Saturday, May 29, 2010

June Sant Mat Satsang Podcast at Blog Talk Radio: Inner Sound Meditation According to Sufism, Buddhism, and Sant Mat Sources: Music in the Heavens

 
June Sant Mat Satsang PODcast at Blog Talk Radio: The Inner Sound According to Sufi, Buddhist, and Sant Mat Souces


New Sant Mat Satsang PODcast -- Click to Listen Anytime 24/7. Forward this announcement to others. When you go to the page, the program should automatically begin playing:


Program Theme

All About Inner Sound Meditation: The Yoga of Sound, Transcendental Hearing, Saut-e Sarmad, Abstract Sound of the Heavens, Audible Life Stream, Logos, Word ("in the beginning"), Cosmic Christ, Shabd, AUM, TAO, The Music of the Spheres, the Divine Sound Current, Sound of Silence, Voice of the Creator.


Readings Are From:

The Mysticism of Sound, by Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan; 

Mind Beyond Death, by Dzogchen Ponlop; 

The Surangama Sutra (Shurangama: An Ancient Buddhist Scripture in the Tradition of Quan Yin); 

The Sound of Silence, by Ajajn Sumedho; 

The Law of Attention -- Nada Yoga and the Way of Inner Vigilance, by Edward Salim Michael; 

Spiritual Elixir, by Sant Kirpal Singh (published by Ruhani Satsang); 

The Padavili of Maharshi Mehi Paramahansa Ji Maharaj; and from, 

The Harmony of All Religions, by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj. 


Program Length: 33 Minutes. 


If you're seeking initiation into this form of meditation practice (Inner Light and Sound leading to Oneness with God, the Beloved Lord of Love), are looking for books, wishing you had someone to talk to about these Mysteries of the Kingdom of God within you, are seeking a satsang or meditation group to attend in your area -- there are satsangs held around the world in most places, send me an email. Would love to chat and share contact info that might be helpful to you. 


Love and Light in the Sound, Jai Guru, Radhaswami, 
James
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Initiation? Retreats? Workshops? Looking for a Satsang or Meditation Gathering?



Initiation? Retreats? Workshops? Looking for a Satsang or Meditation Gathering in Your City, State, Region, or Country?


Seeking information about how and where to be initiated into Inner Light and Sound Meditation, or about attending a spiritual retreat weekend, or finding a group in your area? Will gladly send you information on the requirements for initiation, and give you contact info for your part of the world. Email me at: 


James@SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com   or   SantMat_Mystic@Yahoo.com

 

 

 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Recommended Books on the Path of the Masters, Inner Light and Sound






Recommended Books on the Path of the Masters, Inner Light and Sound
 






1) The Philosophy of Liberation: My number one recommended book on Sant Mat is, The Philosophy of Liberation (Philosophy of Salvation). This is "THE Manual of Sant Mat", written from an Indian point of view for devotees of traditional Sant Mat. There is a translation of it online. 

There is a more recent and scholarly translation I highly recommend, which is only available as a hard cover book, via this site: 

Online excerpts from this translation: 

2) The Harmony of All Religions: At that same webpage, along with The Philosophy of Liberation, is another book: The Harmony of All Religions. 

Harmony of All Religions explores inner Light and Sound Mysticism in the world religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikh, Islam, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and there is a chapter dedicated to Sant Mat. 
The Sant Mat chapter is online:

The Jainism chapter is online too:

Introduction/Hinduism:

3) Path of the Masters: There is a site where you can download the spiritual classic, Path of the Masters. The PDF File version is quite good. I see they have added some e-book options recently also:

4) Songs of Kabir: The recommend books above cover the technical, esoteric side of the Sant tradition. For the bhakti, devotional, poetic heart of Sant Mat -- the Way back to the Beloved Lord of Love, Songs of Kabir is a great example: 

5) The Bijak of Guru Kabir: The Bijak is the real "satsang template" of the Path of the Masters, providing the necessary ethical foundation, inspiration, and basic teachings of the Masters for living a spiritual life, a life of love in this human form, supplying the genuine background, context and principals of the Path. At the following website you'll see excerpts from the three primary sections of the Bijak: the Shabdas, Ramainis, and Sakhis: http://www.Kabir.ca

Hard copies: From that same site, affiliated with the Kabir Association, one can order two complete volumes of the Bijak (Ramainis and Shabdas).

6) Anurag Sagar: The Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), a kind of epic "Gnostic Gospel of Sant Mat", in the tradition of Kabir:

Anurag Sagar, hard copy, scroll down to "The Ocean of Love":

7) Radhasoami Mat Prakash: The first book on inner Light and Sound Meditation to appear in English was Radhasoami Mat Prakash ("Light on the Teachings or Way to the Lord of the Soul"), by Hazur Maharaj, published in 1897. It's also available online, serving as a great introduction to the Path of the Masters:

8) Kirpal Singh: The Kirpal Singh Website:

and at, Media Seva:

9) Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib, Gurbani) online scripture:

10) History of Sant Mat, Surat Shabd Yoga, Radhasoami: The Sants - Studies in a Devotional Tradition of India - Google Books:

11) More History of Sant Mat and Spirituality: 
The Radhasoami Faith, A Historical Study, 
By Professor Agam Prasad Mathur, Agra:

12) Also see the new book, 457 pages: 
Petals of Love, 
By Agam Prasad Mathur (Dada Ji), 
ISBN 978-81-89920-84-5

