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    Vegetarianism is Going Vegan: If Mahavira, Kabir, Guru Nanak, Tulsi Sahib, Dariya Sahib, etc… were with us today, they would not only be advocating a vegetarian diet, but based on the cruelty of the modern-day dairy industry and factory farming violating ahimsa ethical values, these great saints would be advocating a cruelty-free vegan diet.
    From my latest blog/newsletter on Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com/2014/07/july-27th-2014-light-and-sound-on-path.html

    Tagged: sant mat meditation, santmat, india, path of the masters, soul travel, living mystics, sacred texts, eastern religions, gnostic, saints, vegan, vegetarian, ahimsa,
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    If you want the truth,
    I’ll tell you the truth:
    Listen to the secret sound,
    the real sound,
    which is inside you.
    Kabir  (via pax-caelestis)

    (via pax-caelestis)


    Tagged: kabir, sant mat, surat shabd yoga, radhasoami, living master, initiation, inner light and sound meditation, sant mat meditation,
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    Hearing the Subtle Sounds of Inner Space: Sant Kabir Sahab says:


    “A rare practitioner who abides by the knowledge given by the guru listens to the subtle Sound of Inner Space. First that Sound emanates from the bindu or Ajna Chakra (third eye). A practitioner who can withdraw his mind from the nine gates of the body and concentrate in the tenth gate, he or she alone is able to hear that subtle Sound.”


    Sant Tulsi Sahab says: “Enter into the Inner empty Space (Shunya) of Sushumna and listen to the Sound that is beckoning you toward the Divine. This Sound has been vibrating since the beginning of creation. If you want to meet your True Friend (Supreme Being) then constantly and carefully listen to that Sound. This body is the sacred holy place (Ka’ba, the holiest place in Islam) created by the Divine, and within it is found the arch (the higher realms of macrocosm beginning from the tenth gate). It is the inner sanctum within, in which is found the Divine Sound reverberating. O practitioner, listen with full concentration; the Sound that originated from the Divine is constantly reverberating and calling you.”

    Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chal Hansa Nij Desh)

    Tagged: sant mat meditation, inner light and sound, meditation, surat shabd yoga, sant mat, radhasaomi, sound of silence, nada yoga, kabir, tulsi sahib,
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    Souls Riding the Sound Current During Meditation Practice


Huzur Maharaj [Rai Salig Ram] describes surat, the spirit entity [the soul], as a particle or the smallest representative unit of the Supreme Being like the ray of sun or drop of ocean. It has originated from the Supreme Being and has in essence all the attributes of the Supreme Being. Since Shabd [the Sound Current, “The Word”] is the First Manifestation of the Supreme Being, the spirit-entity has a natural affinity with it.


Situated inward at the focus of the two eyes known as the teesra til [third eye center], the spirit-entity has been called the surat. As it descends at the heart centre and functions in the world, it is called jiva. Surat gives energy to every part of the body acting as the life-giving current. Though invisible, it can be known through its functioning. As it descends from above, it imparts vitality to mind, and then it combines with the current of mind and supplies vitality to sense organs. The jivas come in contact with material objects, and experience pleasure and pain through the sense organs. (The Radhasoami Faith — A Historical Study, Agra)

The Condition of the Soul (Jiva) — The Change of It’s Powers with the Change of the Dimensions It Has Access To


At present the spirit entity of a human being is residing in the third or material-spiritual region, and has, therefore, to do all the work here by means of the senses and the mind which are mediums between it and the material objects, and consequently, as a natural result, its power has become quite hampered. But as soon as it begins to ascend [during meditation practice], the powers, which are now lying dormant, become active and the spirit entity acquires ultra-material or higher power.

The Method of Taking Back the Spirit Entity to It’s Original Source is to Ride the Sound Current


The method for taking back the spirit entity to its Supreme Source is first to concentrate at the focus of eyes the spirit entity and mind which are defused in our body and in a manner tied to external objects by desires and passions, and next to commence its journey Homewards by attending to the Internal Sound, or in other words, by riding the Life or Sound Current which has originally emanated from the Supreme Source [Surat Shabd Meditation].


