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    Blessed is the Eye Which is Permeated With Love
(The “Love Chapter” — Mystic Verses of Sant Dariya Sahib)

Without love there can be no devotion and wisdom.
With love arisen, they can be experienced
with the Satguru’s grace.
With intensification of love, one comes in contact
with the True Sound,
And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss.

When love and endearment are firmly ingrained,
One attains the elixir of Naam, and enjoys its bliss.
Being firmly entrenched in love and endearment,
And being well-steeped in devotion,
one obtains the true love.

Have love for the lotus feet of the Satguru, 0 wise ones.
This life is short.
Give up needlessly extended discussions.

With love and wisdom arisen,
One moves with detachment in the world.
He who finds a Satguru,
Has the true recognition of the path, says Dariya.

So long as the lover is not immersed in love,
His sins and evil thoughts are not washed off.
If one’s attention is not absorbed in the inner sky,
How can he see the wondrous inner sights?

So long as the intense longing for the Beloved
does not arise,
And the heart is not filled with love;
The spiritual goal cannot be attained
By mere observance of religious practices,
vows and rituals.

Whatever be the bulk of one’s charity and virtuous deeds,
One can find no foothold anywhere without devotion.

Have firm faith in love and devotion.
Love is the essence of spiritual truth.
Reflect on this saying of the Saints,
By this alone, one is saved from the ocean of the world.

Without love, one goes to the abode of Yama,
But being endowed with love, one attains the immortal fruit.

Blessed is the eye which is permeated with love.
Without love it is like a pebble or stone.
Like a gardener without a garden,
the eye remains empty without love.
What is the state of a human being without love?
He is like one who is denied all delicacies,
and whose mouth is filled only with dust.
Without love one does not find the flow
of the Sound Current.
But when the flower of love blossoms,
its fragrance is praised by all.

Many are the paths prevalent in this world
Knowing the proper wisdom, work out your own salvation.
He who obtains a wise and discriminating Saint,
Recognizes the path of salvation.

The technique of love is truly the root of spirituality.
Follow this technique as imparted by the Master.
When with his grace the inner lamp is lighted,
The true Naam, the support of all, comes to sight.

Just as the lotus resides in water,
It does not come to bloom by water.
Only when the light of the sun appears,
Does the lotus open its petals,
As the contemplative (inner) eye opens to see.

The spiritual lotus likewise resides in the human body
which is like a pond.
Its sustaining water is close to the lotus.
But only when love for the Satguru arises,
Does the inner lotus bloom,
And one becomes a devotee of the Lord’s holy feet.

Without love, there is no spiritual path.
The path lives in love.

With intensification of love, one comes in contact
with the True Sound,
And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss.

When love and endearment are firmly ingrained,
One attains the elixir of Naam, and enjoys its bliss.
Being firmly entrenched in love and endearment,
And being well-steeped in devotion,
one obtains the true love.

Without love one does not find the flow
of the Sound Current.
But when the flower of love blossoms,
its fragrance is praised by all.

— Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar
http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com

Selections from the Sant Dariya Sahib Website — Teachings of the Dariya Sahib Branch of Sant Mat

Satpurush [God, True Eternal Being] sends souls (Sant Satgurus) to the world to liberate the living beings from the clutches of Kal [universal mind, lord of time]. Sant Dariya Saheb came to the world under the instructions of the Lord to liberate Jivas [souls]. Satpurush came to Dharkandha ([in the form of a Living Master) to a village in Bihar, India) to instruct Dariya Saheb. The Lord enthroned Sant Dariya and assured him to save the souls that followed his teachings [he became a Sant Satguru].

Sant Dariya preached ahimsa (non-violence) against all living beings. According to him, unless the lamp of kindness is lighted, the soul cannot find the path that leads to the Lord.

The teaching of Dariya Saheb is above sects, castes and religions. People belonging to any race, religion and caste can be benefited from His teaching. According to the teachings of this Sant [saint], all the men and women are the creation of the Satpurush. One should love and respect others as one expects love and respect from others. Harsh words should not be spoken. One should see his own image in others. Sant Dariya preached love and devotion to Satpurush only. According to Him no purpose is served by visiting places of pilgrimage if true devotion to the Lord is missing. Sant Dariya preached against ritualism. The human body has all the sixty eight tirthas (places of pilgrimage). It is the true mandir/masjid [temple of God] in which the Lord could be discovered and worshipped.

