turn back to our caring and compassionate nature inside our heart. That’s very simple. We are that. We are compassion. We are merciful; we are caring.


    If we truly wish to see real harmony born between humans and animals and nature and Heaven, we must be the harmony, we must live in harmony and act also in harmony, which includes the act of eating harmoniously each time we come to the table.


    Making a vegan choice is thus a true advancement in the evolution and goodness of our humanity. And then we also know that like attracts like, goodness attracts more goodness. As we share this compassionate truth with others, not only will our own humanity be further uplifted, so will the world’s.


    Quotes above are from the online book by Supreme Master Ching Hai, “From Crisis To Peace: The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer”: http://www.crisis2peace.org/book.php


    Tagged: vegan, vegetarian, veg, podcast, spirituality, supreme master ching hai, radio, spiritual awakening radio, go green, climate change,
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    Mystic Verses of Sant Dadu Dayal: We are Influenced by the Company We Keep


Something becomes sweet when mixed
with sugar, it becomes salty when
mixed with salt.
Such is the nature of humanity, O Dadu.
This is our trait, indeed.


In the company of the unholy, a barrier
is created, and the taste of piety and
devotion [bhakti] disappears;
In the company of the holy, bliss
is generated, and overfilled is one
with joy.


If the company of the holy one
is obtained, the divine fruit
of immortality does it bear.
But if the company of the unholy
is obtained, the fruit of poison
does it yield, says Dadu.


In the assembly of a Saint, noble
thoughts arise,
Whereas by sitting in the assembly of
worldlings, knowledge parts company
with the body, O Dadu.


The company which does not arouse piety
and devotion, wherein the Lord
is not talked about,
Whereby blemishes of sensuality are not
shaken off, by what measure can that
be called a *Satsang?

Commentary


In the company of worldlings, mankind loses love and devotion for God along with his entire spiritual qualities, whereas in the company of Saints he develops love, devotion and spiritual wisdom, and enjoys the fruit of divine bliss. To increase love and devotion for God and to wash off the impurities of the mind are the basic functions of Satsang.*


* Satsang: True Association; Being in the Presence of the Eternal Truth of the Positive Power (God, Sat Purush), and other souls on the Path;


(“Encyclopaedia of Saints of India, Volume 25: Sant Dadu Dayal”, Bakshi and Mittra, Criterion Publications, New Delhi)


Sant Mat Blog: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com

    Mystic Verses of Sant Dadu Dayal: We are Influenced by the Company We Keep


    Something becomes sweet when mixed
    with sugar, it becomes salty when
    mixed with salt.
    Such is the nature of humanity, O Dadu.
    This is our trait, indeed.


    In the company of the unholy, a barrier
    is created, and the taste of piety and
    devotion [bhakti] disappears;
    In the company of the holy, bliss
    is generated, and overfilled is one
    with joy.


    If the company of the holy one
    is obtained, the divine fruit
    of immortality does it bear.
    But if the company of the unholy
    is obtained, the fruit of poison
    does it yield, says Dadu.


    In the assembly of a Saint, noble
    thoughts arise,
    Whereas by sitting in the assembly of
    worldlings, knowledge parts company
    with the body, O Dadu.


    The company which does not arouse piety
    and devotion, wherein the Lord
    is not talked about,
    Whereby blemishes of sensuality are not
    shaken off, by what measure can that
    be called a *Satsang?


    Commentary


    In the company of worldlings, mankind loses love and devotion for God along with his entire spiritual qualities, whereas in the company of Saints he develops love, devotion and spiritual wisdom, and enjoys the fruit of divine bliss. To increase love and devotion for God and to wash off the impurities of the mind are the basic functions of Satsang.*


    * Satsang: True Association; Being in the Presence of the Eternal Truth of the Positive Power (God, Sat Purush), and other souls on the Path;


    (“Encyclopaedia of Saints of India, Volume 25: Sant Dadu Dayal”, Bakshi and Mittra, Criterion Publications, New Delhi)


    Sant Mat Blog: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com


    Tagged: sant mat, bhakti, dadu, dadu dayal, satsang, influence, friends,
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    Some of my all-time favorite books:




(The order of my book list is from the oldest to the most recently read.)




