Thursday, June 30, 2011

Truth -- Light and Sound on the Path -- Sant Mat Satsang


Truth -- Light and Sound on the Path -- Sant Mat Satsang






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"Only the connoisseur, who will test the Shabda
And listen to the teachings with full attention
And within whom these teachings will dwell, only he will under-
stand this. He within whom the Sun of Knowledge will manifest and remove the darkness of attachment -- only he will understand this.
I am telling you this Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) -- only rare
saints will understand." (Anurag Sagar/Ocean of Love, Sant Dharam Das)


Rumi: I Belong to the Soul of the Beloved

What can be done, O believers, as I don't recognize myself?
I'm neither a Christian nor Jew, Magian nor Moslem.

I'm not of the East or West, neither land nor sea;
I’m not of Nature’s mine, nor the stars in Heaven.

I'm not of earth, water, air or fire;
I’m not of Heaven, nor the dust on this carpet.

I'm not of India, China, Bulgaria nor Saqsin;
I’m not of the kingdom of Iraq, nor Khorasan.

I'm not of this world, nor the next, Paradise nor Hell;
I'm not of Adam, nor Eve, Eden nor Rizwan.

My place is in the Placeless, my trace in the Traceless;
I'm neither body nor soul, as I belong to the soul of the Beloved.

I have dispensed with duality, and seen the two worlds as One;
One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call.

He is the first, last, the outward and the inward,
I know none other than He, and He Who Is.

("Rumi's Divan of Shems of Tabriz, A New Interpretation", By James Cowan, Element Books)


Rumi: I Belong to the Soul of the Beloved: 


Rumi -- The Cry of the Reed: 
(Farsi with English translation.)




God is not a matter of assumption but a subject of actual perception and realization. He can be seen with the Divine Eye.


"My true disciple is one who has seen the Divine Light within during meditation". (Guru Gobind Singh)


"The path leading to God is within your heart. Enter into the ajna-chakra [Third Eye Center] and you will find your Beloved." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj)


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). 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, translated by Pravesh K. Singh


Swami Achyutanand Baba


"This world is an illusion -- practice meditation." (from the Last Words of Baba Devi Sahab)


"There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it." (Baba Jaimal Singh)


Sant Mat is not the Path of information but this is the Path of Transformation.


The Four Essentials of Sant Mat, The Path of the Masters: True Guru (Sat-Guru), True Name (Sat-Naam), True Association (Sat-sang) and True Love (Sat-Anurag).


"No matter how sweetly one talks, how elaborately one explains, how expertly one gives interpretation of the Vedas [scriptures], if that truth is unknown, salvation is not possible. The Vedas speak of the inner world which can not be perceived by mind, intellect and sense organs." (Adi Shankaracharya)


No amount of telling beads of a rosary, recitation of hymns in ambrosial hours, acts of charity, rites and rituals, etc.... can help us see God. Only the shelter of a perfect spiritual Master can make it possible for us to see God.


"Saints and sages have unveiled all the Mysteries of the spiritual journey and of self-realization in their discourses. All the techniques have been documented in books. But without an Accomplished Teacher, we will not be able to understand the correct technique of true knowledge just by reading." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, Harmony of All Religions)


"I bow to the primal Guru.
I bow to the Guru of all ages.
I bow to the True Guru.
I bow to the great, invisible Guru."
-- Guru Arjun (Sukhmani Sahib)


Guru Nanak: "The love of Maya is sweet to the world, but in the end, this delusion is dispelled. So perform devotional worship, link your consciousness to the Lord, and dispel anxiety from your mind. Nanak speaks the Truth; focus your consciousness on the Lord, O my stranger soul. Rivers and streams which separate may re-united sometime. 

"That rare person who centers his consciousness on the True Guru, knows intuitively and realizes the Lord. 