Satpurush [God, the True, Eternal Being] is unborn, eternal, all-powerful, creator of everything. He does not take birth and meet death. He is beyond description. The soul [jiva] is the resident of Satlok [the True, Eternal Realm]. It has got entangled into the snare of Kal and is wandering in samsara (material universe, world of changes) in different forms. Satpurush sends Satgurus to the world of samsara to teach the misguided souls. Only the Satguru knows the path that liberates souls from the snares of Kal. The soul by following the teachings of the Satguru, gets liberated and goes to his permanent abode, that is Satlok.

Devotion to Satpurush alone can free the souls from the clutches of Kal. Worship to poly-gods, ghosts and other celestial objects have been discouraged by the Sants (saints). Observance of rituals and wandering in places of pilgrimage without true devotion to the Lord serve no purpose. One should take vegetarian food only. Eating of meat is completely prohibited in his order [the order of Sant Dariya Sahib].

Sant Dariya has advocated two paths only for attainment of nirvana:

1. The Path of Knowledge (Gnosis, Mystical Experience Within)

2. The Path of Bhakti (Devotion, Love)

This human birth is most precious and it should not be lost in mere satisfaction of sensuous pleasures, accumulation of wealth and wielding power. Human birth should be utilised for the realisation of Pad-Nirvan (God). If this opportunity is lost, none can say when one would be fortunate to get the human birth again. The getting of human birth is rare. One does not become high or low from his origin of birth. By acquiring virtues and doing good deeds only, one becomes high.

Like all other saints of Nirguna School [devotees of the Formless Lord of Love], Dariya Saheb discarded Avatarbad (belief in incarnations). He did not believe in the theory of Divine creation of four classes of people as Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Sudra.

The soul and God are two different entities. The soul takes different forms (Rupas) in Samsara whereas God [Anadi Satpurush] is beyond Samsara. God is one while souls are many. Souls get tainted by the load of deeds and reaps the fruits of his actions [karma]. God is nirlep (beyond getting tainted).

The Teachings of the Saints [Sant Mat] could be summarised in the following three:

1. Right Gahani (Understanding)
2. Right Rahani (Living)
3. Simran (Mindfulness, Repeating God’s Name, Meditation)

http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com

    Blessed is the Eye Which is Permeated With Love
    (The “Love Chapter” — Mystic Verses of Sant Dariya Sahib)

    Without love there can be no devotion and wisdom.
    With love arisen, they can be experienced
    with the Satguru’s grace.
    With intensification of love, one comes in contact
    with the True Sound,
    And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss.

    When love and endearment are firmly ingrained,
    One attains the elixir of Naam, and enjoys its bliss.
    Being firmly entrenched in love and endearment,
    And being well-steeped in devotion,
    one obtains the true love.

    Have love for the lotus feet of the Satguru, 0 wise ones.
    This life is short.
    Give up needlessly extended discussions.

    With love and wisdom arisen,
    One moves with detachment in the world.
    He who finds a Satguru,
    Has the true recognition of the path, says Dariya.

    So long as the lover is not immersed in love,
    His sins and evil thoughts are not washed off.
    If one’s attention is not absorbed in the inner sky,
    How can he see the wondrous inner sights?

    So long as the intense longing for the Beloved
    does not arise,
    And the heart is not filled with love;
    The spiritual goal cannot be attained
    By mere observance of religious practices,
    vows and rituals.

    Whatever be the bulk of one’s charity and virtuous deeds,
    One can find no foothold anywhere without devotion.

    Have firm faith in love and devotion.
    Love is the essence of spiritual truth.
    Reflect on this saying of the Saints,
    By this alone, one is saved from the ocean of the world.

    Without love, one goes to the abode of Yama,
    But being endowed with love, one attains the immortal fruit.

    Blessed is the eye which is permeated with love.
    Without love it is like a pebble or stone.
    Like a gardener without a garden,
    the eye remains empty without love.
    What is the state of a human being without love?
    He is like one who is denied all delicacies,
    and whose mouth is filled only with dust.
    Without love one does not find the flow
    of the Sound Current.
    But when the flower of love blossoms,
    its fragrance is praised by all.

    Many are the paths prevalent in this world
    Knowing the proper wisdom, work out your own salvation.
    He who obtains a wise and discriminating Saint,
    Recognizes the path of salvation.

    The technique of love is truly the root of spirituality.
    Follow this technique as imparted by the Master.
    When with his grace the inner lamp is lighted,
    The true Naam, the support of all, comes to sight.