The Current which has been instrumental in having brought it down here must naturally be the ‘Path’ for its return to the Original Source, and whoever finds this Current is on the Path of Emancipation. (Huzur Maharaj, in, Radhasoami Mat Prakash)

Riding the Sound Current, the Stream of Celestial Music (By Focusing Attention on it, Merging with it During Inner Sound Meditation)


…..Consciousness can be released from the mortal frame by attaching itself to the Stream of Celestial Music radiating from the top of the head and beyond. To do this, she [Mataji] said, one first must be initiated by a genuine mystic [Master] who has gained access to the higher realms. The practice itself, although it may take years to master, sounds relatively simple. The body should be kept perfectly still with one particular posture held for at least three hours. One may choose a cross-legged position (like the yogis in the lotus pose) or a more comfortable, relaxed position in a chair. Keeping the back erect and the mind alert, one continuously repeats God’s name as given by his/her guru. This simran, as Mataji termed it, should be done with one’s attention centered behind closed eyes.


Coupled with this physical stillness and ceaseless repetition of God’s Name [simran practice], the next step is to contemplate the Light within. At first, Mataji pointed out, there will be only darkness but eventually Light will appear in the form of either small flashes or small star-like points. In any case, one should focus on the radiance, keeping one’s simran intact and allowing the Light to draw the soul inward. The third and most important step, Mataji said, is to listen to the Sound that issues forth from the Light. It is this Internal Music which will numb the body and allow the consciousness to leave its ordinary dwelling. By riding this Current of Light and Sound, like a fish going upstream, the soul will be able to go back to its Original Home. (Yogani Mataji, Enchanted Land)

    Souls Riding the Sound Current During Meditation Practice


    Huzur Maharaj [Rai Salig Ram] describes surat, the spirit entity [the soul], as a particle or the smallest representative unit of the Supreme Being like the ray of sun or drop of ocean. It has originated from the Supreme Being and has in essence all the attributes of the Supreme Being. Since Shabd [the Sound Current, “The Word”] is the First Manifestation of the Supreme Being, the spirit-entity has a natural affinity with it.


    Situated inward at the focus of the two eyes known as the teesra til [third eye center], the spirit-entity has been called the surat. As it descends at the heart centre and functions in the world, it is called jiva. Surat gives energy to every part of the body acting as the life-giving current. Though invisible, it can be known through its functioning. As it descends from above, it imparts vitality to mind, and then it combines with the current of mind and supplies vitality to sense organs. The jivas come in contact with material objects, and experience pleasure and pain through the sense organs. (The Radhasoami Faith — A Historical Study, Agra)


    The Condition of the Soul (Jiva) — The Change of It’s Powers with the Change of the Dimensions It Has Access To


    At present the spirit entity of a human being is residing in the third or material-spiritual region, and has, therefore, to do all the work here by means of the senses and the mind which are mediums between it and the material objects, and consequently, as a natural result, its power has become quite hampered. But as soon as it begins to ascend [during meditation practice], the powers, which are now lying dormant, become active and the spirit entity acquires ultra-material or higher power.


    The Method of Taking Back the Spirit Entity to It’s Original Source is to Ride the Sound Current


    The method for taking back the spirit entity to its Supreme Source is first to concentrate at the focus of eyes the spirit entity and mind which are defused in our body and in a manner tied to external objects by desires and passions, and next to commence its journey Homewards by attending to the Internal Sound, or in other words, by riding the Life or Sound Current which has originally emanated from the Supreme Source [Surat Shabd Meditation].


    The Current which has been instrumental in having brought it down here must naturally be the ‘Path’ for its return to the Original Source, and whoever finds this Current is on the Path of Emancipation. (Huzur Maharaj, in, Radhasoami Mat Prakash)


    Riding the Sound Current, the Stream of Celestial Music (By Focusing Attention on it, Merging with it During Inner Sound Meditation)


    …..Consciousness can be released from the mortal frame by attaching itself to the Stream of Celestial Music radiating from the top of the head and beyond. To do this, she [Mataji] said, one first must be initiated by a genuine mystic [Master] who has gained access to the higher realms. The practice itself, although it may take years to master, sounds relatively simple. The body should be kept perfectly still with one particular posture held for at least three hours. One may choose a cross-legged position (like the yogis in the lotus pose) or a more comfortable, relaxed position in a chair. Keeping the back erect and the mind alert, one continuously repeats God’s name as given by his/her guru. This simran, as Mataji termed it, should be done with one’s attention centered behind closed eyes.


