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    Over The Ocean - I Will Be Silent

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    LOST IN THOUGHT - Seek To Find
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmsjMPgOiWQ
    Whole Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKKnaVp-_IU

    Lyrics

    All alone I had a dream,
    There’s questions inside.
    In my vision it was you
    Standing by my side.
    For I have been forsaken
    By decisions in my past.
    I must relinquish my choices
    To be with you at last.

    I’m searching for you,
    I seek to find your heart.
    To see you right beside me,
    I’d play my part.
    I’m standing waiting,
    I seek to find our destinies
    To make our futures set in stone,
    To soar and be free.

    I seek to find our destinies,
    I seek to find a place called home.
    I seek to find you next to me,
    United hearts forever more!

    I just need to see your face,
    Call out to me now.
    I know we would find a way somehow…
    Take me to the place
    Where we’d be eternal!

    I’m searching for you,
    I seek to find your heart.
    To see you right beside me,
    I’d play my part.
    I’m standing waiting,
    I seek to find our destinies
    To make our futures set in stone,
    To soar and be free.

    I seek to find our destinies,
    I seek to find a place called home.
    I seek to find you next to me,
    United hearts forever more!

    I wish I could see you
    And hold the world in my hands.
    I’m left out in the cold!

    I seek to find our destinies,
    I seek to find a place called home.
    I seek to find you next to me,
    United hearts forever more!

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    "New World" in the Saint Thomas branch of Christian mysticism was a term for other dimensions or Gnostic heavenly realms. Writing in the Aramaic language around 710 AD at a monastery in northern Iraq, Joseph Hazzaya (the Visionary) wrote this amazing paragraph about experiencing visions of Formless Divine Light:


    “The impulses of the mind are extended from the sphere of material things towards those impulses which are without limit, that is to say, wonder at the New World, and the faculty of vision which belongs to contemplation of the Holy Trinity. For when the vision of the mind is mingled with the Light of the glorious Trinity, all its impulses become infinite. For none of the visionaries or ‘gnostics’ is able to distinguish the identity of the mind as a result of the vision of that glorious Light that is seen of the Holy Trinity, for all the innermost chambers of the heart are filled by that blessed Light, and there are no shapes or forms or anything material, or number or color; rather that Light who cannot be separated out into shapes and forms is single owing to the simpleness of the faculty of sight.”

    Joseph the Visionary, “The Syriac Fathers On Prayer and the Spiritual Life”

    Tagged: saint thomas, gospel of thomas, syriac, aramaic, iraq, christianity, church of the east, syriac fathers,
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    Gospel of Thomas, the Hidden Sayings of Jesus: Saying 51: His disciples said to him: “When will the resurrection of the dead take place, and when will the new world come?” He said to them: “That resurrection which you are awaiting has already come, but you don’t recognize it.”
    An early collection of the sayings of Jesus — The Fifth Gospel, The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age

    Tagged: gospel of thomas, gnostic, christian mysticism,
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    The Mythology of Bodily Ascension Represents a Misunderstanding  (Level Confusion) About a Profound Reality, the Ascension of the Soul, by James Bean:  http://about.me/SantMat

His students asked him,

'On what day will the Kingdom arrive?'

'Its coming cannot be perceived
from the outside,’ [Yeshua] said.
‘You cannot say,
“Look, its over there”, or
“No, here it is.”
The Father’s Realm 
is spreading out
across the face of the earth,
and humanity is not able 
to perceive it.’
(Gospel of Thomas, Saying of Yeshua, 113, Lynn Bauman translation)


After a number of generations the message of the mystics and masters tends to get garbled, redacted, greatly misunderstood. Usually the downward pull of various cultures drags religious orientations into a more materialistic, institutional type of direction. So the Kingdom of God becomes associated in people’s minds with a certain state or empire, political party, or perhaps an idolized revolution of some sort. Without that original focus on a present-tense spirituality and direct, personal experience of the divine that’s available right now, hopes and dreams may get tethered to prophecies about future Kingdoms falling from the sky, second comings, talk about the eventual appearances of divine personalities of one sort or another. There develops a numbers game, a fixation with numbers and planetary alignments, dates on the calendar that are supposed to alter reality, suggesting the physical universe will somehow be transported to the astral plane. There is, in other words, great confusion about WHERE the spiritual reams actually are, and without living masters and mystics to be worthy guides and teachers, knowledge is lost about how one may access these realms. Some teach that the spiritual realms are up in the sky here in the material universe. Some have given this misunderstanding about time, space, the heavens, and calenders a very helpful name. It’s called “level confusion”, the mythologising process that religions may undergo that causes the misunderstanding that spiritual realms are essentially physical and therefore must be up in the air, the sky, in space, and also perhaps netherworlds underneath the earths crust and magma below. 