The Book of Enoch (Ethiopian Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch);




The Confessions of Jacob Boheme (Christian Mystic);




The Nag Hammadi Library in English (Gnostic Gospels);


The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar, by David Christopher Lane;


Radhasoami Reality — The Logic of a Modern Faith, by Mark Juergensmeyer;


Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry (Sar Bachan Radhasoami Nazm yaani Chhand bandh), by Soami Ji Maharaj;


Prem Patra Radhasoami, by Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram Bahadur;


The Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha-Darshan), by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans;


The Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy), by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj;


The Inward Journey Of the Soul (Chal Hamsa Nij Desh: O, Swan-Soul Return to Your Abode), by Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj;

    Some of my all-time favorite books:


    (The order of my book list is from the oldest to the most recently read.)


    The Book of Enoch (Ethiopian Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch);


    The Confessions of Jacob Boheme (Christian Mystic);


    The Nag Hammadi Library in English (Gnostic Gospels);


    The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar, by David Christopher Lane;


    Radhasoami Reality — The Logic of a Modern Faith, by Mark Juergensmeyer;


    Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry (Sar Bachan Radhasoami Nazm yaani Chhand bandh), by Soami Ji Maharaj;


    Prem Patra Radhasoami, by Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram Bahadur;


    The Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha-Darshan), by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans;


    The Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy), by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj;


    The Inward Journey Of the Soul (Chal Hamsa Nij Desh: O, Swan-Soul Return to Your Abode), by Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj;


    Tagged: books, gnostic, sant mat, radhasoami, eckankar, maharshi mehi, soami ji maharaj, christian mysticism, mysticism, nag hammadi library, gospel of thomas, books of enoch, enoch,
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    Some of my all-time favorite books:


    The Book of Enoch (Ethiopian Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch);


    The Confessions of Jacob Boheme (Christian Mystic);


    The Nag Hammadi Library in English (Gnostic Gospels);


    The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar, by David Christopher Lane;


    Radhasoami Reality — The Logic of a Modern Faith, by Mark Juergensmeyer;


    Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry (Sar Bachan Radhasoami Nazm yaani Chhand bandh), by Soami Ji Maharaj;


    Prem Patra Radhasoami, by Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram Bahadur;


    The Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha-Darshan), by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans;


    The Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy), by my beloved Guruji Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj;


    The Inward Journey Of the Soul (Chal Hamsa Nij Desh: O, Swan-Soul Return to Your Abode), by Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj;


    Tagged: books, sant mat, radhasoami, eckankar, tulsi sahib,
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    Eating Meat is so 50,000 BC. “McPaleo” :)

    Eating Meat is so 50,000 BC. “McPaleo” :)

    (Source: vegan-pancake, via veggiefreakboy)


    Tagged: vegan, veg, vegetarian,
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    The Ahimsa Prayer of Ramesvarananda Saheb


A commitment to self-examination, introspection, self-correction, non-violence in thought, word, and deed (including in the area of diet) is the ethical foundation of the Path of the Masters and any entering into the meditation practice of Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound, going within).

O Gurudev, give me peace, 
Give worthy feelings, worthy intelligence.
Give mutual cooperation.
Give purity to my heart.
Let there be pure feelings in my mind.
Let there be pure conduct by my body.
May my speech be free of falsity and slander.
May the sentiment of devotion increase.

May my thoughts not be agitated
by the ripening of innate karma.
May my body and mind be healthy,
may my worship be free of obstacles.
May I remain in the presence of Saints
and be filled with the sentiment of devotion.
May I swim across the ocean of samsara, the ocean
filled with passion, hate, change and fear.

Let there be neglect for wicked persons
and compassion for the destitute,
Happiness among those of good conduct
and friendship with good people.
May buffoonery cease and may we delight
in the words that lead across samsara.
May we be merry in the study of wisdom;
may we keep our minds under control.

May we have hope of refuge with the Satguru,
may we have no fear of lust and other vices.
May we ever yearn for self-awakening
and have faith the the words of revelation.
May the darkness of ignorance be destroyed;
may the lamp of knowledge be lit.
May the law of death be forgotten,
and immortality be expanded.

May there be no harm done to living beings
through my words or my actions.
May I never feel the least attachment
to the objects of my senses.
May there always be happiness
and the absence of desire.
May there be an end to the power of samsara,
and a beginning to the knowledge of God.


— In the Kabir tradition this prayer is called “Prarthana-panchak se”, and is by Ramesvarananda Saheb (Kabir Panth), translated in Prof. David Lorenzen’s book, “Praises to a Formless God”, SUNY Press, NY. This is such a beautiful, eloquent prayer. It is something that one could ponder and recite each and every day for life.

