Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Light and Sound on the Path -- Sant Mat Fellowship Online


Light and Sound on the Path -- Sant Mat Fellowship Online 








Join for Free Groups.IO, the Replacement for Yahoo Groups

Over the years so many of you have signed up with my various Yahoo groups and this has served as a great mailing list I've used occasionally to share spiritual quotes, blog entries or satsang radio podcast announcements. Recently, Yahoo announced that even the email listserv version of Yahoo Groups will soon be discontinued... as of December 15th. BUT, I've already created some groups at a wonderful free site that represents a great improvement over Yahoo. You're invited to join Groups.IO, the 2020 version of eGroups. -- James Bean

Joining is very simple. Just go to: https://groups.io/register   type your email address and create a password, and POOF! You're in. You'll have an account there. 

Then join the Sant Mat group: https://santmatfellowship.groups.io/g/main   (or type "Sant Mat" in the search box there and you'll see a few groups I've created there), join and you'll continue to receive a message once a month or occasionally.




The Latest Sant Mat Satsang and Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts @ Youtube. Like, Subscribe, Click the Bell to get Alerts, and Share With Others:  https://www.youtube.com/c/SantMatRadhasoami/videos


Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami Faith;

Spiritual Discourses of Baba Somanath, Disciple of Huzur Baba Sawan Singh;

A Prayer For Peace or Ahimsa -- Praises To A Formless God;

Ethical Guidance From Kabir and An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality;

Overcoming Distracting Thoughts So We Have Great Meditations;

The Living Spiritual Path of Sant Mat Based in Bihar, India, Parts 1-5  (so far -- more to come);

The Vegetarianism of the Jesus Movement: The Syriac-Aramaic Clementines & The "Yoke of the Lord" in the The Didache

Veg Sayings of Jesus, Rumi, Rabia & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in Sufi Islamic Sources

The Original Jesus Movement (Ebionites) Recognized Those in India Who Worship the One God, are Vegetarians, and Follow the Same Peaceful Ethical Precepts;

Loaves Without The Fishes in Early Christian Writings;

Vegan & Veg Teachings in Buddhism;

Rules For Being Guru, By Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj;

Reincarnation in Gnosticism, and... Let the Gnostics Be Gnostic;

The Gospel of THOMAS and Initiation Into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, also Kirpal Singh on Initiation;

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Gnostic Spirituality;

The Science of Spirituality According to Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj;

The Goal of Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: Our Path Back to the Source;

Meditation Practice According to Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj;

Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib;


Spiritual Awakening Radio is now available via ALL the podcast APPS, pod-catchers, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Audibles, Public Radio, Google Podcasts, TuneIN, Stitcher, HealthyLifeNet, The Internet Archive, etc... also the embedded Podcast Player @ the NEW Podcast Radio Website. At my Libsyn Podcast site you can subscribe to my podcasts, and you'll see links there to the Sant Mat Facebook Page, Sant Mat @ Twitter, and various podcast options: https://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.libsyn.com/website






Sant Mat Radhasoami Books -- EXPANDED Free e-Library Online: Recommended Reading, Recent Publications, Radhaswami Books, Kirpal Singh Books, Julian Johnson Books, Anurag Sagar, Kabir, Classic Sants of India, Adi Granth/Guru Nanak, Guru Lineage Charts, Charts of the Inner Regions/Heavens, Gnostic/Christian Mysticism Section, Sayings of Jesus/Early Jewish Christian Scriptures/Vegetarian Gospels, the Vegan Section, Sufi/Rumi Section, and Two LINKS Pages: 

https://SantMatRadhasoami.blogspot.com/2019/01/sant-mat-radhasoami-books-main-page-e.html




Remembering the Forgotten Self (Soul) Lost in the Dust of Creation



Rumi: "You think of yourself as a citizen of the universe. You think you belong to this world of dust and matter. Out of this dust you have created a personal image, and have forgotten about the essence of your true origin."


Stevan L. Davies: "I think that Gnosticism is about discovering the way that God has turned into you, and then realizing that if you can describe how it is that God turned into you, you can reverse the process."


