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Moved by the pangs of separation from the Beloved, peep through the latticed screen. You are unnecessarily idling away your time amidst the mind and the senses which are the aliens.
The perfect Sat Guru gives you the secrets of your true home. Stop wandering. You have got an opportunity to escape, this time. You will not have it again.
Now press the Til (sesamum seed), extract oil and kindle the flame within you.
[If you penetrate third Til [Third Eye], you will be a recipient of the current of ambrosia and will be able to get Darshan (Vision) of Jyoti (flame, inner Light).]
Radhasoami says that this is the first stage in the process of ascension to higher regions.
— Swami Ji Maharaj (Shiv Dayal Singh), Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume One
The Goal of Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: Our Path Back to the Source — The Inward Journey Back to God
"Sant Mat (the path and teachings as taught and practiced by Saints [Sant Satgurus]) delineates the path of union of soul with God. The teachings of the saints explain the re-uniting as follows:
"The individual soul has descended from the higher worlds [the Realm of the Divine] to this city of illusion, bodily existence. It has descended from the Soundless State to the essence of Sound, from that Sound to Light, and finally from the realm of Light to the realm of Darkness. The qualities (dharmas, natural tendencies) of the sense organs draw us downward and away from our true nature.
"The nature of the soul (atman) draws us upwards and inwards and establishes us in our own true nature. Returning to our origins involves turning inward: withdrawal of consciousness from the senses and the sense objects in order to go upward from the darkness to the realms of Light and Sound. [We experience this phenomenon of withdrawal as we pass from waking consciousness to deep sleep.] Another way to express this is to go inward from the external sense organs to the depth of the inner self. (Both of these expressions are the metaphors that signify the same movement). The natural tendencies of the soul (atman) are to move from outward to inward. The current of consciousness which is dispersed in the nine gates of the body and the senses, must be collected at the tenth gate.
"The tenth gate is the gathering point of consciousness. Therein lies the path for our return. The tenth gate is also known as the sixth chakra, the third eye, bindu, the center located between the two eyebrows. This is the gateway through which we leave the gates of the sense organs and enter in the divine realms and finally become established in the soul. We travel back from the Realm of Darkness to the Realm of Light, from the Light to the Divine Sound, and from the Realm of Sound to the Soundless State. This is called turning back to the Source.
"This is what dharma or religion really intends to teach us. This is the essence of dharma." — Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, “Harmony Of All Religions”: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/santmat
Those Practitioners Who Assiduously Practice Meditation Will Behold Wonderful Visions Within
Maharshi Mehi Paramhans Ji Paramhans has said, “Sit on a pure ‘Asana’ (small piece of mat, carpet, cloth or woolen sheet, etc.) with your back, neck and head held in a straight (vertical) line. Then keeping your mouth and eyes closed, internally chant the name of the deity you worship (or master) [simran], and internally visualize the form of your (Guru or) desired deity [dhyan]. By doing so regularly, with loving devotion and perseverance, the mind gradually gets purified.”
That is, the practitioner should sit in a comfortable posture holding his body, neck and head motionless in a straight line, close his mouth and eyes, and first practice manas japa (mentally reciting or chanting — without using or moving the lips or the tongue — the sacred mantra, given by the Guru, repeatedly with the fullest attention and alertness). This should be followed by manas dhyan (fixedly gazing at the imagined form of the Guru within us, keeping our eyes closed). Practicing thus regularly and with sincere love, the mind gets purified. The mind is, by its very nature, fickle and prone to frequently straying from manas japa and manas dhyan. If that happens while meditating, it should be immediately brought back to focus on its due target. Thus perseveringly practicing pratyahara (the process of applying the mind back, again and again, every time it drifts away, to the selected target), the mind slowly gains in strength and is able to hold or stick to its goal. With the mind getting focused thus, the inner Current, the current of Light, is subsequently easy to grasp, facilitating the journey ahead. This is why, Gurudev (Maharshi Mehi Paramhans Ji Maharaj) has said:
"The mind (while trying to focus it on a fixed target) often strays to numerous other thoughts. In all such cases when the mind wanders away from the target (as soon as its flight to objects or subjects other than the target is realized), immediately … Bring it back, again and again, and focus it on your target. Thus practicing the ‘pratyahara’ (the process or practice of repeatedly bringing the mind back to focus on its target every time it strays), acquire the state of ‘dharana’ (the state of mind staying focused on the target for a short duration)."