    Coupled with this physical stillness and ceaseless repetition of God’s Name [simran practice], the next step is to contemplate the Light within. At first, Mataji pointed out, there will be only darkness but eventually Light will appear in the form of either small flashes or small star-like points. In any case, one should focus on the radiance, keeping one’s simran intact and allowing the Light to draw the soul inward. The third and most important step, Mataji said, is to listen to the Sound that issues forth from the Light. It is this Internal Music which will numb the body and allow the consciousness to leave its ordinary dwelling. By riding this Current of Light and Sound, like a fish going upstream, the soul will be able to go back to its Original Home. (Yogani Mataji, Enchanted Land)


    Tagged: sant mat meditation, surat shabd yoga, sound current, audible life stream, inner sound, sant mat, radhasoami, meditation, soul travel,
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    Inner Seeing During Meditation — Beyond the Darkness there is Light: “Gaze within and behold what lies beyond this dark curtain. The secret of the fourteen realms will, for certain, be disclosed to you. Do not let your attention slip, see that you are ever vigilant.” (Sant Tulsi Sahib)
    Tagged: inner vision, third eye, sant mat meditation, look within, inner Light,
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    Maharshi Mehi Paramhans on Sant Mat Meditation Practice:


    “In the easy posture of sitting, practice Maanas Jap [simran] and Maanas Dhyaan [dhyan] of Satgurudeo with eyes closed. Having acquired some ability of concentration, practice Dristi Yoga and transcend into the realm of Divine Light from the darkness of microcosm by grasping Bindu (point)… Listen to the various inner musical sounds and thus the surat (spirit-force) transcending and ascending ahead and upward breaking the inner layers or concealments will establish itself in the divine realm of light of macrocosm from the darkness of microcosm. The spirit-force will proceed even beyond the region by the yoga of sound and will grasp the pure spiritual sound known as Sat Dhun, Ram Nam, Sar Shabda, etc. in Sant’s literature leaving behind the sounds of lower spheres. The sound is pure, unqualified and purely spiritual in its self-existence. This sound merging in the Soundless State will also lose its existence there.


    “Truth and abode of eternal peace is only the Supreme Being described as one beyond the sound or soundless by Sants. He is beyond Kshar (perishable) and Akshar (Imperishable) and so beyond unqualified and qualified. He is beyond the reach of eyes and other senses, nameless, beyond description and the abode of bliss. He is beyond the reach of mind and attributes of all other senses. This is the self-existence of the Supreme who is the Lord of the universe and omnipresent for extending help.”


    Tagged: sant mat meditation, inner light and sound, meditation, soul travel,
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    Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba on Meditation Practice


The practitioner, if he or she sits for meditation, always must keep his/her head, neck and spinal cord (back) completely straight. The respiration process will naturally become slowed if one sits straight, and thus it is a helping factor in meditation and Jap [simran]… 


Sants/yogis have fixed times of meditation. Those times are: 1) in the pre-dawn, i.e. three hours before sunrise, 2) after taking a bath during the day [mid day], and 3) during the evening (after the sun sets). Meditation done in these three time is called Trayakaal Sandhyaa (thrice-daily meditation). A practitioner must sit for meditation in these three times, and also should do Maanas Jap ([simran] repeating the Guru-instructed mantra), or Maanas Dhyaan (involving mind in visualizing Guru’s form inside), while doing worldly work. 


In the evening just before going to bed, the practitioner should sit in meditation for two to four minutes and then go to sleep. A practitioner can continue Maanas Jap or Maanas Dhyaan or keep his/her vision straight inside with closed eyes laying in bed. This practice protects one from terrible, unpleasant dreams, and on the other hand the practitioner can be benefited with the appearance of sages/sants or Satsang in the dream state. The appearance (seeing) of sants/sages in the dream state is an indication of spiritual-upwardness (progress).”