"Nanak speaks the Truth; through the True Word of the Shabad, those long separated from the Lord, are united once again." (Shabad of Guru Nanak in Raag Aasaa on Ang 438 of Adi Granth)


"Kabir said, Recognise me and manifest the Guru in the form of the Sound Current behind the eyes [at the Third Eye Center]. Then you will have no doubts left. If you want to be free from anxiety, then catch the Sound Current. When ever you are in trouble, sit down for doing simran. When you reach the state of concentration, then you are surrounded by a protective aura automatically." (Anurag Sagar)


"Meditation will remove all your burdens; meditation upon Ram's [God's] name will become your support." -- Guru Kabir


"To the one who meditates on Him 
there comes perfect peace, 
and all pain and sorrows depart. 
Meditate on Him, 
Who contains this universe, 
Whose Holy Name is the whisper on the lips 
of the entire creation."
-- Guru Arjun (Sukhmani Sahib)


All sadness and woe turns to happiness and deep eloquence in the company of the Beloved.


"The more loving the heart, the more sensitive it becomes to God, and one learns to recognize the Divine in every person. One becomes careful of every person with whom one comes into contact in one's thought, speech and action. For there is no person devoid of His presence (sab ghat mera saivan)." (Mahant Purushottam Das)


"Love is the motivating power of all the high transports of the spirit, and the praises of love have been sung since the beginning of creation." (George Arnsby Jones)


"I shall sing the praise of the marvelous Radhasoami Dham (Abode of Radhasoami) and shall constantly utter the wonderful Name RADHASOAMI." (Huzur Maharaj, Prem Bani Radhaswami, Volume One, Agra, India)


"Through practicing Surat Shabd Yoga* with love and bhakti one is able to attain true salvation**. One does not have to forego one's worldly duties for this practice, which can be performed by anyone, whether young or old, male or female. The key ingredients of this faith are love and devotion." (A. P. Mathur, Petals of Love)


*Surat Shabd Yoga: The Union (Yoga) of the attention faculty of the soul (Surat) with the inner Light and Sound (Shabd) of GOD during meditation practice. See the article, "The Yoga of Sound -- Listening to the Music of the Universe", Part Five: http://members.cox.net/ahimsa/619.html


**Salvation: Jiva Mukti: the liberation, emancipation deliverance of the soul from further transmigration; the re-absorption of the spirit into the Supreme Soul. (Glossary of the Radhasoami Faith, Agra, India)


"You should listen attentively to the reverberating divine Sound. The Celestial Sound is coming to take you back to the Source." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji)




"Abstract Sound is called Saut-i Sarmad; all space is filled with it. The vibrations of this Sound are too fine to be either audible or visible to the material ears or eyes, since it is even difficult for the eyes to see the form and color of he ethereal vibrations on the external plane. It was the Saut-i Sarmad, the Sound of the abstract plane, which Muhammad heard in the cave of Ghar-i Hira when he became lost in his divine ideal. The Quran refers to this Sound in the words, 'Be! and all became.' Moses heard this very Sound on Mount Sinai, when in communion with God; and the same Word was audible to Christ when absorbed in his Heavenly Father in the wilderness. Shiva heard the same Anahad Nada during his Samadhi in the cave of the Himalayas. The flute of Krishna is symbolic of the same Sound. This Sound is the source of all revelation to the Masters, to whom it is revealed from within; it is because of this that they know and teach one and the same Truth." --  Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Mysticism of Sound


The soul has now to concentrate on the sounds that are heard ricocheting within, by practising Nada Dhyan/Surat Shabd Yoga/Nadanusandhana (Yoga of Inner Divine Sound). Countless varieties of sounds including the ocean's roar, thunder of clouds, melodies resembling those of musical instruments like drums, sitar, lute, flute, etc. are heard. These sounds are so captivating and pleasing that the soul forgets everything else. These sounds become more and more melodious as one moves into higher and higher realms. By learning the right tact from a true Guru one can grasp the five central sounds, as described above, one after another and go on rising further and further. All these words or sounds are flowing from higher realms and clasping on to them it is very much possible for the perceiving soul to keep ascending, just as a fish can swim against the stream or current.