For a copy, write: 
Radhasoami Satsang, 
Hazuri Bhawan,
Peepal Mandi,
Agra - 282 003
INDIA

13) There are of course many, many other books one can mention. At the following links page, scroll down to "BOOKS ONLINE" for many many more:

Sant Mat Poetry from India: Saint Namdev: Archived Show on Demand - Spiritual Awakening Radio


 
Sant Mat Poetry from India: Saint Namdev: Archived Show on Demand - Spiritual Awakening Radio - Click the Link to Hear Streaming Audio: 




Namdev Books in English: "Hindi Padavali of Namdev", by Winand M. Callewaert


From Poetry Chaikhana -- Sacred Poetry from Around the World: "Namdev was born in 1270 or 1269 AD into a family of low-caste tailors, though as he grew he showed little interest in the family profession or in any worldly affairs. .... Namdev came under the influence of the bhakti poet-saint Jnanadev, who was several years his senior. Namdev became a wandering minstrel, traveling through the countryside chanting and singing songs of devotion. In his fifties, Namdev settled down again and a group of devotees gathered around him. It was in the household of Namdev that Janabai served as a maid, a revered poetess in her own right." 

God* is the One in Many

He is the One in many,
countless are His shapes and forms.
He pervades all that exists;
wherever I look, He is there.
But very few perceive this reality,
for Maya ever enchants us
with her multiple reflections
of color and alluring beauty.

Everything is Gobind*,
Gobind is everything.
Nothing that exists
is without Gobind*:
the one thread strings
innumerable beads --
Prabhu* Himself is the thread,
the threader, the threaded.

River and waves,
foam and bubbles
have all their being
within water itself.
This play of things
is the sport of Parbhama*.
The One cannot be thought
different from the other.

Hope is a lie
and desire a mere dream --
yet both are construed
as actual reality.
But when my guru
gave me his holy wisdom,
I awoke from my dream
and my heart yielded.

Namdeva says,
Behold Hari's* creation;
ponder upon it
with all your heart,
and you will see
that in every pore,
in every living thing,
there is only the one Murari*.

*Names of God: Gobind, Prabhu, Parbhama, Hari, Murari:

Jai Guru, All for the love of Wisdom and radio,
James
Spiritual Awakening Radio, and, Sant Mat Radio


Namdev Books in English: "Saint Namdev", Published by Radha Soami Satsang Beas (in the 'Mystics of the East' Series)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Yoga of Sound in the World Religions and Scriptures - This Week On Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean


The Yoga of Sound in the World Religions and Scriptures - This Week On Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean - Click Anytime to Hear Archived Show-On-Demand:


Spiritual experiences with Transcendental Hearing and Heavenly Music have been reported around the world for thousands of years, as recorded in the world scriptures and mystical texts, East and West.



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kal Mat vs. Dayal Mat, Illusion vs. Truth




Above, an illustration from, The Anurag Sagar. Notice the souls inside the Palace of Kal. The Satguru does battle with Kal to free the souls. (The genuine Living Teacher guides his or her students through this internal struggle with the mind or ego, this labyrinth of self-sabotaging, limited belief-systems of the negative power, so that the initiates may experience the Divine Light and Sound within and follow the Path back to God, the Ocean of Love.)

Kal* Mat vs. Dayal* Mat, By Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume Two: Maya and Kal [illusion, and the god of death and time, the demiurge] have spread the net. They are afflicting Jivas [Souls] in their own interest. No Jiva can escape to his Real Home. Kal and Maya keep all playing here. Sat Purush [God, the Supreme Eternal Being] observed that Kal was devouring Jivas. For his own pleasure, Kal beguiles Jivas. He does not give out the secrets of the True Lord to anyone. The Merciful Lord is moved with compassion and incarnates in this world as Sant Sat Guru. He explains to Jivas in various ways that the cruel Kal is swallowing them. He says, "Now, do as I instruct. Burn away the net of Kal and escape. Forming a bond with the Sat Guru, proceed Homeward and you will escape and overcome the forces of Kal. This habitation of yours is a creation of Kal who has separated you from Me. This is Kal's dominion. Don't take it to be your Real Home. Believe what I say to you now. Your True Abode is in My Region. I now reveal the details of the various stages on the Way......." (Sar Bachan)

NOTES:

* "Dayal": The Merciful One, The God of Grace and Compassion

** "Kal" - the Limited Perception: The dark blueish current: The "Demiurge" or false god of the lower regions, associated with law, duality, and mind, as in self-sabotaging, limited belief-systems, mental barriers that prevent the soul from going the distance, knowing itself and the Supreme Being. This includes a myriad of religious doctrines designed to keep the soul asleep in the "matrix" of mind and matter and not sitting one's self down to DO THE PRACTICE AND MEDITATE, uniting with the Divine Light and Sound within. Examples of these theological constructs or kalistic belief-systems may include: "I am not worthy to follow the path." "Experiencing heaven is impossible for human beings during the present 'age', 'yuga' or 'dispensation'." "Only after death will the meaning of life and all its mysteries be revealed." "There is no 'time' for me to meditate". "There are no other dimensions or spiritual realms, only mind and matter." "The age of living Masters is over. The last true Master passed on in 1674." "The secrets of the mystics are forever lost." "Hardly anyone has inner experiences anymore." "I will never be successful and reach the third eye center." And perhaps the most insidious of all, the false peak experience: "Congratulations, you've made it. You've mastered the path." "That's all for now". "You've exited the matrix now" (said a voice still inside the matrix).