    The Ahimsa Prayer of Ramesvarananda Saheb


    A commitment to self-examination, introspection, self-correction, non-violence in thought, word, and deed (including in the area of diet) is the ethical foundation of the Path of the Masters and any entering into the meditation practice of Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound, going within).


    O Gurudev, give me peace,
    Give worthy feelings, worthy intelligence.
    Give mutual cooperation.
    Give purity to my heart.
    Let there be pure feelings in my mind.
    Let there be pure conduct by my body.
    May my speech be free of falsity and slander.
    May the sentiment of devotion increase.


    May my thoughts not be agitated
    by the ripening of innate karma.
    May my body and mind be healthy,
    may my worship be free of obstacles.
    May I remain in the presence of Saints
    and be filled with the sentiment of devotion.
    May I swim across the ocean of samsara, the ocean
    filled with passion, hate, change and fear.


    Let there be neglect for wicked persons
    and compassion for the destitute,
    Happiness among those of good conduct
    and friendship with good people.
    May buffoonery cease and may we delight
    in the words that lead across samsara.
    May we be merry in the study of wisdom;
    may we keep our minds under control.


    May we have hope of refuge with the Satguru,
    may we have no fear of lust and other vices.
    May we ever yearn for self-awakening
    and have faith the the words of revelation.
    May the darkness of ignorance be destroyed;
    may the lamp of knowledge be lit.
    May the law of death be forgotten,
    and immortality be expanded.


    May there be no harm done to living beings
    through my words or my actions.
    May I never feel the least attachment
    to the objects of my senses.
    May there always be happiness
    and the absence of desire.
    May there be an end to the power of samsara,
    and a beginning to the knowledge of God.


    — In the Kabir tradition this prayer is called “Prarthana-panchak se”, and is by Ramesvarananda Saheb (Kabir Panth), translated in Prof. David Lorenzen’s book, “Praises to a Formless God”, SUNY Press, NY. This is such a beautiful, eloquent prayer. It is something that one could ponder and recite each and every day for life.


    Tagged: prayer, ahimsa prayer, ahimsa, peace, non-violence, vegan, vegetarian, ethics, inner peace, sant mat, kabir, spirituality, meditation, kabir panth,
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    In the Ramayana, Sugriva tells Rama: ‘All my actions would be worthless without Your Grace.’ Therefore, we should collect the flowers of our aspirations and offer them at the Holy Feet of the Supreme Being.
    Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul

    Tagged: sant mat, God, Supreme Being, Grace, Divine Grace,
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    Focus on the Positive Power


Kabir: “The essence of life is in remembering God.”


“Devotion through remembering God brings every happiness to life and removes every distress of mind. Kabir Saheb says: Remember God! It has a wonderfully powerful attraction. By continuously remembering God, a time comes when the devoted servant (devotee) and the master (God) become one, i.e. he attains self-realization.” (Kabir Vani 1008)


Asked the Yogis: By what means are we bound and overcome by maya [illusion]? How does one gain or loose? Said Guru Nanak: The negative thoughts of the mind are what bind us, and then we are overcome by maya. The self-centered one loses, and the one who obeys the will of His Creator is the one who gains. (Book of Sidh Gosht)


“What is the place to be reached? When we close our eyes and see Darkness, this is the realm of ignorance. When the Light dawns within you, then you understand that you reside in noble regions. In Darkness resides ignorance and in Light resides Knowledge.” (Swami SantSevi Ji Maharaj)


“Wherever one’s thought dwells, there will that person rest. At his pleasure, he may go to the delusion of unreality or he may merge into the Lord of the self. Where you keep your mind while living, to that abode shall you go after death. The soul finds lodging in a place wherein it has hitherto been immersed.” (Sant Dadu Dayal)


“Within the innermost recesses, all spirituality is one and it has never undergone any division. Our spirituality or soul (Surat) is an emanation from the Supreme Being. Within the innermost recesses it is one with the Lord.” (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume Three)


Param Sant Tulsi Sahib: “0 Jiva [captive Soul somewhere in time]! Give up all blind adherences and beliefs, concentrate within and seek the Supreme Being there, adopting Him alone as your goal. Do ponder over what I say and see for yourself with eyes wide open that there is none in this world whom you can call your own. You should adopt the Supreme Being alone as your prop and support.”


“The Master always advises people to explore the Shabd in the depth of their hearts. But they ignore the pleas of the Master — how then will their inner eyes open? Rare is the deserving soul who makes the teachings of the Master the foundation of his/her life.” (Sant Radhasoami Sahib)

    Focus on the Positive Power


    Kabir: “The essence of life is in remembering God.”


