Friday, November 13, 2015

Sant mat VS संतमत


James Bean
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Interests: #Spirituality, #Meditation, #Gnostic and Sant Mat Mysticism, India, Satsang, Comparative Religion, Sacred Texts; Am from #Maine, #vegan, and practice Inner Light and Sound Meditation -- the Path of the Masters, and am the writer/producer and host of Spiritual Awakening Radio. #SantMat Spirituality and Meditation Page: Podcasts-On-Demand: @ Tumblr: @ Instagram: @ Twitter: Sant Mat Radhasoami Blog/Newsletter: My E-Library of Spiritual Books Online (Sant Mat, Kabir, Gnostic/Christian Contemplative Mystics, Sufi, Sikh, Essene, Ebionite, Manichaean, Mandaean, Bhakti Poet-Mystics of the East, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Vegan, Vegetarian): Introduction to Sant Mat:
Swami_Bhagirath_Baba_Ji_Diwali.jpg "The practitioner who does Jap [simran] sitting in a secluded place with the right method and immense love [Bhakti], becomes the excellent devotee." (Swami Bhagirath Baba)

The Light Within by Swami Bhagirath Baba

"On closing eyes everyone sees the darkness inside no matter whether they belong to one creed, caste, country or another, be they young, old, male, female, scholar or illiterate. This darkness has not been created by humans 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 that the Jeeva (Individual Soul) or all beings encounter. 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 this, the Divya-Drishti (Divine Eye, Third Eye) opens completely. While mentally gazing into the darkness that one sees with eyes closed, one should repeat the guru-instructed mantra [simran]. This process is called Maanas Jap. While doing this, neither the lips nor the tongue move. Instead, the mantra (an alphabetical name given by Guru) is repeated within by the mind. This Jap is actually a kind of meditation. Repeating the mantra through the mind is for the purpose of calling the Ishta ([one’s Ideal], tutelary deity, most Beloved, Satguru) near oneself. So, the Jaapak (the practitioner who does Jap [simran]) should perform Jap [simran] with great love. He (Ishta, Guru, [the Divine Ideal]) becomes happy and merciful if one does Jap with immense love and devotion, and he appears at his desire.
"The practitioner who does Jap [simran] sitting in a secluded place with the right method and immense love [bhakti], becomes the excellent devotee."