This can be illustrated by the hagiographical stories that eventually are developed about the lives of various saints or divine personalities of the past that, at the end, describe them as physically, bodily ascending up into the sky: Enoch the Prophet being lifted up by a chariot of fire, the whirlwind of Elijah, Vishnu’s chariot of light or a bird hoisting Sant Tukarama skyward, or accounts of ascensions to heaven from Jerusalem or a holy mountaintop. These are of course attempts at metaphors for the ascension of the soul into heavenly realms, and that’s the good news. Behind these so-called violations of the laws of physics and level confusion is a “germ of truth.”

The Liberating Message of the Mystics


The heavenly realms described by various Saints are in other dimensions, sometimes called planes, inner regions or inner space, spheres, heavens, or levels of creation. I hope you find this passage to be as helpful and life-changing as I once did. This observation by the German mystic Jacob Boehme is quite amazing:

"We are not to think that the holy angels dwell only above the stars beyond the place of this world, as the outward reason, which knows nothing of God, fancies. Indeed they dwell beyond the dominion of this world, but the place of this world (although there is no place in eternity), and also the place beyond this world, is all one to them. We men see not the angels or the devils with our eyes; yet they are about us and among us. The evil and the good angels dwell near one another, and yet there is the greatest immense distance between them. For heaven is in hell and hell is in heaven, and yet the one is not manifest to the other." —  The Confessions of Jacob Boehme: http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/cjb/cjb16.htm


Some of those medieval mystics such as Jacob Boehme, Mesiter Eckhart, Jan Van Rybroek, Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Antwerp and so many others reinvented the earlier understanding of the Gnostics from antiquity, with their many alternative gospels found in collections like the Nag Hammadi Library, Codex Tchacos, the Bruce Codex and several other important discoveries.

"If your spiritual guides say to you,
‘Look, the divine Realm is
in the sky,’
well then the birds
will get there ahead of you.
If they say,
‘It is in the sea,’
then the fish will precede you.

"No, divine Reality exists
inside and all around you.
Only when you have come to know your
true Self will you be fully known — 
realizing at last that you
are a child of the Living One.
If, however, you never come to know
who you truly are,
you are a poverty-stricken being,
and it is your ‘self’
which lies impoverished.”
(Yeshua, Saying Three, The Gospel of Thomas — 
Wisdom of the Twin, Lynn Bauman translation)


Most of the Gnostic writings are to be found online, and are published in many books, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, Gospel of Thomas — The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Pistis Sophia, Canonical Prayer Book of the Mandaeans, etc… My collection and various lists of Gnostic, and other books of of the saints and mystics: https://medium.com/sant-mat-radhasoami-books/gnostic-gospels-contemplative-or-mystical-christianity-the-lost-books-and-spirituality-of-the-west-28ed95fc3401


Seeing the Light of heaven in meditation might mean having a vision of a faint Light, perhaps a certain color, colors, stars or pinpoints of Light. Eventually, more complex and detailed visions can be seen. From the Hidayatnama (esoteric instructions) of Shiv Dayal Singh:


“When your eye turns inwards in the brain and you see the firmament within, and your spirit leaves your body and rises upwards, you will see the Akash (ethereal sky).”  (Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry)


That’s a description of the beginning of the inward journey, For the rest, see the chapter titled, "The Journey: Light and Sound", in the book, Enchanted Land, which has many excerpts from Soami Ji’s  Hidayatnama section of Sar Bachan Radhaswami Poetry: http://www.scribd.com/doc/151013915/Enchanted-Land

Also see my article, The Sermon on the Light — the Light Motif in Gnostic and Other Western Sacred Texts:
https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/the-sermon-on-the-light-the-light-motif-in-gnostic-and-other-western-sacred-texts-7dc3199d64bf


Huzur Baba Sawan Singh was once asked, “How long does it take to reach Sach Khand (a term for the Timeless spiritual plane)”? He then closed his eyes for a moment, and replied, "That long." 


