Sunday, October 13, 2019

An Introduction to the Spiritual Practices of Sant Mat, the Path of the Masters, Introductory Meditation Instructions

An Introduction to the Spiritual Practices of Sant Mat, the Path of the Masters,  Introductory Meditation Instructions

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A marathon Sant Mat Satsang Podcast today providing an overview of the meditation practices of Sant Mat, and then some Introductory Meditation Instructions. This is the longest program I've ever recorded, even longer than my original Gospel of Thomas program ("The Spiritual Message of the Gospel of Thomas and the Syriac Mystics"). These are not initiation instructions but some public domain introductory instructions (what some call the Convenient Method, Jyoti or Light Meditation) to give new spiritual seekers some idea about the Wonders of Inner Space that are available, the Kingdom of the Heavens within.  Introductory Meditation Instructions from Sawan Singh and Kirpal Singh (courtesy of

The Stages of Sant Mat Meditation

1) Simran/Manas Jap: the repetition of a sacred Name or sacred Names of God;

2) Dhyan: the first level of Dhyan is Manas Dhyan: visualizing the form of one's Satguru;

3) A more subtle level of Dhyan is Drishti Sadhana: a focused gaze, the technique of focusing upon an Infinitesimal Point (Inner Light Meditation). This Point will eventually blossom into inner Light or visions of Light. One gazes into the middle of the darkness or the Light one sees while in meditation;

4) Nada Sadhana: Surat Shabd Yoga, Inner Sound Meditation, the practice of inner spiritual or transcendental hearing -- the Yoga of the Audible Life Stream;

5) Reaching the State of Kaivalya, Oneness with the Supreme Being in the Pure Conscious Realm. The ultimate goal is to merge into the upper level of Kaivalya known as Sabdatita [Sabtatit] Pad -- the State beyond the Sound, the Ultimate Reality of God in the Nirguna or Formless State, also described with terms such as Anami (Nameless), Anadi (Soundlessness), Radhasoami (The Lord of the Soul), Satya Raam (the All-Pervading Formless Supreme Being), and the Ocean of Love (Anurag Sagar). 

The 'drop' of the soul enters into the 'rivulet' or 'river' of the Holy Stream of Sound that empties into the Ocean of God, the Ocean of Love.

As the Masters say, "Ultimately, success in meditation is all due to God's Grace and Compassion."

Charts of the Heavens -- Inner Regions -- Planes -- Levels - Various Illustrations of the Spheres of Creation:

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Anurag Sagar Sant Mat

Anurag Sagar Sant Mat

"'Hazur [Baba Sawan Singh] one day told Seth Vasdev, whose car is always at Hazur’s disposal, that he should read Kabir Sahib’s Anurag Sagar (The Ocean of Intense Love). Hazur said that without studying it, one cannot fully understand the difference between Kal (the negative power) and Dayal Mat (the Path of the true and Merciful God), nor can one fully grasp the teachings of Sant Mat.’” (Rai Sahib Munshi Ram, “With the Three Masters”, Vol. 2, p.187, cited in the Introduction to, The Anurag Sagar, 1982, Sant Bani Ashram, Sanbornton, NH  )  

Sawan's characterization of the Anurag Sagar, a Dharamdasi scripture, as essential reading in order to "fully grasp the teachings of Sant Mat" points towards a closer connection with the Dharam Das branch of Sant Mat than to the Sikh line. Of course finding all five of the five names (Panch Naam) present in Dharmdasi sources provides more evidence suggesting a connection, as they are the only known group to have been using the five names prior to the time of Tulsi Sahib. Professor Mark Juergensmeyer in, Radhasoami Reality, wrote about how, out of all the other spiritual groups in India, the one that seems closest to Sant Mat and Radhasoami is the Dharam Das group.

A couple of other Anurag Sagar-ish books available in English and online:

An anthology of the writings of Dariya Sahib of Bihar including his Dariya Sagar:

Some additional material from Sant Dariya are at this website:

Kabir Poem: See Your Beloved Lord In The Temple Of Your Own Body in two translations, in several ebook formats: 

List of the Gurus of the Sant Dharam Das Kabir Lineage:

This list of "42" gurus, plus a couple of others (Sant Dharam Das and his son Chauramani Nam) and Kabir is associated with the Anurag Sagar, listed at the beginning of the text. Each acharya/guru at the time of their appointment to serve as a successor is given the next name on the list. The current one, highlighted on the chart, is Adh Nam, seen here: 

On the same chart, guru # 15, was Prakash Nam, from a few generations back. There are a couple of books by him, including: The Prakash Mani Gita, A manual about Surat Shabd Yoga:

Also see: The Origins of Sant Mat, The Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib’s Guru, by James Bean: