Thursday, July 05, 2018

PODCAST: The Spiritual Seekers Guide, Simran Practice in Sant Mat, and Introductory Meditation Instructions -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio


PODCAST: The Spiritual Seekers Guide, Simran Practice in Sant Mat, and Introductory Meditation Instructions -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio




PODCAST: The Spiritual Seekers Guide, Simran Practice in Sant Mat, and Introductory Meditation Instructions -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean @ Youtube:

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Below Are NOTES About Today's PODCAST (7-3-18)

There is No Spirituality Without Spirit: "So long as you do not experience the withdrawal of spirit within you [during meditation], the spiritual path is a myth for you. To attain this experience, you have to perform the spiritual practices with full zest and fervour every day as prescribed by a living master." (The Spiritual Seekers Guide)

This spiritual exercise of repeating God’s Name (Simran) helps to uplift our day, to bring some of the heaven and bliss of meditation into our down-to-earth daily experience, and is a way to remember in a world of forgetfulness, to remain awake in a world of spiritual slumber, to abide in Truth, no longer dominated by the forces of illusion. Be who you really are wherever you go, "a spiritual being having a human experience."

"Sit silent," says Tukarama, "compose thy mind and make it pure, and then happiness will know no bounds. God will certainly come and dwell in his heart. This will be the result of thy long effort. Meditate time after time on God's name ...... says Tuka, "that this will surely come to pass, if thou hast one-pointed devotion".

"Without doing the practices of Sumiran [Simran, the Remembrance of God by the repetition of His Name or Names] and Dhyan [meditation upon the form of a Sant Satguru], the hold of Karmas past and present on the mind will not be loosened and therefore the mind will always be wavering with thoughts.... The Lord is bountiful. Your entire life must revolve round Him. Subject yourself to this way of life. There is no room for dejection. With firm faith in the Divine Hand you should aspire for Truth. You will realise the Creator within you. God helps those who realise their own limitations and pine for the Ultimate Truth in all humility." 
(The Spiritual Seekers Guide)

Till All Souls Are Emancipated: "The human frame becomes blessed when the Supreme Father descends in it. Such a person enjoys the highest bliss...Param Guru Soami Ji Maharaj was pleased to ordain that the Supreme Current would continue to remain in the world in human form so long as the entire creation is not redeemed."  (The Spiritual Seekers Guide)

"The Way of Sages -- Santmat -- encompasses a set of ageless moral values, a belief in a Higher Power, and most importantly a methodology for realization of the Highest and the state of absolute Peace within one’s own self. Incorporated in that methodology is an interior road map, as it were, of the various stages, spiritual landmarks, and relevant advice from a qualified adept for achieving the goal.

"Santmat is not confined to the beliefs, rituals, and dogmas of any specific religions. Being universal in nature it embraces the Truths found in most of the world’s sacred texts and religious traditions. Santmat emphasizes the universal thread running through all the various traditions.

"The attainment of ultimate spiritual Peace and supreme Joy within oneself is the ultimate goal of Santmat as described by Maharishi Mehi and other great sages. Although this path is not content with meager goals, it is extremely easy to understand and practice. Progress is certain, although, for most, eager and persistent effort is required."  (TheWayOfSages.com)

Introductory Meditation Instructions From Huzur Baba Sawan Singh

"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 RADHASWAMI, fixing the mind on the Supreme Being who is your Supreme Father."  (Hazur Baba Sawan Singh)

Online e-Book: The Spiritual Seekers Guide is a collection of discourses on the spiritual journey and Radhasoami Faith by Huzur Dayal Sahab. They are originally from an english Magazine Dayalpuri Radhasoami Satsang: https://archive.org/details/ASpiritualSeekersGuide

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

PODCAST: A Vegetarian Jesus and Apostles at the Beginning of Christianity, and, The Gospels of the Ebionites, The Hebrew Christians -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio


PODCAST: A Vegetarian Jesus and Apostles at the Beginning of Christianity, and, The Gospels of the Ebionites, The Hebrew Christians -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio





PODCAST: A Vegetarian Jesus and Apostles at the Beginning of Christianity, and, The Gospels of the Ebionites, The Hebrew Christians -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean @ Youtube:

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NOTES About Today's PODCAST (6-12-18)

Link to My Updated and Expanded Article: Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians, By James Bean (Exploring the World Religions Column):

Two Podcasts Combined to Create a Presentation Over Ninety Minutes in Length Intended to Be the Most Comprehensive Collection Ever of Vegetarian References Providing Evidence For the Vegetarianism of Yeshua (Jesus), the Apostles, the Jesus Movement (Hebrew Christians, Ebionites,) and Other Expressions of Early Christianity. An Outline, the Major Segments Include the Following:

Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians:

Dueling Gospel Traditions — Pro-Meat and Pro-Veg;

What About Those Pesky ‘Fishes and Loaves’?