    “Devotion through remembering God brings every happiness to life and removes every distress of mind. Kabir Saheb says: Remember God! It has a wonderfully powerful attraction. By continuously remembering God, a time comes when the devoted servant (devotee) and the master (God) become one, i.e. he attains self-realization.” (Kabir Vani 1008)


    Asked the Yogis: By what means are we bound and overcome by maya [illusion]? How does one gain or loose? Said Guru Nanak: The negative thoughts of the mind are what bind us, and then we are overcome by maya. The self-centered one loses, and the one who obeys the will of His Creator is the one who gains. (Book of Sidh Gosht)


    “What is the place to be reached? When we close our eyes and see Darkness, this is the realm of ignorance. When the Light dawns within you, then you understand that you reside in noble regions. In Darkness resides ignorance and in Light resides Knowledge.” (Swami SantSevi Ji Maharaj)


    “Wherever one’s thought dwells, there will that person rest. At his pleasure, he may go to the delusion of unreality or he may merge into the Lord of the self. Where you keep your mind while living, to that abode shall you go after death. The soul finds lodging in a place wherein it has hitherto been immersed.” (Sant Dadu Dayal)


    “Within the innermost recesses, all spirituality is one and it has never undergone any division. Our spirituality or soul (Surat) is an emanation from the Supreme Being. Within the innermost recesses it is one with the Lord.” (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume Three)


    Param Sant Tulsi Sahib: “0 Jiva [captive Soul somewhere in time]! Give up all blind adherences and beliefs, concentrate within and seek the Supreme Being there, adopting Him alone as your goal. Do ponder over what I say and see for yourself with eyes wide open that there is none in this world whom you can call your own. You should adopt the Supreme Being alone as your prop and support.”


    “The Master always advises people to explore the Shabd in the depth of their hearts. But they ignore the pleas of the Master — how then will their inner eyes open? Rare is the deserving soul who makes the teachings of the Master the foundation of his/her life.” (Sant Radhasoami Sahib)


    Tagged: santmat, sant mat, sant-mat, sant_mat, sants, santmat_mystic, santmatmysticism, sant mat meditation, sant mat spirituality,
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    The Unstruck Sound: A Buddhist Perspective, by Ozmo Piedmont, 
Prajna Institute for Buddhist Studies: online booklet @ this website: http://zenbuddhistmeditation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-unstruck-sound-buddhist-perspective.html#more   

@ Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/238191638/The-Unstruck-Sound-A-Buddhist-Perspective

    The Unstruck Sound: A Buddhist Perspective, by Ozmo Piedmont,
    Prajna Institute for Buddhist Studies: online booklet @ this website: http://zenbuddhistmeditation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-unstruck-sound-buddhist-perspective.html#more


    @ Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/238191638/The-Unstruck-Sound-A-Buddhist-Perspective


    Tagged: buddha, buddhism, inner sound, meditation,
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    The HU Chant -- The Sufi Origins of HU, and Sultan BaHU


    Tagged: hu, hu chant, sufism, sant mat, path of the masters,
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    Rare Quote From Sat Sahib, the Spiritual Master of Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar

"You have been given the seal to imprint the souls,
And you know that the transaction is carried on
through the True Name (Satnam).

"Whosoever comes, bearing the imprint of your hand
I will take him to the other shore.

"Priceless indeed, is my Name.
Let one hold fast to it with proper concentration.
Near such a person Kal [lord of time, death and illusion] shall not go.
While rising or sitting, let him fix his attention on it,
And let him develop love for the Divine Light within.
Let him abandon all deceptive worship
of the gods and the goddesses.
Let him be absorbed in his real Lord,
realizing Him to be the Truth.
While rising and sitting, the Supreme Lord
should be the center of his attention,
And let him remain merged into the Sound Current.
By taking refuge under the Truth in such a way,
he will certainly overcome Kal.”


— Sat Sahib the Spiritual Master of Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar (speaking to Dariya about his future mission as a Sant Sat Guru)


Note: The teachings of Sat Sahib and Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar are very close to the school of Sant Mat associated with Sant Dharam Das — the Kabir line of Masters. See, “The Anurag Sagar”, published by Sant Bani Press, and, “Dariya Sahib, Saint of Bihar”, published by Science of the Soul.