    Just as the lotus resides in water,
    It does not come to bloom by water.
    Only when the light of the sun appears,
    Does the lotus open its petals,
    As the contemplative (inner) eye opens to see.

    The spiritual lotus likewise resides in the human body
    which is like a pond.
    Its sustaining water is close to the lotus.
    But only when love for the Satguru arises,
    Does the inner lotus bloom,
    And one becomes a devotee of the Lord’s holy feet.

    Without love, there is no spiritual path.
    The path lives in love.

    With intensification of love, one comes in contact
    with the True Sound,
    And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss.

    When love and endearment are firmly ingrained,
    One attains the elixir of Naam, and enjoys its bliss.
    Being firmly entrenched in love and endearment,
    And being well-steeped in devotion,
    one obtains the true love.

    Without love one does not find the flow
    of the Sound Current.
    But when the flower of love blossoms,
    its fragrance is praised by all.

    — Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar
    http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com

    Selections from the Sant Dariya Sahib Website — Teachings of the Dariya Sahib Branch of Sant Mat

    Satpurush [God, True Eternal Being] sends souls (Sant Satgurus) to the world to liberate the living beings from the clutches of Kal [universal mind, lord of time]. Sant Dariya Saheb came to the world under the instructions of the Lord to liberate Jivas [souls]. Satpurush came to Dharkandha ([in the form of a Living Master) to a village in Bihar, India) to instruct Dariya Saheb. The Lord enthroned Sant Dariya and assured him to save the souls that followed his teachings [he became a Sant Satguru].

    Sant Dariya preached ahimsa (non-violence) against all living beings. According to him, unless the lamp of kindness is lighted, the soul cannot find the path that leads to the Lord.

    The teaching of Dariya Saheb is above sects, castes and religions. People belonging to any race, religion and caste can be benefited from His teaching. According to the teachings of this Sant [saint], all the men and women are the creation of the Satpurush. One should love and respect others as one expects love and respect from others. Harsh words should not be spoken. One should see his own image in others. Sant Dariya preached love and devotion to Satpurush only. According to Him no purpose is served by visiting places of pilgrimage if true devotion to the Lord is missing. Sant Dariya preached against ritualism. The human body has all the sixty eight tirthas (places of pilgrimage). It is the true mandir/masjid [temple of God] in which the Lord could be discovered and worshipped.

    Satpurush [God, the True, Eternal Being] is unborn, eternal, all-powerful, creator of everything. He does not take birth and meet death. He is beyond description. The soul [jiva] is the resident of Satlok [the True, Eternal Realm]. It has got entangled into the snare of Kal and is wandering in samsara (material universe, world of changes) in different forms. Satpurush sends Satgurus to the world of samsara to teach the misguided souls. Only the Satguru knows the path that liberates souls from the snares of Kal. The soul by following the teachings of the Satguru, gets liberated and goes to his permanent abode, that is Satlok.

    Devotion to Satpurush alone can free the souls from the clutches of Kal. Worship to poly-gods, ghosts and other celestial objects have been discouraged by the Sants (saints). Observance of rituals and wandering in places of pilgrimage without true devotion to the Lord serve no purpose. One should take vegetarian food only. Eating of meat is completely prohibited in his order [the order of Sant Dariya Sahib].

    Sant Dariya has advocated two paths only for attainment of nirvana:

    1. The Path of Knowledge (Gnosis, Mystical Experience Within)

    2. The Path of Bhakti (Devotion, Love)

    This human birth is most precious and it should not be lost in mere satisfaction of sensuous pleasures, accumulation of wealth and wielding power. Human birth should be utilised for the realisation of Pad-Nirvan (God). If this opportunity is lost, none can say when one would be fortunate to get the human birth again. The getting of human birth is rare. One does not become high or low from his origin of birth. By acquiring virtues and doing good deeds only, one becomes high.

    Like all other saints of Nirguna School [devotees of the Formless Lord of Love], Dariya Saheb discarded Avatarbad (belief in incarnations). He did not believe in the theory of Divine creation of four classes of people as Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Sudra.

    The soul and God are two different entities. The soul takes different forms (Rupas) in Samsara whereas God [Anadi Satpurush] is beyond Samsara. God is one while souls are many. Souls get tainted by the load of deeds and reaps the fruits of his actions [karma]. God is nirlep (beyond getting tainted).


    The Teachings of the Saints [Sant Mat] could be summarised in the following three:

    1. Right Gahani (Understanding)
    2. Right Rahani (Living)
    3. Simran (Mindfulness, Repeating God’s Name, Meditation)

    http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com


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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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