Tiny fish especially are skilled enough to swim upstream even against very strong turbulent currents. The ascension of soul in the reverse direction of flow of streams of sounds can thus be compared to the swimming of fish. Hence the yoga of sound has also been referred to as "mana marg" (mana meaning fish and marg meaning path). Thus, climbing further and further, leaving all the five spheres behind one after another, the soul finally transcends even the domain of the quintessential unstruck sound and merges into the 'Anama' (Nameless/Soundless) or 'Kaivalyatata' (beyond Kaivalya) State to be one with the Supreme Godhead, to be God Himself. Thus yoga, union or bhakti (devotion) gets completed.

-- From the Preamble of, Yoga of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand, translated by Pravesh K. Singh


"If you should in this world bring many thousand sorts of musical instruments together, and all should be tuned in the best manner most artificially, and the most skillful masters of music should play on them in concert together, all would be no more than the howlings and barkings of dogs in comparison of the Divine Music, which rises through the Divine Sound and tunes from Eternity to Eternity." 

-- Jacob Boehme




Music without words
means leaving behind the mind.
And leaving behind the mind
is meditation.
Meditation returns you
to the Source.
And the Source
of all
is Sound. 

-- Kabir


"In all the higher regions, Heaven's Music is the spiritual food." (The Way Out Is IN, by Swami Ram Bihari Lal)


"If a person, after getting initiated into the secrets and methods of devotional practices, directs his spirit current towards the Daswan Dwar (tenth gate), he can secure greater energy and bliss of great purity. Instead of dissipating his energy, he would enhance it by elevating the spirit-current." (Huzur Maharaj, Prem Patra, Volume IV, Agra, India)


The Buddha: "If a man is struck by an arrow and is in excruciating pain, will he not remove the arrow and place medications on the wound? Or will that person first search for the cause of the arrow being shot at him? Will he first seek to know the intention of the person who shot the arrow?"

The inquirer answered, that, the person will first remove the arrow and treat the wound. The Buddha then said:

"Dear friend, you have been struck by the arrow of death, the cycle of death and rebirth (Kala), and therefore you should first rid yourself of the suffering, just as the man struck by an arrow first removed the arrow. Then you may consider questions about who created this world, and why, and by what means."

This example shows that getting rid of the arrow of suffering is a way to understand nirvana, which is ridding ourselves of the cycle of birth and death. It is not an exaggeration to say that one who conquers death through Sadhana (meditation) attains nirvana. 

...It can be seen that the state of liberation that both the Buddha and the sages of the Upanishads referred to as nirvana is the same as the state of liberation that the Indian Sants call mukti. The Buddhist and Vedic texts, as well as the Sant Mat texts, are in complete agreement with respect to these concepts of nirvana and mukti.

-- Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, in the Buddhism Chapter of, Harmony Of All Religions: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony8-ChapterThree.pdf




"I said to the wanting-creature inside me:
What is this river you want to cross?
There are no travelers on the river-road, and no road.
Do you see anyone moving about on that bank, or nesting?
There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman.
There is no tow rope either, and no one to pull it.
There is no ground, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford!
And there is no body, and no mind!
Do you believe there is some place that will make the
soul less thirsty?
In that great absence you will find nothing.
Be strong then, and enter into your own body;
there you have a solid place for your feet.
Think about it carefully!
Don't go off somewhere else!
Kabir says this: just throw away all thoughts of
imaginary things,
and stand firm in that which you are."

 -- Kabir






Friday, June 24, 2011

Jap Ji Morning Prayer of Guru Nanak


Jap Ji -- Morning Prayer of Guru Nanak -- Also: The Quarrelsome Village

 
 

"Countless are the countries, earths and spheres.
Millions assign to Him ever new names, O Nanak." (Guru Nanak)
 

* Jap Ji -- Guru Nanak's Morning Prayer -- Sacred Text at YouTube,
Chant, Gurmuki with Line By Line English Translation:
 

* Jap Ji Beautiful Chant in Gurmukhi: 
 

* Online Book: The Jap Ji - The Message of Guru Nanak,
By Kirpal Singh: This book has five major parts:
An extensive introduction which gives the reader a
broad background of spiritual teachings; an English
translation and commentary on the Jap Ji:
 
 
The Creator of all is One (Ik Onkar -- "Ek Ong Kaar")
Truth is His Name (Sat Naam)
He is the Doer of everything (Kartaa Purakh)
He is Fearless, without anger (Nirbhao, Nirvair)
He is Undying, Unborn and Self-illumined (Akaal Moorat, Ajoonee, Saibhang)
This is revealed by the Sat Guru's Grace (Gurprasaad)
Meditate! (Jap!)
 