Move ahead and ascend yourself, counsels Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, holding on to the Current in the Inner Sky, then move further ahead.” We will have to merge into the Current of Light that is always there, within our own body. Those practitioners who assiduously practice meditation will behold wonderful spectacles within their own house (body).
— Swami Achyutanand Baba, “Yoga of Inner Light and Sound” — Online Book: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/96228547/Yoga-of-Inner-Light-and-Sound
Couplets on Inner Sound and Light Meditation by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj
Begin meditation with internally chanting or repeating the Guru-mantra (the charged words given by the Master).
And then try to visualize the radiant form or image of the Satguru in the still darkness of the inner sky (with eyes closed).
Follow that with focusing your attention at the seat of the soul within, i.e. at the Third Eye or the Inner Eye or the Til Dwaar, by making the two streams of consciousness in your two eyes converge in a Point.
When the two currents of consciousness meet in a Point, Divine Light appears within.
Then, practice Surat Shabd Yoga (Yoga of Divine Sound) i.e., try to shift your attention to listening to the Divine Sounds or myriads of melodies (Anahad Naad) ringing inside. Listening to the Divine Sound destroys all the perversions, agitations and fickleness of the mind.
Ascending beyond or transcending myriads of sounds, try to identify and tune in to the Quintessential Unstruck Melody, called “Saar Shabd” or “Anaahat Naad” which alone is capable of taking you and merging you into oneness with the Supreme Lord; this is the ultimate deliverance or liberation. ////////
Harmony Of All Religions, by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106514513/Harmony-Of-All-Religions
A Spiritual Discourse by Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba, Sant Mat Tradition (Bhakti of the Inner Light and Sound of God): http://www.scribd.com/doc/118372093/Shri-Swami-Bhagirath-Baba-A-Spiritual-Discourse
Yoga of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand Baba, Translated by Pravesh K. Singh: http://www.scribd.com/doc/96228547/Yoga-of-Inner-Light-and-Sound
Quality Meditation Practice — Focusing One’s Attention (Surat)
"If you do the practice for a few days, the inner way will open before you. It is the path to reach the One God, the Most High." (Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras)
"Another indication of love, faith, and fervor is that one applies oneself diligently and enthusiastically to internal spiritual practices (abhyas), and also gets some bliss in it." (Huzur Maharaj, Prem Patra Radhasoami, Volume 5)
"The Current of consciousness which is dispersed in the nine gates of the body and the nine senses must be collected at the tenth gate (the sixth chakra, the Third Eye, Bindu, Center between the eyebrows). Therein lies the path for our return." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"Whatever little is possible, do meditation everyday. But never ever give up or discontinue meditation. You will definitely meet with success." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"All of you please keep on practicing meditation regularly, everyday. Gurudev will bestow you with success!" (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"We sit in meditation, fail to concentrate, and get upset or fed up. A pessimistic thinking sets in as to whether or not ‘I would be able to do it.’ No, we should not get nervous, or anxious. Nor should we nurture any doubts in our minds. We must go on trying, with persistence and perseverance." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"The main hindrances to success in the practice of meditation are the following: procrastination and laziness, activity of thoughts during meditation (day dreaming, fanciful imagination, planning, the rising of any kinds of thoughts)." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"Unless we overcome the magnanimous challenge of procrastination and curb the ever-rising tide of mental activity during meditation, we cannot reach our Noble (arya) destination (state of unity with God). The un-vigilant practitioners usually become engrossed in thoughts or fall sleep. These formidable passes must be crossed for success." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"During meditation we should be vigilant and awake. Whatever is our point of focus, we should diligently keep our mind on that goal and we will not be bothered by sleep." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"In this process of dhyan, the scattered consciousness gets fully collected and there appears a Refulgent Point which is according to holy Bhagwad Gita is the Infinitesimal Form of God. There appears the Refulgent Lights in the inner darkness and our consciousness starts hearing inner divine Sounds. In this state the true Master guides the practitioner…." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
