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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

God calls out to us in the form of Celestial Sounds

God calls out to us in the form of Celestial Sounds

From the Chapter on Sufism in,
The Harmony of All Religions,
by Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj:

The teachers of the worldly sciences can teach those worldly subjects, but with regard to the science of spirituality, only the accomplished spiritual teacher can give these teachings of the spiritual path. All the great teachings in the sacred texts talk about the importance of a teacher. This mysterious path is described in the holy books, but it cannot be found simply by the study of sacred texts. It is found by the grace and guidance of an accomplished teacher.

Saint Maharishi Mehi says:

"Without the grace of an accomplished teacher, we cannot find the path. This has not happened in the past, nor will it happen in the future. It is essential to have this grace of a teacher."

Guru Nanak Dev Ji says:

"0 Feeble Disciples! Take refuge in Guru. Go get the key to this (spiritual) Gate from an accomplished teacher if you want to open this Tenth Gate, the Gateway to the spiritual realms. None other has the key to open this Gate."

As you open this Gate you will be immersed in the Divine Light of God. When you leave the nine gated body and go through the Tenth Gate [Third Eye], then you will go from darkness to Light, and from untruth to truth. When you are able to see this Divine Light then you will begin to hear the Divine inner Sounds. This inner Sound can not be heard with the physical ears, but only with the inner spiritual ears.

Just as we call out to a dog and he listens to us and comes to us, so also God calls out to us in the form of Celestial Sounds, and we also are drawn to God. We can only go toward God, and in this there is no doubt. After seeing the pure form of God we will become pure just as God is pure. Through this, all our suffering will end.

We should strive just as the Prophet Muhammad did, and meditate and traverse the spiritual journey within. In this way our human body and our human birth is worth living.

A Sufi Fakir, Yunus Emre has written:

"We entered the house of realization, we witnessed the body. The whirling skies, the many-layered earth, the seventy-thousand veils, we find in the body. The night and the day, the planets, the words inscribed on the Holy Tablets, the hill that Moses climbed, the Temple, and Israel's trumpet, we observe in the body."