Every year, the Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland, attracts crowds to witness the solstice sun illuminate the ancient tomb’s passage and chamber. At dawn, from December 19th to 23rd, a narrow beam of light penetrates the roof-box and reaches the floor of the chamber, gradually extending to the rear of the chamber. As the sun rises higher, the beam widens within the chamber so that the whole room becomes dramatically illuminated. This event lasts for 17 minutes, beginning around 9am. https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=ngADMns8W78
“What do the scriptures say? ‘God is within you; the body is the temple of God.’ All Masters say that: in their own words, of course. So, if God is within you, you must try to find Him where He is. If you try to find Him in outward things or outward places, you will not find Him. We have regard for all scriptures, for they give beautiful, fine records of the experiences that the Masters had in their lives. We have respect for all places of holy worship, because they are models of the human body: Hindu temples are dome-shaped, like the head; churches are cross-shaped, or nose-shaped. Within them are the symbols representing God: God is Light and God is Music of the Spheres. So these two symbols are kept in the temples and churches to show that this Light of God is shining within you and this Music of the Spheres, or Voice of God, is reverberating within you: it can be heard. You can have a contact with them when you rise above senses, above body-consciousness. It is a matter of practical self-analysis [meditation practice]…” (Kirpal Singh)
“If your eye be Single, your whole body shall be full of Light.” (New Testament)
“Your Holy Spirit illuminates the dark places of the heart of your servant with Light like the sun.” (Dead Sea Scrolls)
“Light exists inside a person of light, and he shines on the whole world.” (Gospel of Thomas, from Saying 24)
“The light of one soul is equal to that of sixteen suns.” (Kabir)
"Whosoever has concentrated his soul has been redeemed from the fear of death. She (the soul) has ascended the heavens with force, and has found refuge at the feet of the Supreme Being. She has taken abode in the Infinite Region and has attained union with the Beloved. Indeed, O Tulsi, she has been delivered from the delusion, suffering and fever of countless lives." (Tulsi Sahib, Saint of Hathras, J. R. Puri and V. K. Sethi)
Fear of death can be conquered through concentration of the soul in meditation at the third eye center leading to union with the Supreme Being.
Kirpal Singh: So Long As We Do Not Learn To Rise Above Body-consciousness, We Cannot Even Get the Slightest Idea of the Reality Within.
"So long as one remains in constant search for spiritual enlightenment, one cannot take rebirth in a lower form. But so long as we do not learn to rise above body-consciousness, we cannot even get the slightest idea of the reality within. We must uncover the Self from the sheaths of physical, astral and causal coverings, all of which are illusory. We must attain self-awareness, then alone can we hope to reach cosmic awareness. And yet beyond that there is supercosmic awareness. The Saints have always referred to the state of supercosmic-consciousness… It is our attention that gives life to the mind and intellect, and if instead of flowing outward through the senses it could be collected at one Center, the Center of the soul, we would get some idea of its potentiality. We would go up into the Beyond like a shot!"
Behold Thy Beloved Within — Mystic Verses of Sant Tulsi Sahib
Listen, O Taqi, seek not thy Beloved in the world outside;
Within thine own Self, behold the splendor of thy Beloved.
In the pupil of thine eye is a mole, wherein is hidden the entire mystery.
Peep within and behold thou what lieth beyond this dark curtain.
The secret of the fourteen realms will, for certain, be disclosed to thee.
Let thy attention not slip, see that thou art ever vigilant.
Listen! Thou art constantly being called from the Most High.
There ever beckoneth thee the voice of thy Beloved.
It is not meeting with the Beloved that is arduous;
What is difficult, O Taqi, is that it is hard to behold Him.
Without the grace of some realized Guide, says Tulsi,
The path of salvation is distant, beyond thy reach.
— Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, Book of Shabdavali, Sant Mat tradition
“These various kinds of meditation, both gross and subtle, have been described by the Sants in the following ways. Withdrawing from all other physical names and sounds and only focusing on the name given by the guru is called: ‘material but Formless meditation.’ Withdrawing from all material forms and focusing on the image of the deity as taught by the guru is called material-visualization meditation. The meditation on the point or bindu is the subtle form of meditation. The meditation on the countless Divine Sounds is considered the subtlest form of meditation since it does not require visualization or focus on any form. This is called the most subtle and Formless meditation.
“When we close our eyes and do not see any objects, this does not mean that there exists nothing that can be seen. In other words, the shapeless darkness is also an object. Unfortunately, we cannot even see pure darkness because we are constantly thinking about the images of the world, and instead of seeing darkness we see the imaginary sights projected on the screen of inner mind. Without practicing the meditation of focusing in the darkness, it is not possible to see the subtle Light that lies deep within. The experience of Divine Light in the meditation brings joy, and the progress then becomes rapid. Consequently, one’s faith and conviction becomes stronger. Goswami Tulsi Das says: ‘This form of meditation of the Divine is easy and gives joy; who will not enjoy it.’”
— Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chal Hansa Nij Desh)
Why We Seek to See the Inner Light During Meditation Sant_Mat_Satsang_Podcast_Part_Two_3_16_14
Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, Part Two (March 16th, 2014): “Why We Seek to See the Inner Light During Meditation”:
“Look within yourself with the inner eye. The whole expanse inside is replete with the refulgence of the Divine Light.” (Sant Dadu Dayal)
“Within thine own Self, behold the splendor of thy Beloved.” (Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras)
“And through the Light bindu-point (the tenth gate, third eye) the practitioner enters into the realm of Light. In that state the practitioner begins to experience awe-inspiring Lights of varying forms… Sometimes the practitioner may experience Light similar to that of a streaming ray of the sun reflecting colorful floating particles; or he may experience the radiance of a precious jewel. Or we may experience the Light similar to that of nine kinds of glowing gems… We may see the North Star rising in the morning, or the Light from a cluster of stars, which is called ‘the star mandala’. We may see the Light of the five elements, or the Light of moonlight…” (Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul)
"A devotee who controls the mind and practices hearing the Divine Melody, reaches the difficult-to-obtain state of union of the right and left nerve currents in the central channel in meditation. This central is called the Sushumna in Yoga. These three meet at the third eye. In deep silence the devotee sees the intense Eternal Light of Reality." (Saying 30, Brahm Nirupan of Kabir)
inner light and sound meditation,
Krishna — Gita: The Power Between the Eye-brows — Third Eye — The Seat of the Soul:
9 He who remembers the Poet, the Creator, who rules all
10 things from all time, smaller than the smallest atom, but upholding this vast universe, who shines like the sun beyond darkness, far far beyond human thought; and at the time of his departure is in union of love and the power of Yoga and, with a mind that wanders not, keeps the power of his life between his eye-brows, he goes to that Spirit Supreme, the Supreme Spirit of light.
11 Hear now of that Path which the seers of the Veda call the Eternal, and which is reached by those who, in peace from earthly passions, live a life of holiness and strive for perfection.
12 If when a man leaves his earthly body he is in the silence of Yoga and, closing the doors of the soul, he keeps the mind in his heart, and places in the head the breath of life,
Sound — The Word
13 And remembering me he utters OM, the eternal WORD of Brahman, he goes to the Path Supreme.
The Seat of the Soul, Third Eye Center: "The soul is pure and therefore by nature still. Due to stillness, the soul is eternal. Therefore, Lord Krishna advises that the mind should be connected to the soul. Self-realization is the objective and the goal of all human life. But where can we obtain this goal? The answer is within one’s heart. By heart is not meant the physical heart, but rather the heart of the inner Self. This is called by the Sants the yoga-heart (innermost Self). It is in this space in which the mind is linked to the soul. The Sants have described this place with many names such as: ‘the sky portal’, the ‘tenth gate’, the ‘point’, ‘window’, ‘the lotus flower’, ‘Sushumna’, ‘Ajna Chakra’, ‘third eye’, ‘center of the eyebrows’, ‘bindu’, etc…" (Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chal Hamsa Nij Desh: O, Swan-Soul Return to Your Abode)
Darkness Before Light: Where the Inner Darkness Comes From
“We are in the grip of sensory desires because of our earlier karmas. Our past impure actions* have taken the form of the sheath of darkness (that is seen when we close our eyes in meditation) and ignorance, and have obstructed the Divine light and knowledge of the truth.” (Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul)
“There are two basic kinds of scenes visible within the inner world. One is darkness and the other is light. Initially, when a practitioner closes their eyes, the darkness is seen within. Then, after some time of diligent meditation practice, the light emerges… the practitioner is able to concentrate their gaze upon the inner light.” (Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul)
*Note: That’s why serious paths that advocate Inner Seeing — Inner Light and Sound Meditation — are vegetarian or vegan and follow other karma-reducing ahimsa principals of non-violence.
Meditation at the Third Eye Center: “…the great Sage Maharishi Mehi compared the ascending of consciousness to a fish swimming upstream. The mind must go inward, which is the reverse of its usual and easy outward path. Just as the fish struggles against the current, so an equal effort must be made to go against the current of the mind. By going inward against the current of the mind, one experiences the divine joy.” (Swami SantSevi Ji Maharaj)
"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 Santsevi Ji)
"In the center behind and above the eyes there is an aperture; on this side of it is the material world, in which we are living now; and on the other side is the astral world." (Huzur Baba Sawan Singh)
Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation @ Tumblr: Bhakti (Love) of the Inner Light and Sound of God – This Living School of Spirituality (Mysticism and Gnosticism) from INDIA called Sant Mat is also known as the Way of the Saints, Radhasoami (Ra-dha-Swam-i), and, the Path of the Masters.
The meditation practice is Surat Shabd Yoga, meaning: Union (Yoga) of the Attention of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd). This practice is also very "out-of-body" as in soul travel. – James
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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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