He was True in the beginning (Aad Sach)
He was True through all the ages (Jugaad Sach)
He is True even now (Haubhee Sach)
O Nanak, He shall ever be True (Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach)
 
-- Guru Nanak, Opening Verses of the Jap Ji
or Morning Prayer found in, "Peace Lagoon," an
anthology of the Sikh scriptures, 
published by G.T. International

 
There are millions of nether regions and skies above skies; 
Man has wandered endlessly in His search: 
The Vedas also say the same. 
The Muslim books speak of eighteen thousand universes, 
  but it is the same Power that sustains them all: 
If it could be accounted for, an account of it would have 
  been recorded. All attempts at description are in vain; 
O Nanak, admit His greatness; 
He alone knows Himself. (Stanza 22)

 
By communion with the Word, one becomes the abode of all virtues; 
By communion with the Word, one becomes a Sheikh, a Pir 
  and a true spiritual king; 
By communion with the Word, the spiritually blind 
  find their way to Realization: 
By communion with the Word, one crosses beyond 
  the Limitless Ocean of illusionary Matter; 
O Nanak, His devotees live in perpetual ecstasy, for the Word 
  washes away all sin and sorrow. (Stanza 11)

 
Who rejoice in the True One and live in perpetual bliss.
Sach Khand or the Realm of Truth is the seat of the Formless One. 
Here He creates all creations, rejoicing in creating. 
Here are many regions, heavenly systems and universes, 
To count which were to count the countless, 
Here, out of the Formless, 
The heavenly plateaux and all else come into form, 
All destined to move according to His Will. 
He who is blessed with this vision, rejoices in its contemplation. 
But, O Nanak, such is its beauty that to try to describe it 
  is to attempt the impossible. (from Stanza 37)
 
-- Guru Nanak, The Jap Ji - The Message of Guru Nanak, Kirpal Singh Translation




Guru Nanak Arrived at a Quarrelsome Village - Stories to Transform Your Life (Reposted)

Once, during the course of his travels, Guru Nanak arrived at a village where the people were a quarrelsome lot. He blessed them and asked them to prosper and live in that village forever. In the next village, where the people were peace-loving, Guru Nanak blessed them too but asked them to abandon the village and disperse. Mardana, his close disciple, puzzled by the guru’s strange blessings, asked him why he blessed the first village with prosperity though its people were unworthy of it, and asked the good people of the second village to disperse. Guru Nanak smiled and answered: "The quarrelsome will only spread unrest and friction wherever they go. So I asked them to remain where they were. But it is better for the peace-loving to disperse and take their good qualities with them so that all those who know them can learn the art of peaceful coexistence."





Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Message of Peace For Humanity By Kabir


A Message of Peace For Humanity 
by Kabir

 
The image above is of the famous "Pale Blue Dot" photo -- Earth as seen from Voyager 1 while on the edge of our solar system (approximately 3,762,136,324 miles away).

A Message of Peace For Humanity,
by Mahant Purushottam Das 
(published in "Kabir Voice," Surry, BC Canada)


If one were to ask "what is the religion taught by Sri Kabir?" [all genuine Masters], then it may be said, "the religion taught by Satguru Kabir is the religion of the heart, the religion in which the most important quest is to seek God in the heart of humanity".