The following are considered to be the requirements for the attainment liberation: 


(A) Trust and belief in God; 


(B) Commitment to seek the Divine within; 


(C) Devotion and service to a satguru — spiritual Master; 


(D) Satsang, listening to the teaching and spiritual discourse including study of the Teaching of the Saints and the scriptures; and 


(E) Dhyana, diligent meditation practice. (Maharshi Mehi, from, The Padavali of Maharshi Mehi, also quoted in the Book, Harmony of All Religions)

Rumi Says:

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

    The Mythology of Bodily Ascension Represents a Misunderstanding (Level Confusion) About a Profound Reality, the Ascension of the Soul,
    by James Bean: http://about.me/SantMat


    His students asked him,


    'On what day will the Kingdom arrive?'


    'Its coming cannot be perceived
    from the outside,’ [Yeshua] said.
    ‘You cannot say,
    “Look, its over there”, or
    “No, here it is.”
    The Father’s Realm
    is spreading out
    across the face of the earth,
    and humanity is not able
    to perceive it.’

    (Gospel of Thomas, Saying of Yeshua, 113, Lynn Bauman translation)


    After a number of generations the message of the mystics and masters tends to get garbled, redacted, greatly misunderstood. Usually the downward pull of various cultures drags religious orientations into a more materialistic, institutional type of direction. So the Kingdom of God becomes associated in people’s minds with a certain state or empire, political party, or perhaps an idolized revolution of some sort. Without that original focus on a present-tense spirituality and direct, personal experience of the divine that’s available right now, hopes and dreams may get tethered to prophecies about future Kingdoms falling from the sky, second comings, talk about the eventual appearances of divine personalities of one sort or another. There develops a numbers game, a fixation with numbers and planetary alignments, dates on the calendar that are supposed to alter reality, suggesting the physical universe will somehow be transported to the astral plane. There is, in other words, great confusion about WHERE the spiritual reams actually are, and without living masters and mystics to be worthy guides and teachers, knowledge is lost about how one may access these realms. Some teach that the spiritual realms are up in the sky here in the material universe. Some have given this misunderstanding about time, space, the heavens, and calenders a very helpful name. It’s called “level confusion”, the mythologising process that religions may undergo that causes the misunderstanding that spiritual realms are essentially physical and therefore must be up in the air, the sky, in space, and also perhaps netherworlds underneath the earths crust and magma below.


    This can be illustrated by the hagiographical stories that eventually are developed about the lives of various saints or divine personalities of the past that, at the end, describe them as physically, bodily ascending up into the sky: Enoch the Prophet being lifted up by a chariot of fire, the whirlwind of Elijah, Vishnu’s chariot of light or a bird hoisting Sant Tukarama skyward, or accounts of ascensions to heaven from Jerusalem or a holy mountaintop. These are of course attempts at metaphors for the ascension of the soul into heavenly realms, and that’s the good news. Behind these so-called violations of the laws of physics and level confusion is a “germ of truth.”


    The Liberating Message of the Mystics


    The heavenly realms described by various Saints are in other dimensions, sometimes called planes, inner regions or inner space, spheres, heavens, or levels of creation. I hope you find this passage to be as helpful and life-changing as I once did. This observation by the German mystic Jacob Boehme is quite amazing:


    "We are not to think that the holy angels dwell only above the stars beyond the place of this world, as the outward reason, which knows nothing of God, fancies. Indeed they dwell beyond the dominion of this world, but the place of this world (although there is no place in eternity), and also the place beyond this world, is all one to them. We men see not the angels or the devils with our eyes; yet they are about us and among us. The evil and the good angels dwell near one another, and yet there is the greatest immense distance between them. For heaven is in hell and hell is in heaven, and yet the one is not manifest to the other." — The Confessions of Jacob Boehme: http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/cjb/cjb16.htm


    Some of those medieval mystics such as Jacob Boehme, Mesiter Eckhart, Jan Van Rybroek, Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Antwerp and so many others reinvented the earlier understanding of the Gnostics from antiquity, with their many alternative gospels found in collections like the Nag Hammadi Library, Codex Tchacos, the Bruce Codex and several other important discoveries.


