Thursday, April 27, 2017

PODCAST: The Yoga of Love (Bhakti), Part 4 -- Spiritual Awakening Radio


PODCAST: The Yoga of Love (Bhakti), Part 4 -- Spiritual Awakening Radio


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Welcome to this Sant Mat #Satsang Podcast. Genuine Sant Mat is Path of #Love (#Bhakti) as well as Inner Light, and Sound: "All Sants, and Soami Ji Maharaj in particular, have, in their Bani [hymns], laid great stress upon engendering love. The idea is that the task can be accomplished quickly and easily with the help of love. Mere renunciation cannot afford so much advantage, nor can mere comprehension of the Faith confer such a benefit. All activities in the world are going on because of love and desire. If one does not have any feeling of love or he has no interest in a matter, he can do nothing. For the real spiritual welfare of their soul, it therefore behoves all Jivas [souls] to develop real love for the true Supreme Being." (Huzur Maharaj, Prem Patra Radhasoami)

On this Path of the Masters (#SantMat) there are books that represent the "science of the esoteric", providing technical details about subtle bodies, inner regions, karma, meditation practice, and so on. And there is also the poetic side expressing the heart of mysticism. In English, the words of many bhajans and banis (hymns) of Saints (Sants) have become available. They read like poetry or psalms. #Rumi poetry is similar. These Mystics of the East provide very beautiful and Bhakti devotional teachings -- the Way of the Lover and the #Beloved. There are the compositions of #Kabir, the Guru Granth, Namdev, Ravidas, Dadu, Mirabai, Dayabai, Sahjo Bai, Tulsi Das, Paltoo Sahib, Surdas, Tukaram -- so many great souls. These are such priceless sources of inspiration. It's absolutely essential for the initiate/satsangi of #Sant_Mat to be in touch with the Bhakti side of the Path.

Huzur Baba Sawan Singh's Introductory Meditation Instructions: "As to any exercises which might help you, until the time of your initiation, I can only suggest at this time that you may sit in meditation, in a quiet place, like your own bedroom or some room as secluded as possible, and with spine and body erect, in a comfortable position, fix all the attention at the center just back of the two eyes, and slowly repeat the word #RADHASOAMI [RadhaSwami], fixing the mind on the Supreme Being who is your Supreme Father." — Hazur Baba Sawan Singh

"Sant Mat is not the path of information. This is the Path of Transformation." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj)

"Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world have an inclination towards #spirituality." (Gurudev and Beloved Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj of Maharshi Mehi Ashram)

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God is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.

In Divine Light and Sound, Namaste', Gnosis, Peace, Jai Guru, Jai Sat Naam, Bandagi Saheb, Satya Raam, Radhasoami, 
James Bean

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PODCAST: The Yoga of Love (Bhakti), Part 3 -- Sant Mat Radhasoami Satsang Podcast


PODCAST: The Yoga of Love (Bhakti), Part 3 -- Spiritual Awakening Radio


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"There never was or ever will be anything but love, expressing itself infinitely." (Sant Jnaneswar of Maharashtra)

"Without love, there is no spiritual path.
The path lives in love.
With intensification of love, one comes in contact
with the True Sound,
And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss."
-- Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar

"Love is that power that makes God break His own laws in order to serve the devotee. Love is that meditation or method that makes the impossible possible. That which is harsh becomes gentle; the enemy becomes friend; the weak become strong; the concealed becomes revealed. Even though it is said that it takes many lifetimes to realize the Divine, if a devotee performs sadhana [meditation practice] with true, unwavering devotion, then the Divine Will manifest at that moment." (Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul)

"Without Bhakti [spiritual love] and devotion, nobody can swim across the vast and deep ocean of this samsara [sansaar, world of changes] even if one makes use of lakhs [thousands] of ways and means; but if one takes to the Word and develops love for Shabd [the Sound Current], one will one hundred percent go to his eternal abode." (The Essential Kabir, M.G. Gupta translation)

"How can one sit so still, repeat only holy names and think of God constantly? 'By falling in love,' Mataji answered serenely. 'Because when one is truly in love nothing but the beloved can enter one’s mind. So the secret of surat shabd yoga and of mysticism,' she goaded, 'is not necessarily practice and more practice, but love. To be so devoted to one’s Lord that nothing can stand in the way-this and nothing else is the truth of Sant Mat,' Mataji stressed." (Yogani Mataji, Enchanted Land)

"The Supreme Being Radhasoami Dayal [Merciful Lord of the Soul] is, the Ocean or Reservoir of Love, and Surat [the Soul], which is His particle, i.e., emanation or current, is also of the essence of love. Therefore, unless love is engendered in the Surat [the attention-faculty of the Soul], it cannot merge into its Reservoir. In other words, the practice of traversing on this path and reaching the Source (which is known as the practice of Surat and Shabd [yoga or meditation]) could never be performed properly or correctly carried on." (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram, Radhasoami Mat Sandesh)

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God is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.

In Divine Light and Sound, Namaste', Gnosis, Peace, Jai Guru, Jai Sat Naam, Bandagi Saheb, Satya Raam, Radhasoami, 
James

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PODCAST: The Yoga of Love (Bhakti), Part 2 -- Spiritual Awakening Radio


 
PODCAST: The Yoga of Love (Bhakti), Part 2 -- Spiritual Awakening Radio
 
 
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RUMI: "The people of this world are like the three butterflies in front of a candle's flame.
The first one went closer and said: I know about love.
The second one touched the flame lightly with his wings and said:
I know how love’s fire can burn.
The third one threw himself into the heart of the flame and was consumed.
He alone knows what true love is."
 
"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
 
Kabir: "Without Bhakti [love] and devotion,
nobody can swim across the vast and deep
Ocean of this Samsara [World of Changes]
even if one makes use of lakhs of ways and means;
but if one takes to the Word and develops love for the Shabd,
one will one hundred percent go to their eternal Abode."
(The Essential Kabir, Translated by M. G. Gupta, Huma Books, Agra)
 
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God is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.
 
In Divine Light and Sound, Namaste', Gnosis, Peace, Jai Guru, Jai Sat Naam, Bandagi Saheb, Satya Raam, Radhasoami, 
James
 
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

PODCAST: The Path (Yoga) of Love (Bhakti), Part 1 -- Spiritual Awakening Radio


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Bhakti is a Sanskrit word for love and devotion, and love is the quintessential truth of all religion, spirituality and mysticism. In the New Testament Saint Paul said that "love is the most excellent way." The Bhagavad Gita and the other world scriptures say the same thing. The mystic-lovers of history have taught that "God is an infinite Ocean of Love and each soul is a drop from that Ocean." By approaching simran (mantra, a spiritual exercise of repeating God's Name or Names), prayer, the singing of hymns, or meditation with an attitude of love and devotion (prem and bhakti), we elevate our consciousness. The practice of love brings us into harmony with the Supreme Being, our own true nature, and with all souls in creation.

Bhakti is the Path of Love; it is heart-centered, focused on the cultivation of love between the soul and the Oversoul, between lover and the Beloved. India's Nirguna Bhakti Sants (Saints) are madly in love with the Supreme Being, the Ocean of Love. Their relationship with the Supreme Being is that of Divine romance.

This is a translation of a hymn (shabd) by the 19th century mystic Tulsi Sahib titled, "Shabd surat jin ki mili": 

"Whose soul is attached to the Word, revels
ever in cosmic flight;
Revels ever in cosmic flight, and realizing the
Lord, plays with Him.
The mystery of the Inaccessible and the secret
of the scriptures he unravels:
He reaches his Home within and its Essence
he comes to know;
In the lotus feet of the Beloved he sees
his true destination.
The happily married woman rejoices with her
Spouse every moment, O Tulsi,
For her soul is attached to the Word, and
revels ever in cosmic flight."

The compositions of Tulsi Sahib are bhakti (devotional) in tone, and at the same time allude to the mystical experiences of the soul achieving cosmic flight by becoming attached to the Word -- hearing the Celestial Music of the Spheres during meditation. Through the Divine Word the mystery of the Inaccessible Plane (called by mystics "Agam Lok") is made accessible. Shri Tulsi described his experience of the Beloved Lord as a marriage consummated in mystical union. This merger of lover and Beloved is the final destination of lovers. Dadu, a Master in the Guru Kabir lineage said of this oneness: 

"The lover is converted into the Beloved. 
That indeed is called true love.
Forgetting his own ego, he remains
absorbed in the One."

In their spiritual hymns of love and devotion (prem and bhakti) mystic-devotees sing of the power that the Spirit of Love has to transport souls back to the original Home of all souls -- the Ocean of Love and Compassion (Anurag Sagar). By approaching spiritual practice with love, we will be elevated in spirit to places beyond our wildest dreams! And for those who are skeptical of their own ability to experience the Way of the Saints, Swami Ji Maharaj said in one of his hymns: 

"It does not matter if your bhakti is imperfect.
Perform bhakti! Radhasoami [the Lord of the Soul]
graciously declares that you should perform bhakti
in whichever way you can. Fear not. He will grant
you the Treasure of Love. You will be a recipient
of the Gift of Love." 
(Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Vol. II, Agra)

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God is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.

In Divine Light and Sound, Namaste', Gnosis, Peace, Jai Guru, Jai Sat Naam, Bandagi Saheb, Satya Raam, Radhasoami, 
James

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