To seek God in the heart one must walk along the path of love. Sri Kabir was in love with love. His conception of love, which is synonymous with God, is immanental (God is immanent). Love works everywhere but most particularly in the human heart. It is possible for the individual soul to turn away from the sensual things and find the Lord, see Him and know Him. In away, somewhat akin to Vedanta, Sri Kabir identifies the Self with God. Love leads to absorption and "extinction" in God. In order to reach the state of Sahaj Samadhi (easy union with God) it is necessary to tread the path of love. This does not mean love to our close ones only, but to the entire Creation. Without love Sri Kabir says the heart is like a samsan (cremation ground). Love is the essence, it is the moving power of the Universe.

In love we have our being. Love becomes possible only when one is not concerned with one's own state of becoming, that is, when one is egoless. When "I-ness" is subtracted, says Sri Kabir, love manifests itself in its plenitude and one merges with pure being.

When 'I' was, God was not.
Now 'I' am not, God is.

The more loving the heart, the more sensitive it becomes to God, and one learns to recognize the Divine in every person. One becomes careful of every person with whom one comes into contact in one's thought, speech and action. For there is no person devoid of His presence (sab ghat mera saivan).

Complete submission to the will of God, say all Masters, is the condition sine qua non for love to dawn in the true devotee's heart. For true love involves no bargaining, no barter, no give and take. It does not need theories, doctrines, nor abstruse philosophical dissertations to add to those already existing, and which are puzzling the human mind. The practice of love is the only true yoga, the purpose being to escape from one's own illusory "I-ness" and, through illumination, to realize that God is the only Reality.

What the world needs today is the same message of love taught by Sri Kabir six hundred years ago. The absence of love is the only tragedy of life. The message which does not give a new doctrine is as old as the earth, Universal fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man, the fundamental unity of life. It asks for the tolerance on the part of each different faith, because their essence is the same. There is, in reality, no Hindu, no Muslim, no Christian, no black and no white, but there are HUMAN BEINGS, all the children of the same God. The message asks for harmony and consideration for all, irrespective of class, caste, age, sex, or nationality. For all people have only one destiny -- to abide in love and harmony.

At the time when parochialism, fanaticism, separation, tribalism and all negative "isms" ad infinitum are appearing like un-exorcised demons to crush humanity, the simple message of love must be heard, understood, internalized and practiced by all of us. This is the simple religion of Sri Kabir -- the Master of Benares. ////////       



Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sant Mat Satsang PODcast -- June 2011




Sant Mat Satsang PODcast -- June 2011






   Program Length: 30 Minutes:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/santmatfellowship/2011/06/19/sant-mat-satsang-podcast-june-2011

Readings are from:


* "Spiritual Consciousness Studies -- Spircon 2010", featuring an excerpt from the "Sar Bachan Poetry" of Soami Ji Maharaj, the great Saint of Agra, India, on the States Beyond -- the Inner Regions;


* Edmond Bordeaux Szekely on the Three Holy Streams (Life, Light, and Sound);


* another reading from the "Sar Bachan Poetry" of Swami Ji Maharaj on how Saints attempt to liberate their students from their limited thinking. Normally we human beings are bound by mind and maya, the "tomb" of illusion that keep most jiva-surat-souls from making spiritual progress;


* a reading from "The Biography of Huzur Maharaj" (quoting from the Letters of Huzur);


* instruction about meditation practice from the new book, "Yoga of Inner Light and Sound", by Swami Achyutanand, recently translated into English by Pravesh K. Singh;


* "Phelps Notes" about the God of All Consciousness, the Ocean of Love;


 * pondering about how Sant Mat is as much a path of Bhakti (love and devotion for God) as it is a mystical path of out-of-body exploration via Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound Meditation);


* a Mystic Verse of Sant Dariya Sahib;


* some thoughts about the essential key elements of successful Sant Mat practice;


* also, The Four Essentials of Sant Mat: "True Guru (Sat-Guru), True Name (Sat-Naam), True Association (Sat-sang) and True Love (Sat-Anurag)";


* and, The Principals of Sant Mat.


Email me for info about initiation, and satsang locations worldwide.


Jai Guru,
James
James@SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Without the Beloved I Am Nothing


Without the Beloved 
I Am Nothing




"No matter how sweetly one talks, how elaborately one explains, how expertly one gives interpretation of the Vedas [scriptures], if that truth is unknown, salvation is not possible. The Vedas speak of the inner world which can not be perceived by mind, intellect and sense organs." (Adi Shankaracharya)


No amount of telling beads of a rosary, recitation of hymns in ambrosial hours, acts of charity, rites and rituals, etc.... can help us see God. Only the shelter of a perfect spiritual master can make it possible for us to see God. 


God is not a matter of assumption but a subject of actual perception and realization. He can be seen with the Divine Eye.


"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite." (William Blake)


"This world is an illusion -- practice meditation." (Baba Devi Sahab)


"The love of Maya is sweet to the world, but in the end, this delusion is dispelled." (Guru Nanak)


"Where there is blind belief,
There the Truth is not verified.
Only he will know the Truth, O Ravidas,
Who has the inner experience." 
-- Sant Ravidas


Not just any mystical light and sound. Sant Mat is a God-based path with a foundation of Prem Bhakti: love and devotion for the Supreme Being. Without God-Bhakti being central, a spiritual practice would be limited to lower regions of Kal. Genuine Sant Mat is about reuniting with God.


"You faltered through a million lives before you found this human form. Do not waste it this time - devote every moment to remembering God." (Swami Ji Maharaj)


"So perform devotional worship, link your consciousness to the Lord, and dispel anxiety from your mind." (Guru Nanak)


All sadness and woe turns to happiness and deep eloquence in the company of the Beloved.


"The miseries of the world
Flee away from the one
Who carries on repetition
of the True Name,
Fixing attention within, O Ravidas."


"My (inner) tongue is constantly preoccupied with repeating God's Name, and my hands are constantly engaged in doing my work. Thus have I become carefree. God will take care of me, says Ravidas."


"He who remembers God's Name,
Having sought the company of a Saint;
His miseries are averted,
Thus does Ravidas proclaim." (Sant Ravidas)


"Meditation will remove all your burdens; meditation upon Ram's [God's] name will become your support." (Kabir)


"So long as love is not obtained, fondness for the Beloved cannot arise. When nectar-like true love takes abode within oneself, only then can one contact the loving Sound." (Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar)


Param Sant Tulsi Sahab of Hathras, India is the Adi Guru, the grandfather or founding-father of modern-day Sant Mat, the Inner Light and Sound movement. 


Param Sant Tulsi Sahib is the connecting link between the classic Sants of India, including in the Kabir lineage, and contemporary Sant Mat. 


Any serious study of Sant Mat teachings must include the hymns and spiritual discourses of Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras. 


The term "Sant Mat" was coined by Sant Tulsi Sahib during the 19th Century. 


Mystic Verses of Tulsi Sahib: Reaching the Beloved Lord of Love

"Very exalted is the status of the Sat Guru and very sublime is his religion. He has revealed the Inaccessible Region. Surat [the attention of the soul] ascends to the gateway of Sat Lok [True Eternal Realm], and witnesses a spectacle which is beyond the reach and comprehension of ascetics. Every day she [the soul] visits the region of Shyam Set, i.e. the Third Til [Third Eye]. She sees the path in the company of her friends (the senses of perception) and, ascending above, gets a close view of the region. She is dazed on seeing the refulgence of the Beloved. Her attention remains riveted on Him, and she is oblivious of her body and mind. All the barriers on the way to the Beloved are removed. She quickly ascends one mansion after another. She rids herself of all her troubles by being baptized at the Ghat [bathing place] of Triveni [confluence of the three sacred rivers]. Says Tulsi, from the time she became acquainted with the Beloved she, enjoying the bliss of mansions after mansions, reaches the Beloved Lord."

-- "Param Sant Tulsi Saheb of Hathras, His Short Biographical Sketch, The Inner Meaning of His Hymns, and, Portions of His Ghat Ramayana found at the End of Prem Patra Radhasoami, Volume Six", S.D. Maheshwari, Agra, India: Online Book -- PDF File: http://bit.ly/hgxOB4