Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mystic Verses of Sant Dadu Dayal: Recognize the Path to Your Beloved, O Traveler


Mystic Verses of Sant Dadu Dayal: Recognize the Path to Your Beloved, O Traveler





While alive one can transcend bodily qualities,
While alive one can be liberated,
While alive one can shed all karmas.
That truly is called liberation.

While alive once can cross over the uncrossable,
While alive can one go to the other shore,
While alive one can find a universal Master
And can attain discrimination and wisdom.

If the meeting is not accomplished while alive,
If contact is not made while alive,
If the Lord of the Universe is not found while alive,
Then one is simply drowned.

Only while living is one freed, says Dadu;
There is no liberation after death.
If one were to be freed after death,*
Then all would come under that freedom.

(*Since death is common to all people,
all would then be said to be equally free after death.)

Some say one can secure an abode
in paradise after death;
They preach liberation after death.
They are indeed making the world insane, O Dadu.


The Path Towards God (Satya-Raam)

Recognize the path to your Beloved, O traveler,
and take the route of the anguished lover in separation.
One who treads as the living dead
crosses the impassable ghat.
Keep the Master’s grace on your head
and reflect on his pure teachings.
Develop love and devotion with endearment
and keep the thought of the Creator always before you.
Try to merge yourself into God, like water into water.
Fix your mind within by following the path
of the Sound Current.
A yearning will arise; make then an intense
and anguished call.
Repeat the Name of your Beloved day and night,
again and again.
Watching, carefully place your foot;
the path is like the edge of a sword.
With care in thought, word and deed,
you shall cross to the other shore, O Dadu.


Prayer of Dadu

My life is for the sake of Your Name, O Lord.
All my means are nothing by Your true Name.
Your Name alone is my charity, virtue,
penance and pilgrimage,
And this alone is my service and worship:
Such, indeed, is my vow.
My Vedas and holy scriptures, as well as purity
and discipline, are Your Name alone.
This alone is my knowledge and contemplation;
there is nothing else.
By the Name alone do I control lust and anger
and transcend bodily limitations.
Say it openly – concealed and revealed – God is my all.
Eternally redeemed and redeemer of all is Your Name;
You alone are my support.
Dadu has merged with it in perfect unison;
By holding to the Name, he has crossed
the ocean of the world.

-- from Panch Vani Granth of Sant Dadu Dayal


Friday, March 20, 2015

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Radhasoami Movement, a Scholarly Book by Om Parkash Kaushal

The Radhasoami Movement, a Scholarly Book by Om Parkash Kaushal



Just received a new book today: "The Radhasoami Movement" by Om Parkash Kaushal. It's about various aspects of recent Sant Mat history from the time of Sant Tulsi Sahib (and one of his successors: Sant Girdhari Das) through the 1990's, including Agra and Beas satsangs, and especially focuses on the Baba Bagga Singh branches associated with Tarn Taran and Saidpur. I learned of this book by way of David Lane, who extensively discusses and reviews it in the new issue of the e-magazine "Sach Khand". 

He writes: "What makes the book unique is that it provides hitherto unavailable information on a number of lesser known gurus and satsangs that branched off from Jaimal Singh and Sawan Singh respectively. Kaushal provides illuminating detail on the founding of Tarn Taran satsang by Baba Bagga Singh and the subsequent disputes concerning succession within that lineage. He provides material that has not been published anywhere else before." 






Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sant Mat Books and Online E-Books, Hindi & English, Related to Maharshi Mehi, Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Baba Devi Sahab, and Sant Tulsi Sahib


Books and Online E-Books, Hindi & English, Related to Maharshi Mehi, Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Baba Devi Sahab, and Sant Tulsi Sahib





One may order many Hindi books listed at the SadGuruMehi Website:

Other Hindi books (and one English book) are available at the MehiSant Website: http://www.mehisant.com/frames_pro.php?cat=Books

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Kindle e-book (and via Kindle APP): The Inward Journey of the Soul: Chal Hansa Nij Desh, translated into English by Professor Veena Howard: http://www.Amazon.com/Inward-Journey-Soul-Chal-Hansa-ebook/dp/B00UP662ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1426357226&sr=1-1

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Kindle e-book (and via Kindle APP): The Inward Journey of the Soul: Chal Hansa Nij Desh, translated into English by Professor Veena Howard: Amazon India: http://www.amazon.in/Inward-Journey-Soul-Chal-Hansa-ebook/dp/B00UP662ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1426360159&sr=1-1

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Hard Copy Book, Hindi and English Editions, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chala Hansa Nij Desh): http://www.MehiSant.com/frames_pro_detail.php?cat=Books&id=BK-001

Some books, parts of books, and magazines in Hindi, are available to be read online here: http://www.santguru.org/rachna.aspx

Shri Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Maharishi Mehi and other Santmat Saints' Discourses translated into English by Pravesh K. Singh: http://www.thewayofsages.com/new_page_rescent%20satsangs.htm

A Thorough Collection of Online Writings — PDF Files, Videos, MP3s, Photos, and Links to Websites Connected With Maharshi Mehi Ashram and Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150809055785134&set=a.356404125133.348891.348042170133&type=1

Yoga Of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand Baba — Audio/Talking Book and Several E Book Options at Archive.org — (Note: The audio book option might work best using Firefox or IE): http://www.archive.org/stream/YogaOfInnerLightAndSound/Yoga_Of_Inner_Light_And_Sound_#page/n0/mode/1up

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

Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy, English Edition) — Exploring Inner Light and Sound Meditation in the Great World Religions and the Sant Mat Tradition, by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj — Translation by Veena Howard — Audio/Talking Book and Several E Book Options at Archive.org — (Note: The audio book option might work best using Firefox or IE): http://archive.org/stream/HarmonyOfAllReligions/Harmony-Of-All-Religions#page/n0/mode/1up

Web Page Dedicated to, Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy, English and Hindi Editions) — Exploring Inner Light and Sound Meditation in the Great World Religions and the Sant Mat Tradition, by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj — Several PDF Files at SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony.html

Philosophy Of Liberation (Salvation, Moksha-Darshan): A Manuel of Sant Mat Mysticism, by Maharishi Mehi — The Goals and Practices of the Sant Tradition of India — Translation by Veena Howard — Audio/Talking Book and Several E Book Options at Archive.org — (Note: The audio book option might work best using Firefox or IE): http://archive.org/stream/PhilosophyOfLiberationAManualOfSantMatMysticism/Philosophy_Of_Liberation#page/n0/mode/1up

Baba Devi Sahab: Essential Teachings in English: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/b12e4b681767

Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras — Short Biographical Sketch, Excerpts from Shabdavali (Hymns), and, Ghat Ramayan: The term “Sant Mat” was coined by Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, during the 19th Century, but the Sant tradition, with its many guru-lineages or branches, is a spiritual movement that dates back many centuries to ancient India: at Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/118292337/Param-Sant-Tulsi-Sahib

Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras — Ghat Ramayan, Commentary by Baba Kehar Singh of the Radha Swami Satsang Tarn Taran: at Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/130801528/Ghat-Ramayan-Tulsi-Sahib-Commentary

Tulsi Sahib at Poetry Chaikhana:

SEE COMPLETE LIST: Online E Books Relating to Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, and Successors: https://medium.com/sant-mat-radhasoami-books/recent-publications-related-to-maharshi-mehi-and-sant-tulsi-sahib-of-hathras-96bcadbb2ec0