Textual Variations in Greek Manuscripts;

Was John the Baptist Really A Bug-Eater?

Christianity Before Paul (The Original Hebrew Christians or Ebionites) and the Essene Connection -- The Essene Branch of Judaism Not Just Kosher But Vegetarian;

Thou Shalt Not Kill: The Biblical Basis For Vegetarianism: A Vegetarian Ideal Described In Genesis and Isaiah -- #AssistingIsaiah;

A Reflection About Saint Paul’s Leniency For New Converts and Mystery School Organisational Format: a two-fold or two-level approach of: 1) “Hearers of the Word”, new converts to the faith, and 2): “the Elect”, those initiates of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven more mature who were “being perfected in love and knowledge” adhering to a stricter discipline that included vegetarianism. -- Signing Up Paul to the Vegetarian Cause After All;

Uncovering a Vegetarian Jesus (Yeshua) at the Beginning of Christianity: Vegetarian Sayings of Jesus;

Jesus Stopping Animal Sacrifice in the Temple;

The Vegetarian Apostles (Leadership of the Original Jesus Movement) -- Vegetarian Quotes About the Apostles:

Peter said, “I live on olives and bread, to which I rarely only add vegetables.” Also: “The unnatural eating of flesh meats is as polluting as the heathen worship of devils, with its sacrifices and its impure feasts, through participation in it a man becomes a fellow eater with devils.” (Saint Peter, Clementine Homilies)

Matthew: “And happiness is found in the practice of virtue. Accordingly, the Apostle Matthew partook of seeds, and nuts, hard-shelled fruits, and vegetables, without flesh.” (Clement of Alexandria, The Instructor, Book 2, Chapter 1)

The Apostle Thomas: “He continually fasts and prays, and abstaining from the eating of flesh and the drinking wine, he eats only bread with salt, drinks only water, and wears the same garment in fine weather and winter, accepting nothing from anyone, and gives whatever he has to others.” (Acts of Thomas, chapter 20)

“John never ate meat.” (Church historian Hegesipp according to Eusebius, History of the Church II 2:3)

Jesus's Family was Vegetarian: James the Just, Brother of Jesus, Head Apostle and the Next Leader of the Church, was a Vegetarian: “James was a vegetarian.” (Prof. Robert Eisenman in, James the Just, The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls)

“James, the brother of the Lord, lived on seeds and plants and touched neither meat nor wine.” (Epistulae ad Faustum XXII, 3)

“James, the brother of the Lord was holy from his mother's womb; and he drank no wine nor strong drink, nor did he eat flesh.” (Hegesippus, quoted in The Church History of Eusebius, book 2, chapter 23)

Church Fathers And Other Later Voices Affirming the Existence of the Earlier Veg Tradition;

“The consumption of animal flesh was unknown up until the great flood. But since the great flood, we have had animal flesh stuffed into our mouths. Jesus, the Christ, who appeared when the time was fulfilled, again joined the end to the beginning, so that we are now no longer allowed to eat animal flesh.” (pro-vegetarian early church father Hieronymus [St. Jerome] who apparently read the Gospel of the Hebrews and was influenced by Ebionite views)

Inter-Faith Love! An Ebionite Christian author had very nice things to say about those in India who worship One God, follow peaceful customs and laws, and are vegetarian or vegan. 

The Gnostics Were Vegetarians;

The Vegetarian Prayer of Thanksgiving in the Nag Hammadi Library (Gnostic Gospels) and Corpus Hermeticum;

Texts I DO NOT CITE: What About Those Modern-Day Essene Gospels of Peace? What About Those Groups That Call Themselves Essenes: "Essene" VS. the More Accurate Term: "Ebionite"; 

Did Jesus Travel to India? Gospel of Isa, another text I AVOID.

Real Wisdom from the East: The Spiritual and Ethical Reasons Why Saints Advocate Following a Non-violent Vegetarian or Vegan Diet;

* Seeking information on how to be initiated into the meditation practice (the Inner Light and Sound of God), or trying to locate a satsang meetup in your area? Email me here: 
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In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be to You, 
James
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