Photo: Shri Bhagirath Baba (a living Master of Sant Mat) during Diwali at the Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Kuppaghat, Bhagalpur, Bihar, INDIA
RadiateLightRays.gif Blessings: Arti* at the Holy Feet of Radhasoami, from Bhajan Six, Shabd 22, Verses 7-15, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Soamiji Maharaj:
The true and perfect Satguru is pleased with the service and devotion of Jivas [Souls]. He grants them admission to Sat Lok*.
The disciple gets worldly prosperity, i.e., plenty of food and wealth and offspring or progeny and the pleasures of the world along with spiritual progress,
Such, however, is the grace of Satguru* that no attachment is felt for the world and the disciple does not get entangled in it.
His Surat remains pure in the company of Guru with his attention steadfastly fixed at the Holy Feet. A contact is established with Shabd*.
Guru, out of His Daya [Compassion] bestows all these gifts. The disciple knows not what to pray for.
When Satguru showers His grace, He enables the devotee to perform devotional exercises even without his asking for it.
The unique gift of Nam* and Anam*. has been bestowed by Satguru Himself in His love.
Nothing now remains to be given. Oh brother! Satguru Himself is now yours.
Radhasoami pronounces this benediction that True Name may ever help and protect you.
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Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume One:
*To look up and become acquainted with the mystic terms of the Sar Bachan, see the Glossary of the Radhasoami Faith -- PDF File:
DivaliLotusBG.png Happy #Diwali (Divali, Deepavali, The “Festival of Lights”, Celebrated in India, Wednesday 11th, 2015) -- May You Experience the Inner Light
Holidays late in the year in different world religions have the theme of Light: the return of Light, celebration of Light, or various miracles associated with the victory, renewal, rebirth or incarnation of the Light here in the physical plane. For those following the Path of the Masters, it is experiencing the Inner Light in meditation that is the greatest Light and miracle of all and the true spiritual meaning of #Divali. Much Light to all. Happy Divali!
True Divali is Inner Light: “Within thine own self, behold the splendor of thy Beloved.” (Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras)
“Look within yourself with the inner eye. The whole expanse inside is replete with the refulgence of the Divine Light.” (Sant Dadu Dayal)
Spiritual Significance of Divali
“While Diwali is popularly known as the "Festival of Lights”, the most significant spiritual meaning behind it is “the awareness of the Inner Light”. Central to Hindu philosophy (primarily the Yoga, Vedanta, and Samkhya schools of Hindu philosophy) is the belief that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. The celebration of Diwali as the “victory of good over evil”, refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one’s true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With this awakening comes compassion and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings ananda (joy or peace). Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light.
“While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light (Atman) or the underlying Reality of all things, God.” (Wikipedia)
AscensionToTheLight.gif Prayers from the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Soamiji Maharaj, Prayer One
O Radhasoami! I beseech Thee with folded hands to hear my prayer.
Thou art Sat Purush and Sat Guru, the Munificent Lord. Thou art the parent of all the Jivas [Souls].
Be gracious enough to make me Thy own, and extricate me from the snares of Kal [negative power].
Sat Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dwapar Yuga have all passed. None knew about the path of Shabd.
In Kali Yuga, the Soami (Lord) has taken pity on Jivas, and has openly given out the secrets of Shabd.
He has incarnated Himself here for effecting liberation of Jivas. He takes them across the ocean of worldly existence.
Releasing me from the thraldom of the three worlds, He has granted me abode in the fourth Pad (beyond Pind, And, and Brahmand). Now I realize the status of Sat Nam and Sat Guru.
The first stage is illumined by the Jyoti (flame). The second stage is Gagan. Beyond is the third stage of Daswan Dwar where is visible the moon.
Beyond Trikuti, Sunn and Maha-sunn, is the throne with the umbrella of the Sovereign in the region of white resplendent light and incessant Anhad Shabd. It is to this Sovereign that I address my prayer.
May I be the recipient of happiness here and hereafter. O Lord! Grant me abode in Thy Holy Feet.
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To look up and become acquainted with the mystic terms of the Sar Bachan, see the Glossary of the #Radhasoami Faith -- PDF File:
"Kabir says, I met God in a dream
and He woke me up from sleep*:
Now I dare not close my eyes
lest as a dream He goes!"
-- #Kabir, the Sakhis of Kabir, "Kabir", Volume One, edited by Charlotte Vaudeville, Oxford at the Clarendon Press
*Note: The appearance of the Beloved in a dream is also a motive borrowed from folk-tales and popular ballads. In the Dhola-Maru too, the heroine, Maruni, sees her husband for the first time in a dream...
HeartOFHearts.jpg #PODCAST: The Philosophy of Liberation: Part 3: Says Namdev: "God is my companion in life and death." -- Many Sitar Accompanied Readings on #Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean -- New Spiritual Awakening #Radio Podcast-On-Demand: 11/3/2015 -- Click to Download MP3:
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Prays Sant Namdev, “Your name is the substance. The rest of the world is hollow. Your name is the support in thought, word, and deed in this Kali Yuga age.” (Hindi Padavali of Namdev)
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DontHateMeditateBG.png.jpg Psalm 46: 10 -- Meditation in the Hebrew Scriptures: "Be still and know that I am God." "Be still and know that I am..." "Be still and know..." "Be still..." "Be..."
"I will speak to you when you are alone; be still and know I am God." (Book of Enoch)
"As to the time for meditation, you may give any time which is convenient to you, preferably before dawn. If, however, you are not able to give time in the small hours of the morning, you may give time which suits you best." -- Master Kirpal Singh, Letters to Vermont Initiates, Meditation Instructions to Initiates:
"The mystic adepts inform us that the exploration of the inner realms (consisting of the first three Grand Divisions) is the heritage of each soul, and if we do not go within and traverse these regions, the fault is ours." -- George Arnsby Jones, The Inner Journey of the Soul back to its Origin
#Meditation is the portal to the realm within and allows us to know ourselves, our original nature.
#Meditate. "It’s bigger on the inside."
SoamiJiNewsPB.jpg "O Soul [Surat]! Who are you and whence have you come? This world is a net spread by the mind. Why do you get entangled in it? You are a ray from the Purush (the Supreme Being) and an inhabitant of the purely Spiritual Region. Kal [the lord of time] has put a noose round your neck. Turn back and go to your Home, by the grace of Sat Guru and in the company of Sadhs (those who are engaged in Parmath [spirituality]). Listen to Anhad Shabd within, says Radhasoami." (Soamiji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Poetry, Volume One)
"The path leading to God is within your heart. Enter into the ajna-chakra [3rd Eye Center/Wisdom Eye] and you will find your Beloved." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj)
Three_Candles.jpg “There is a silence of the tongue. There is a silence of the whole body. There is a silence of the soul. There is a silence of the mind, and there is a silence of the spirit.” (Abraham of Nathpar, Syriac Mystic)
"Go deeper
Past thoughts into silence.
Past silence into stillness.
Past stillness into the heart.
Let love consume all that is left of you." (Kabir)

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