    "If your spiritual guides say to you,
    ‘Look, the divine Realm is
    in the sky,’
    well then the birds
    will get there ahead of you.
    If they say,
    ‘It is in the sea,’
    then the fish will precede you.


    "No, divine Reality exists
    inside and all around you.
    Only when you have come to know your
    true Self will you be fully known —
    realizing at last that you
    are a child of the Living One.
    If, however, you never come to know
    who you truly are,
    you are a poverty-stricken being,
    and it is your ‘self’
    which lies impoverished.”

    (Yeshua, Saying Three, The Gospel of Thomas —
    Wisdom of the Twin, Lynn Bauman translation)


    Most of the Gnostic writings are to be found online, and are published in many books, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, Gospel of Thomas — The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Pistis Sophia, Canonical Prayer Book of the Mandaeans, etc… My collection and various lists of Gnostic, and other books of of the saints and mystics: https://medium.com/sant-mat-radhasoami-books/gnostic-gospels-contemplative-or-mystical-christianity-the-lost-books-and-spirituality-of-the-west-28ed95fc3401


    Seeing the Light of heaven in meditation might mean having a vision of a faint Light, perhaps a certain color, colors, stars or pinpoints of Light. Eventually, more complex and detailed visions can be seen. From the Hidayatnama (esoteric instructions) of Shiv Dayal Singh:


    “When your eye turns inwards in the brain and you see the firmament within, and your spirit leaves your body and rises upwards, you will see the Akash (ethereal sky).” (Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry)


    That’s a description of the beginning of the inward journey, For the rest, see the chapter titled, "The Journey: Light and Sound", in the book, Enchanted Land, which has many excerpts from Soami Ji’s Hidayatnama section of Sar Bachan Radhaswami Poetry: http://www.scribd.com/doc/151013915/Enchanted-Land


    Also see my article, The Sermon on the Light — the Light Motif in Gnostic and Other Western Sacred Texts:
    https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/the-sermon-on-the-light-the-light-motif-in-gnostic-and-other-western-sacred-texts-7dc3199d64bf


    Huzur Baba Sawan Singh was once asked, “How long does it take to reach Sach Khand (a term for the Timeless spiritual plane)”? He then closed his eyes for a moment, and replied, "That long."


    The following are considered to be the requirements for the attainment liberation:


    (A) Trust and belief in God;


    (B) Commitment to seek the Divine within;


    (C) Devotion and service to a satguru — spiritual Master;


    (D) Satsang, listening to the teaching and spiritual discourse including study of the Teaching of the Saints and the scriptures; and


    (E) Dhyana, diligent meditation practice. (Maharshi Mehi, from, The Padavali of Maharshi Mehi, also quoted in the Book, Harmony of All Religions)


    Rumi Says:


    The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
    Don’t go back to sleep.

    You must ask for what you really want.
    Don’t go back to sleep.

    People are going back and forth across the doorsill
    where the two worlds touch.

    The door is round and open.
    Don’t go back to sleep.


    Tagged: gnostic, mystics, mythology, religion, untimately reality, spirituality, mysticism, meditation, sant mat, sawan singh, jesus, gospel of thomas, nag hammadi library, pistis sophia, heavens, out of body, subtle bodies, higher planes, kingdom of God, jacob boehme,
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    It does not matter if your bhakti is imperfect. Perform bhakti! Radhaswami [the Lord of the Soul] graciously declares that you should perform bhakti in whichever way you can. Fear not. He will grant you the Treasure of Love. You will be a recipient of the Gift of Love.
    Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Radhaswami Poetry, Vol. II)

    Tagged: bhakti, love, devotion, spirituality, sant mat, radhasoami,
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    May All Your #VeggieFest ‘s Be Transformed Into #Vegan Fests: “The more people who eliminate meat and, indeed, all animal products from their lives, the more we have a chance to save the planet and not only that, to actually restore our earthly home to her original grace and beauty and even more so, more than what we have known, more beautiful, more abundant, more peace, more gladness than what we have known up to now.


    “And there will be more incredible inventions to come if our Earth restores itself, leading a life of compassionate, merciful and peaceful existence with all beings on this planet.”

