Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sant Mat: The Mark of Recognition of a Sant Satguru

Sant Mat: The Mark of Recognition of a Sant Satguru

Radhasoami Reality:
{Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
"Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

(See notes below for all the mystic-terms used here such as Sat Lok, Shabda Swarup, Shabda Guru, and other words of the Masters.)

From, "Catechism of the Radhasoami Faith" (Prashnottar), by Huzur Maharaj

Q. 39. What is the mark of recognition of a Sant Satguru?

A. 39. The first mark of recognition is that the saints can only be those who have their Abode in Sat Loka and who preach the path of the Shabda (Word, Sound Current) and point out its Secret and who are themselves Shabda Swarup within.

Secondly, when any devotee or a deserving seeker appears before Them, his spirit and mind may of themselves begin to concentrate and get elevated and enjoy the bliss thereof.

Thirdly, Their discourses are very precise, deep and effective and the listener may get satisfied and convinced according to what he deserves and the stage at which he is.

Fourthly, in case anybody begins to have faith in Them without argument, They grant him some internal experience and bliss.

Fifthly, They live according to what They teach.

Sixthly, They take care of Their Satsangis internally and externally.

Mystic-Terms of the Masters --- Notes:

Sant Mat: Teachings of the Saints or Masters; Religion of Sants, Radhaswami Faith; Surat Shabd Yoga,

Sant: (1) Good, virtuous, pious; excellent; steady, respectable, venerable; a pious or venerable person, a saint, (2) Embodiment of Truth. A special and beloved Son of the Supreme Being. One who has access to the purely spiritual regions beyond Brahmand and Par-Brahmand.

SAT: (1) Eternal Truth -- That which really is, entity, existence, essence, the self-existent or universal spirit; reality, fact, truth, essence, cream, marrow, (2) Immutable Truth, (3) Imperishable, Real, Eternal, Changeless, (4) Absolute and Immutable, (5) Sat Purush; True Being,

SatGuru: True and Perfect Spiritual Guide

Sat Lok: True Sphere, Heavenly Region, Above Time, Pure Spirit, Home of the Soul,

Shabda or Shabd: (1) Sound; Voice; Word; Name, (2) A song, a hymn, (3) Prime manifestation; the sound which accompanies the current of energy,(4) Word, Name, internal voice or sound, (5) Shabd is the cause and sustainer of the whole creation, Its force and vitality permeate the whole creation. Its currents are giving life to the body and all sense-organs. It is present within all. He, who meditates and diverts his attention inwards, in accordance with the teachings of Sants, can hear the sound, accompanying that current, and by its contact realise its bliss. (6) The regenerative spiritual current, (7) Force or energy, when it becomes kinetic or active, produces sound, which is called Shabd or Naam or Name, (8) Emanation from the Supreme Being -- God,

Shabda Swarup -- Shabda Guru: Inner Master, natural character or appearance, true countenance or form of the Sant Satguru, Spiritual Form, Holy Form,

Satsangi: One who attends Satsang: associate or follower or disciple of Sant Sat Guru; one who, having full belief and confidence in the Sant Sat Guru and His words is practising Surat Shabd Yoga under His immediate direction, and having traversed some distance is pushing upwards; A Sadhu or Satsangi is he who has traversed some distance and is engaged in the performance of the spiritual practices with love and ardour, and is to get access to Daswan Dwar and Sat Lok. (mostly based upon, The Glossary of the Radhasoami Faith)