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Friday, May 04, 2007

We Are Influenced by the Company We Keep -- Satsang

We Are Influenced by the Company We Keep -- Satsang
Radhasoami Reality:
{Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
"Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}


In the company of the negative, one loses love and devotion for God along with their entire spiritual qualities, whereas in the company of devotees or Saints one develops love, devotion and spiritual wisdom, and enjoys the fruit of divine bliss. To increase love and devotion for God, and to wash off the impurities of the mind, are the basic functions of Satsang (spiritual gathering for instruction and meditation at the feet of a living Master, association in the name of Eternal Truth or God).

Verses About Satsang by Sant Dadu Dayal, the Compassionate Mystic

Bhajan of Dadoo

Something becomes sweet when mixed with sugar,
it becomes salty when mixed with salt.
Such is the nature of humanity, 0 Dadu.
This is our trait, indeed.

In the company of the unholy,
a barrier is created,
and the taste of piety and devotion disappears;
In the company of the holy,
bliss is generated, and overfilled is one with joy.

If the company of the holy one is obtained,
the divine fruit of immortality does it bear.
But if the company of the unholy is obtained,
the fruit of poison does it yield, sayeth Dadu.

In the assembly of a Saint, noble thoughts arise.
Whereas by sitting in the assembly of worldlings,
knowledge parts company with the body, 0 Dadu.

The company which does not arouse piety and devotion,
wherein the Lord is not talked about,
whereby blemishes of sensuality are not shaken off,
by what measure can that be called a true Satsang?

-- Sant Dadu Dayal, the Compassionate Mystic
"Encyclopaedia of Sants of India, Volume 25: Sant Dadu Dayal"

The Body is the Temple of God -- Meditation is Entering Within the Temple

The Body is the Temple of God -- Meditation is Entering Within the Temple

The body is the Lord's seat.
It is a temple.
It is the vehicle and it alone determines one's caste.
Burn the incense,
light the candle
and make offering of food to the Lord
within the body itself.
Worship Him within thy body.
Seeking within the body [meditation],
one finds priceless treasure.
One neither gains nor loses anything here.
One should sing the Lord's Name.
Whatever is in Brahmand (the macrocosm) exists
in the Pind (the microcosm [of the body]),
and whoever seeks, will find it.
Pipa pays obeisance to the Supreme Being
whose secret the Satguru alone can give out.

-- Pipa (from Rajashthan)
"Sants, Sadhus, Mahatmas and Devotees of the Past"
S. D. Maheshwari
Agra, India