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

    Tagged: vegan, veggiefest, vegetarian, commit to being vegan,
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    About the Soul (Jiva, Surat, the Attention-Faculty of the Soul) and Surat Shabd Yoga, the Union of the Soul With the Sound Current via Meditation Practice, and the Ascension of the Soul Back to It’s True Abode

Below is from the Notes and Commentary of M.G. Gupta, M.A., D.Litt. Former Member of the Faculty of Political Science, Allahabad University, in his Volumes of Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry — The Quintessential Discourse Radhasoami. 


Sleeping Destiny: At various stages in its descent, the jiva-surat left some of its essence at all intervening regions. This is called as its “sleeping potential destiny” (soya bhaag or naseeb-i-khufta) which can and will be roused when it travels back through these regions. At these stations, in its descent, the jiva-surat adopted the form and the colour of the centre through which it passed. In this samsara, it assumed the form of manas and Maya. If now it wants to return home, it must retrace its path. It must draw back all the energy it had diffused (sametna and ulatna) and then proceed ahead. This will be possible only with the help and grace of the guru. 


Sleeping destiny: In Sant Mat mysticism, the phrase “sleeping destiny” (soya bhaag or bakht-i-khufta) implies a concept of seminal importance. The spirit has descended from the realm of Haq (Hoot) [Eternal Truth, Sat] to the fleshly realm of Nasoot through several intermediate levels of consciousness — from Hoot to Hootal Hoot, the region of Great Darkness or Imperishable Deity (Akshar Purush) to Hahoot, to Lahoot, to Jabroot, to Malkoot, to Shahood and on to Nasoot. 



At all these levels, man’s spirit has left, as if in a safe deposit, a part of its energy, of which it went on becoming oblivious. That part or portion of the spirit is inoperative and is, as it were, dormant and sleeping. It is only when the perfect living master appears in a manifest form, that makes the spirit-entity conscious of its sleeping fortune which it would now aspire to reclaim. Gradually, under the living master’s close guidance and supervision, the jiva ascends to the higher level and recovers the sleeping portion it had left in the safe deposit of that level. Thus reinforced, it goes higher up and up, until it reaches its abode in Hoot — the region of Haq [Eternal Truth, Sat]. 


Sleeping destiny or soya bhaag: As the surat had descended from Satt Desh [True, Eternal Spiritual Realm or Heaven] to the regions of mind and body, on the way she left portions of its energy at the intervening spiritual stations which are all still there, awaiting its return. Of these portions, the surat has become oblivious but when it ascends to those stations, these dormant portions come alive and the surat meeting them becomes reinforced. This is made possible by the Satguru who is said to rouse the “sleeping destiny” of the jivas. 


Yoga: It connotes the system of reverting the current of surat present in the eyes inward and upward and join or unite it with the current of primordial energy (chaitanya) that comes from the top of Dayal Desh. 


Surat and nirat: Surat is the spirit that ascends and gets fascinated at any spiritual region; nirat is the force which goads it forward. 


Surat which is swallowed up by mind and Maya must wriggle out of their jaws, if not wholly, then at least partially, to begin with, so that it may begin to be engaged in the practice of listening to Word. It is only the surat which is of a piece with the Word and it alone can be absorbed in the Word. And the surat tends to cling to the delight it gets by hearing the Word of the lower spheres and does not move up unless goaded by a force called as nirat (that which disengages).

	
Surat, Birat and Nirat: Surat means that which is absorbed in itself; birat is that which separates the surat from a particular spiritual region; and nirat is that force which pushes the surat onward in its march to the Eternal Abode.


Surat, Birat and Nirat: Surat is that which tends to become absorbed into the Sound of a particular sphere and does not proceed higher up; birat is that which detaches the surat from that pleasure or bliss; nirat is that force which urges the surat to proceed to higher regions.

    About the Soul (Jiva, Surat, the Attention-Faculty of the Soul) and Surat Shabd Yoga, the Union of the Soul With the Sound Current via Meditation Practice, and the Ascension of the Soul Back to It’s True Abode


    Below is from the Notes and Commentary of M.G. Gupta, M.A., D.Litt. Former Member of the Faculty of Political Science, Allahabad University, in his Volumes of Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry — The Quintessential Discourse Radhasoami.