Also see, the Sant Dariya Mission Website: 
http://www.SantDariya.org/Default.aspx
And at: http://TheHolySound.com/sant-dariya-saheb-bihar/index.html

The Image: Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar (courtesy of the Sant Dariya Mission)

    Rare Quote From Sat Sahib, the Spiritual Master of Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar


    "You have been given the seal to imprint the souls,
    And you know that the transaction is carried on
    through the True Name (Satnam).


    "Whosoever comes, bearing the imprint of your hand
    I will take him to the other shore.


    "Priceless indeed, is my Name.
    Let one hold fast to it with proper concentration.
    Near such a person Kal [lord of time, death and illusion] shall not go.
    While rising or sitting, let him fix his attention on it,
    And let him develop love for the Divine Light within.
    Let him abandon all deceptive worship
    of the gods and the goddesses.
    Let him be absorbed in his real Lord,
    realizing Him to be the Truth.
    While rising and sitting, the Supreme Lord
    should be the center of his attention,
    And let him remain merged into the Sound Current.
    By taking refuge under the Truth in such a way,
    he will certainly overcome Kal.”


    — Sat Sahib the Spiritual Master of Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar (speaking to Dariya about his future mission as a Sant Sat Guru)


    Note: The teachings of Sat Sahib and Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar are very close to the school of Sant Mat associated with Sant Dharam Das — the Kabir line of Masters. See, “The Anurag Sagar”, published by Sant Bani Press, and, “Dariya Sahib, Saint of Bihar”, published by Science of the Soul.


    Also see, the Sant Dariya Mission Website:
    http://www.SantDariya.org/Default.aspx
    And at: http://TheHolySound.com/sant-dariya-saheb-bihar/index.html

    The Image: Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar (courtesy of the Sant Dariya Mission)


    Tagged: sant dariya sahib, dariya, dariya sahib, dariya sahib of bihar, sant mat, kabir, dharam das, anurag sagar, santmat, kal, spirituality, soul travel,
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    The ultimate Realm is Akah* (Unspeakable)
    Which is fully contained within the inner mirror.
    The Akah* is the source of true Naam (the Sound Current)
    This (Naam) is the truest spiritual technique.

    Sat Sahib**, the Spiritual Master of Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar

    *The term “Akah” has been used by Kabir also as the ultimate Abode of Anami Purush.

    **Based on the “Dharamdasi/Anurag Sagar” type terminology of Sat Sahib and his successor Dariya Sahib, Sat Sahib most likely would have been a disciple of Sant Dharam Das or his son Churamani Naam, or Shundarshan Naam — in other words, one of the Gurus in the Kabir/Sant Dharam Das line of Masters.


    Tagged: dariya sahib, sat sahib, anurag sagar, dharam das, churamani nam, kabir, sants, sant mat,
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    Freedom From Fear Through Meditation — Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib of Hathras:

"Whosoever has concentrated his soul [via meditation] has been redeemed from the fear of death. She has ascended the firmament with force, and has found refuge at the feet of the Lord. She has taken abode in the Infinite Region and has attained union with the Beloved. Indeed, 0 Tulsi, she has been delivered from the delusion, suffering and fever of countless lives." (Book of Shabdavali, Hathras)

    Freedom From Fear Through Meditation — Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib of Hathras:

    "Whosoever has concentrated his soul [via meditation] has been redeemed from the fear of death. She has ascended the firmament with force, and has found refuge at the feet of the Lord. She has taken abode in the Infinite Region and has attained union with the Beloved. Indeed, 0 Tulsi, she has been delivered from the delusion, suffering and fever of countless lives." (Book of Shabdavali, Hathras)


    Tagged: tulsi sahib of hathras, sant mat, sants,
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Welcome! Wherever I am on the web I share podcasts and information, and post numerous spiritual quotes from a wide variety of sources. I often share about Inner Light and Sound Meditation: the Path of the Masters, featuring Words of Light and Love for the Spiritual Journey.

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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,

James Bean
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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.

This profile and the Sant Mat Satsang Radio PODcasts are non-sectarian in spirit and inter-faith in tone, inclusive of the wisdom of all the great world religions, Masters (Sant Satgurus), and schools of mystics.

In a spirit of ahimsa/peace, through the written and spoken word, you will find spiritual quotes based upon the Teachings the Masters of the East, giving everyone access to rare books from India, some of which are only now appearing in English for the very first time. You will hear or read satsang talks, which are spiritual discourses representing a Living School of Spirituality known as Sant Mat.

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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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