“On closing the eyes everyone sees the darkness inside, whether he/she belongs to whatsoever creed, caste, country or he/she be young, child, old, male, female, scholar or illiterate. This darkness has not been created by the people or gods. This darkness has been created by the Supreme Sovereign God. There are three layers (coverings) over the Jeeva atmaa (Individual Soul). Those are: darkness, light and sound. Darkness is the shadow of the light. This darkness is the first layer on the Jeeva (individual soul) whom all beings see. One who crosses this layer of darkness through a special kind of meditation sees the inner light within oneself. This inner light is called Aatma-Aalok (Light of the self) or Brahma-Prakash (Divine Light). On achieving it, the Divya- Drishti (Divine Eye, Third Eye) opens completely.”

— For the complete discourse, go to: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/118372093/Shri-Swami-Bhagirath-Baba-A-Spiritual-Discourse

    Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba on Meditation Practice


    The practitioner, if he or she sits for meditation, always must keep his/her head, neck and spinal cord (back) completely straight. The respiration process will naturally become slowed if one sits straight, and thus it is a helping factor in meditation and Jap [simran]…


    Sants/yogis have fixed times of meditation. Those times are: 1) in the pre-dawn, i.e. three hours before sunrise, 2) after taking a bath during the day [mid day], and 3) during the evening (after the sun sets). Meditation done in these three time is called Trayakaal Sandhyaa (thrice-daily meditation). A practitioner must sit for meditation in these three times, and also should do Maanas Jap ([simran] repeating the Guru-instructed mantra), or Maanas Dhyaan (involving mind in visualizing Guru’s form inside), while doing worldly work.


    In the evening just before going to bed, the practitioner should sit in meditation for two to four minutes and then go to sleep. A practitioner can continue Maanas Jap or Maanas Dhyaan or keep his/her vision straight inside with closed eyes laying in bed. This practice protects one from terrible, unpleasant dreams, and on the other hand the practitioner can be benefited with the appearance of sages/sants or Satsang in the dream state. The appearance (seeing) of sants/sages in the dream state is an indication of spiritual-upwardness (progress).”


    “On closing the eyes everyone sees the darkness inside, whether he/she belongs to whatsoever creed, caste, country or he/she be young, child, old, male, female, scholar or illiterate. This darkness has not been created by the people or gods. This darkness has been created by the Supreme Sovereign God. There are three layers (coverings) over the Jeeva atmaa (Individual Soul). Those are: darkness, light and sound. Darkness is the shadow of the light. This darkness is the first layer on the Jeeva (individual soul) whom all beings see. One who crosses this layer of darkness through a special kind of meditation sees the inner light within oneself. This inner light is called Aatma-Aalok (Light of the self) or Brahma-Prakash (Divine Light). On achieving it, the Divya- Drishti (Divine Eye, Third Eye) opens completely.”


    — For the complete discourse, go to: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/118372093/Shri-Swami-Bhagirath-Baba-A-Spiritual-Discourse


    Tagged: sant mat meditation, sant mat, third eye, soul travel, inner light and sound,
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    The Inverted Well, Mystic Verses (Bhajan) of Sant Tulsi Sahib


This poem describes the inner spiritual experience which comes after crossing the third eye center during meditation. It is reminiscent of a similar poem by Paltu, who also compares the inward journey through the third eye center to realms within to an inverted well. 


Lakhi akas oundha kua 

I beheld in the firmament an inverted well,
and was filled with the resplendence of the
Light within.
In the resplendence of brilliant Light, I had a
glimpse within the flame;
All was suffused with brightness, and I had
a peep into myself.
The path leading to the shores of
Mansarovar* was revealed unto me.
In the Sukhmana* I went into a trance and
then crossed to the other side.
Whosoever hath thus experienced, O Tulsi,
hath got the pledge of union from the
Lord.
I beheld in the firmament an inverted well,
and was filled with resplendence of Light
within.