    Sleeping Destiny: At various stages in its descent, the jiva-surat left some of its essence at all intervening regions. This is called as its “sleeping potential destiny” (soya bhaag or naseeb-i-khufta) which can and will be roused when it travels back through these regions. At these stations, in its descent, the jiva-surat adopted the form and the colour of the centre through which it passed. In this samsara, it assumed the form of manas and Maya. If now it wants to return home, it must retrace its path. It must draw back all the energy it had diffused (sametna and ulatna) and then proceed ahead. This will be possible only with the help and grace of the guru.


    Sleeping destiny: In Sant Mat mysticism, the phrase “sleeping destiny” (soya bhaag or bakht-i-khufta) implies a concept of seminal importance. The spirit has descended from the realm of Haq (Hoot) [Eternal Truth, Sat] to the fleshly realm of Nasoot through several intermediate levels of consciousness — from Hoot to Hootal Hoot, the region of Great Darkness or Imperishable Deity (Akshar Purush) to Hahoot, to Lahoot, to Jabroot, to Malkoot, to Shahood and on to Nasoot.

    At all these levels, man’s spirit has left, as if in a safe deposit, a part of its energy, of which it went on becoming oblivious. That part or portion of the spirit is inoperative and is, as it were, dormant and sleeping. It is only when the perfect living master appears in a manifest form, that makes the spirit-entity conscious of its sleeping fortune which it would now aspire to reclaim. Gradually, under the living master’s close guidance and supervision, the jiva ascends to the higher level and recovers the sleeping portion it had left in the safe deposit of that level. Thus reinforced, it goes higher up and up, until it reaches its abode in Hoot — the region of Haq [Eternal Truth, Sat].


    Sleeping destiny or soya bhaag: As the surat had descended from Satt Desh [True, Eternal Spiritual Realm or Heaven] to the regions of mind and body, on the way she left portions of its energy at the intervening spiritual stations which are all still there, awaiting its return. Of these portions, the surat has become oblivious but when it ascends to those stations, these dormant portions come alive and the surat meeting them becomes reinforced. This is made possible by the Satguru who is said to rouse the “sleeping destiny” of the jivas.


    Yoga: It connotes the system of reverting the current of surat present in the eyes inward and upward and join or unite it with the current of primordial energy (chaitanya) that comes from the top of Dayal Desh.


    Surat and nirat: Surat is the spirit that ascends and gets fascinated at any spiritual region; nirat is the force which goads it forward.


    Surat which is swallowed up by mind and Maya must wriggle out of their jaws, if not wholly, then at least partially, to begin with, so that it may begin to be engaged in the practice of listening to Word. It is only the surat which is of a piece with the Word and it alone can be absorbed in the Word. And the surat tends to cling to the delight it gets by hearing the Word of the lower spheres and does not move up unless goaded by a force called as nirat (that which disengages).


    Surat, Birat and Nirat: Surat means that which is absorbed in itself; birat is that which separates the surat from a particular spiritual region; and nirat is that force which pushes the surat onward in its march to the Eternal Abode.


    Surat, Birat and Nirat: Surat is that which tends to become absorbed into the Sound of a particular sphere and does not proceed higher up; birat is that which detaches the surat from that pleasure or bliss; nirat is that force which urges the surat to proceed to higher regions.


    Tagged: radhasoami, surat, jiva, soul, ascension, meditation, surat shabd yoga, sound current, sant mat, sar bachan, nirat, birat,
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    (Yay!) PETA Plans to Fly Vegan Banner over Rockland Lobster Festival, By KEITH SHORTALL, ROCKLAND, Maine — An animal rights group says it plans to hire an airplane to fly over the Lobster Festival here tomorrow that will carry a banner reading “Keep your paws off their claws: Try vegan.”
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the plane will circle the festival every 15 minutes starting at just after noon, until 2:30 p.m. on the event’s opening day, to highlight the organizations belief that lobsters feel pain and fear, and are killed in gruesome ways for human consumption.
    Tagged: maine, vegan, rockland, peta, compassion, vegetarian,
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    Image: Now venerated as a sacred place — a location where Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar used to spend much time in meditation. Photo: courtesy of Domain Singh of the Sant Dariya Mission: http://SantDariya.org

Says Dariya: Life is short, use it in devotion.
Listen to my instruction, and take to the Sound Current.

Without devotion (Bhakti), nothing proves to be of any avail.
Vainly does one wander life after life.
With intense longing, sing, therefore, the praise
of the Lord,
Who created your body, mind and wisdom.