"Without formless or subtle meditation, attainment of Inner Light is impossible. You must get yourself out of darkness. How will this happen? Prat-ya-hara — bringing the mind back — is followed by dha-rana, sustaining of focus for small periods. At first this will be for even a small time. Pratyanhara is the repeated practice of bringing the wandering mind to a focus. By repetitive practice of pratyahara we are able to focus for a little while on the object of meditation. This focusing for small periods is known as dharana. When this Dharana continues for extended periods, then the state of dhyana or complete focus occurs." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)
The Infinitesimal Point: Opening To Realms of Inner Light
"This calls for a motionless, still gazing ahead right in front of the center of the two eyes in the inner dark void that is seen upon closing our eyes gently. The art of gazing in the inner dark vastness that the currents of consciousness present in the two eyes, meet at a Point, so the gaze gets fixed in a Point, has to be learnt from an accomplished Guru and practiced regularly with utmost faith and sincerity. It must be noted here that Sants warn strictly against any kind of imagining of the presence of a Point within. Whenever the two currents meet, a bright Point is automatically seen — it does not have to be imagined or visualized. Whenever this happens, breathing adjusts automatically. Awareness of own body and surroundings is lost even as the meditator is fully alert and conscious internally. Ascension or transcendence is a direct corollary of concentration, collection of attention. As a result, thus, of awareness shrinking completely into an absolute Point, the ‘jiva’ or ‘Surat’ (non-liberated individual soul that is combined with the mind, etc…) pierces through or transcends the gross sphere, and ascends into the astral sphere where countless varieties of Sounds called Anahad (‘ana’ meaning ‘no’, and ‘had’ meaning limit or boundary) Nada (Sounds) are heard. Brilliant lights, innumerable worlds, stars, moon, sun, advanced souls, etc…., etc…. are seen by the practitioner, who has become completely oblivious of, or has left behind the gross universe (that his physical body exists in) behind. The soul keeps flying in the inner sky like a bird, sighting all the magnificent scenes. Hence Bindu Dhyan or the Yoga of Light is also known as the ‘vihangam marg’ (vihangam means ‘bird’, and marg means ‘path’). The perceiver becomes indescribably enthralled, ecstatic by the mesmerizing sights. But he has to move on, resisting these temptations, and rise still further to accomplish his ultimate Goal, which is Self-Realization or God-Realization."
— From the Preamble of, Yoga of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand Baba, translated by Pravesh K. Singh — Online Book: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/96228547/Yoga-of-Inner-Light-and-Sound
Do not live even a single day without inner meditation." — Baba Devi Sahab
"Light and Sound are the energy [facets] and eternal forms of Paramatma (the Supreme Spirit). The Sant tradition describes two sequential techniques used to experience the divine nature. The first of these is Bindu Dhyana (Preksha Dhyana). This is the technique of focused seeing, the Yoga of Light. The second technique is Surat Shabda Yoga. It is method to focus on inner Sounds; the Yoga of Sound…..
"Many of the saints discuss the need for mantra japa (recitation of a divine name) and meditation on a sacred form as preparatory practices for Bindu Dhyana and Surat Shabda Yoga. These disciplines enable the practitioner to have success with the subtler forms of meditation."
— Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106514513/Harmony-Of-All-Religions
“Look for and search for God within yourself, within your own body. God resides inside - look for him there.” (Maharshi Mehi)
If you are an ocean, I am like a wave; I rise from you and I retire and return unto you.” (Swami Ji Maharaj)
Stairway To Heaven, the Inner Sound
Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?
….. And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
To Learn About Meditation on the Inner Sound, the Music of the Spheres: See the booklet, Surat Shabd Yoga: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/116995894/Surat-Shabd-Yoga-The-Yoga-of-the-Celestial-Sound-Current
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." — Buddha http://santmat.tumblr.com/post/29203223543/each-morning-we-are-born-again-what-we-do-today
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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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