Saints show us the Path of Sound and Light,
They still the mind and raise it to the skies
within.
The soul gets concentrated at the Door and
is in bliss;
Ascending the celestial skies she is in sight
of Gagan (Inner Mystic Sky of the Second Stage).
The fortunate soul sets out on its journey
along with the Divine Melody;
Listening to this Celestial Music day by day,
she becomes detached.

— Sant Tulsi Sahib (Book of Shabdavali)


*Notes:


“Mansarovar:” A lake of nectar in the third spiritual region, a baptism in which makes the soul absolutely pure.


“Sukhmana:” The central Current in the finer body, starting from the Eye Center and leading upward to the higher spiritual regions.

    The Inverted Well, Mystic Verses (Bhajan) of Sant Tulsi Sahib


    This poem describes the inner spiritual experience which comes after crossing the third eye center during meditation. It is reminiscent of a similar poem by Paltu, who also compares the inward journey through the third eye center to realms within to an inverted well.


    Lakhi akas oundha kua


    I beheld in the firmament an inverted well,
    and was filled with the resplendence of the
    Light within.
    In the resplendence of brilliant Light, I had a
    glimpse within the flame;
    All was suffused with brightness, and I had
    a peep into myself.
    The path leading to the shores of
    Mansarovar* was revealed unto me.
    In the Sukhmana* I went into a trance and
    then crossed to the other side.
    Whosoever hath thus experienced, O Tulsi,
    hath got the pledge of union from the
    Lord.
    I beheld in the firmament an inverted well,
    and was filled with resplendence of Light
    within.


    Saints show us the Path of Sound and Light,
    They still the mind and raise it to the skies
    within.
    The soul gets concentrated at the Door and
    is in bliss;
    Ascending the celestial skies she is in sight
    of Gagan (Inner Mystic Sky of the Second Stage).
    The fortunate soul sets out on its journey
    along with the Divine Melody;
    Listening to this Celestial Music day by day,
    she becomes detached.


    — Sant Tulsi Sahib (Book of Shabdavali)


    *Notes:


    “Mansarovar:” A lake of nectar in the third spiritual region, a baptism in which makes the soul absolutely pure.


    “Sukhmana:” The central Current in the finer body, starting from the Eye Center and leading upward to the higher spiritual regions.


    Tagged: tulsi sahib, santmat, sant mat, sant-mat, sant_mat, sant.mat, santmat_mystic, Sant Mat Meditation, gnostic, india, soul travel, ascension, spiritual love, bhakti, surat shabd yoga,
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    Why We Seek to See the Inner Light (in Sant Mat Meditation): Getting Off the Wheel of Reincarnation    


“If anyone does not receive the Light while he is here, he will not be able to receive it in the other place either.” (Gnostic Gospel of Philip, Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt)


Gnostic Book of Pistis Sophia: “All the rulers (archons) of the height have tried to deceive me into believing that I am only a body of matter without Light in it. And after this the merciless powers surrounded me, and tried to take away all the Light that was in me. But You appeared to me out of the darkness and I trusted You, O Light, and said: ‘You are the one who liberated me. I thank You O Light for having compassion on me. And You have saved me, O Light, with your Gnosis [Mystical Knowledge].’”


Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: “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. For example, as we are sitting in visible light right now we are able to see one another. However, if the power goes out, ensuing total darkness, we will not be able to see others. We will not even be aware of other people, coming and going. In this analogy ‘light’ signifies knowledge and ‘darkness’ signifies ignorance. 


“In the same manner when we see darkness with our eyes closed, we are in the realm of death and re-birth [we are unaware of our true nature]. When we come out of the realm of darkness and enter into the realm of Light, we will at the same time transcend the web of death. It is not possible that we can remain in darkness and be free from the net of birth and death. Having achieved inner Light we can be liberated from the cycle of birth and death.” 


Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj: “The practitioner here experiences the joys of the Light realm. There are many regions within the Light realm, with each higher realm being exponentially larger than the previous. Also the bliss and joy of each successive realm increases greatly. In this realm of Light the practitioner sees and converses with his guru and receives further instruction for advancing. The student sees many wonders within each realm.”

    Why We Seek to See the Inner Light (in Sant Mat Meditation): Getting Off the Wheel of Reincarnation


    “If anyone does not receive the Light while he is here, he will not be able to receive it in the other place either.” (Gnostic Gospel of Philip, Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt)


    Gnostic Book of Pistis Sophia: “All the rulers (archons) of the height have tried to deceive me into believing that I am only a body of matter without Light in it. And after this the merciless powers surrounded me, and tried to take away all the Light that was in me. But You appeared to me out of the darkness and I trusted You, O Light, and said: ‘You are the one who liberated me. I thank You O Light for having compassion on me. And You have saved me, O Light, with your Gnosis [Mystical Knowledge].’”


    Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: “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. For example, as we are sitting in visible light right now we are able to see one another. However, if the power goes out, ensuing total darkness, we will not be able to see others. We will not even be aware of other people, coming and going. In this analogy ‘light’ signifies knowledge and ‘darkness’ signifies ignorance.


    “In the same manner when we see darkness with our eyes closed, we are in the realm of death and re-birth [we are unaware of our true nature]. When we come out of the realm of darkness and enter into the realm of Light, we will at the same time transcend the web of death. It is not possible that we can remain in darkness and be free from the net of birth and death. Having achieved inner Light we can be liberated from the cycle of birth and death.”


    Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj: “The practitioner here experiences the joys of the Light realm. There are many regions within the Light realm, with each higher realm being exponentially larger than the previous. Also the bliss and joy of each successive realm increases greatly. In this realm of Light the practitioner sees and converses with his guru and receives further instruction for advancing. The student sees many wonders within each realm.”


    Tagged: inner light and sound, Sant Mat Meditation, Meditation, surat shabd yoga, radhasoami, God, Light, Light of God, inner Light, gnostic, pistis sophia, living gnosis now,
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    Why We Repeat Sacred Names Mentally During Meditation Practice Instead of Out Loud: “Sants state upanshu (murmuring) japa has ten times qualitatively more focusing power than Vacaka (loud) japa. Svasa japa (breath recitation) yields a hundred times more concentration than upanshu. Manas (mental) japa on the other hand creates one thousand times more concentration than svasa japa. Mental japa is on the same platform as meditation. Therefore, efficiency of mantra is determined by the intensity of concentration.


    “Manas Japa [Simran, Zikhr]: This involves repetition of the mantra internally and mentally. In this method neither the tongue nor lips move. The breath is not used, nor rosary or any other means of counting. Only through the mind is the mantra recited. This japa or repetition is the essence of other mantra techniques. It is a form of meditation.” (Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj, The Inward Journey of the Soul)


    Tagged: manap jap, manas japa, mantras, simran, zikhr, sacred words, mental chant, sant mat meditation, surat shabd yoga,
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    "Meditation on Bindu [inner Light/inner Seeing] and Nada [inner Sound] occupies the highest pedestal in Sant Mat [the Path of the Masters], for this meditation is the only means to scale the dizziest of heights that a spiritual seeker can ever aspire for." (Swami Achyutanand)


    Online Audio Book! Click on the speaker icon at the Internet Archive Page for the Book: https://archive.org/stream/YogaOfInnerLightAndSound/Yoga_Of_Inner_Light_And_Sound_#page/n1/mode/2up


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    "By practicing devotion through these four techniques — Manas Japa (Simran, recitation of a divine name or names), Manas Dhyana (Dhyan, focus on the divine form), Dristi Sadhana (Inner Light Meditation), and Nadanusandhana Yoga (Surat Shabd Yoga — Inner Sound Meditation, concentration on the inner divine Sounds) — the practitioner consecutively transcends the realms of darkness, Light, and Sound which cloak the Supreme Truth — the Divine Reality." (Maharshi Mehi)
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    "The Light of one soul is equal to that of sixteen suns." (Book of Anurag Sagar, The Ocean of Love)

    "The Light of one soul is equal to that of sixteen suns." (Book of Anurag Sagar, The Ocean of Love)


    Tagged: kabir, soul, inner light, cosmos, sant mat meditation,
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     The Inner Voyage of Light and Sound

"Before the inner voyage of Light and Sound can begin, the meditator must become adept at withdrawing his/her attention from the world and concentrating one pointedly at the third eye center. Accordingly, when the neophyte has achieved even a modicum of success, having sensations of numbness just up to the solar plexus, flashes of light will begin to manifest. At first it appears that the light is coming and going, causing the phenomenon of bright sparks, but in actuality it is the mind which is ascending and descending (Charan Singh, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1979). 