Over the many centuries there have always been mystical branches of Judaism, Kabbalah, Sethian Gnosis, and others that have had an ethical, peaceful philosophy of life, adhered to a vegetarian diet, had living teachers or Masters of the Name, a system of initiation into holy names, and the #meditation practice of ascension of the soul through several upper worlds of Light and Sound, with the goal of reuniting with the Supreme Being. Sometimes these teachings get lost or partially forgotten over time, but there is evidence for their existence, and the quest of the mystic soul is to REMEMBER. (from one of my blog entries)


Like Galileo discovering new worlds through the lens of his telescope, mystics have been trying to tell humanity for eons of something quite similar. The reason why the contemplative state of being is still hidden from most of us is that, unlike Galileo’s telescope, in order to look through this particular lens, the third eye or inner vision, we mustn’t focus on the outward sensory impressions, but go in the opposite direction: into Inner Space. Look through the lens of the third eye during meditation to access the world of within. Tune the inner radio dial, listening for the subtle inner sounds coming from beyond the silence. This is how to access the Kingdom of the Heavens, the Inner Space within you. (from one of my blog entries)


"Look within yourself with the inner eye.

The whole expanse inside is replete

with the refulgence of the Divine Light."

-- Dadu Dayal, the Compassionate Mystic


“Sant Kabir Sahab asks: ‘You have lost an object in one place and you are looking for it in an entirely different place. How could you possibly find it?’ Let us consider this dilemma in view of the way people usually attempt to find peace, joy and contentment. People wander ceaselessly through life, always seeking to acquire material resources, thinking they will thus achieve their goal of happiness. However, as the saints tell us, even if we acquire all these physical possessions – status, fame, or wealth – we are still unable to attain true peace, joy and happiness. The peace we seek is not found in the outer material world but only in the inner world of the soul. The outer manifest world is merely sensory. It is transitory and ever-fleeting. But within us lives the Supreme Being whose true form is peace and bliss. The Divine is unmanifest (without physical form), eternal, and beyond the senses. Only by turning inward and ceasing the outward wandering, will we be able to attain lasting joy and eternal peace.”


– Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj – Finding Peace Within – Light and Sound on the Path


“Bring the sky beneath your feet and listen to Celestial Music everywhere.” -- Rumi







Monday, September 21, 2020

God is Already Within Us

 

God is Already Within Us




“Take up the broom of love, and sweep the chamber of your heart.” (Bani of Kabir Sahib)

“Only when we have made our hearts clean, can the Lord – Who is immaculate and pure – manifest there. He is already residing there, but he will manifest. We don’t need to bring some other Lord from outside. The false worldly thoughts come from outside and fill up our within. But the Almighty Lord is already innate in our within. He does not descend from some other realm.” (Baba Somanath’s commentary)

“But my Friend resides within me.” (Bani of Kabir Sahib)

“What need do I have to look for Him outside? When we direct our yearning toward the Lord over and over, we become his very form. Then we say, ‘He has become my true friend. I have no more need to wait for His coming. If He were separate from me, then I would have to search for Him and wait for Him. But I am in Him and He is in me. So now what is the point of seeking Him? Where would I search and who would I wait for?’” (Baba Somanath’s commentary)

Meditation

“Without eyes, you see; without ears, you hear.” (Bani of Kabir Sahib)

"To see without eyes, to hear without ears – this is an inner experience.

Guru Nanak has also spoken on this subject: ‘To see without eyes; to hear without ears.’

All the saints teach the same thing. No matter how hard you may try, you will not be able to have the darshan [vision] of that inner Lord using these physical eyes.

Ramdas Swami tells us: ‘These eyes of flesh cannot see Him; you can behold the Lord only with the eye of knowledge (the inner eye).’

He cannot be seen with these eyes of flesh. Only when you look with the inner eye of knowledge will you behold Him. In the same way, you will hear without ears. Through the physical ears, you hear the sounds of the outer words. But the inner Dhun is resounding of itself, and that Sound is heard without ears. We hear outer sounds through the physical ears, but if the inner Sound did not exist, our sense organs would not function – our very life-breath would cease." (Baba Somanath’s commentary)