O wise one, search for the God,
Who is the Source of all.
Discarding all leaves and branches,
Hold fast to the Immutable Root of the tree. 


(Dariya Sagar/Ocean of Dariya)

He who is freed from all delusions
and is dedicated to the Sound Current,
Is absorbed in the nectar of love, says Dariya.
He stills the mind and makes it one-pointed.
Such a one never comes to the cycle
of old age and death [transmigration/reincarnation].
So long as the soul does not obtain
the Primeval Sound,
She cannot go to her Abode.


(Dariya Sagar/Ocean of Dariya)

    Image: Now venerated as a sacred place — a location where Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar used to spend much time in meditation. Photo: courtesy of Domain Singh of the Sant Dariya Mission: http://SantDariya.org


    Says Dariya: Life is short, use it in devotion.
    Listen to my instruction, and take to the Sound Current.


    Without devotion (Bhakti), nothing proves to be of any avail.
    Vainly does one wander life after life.
    With intense longing, sing, therefore, the praise
    of the Lord,
    Who created your body, mind and wisdom.


    O wise one, search for the God,
    Who is the Source of all.
    Discarding all leaves and branches,
    Hold fast to the Immutable Root of the tree.


    (Dariya Sagar/Ocean of Dariya)


    He who is freed from all delusions
    and is dedicated to the Sound Current,
    Is absorbed in the nectar of love, says Dariya.
    He stills the mind and makes it one-pointed.
    Such a one never comes to the cycle
    of old age and death [transmigration/reincarnation].
    So long as the soul does not obtain
    the Primeval Sound,
    She cannot go to her Abode.


    (Dariya Sagar/Ocean of Dariya)


    Tagged: sants of india, saints of india, dariya sahib of bihar, sant dariya sahib, sant mat, bihar, india, mystic poetry, radhasoami, surat shabd yoga, sound current, meditation,
  11. Link

    Great Poem of Kabir about the Ascension of the Soul called: "Kar nainon didar mahal men piara hai"

    Poem of Kabir about the Ascension of the Soul called: “Kar nainon didar mahal men piara hai” — “See Your Beloved Lord in the Temple of Your Own Body”, in two Translations: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/great-poem-of-kabir-about-the-ascension-of-the-soul-called-kar-nainon-didar-mahal-men-piara-hai-db2b0fcdc644

    Tagged: kabir, out of body, ascension, meditation,
  12. Video

    Tagged: karnamrita devo dasi, meerabai, bhakti, mirabai, bhajans, hymns,
  13. Quote

    The Five Levels of Seeing (Dristi):


    1. Sight during the waking state, the everyday world;


    2. Seeing during the dream state;


    3. Manasi Dristi: seeing with the mind’s eye, the realm of the imagination;


    4. Divya Dristi is Divine sight, through which the vision of the Celestial Worlds are seen;


    5. Atman Dristi is the State of seeing the Absolute Self.

    Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj,

    Tagged: sant mat, inner vision, dristi, drist, seeing,
  14. Quote
    My mind, birth after birth,
    lost in slumber,
    Awoke on hearing the Sound
    my Master* gave.

    Mira Bai

    *Mira Bai received initiation
    from Sant Ravi Das.


    Tagged: mirabai, bhakti, ravidas, sant ravi das, sound, surat shabd yoga,
  15. Quote
    I believe in Nada Brahma — the Sound is God.
    Ravi Shankar

    Tagged: Ravi Shankar, nada, shabda, inner sound, spiritual sound, cosmic music, nada brahma,
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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.

'Spiritual Awakening Radio' Explores the World of Spirituality, Comparative Religion, Sacred Texts, Ahimsa Ethics: Peace, Being Veg, Going Green to Save the Planet – Education for a More Peaceful World – A Format of Inter-Faith Essays and Interviews.

Here you can access podcasts of Spiritual Awakening Radio, also the Sant Mat Satsang PODcast, along with a daily stream of spiritual quotes (Sant Mat, Radha Soami, Surat Shabd Yoga, Inner Light and Sound Meditation, the Path of the Masters, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Bahai Faith, Kabbalah, The Essenes, Ebionites, Mandaeans, Christian Mysticism, Lost Books of the Bible, Sufism, Gnostics, and Mystics), links to blogs, news, announcements, and other updates. SCROLL DOWN BELOW!

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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