"The feeling of physical insensibility is one of the important "acid tests" to determine if the mediation process is proceeding correctly. Starting in the feet, numbness rises slowly through the lower extremities, until the entire body feels like stone. When such a voluntary paralysis occurs, the meditator gravitates more to the inner universe than to the outer one. According to the masters (Julian P. Johnson, 1974), it is the function of simran to instigate this type of benumbing impression, which releases the mind from its constructing hold on the material corpus.

"It is at this junction when the meditator senses an intense feeling of upward movement, as if being literally pulled by a magnetic force. This sucking effect is the direct result of one’s attention moving inward away from the outer orifices. Though it but a preliminary stage, the student experiences first-hand what it is like to have an out-of-body sensation. With practice, the meditator finally does achieve total out-of-body consciousness, traveling at immense speeds through regions of darkness, not dissimilar in content to reports of clinically dead patients who have been resuscitated (Raymond Moody, 1975, Kenneth Ring, 1980, Darshan Singh, 1982). After complete withdrawal from the physical body, the neophyte’s capacity for inner sight (nirat) and sound (surat) increases tremendously, enabling him/her to see and hear clearly what was only thought before to be a figment of religious imagination. Accompanying this ability is also the realization of a super-conscious state of awareness, remarkably more vivid and lucid than the ordinary waking state (Sawan Singh, 1974)." 

— from “The Journey” chapter of the book, “Enchanted Land — A Journey with the Saints of India”, MSAC  Philosophy Group: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/151013915/Enchanted-Land

    The Inner Voyage of Light and Sound

    "Before the inner voyage of Light and Sound can begin, the meditator must become adept at withdrawing his/her attention from the world and concentrating one pointedly at the third eye center. Accordingly, when the neophyte has achieved even a modicum of success, having sensations of numbness just up to the solar plexus, flashes of light will begin to manifest. At first it appears that the light is coming and going, causing the phenomenon of bright sparks, but in actuality it is the mind which is ascending and descending (Charan Singh, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1979).

    "The feeling of physical insensibility is one of the important "acid tests" to determine if the mediation process is proceeding correctly. Starting in the feet, numbness rises slowly through the lower extremities, until the entire body feels like stone. When such a voluntary paralysis occurs, the meditator gravitates more to the inner universe than to the outer one. According to the masters (Julian P. Johnson, 1974), it is the function of simran to instigate this type of benumbing impression, which releases the mind from its constructing hold on the material corpus.

    "It is at this junction when the meditator senses an intense feeling of upward movement, as if being literally pulled by a magnetic force. This sucking effect is the direct result of one’s attention moving inward away from the outer orifices. Though it but a preliminary stage, the student experiences first-hand what it is like to have an out-of-body sensation. With practice, the meditator finally does achieve total out-of-body consciousness, traveling at immense speeds through regions of darkness, not dissimilar in content to reports of clinically dead patients who have been resuscitated (Raymond Moody, 1975, Kenneth Ring, 1980, Darshan Singh, 1982). After complete withdrawal from the physical body, the neophyte’s capacity for inner sight (nirat) and sound (surat) increases tremendously, enabling him/her to see and hear clearly what was only thought before to be a figment of religious imagination. Accompanying this ability is also the realization of a super-conscious state of awareness, remarkably more vivid and lucid than the ordinary waking state (Sawan Singh, 1974)."

    — from “The Journey” chapter of the book, “Enchanted Land — A Journey with the Saints of India”, MSAC Philosophy Group: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/151013915/Enchanted-Land


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    Soul Travel via Meditation: “The soul leaves the body and reaches the reservoir of Light. It merges into this Light, as water merges into water.” (Sant Dadu Dayal of Rajasthan)
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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,

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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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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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