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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Surat Shabd Yoga: Meditation Upon the Current of the Spirit

Surat Shabd Yoga: Meditation Upon the Current of the Spirit

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

The Current of the Spirit is: the Current of Love (Bhakti) and Bliss (Ananda), The Current of Divine Light, Seen as Inner Light During Meditation, the Holy Light-Stream, and Heard as the Sound Current, the Music Within During Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga: Union of the Awareness, the Attention-Faculty of the Soul with the Current of the Spirit, the Audible Life Stream that Flows into the Ocean of Love, God, Radhasoami, Oneness)

The Current of the Chaitanya Spirit [Spiritual Consciousness] is flowing in the reverse direction in this Region [Pinda Desh, Material Plane] and is getting dispersed through the sense-organs. It cannot therefore get perfect and unalloyed happiness and its condition cannot remain always the same. It is therefore necessary that one should make this Current flow in the right direction, i.e. make it ascend upwards within oneself. If he does so, his spirit would one day reach its Original Reservoir and attain perfect and eternal bliss.

All the Jivas [souls that have incarnated into the Physical Plane, Pinda Desh], having their Spirit seated in the region of the eyes in the physical body, function through their mind and sense-organs i.e. the Current of the Spirit flows outwards through the mind and the sense-organs and it has established its contact chiefly with material objects.

One feels pleasure in turning his Attention towards and in thinking about or in meeting those persons for whom he has affection. Similarly, he gets joy and pleasure when those enjoyments and objects for which he has attachment or in which he frequently indulges come before him or he comes into contact with them or makes use of them. This is the reason why the Current of the Spirit flows again and again, or very frequently, in their direction.

Although it is quite clear that whatever joy, bliss and pleasure the mind gets from the sense-organs with the help of other Jivas and the objects and enjoyments of the world, is really present in the Current of the Spirit, yet the people are unaware of this fact. If the Current of the Spirit would not flow down to a particular sense-organ and would not flow from them to the enjoyments and objects of the world, no joy or pleasure would ever be experienced.

This practice can make the Spirit reach its Original Abode from where it descended in the beginning of the creation and on reaching there, it would have the darsana [vision, darshan] of the Supreme Being Merciful Radhasoami Who is its True Father and Mother and Whose ansa [ray, particle, emanation] it is, and would also be able to attain Highest Bliss.

The Supreme Being Merciful Radhasoami has been pleased to shower His great Mercy on the Jivas in the present times, in as much as he has made the practices of the Surat Sabda Yoga so easy that a child, a young man or an old man, male or female, a family man or an ascetic, can easily perform its practices to some extent at least and can also secure the result in this very life and get some joy and bliss internally within himself and also see his salvation being gradually achieved and he can also experience the Grace and protection of the Supreme Being which are always available to one engaged in the practices of this Yoga.