Thursday, January 31, 2008

Still Your Gaze at The Door in the Inner Sky!

Still Your Gaze at The Door in the Inner Sky!

Sant Mat Fellowship:
{"Repeat the Name of your Beloved, day and night, again and again. With care in thought, word and deed, you will cross to the other shore." -- Dadu}

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

An English rendering of a verse composed by Sant Radhaswami Sahab taken from the book titled "Satsang Yoga , Part II" by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj.

-Translation by Pravesh K. Singh ( ).

The Original Verse (Phonetic Version):

"Too to surat jamaa nabh dwaar| Shabd mile chhoote janjaar||

Shabd bhed too jaan ganwaar| Kyon bharamai too mana kee laar||

Surat khainch tak til kaa dwaar| Dahinee dishaa shabd kee dhaar||

Baaeen dishaa kaal kaa jaar| Taahi chhod kar surat samhaar||

Ghantaa sankh suno kar pyaar| Tis ke aage dhun omkaar||

Sunn maahi sun raarankaar| Bhanwar gufaa murali jhankaar||

Sattalok dhun been samhaar| Alakh Agam dhun kahun na pukaar||

Radhaswami bhed sunaayaa jhaad| Pakad dharo ab hiye manjhaar||"

The Translation:

[Fix or still your gaze at the door in the (Inner) Sky,|

So as to grasp the (Quintessential) Sound perceiving which puts all the worldly troubles to an end (the botheration of the world can end, in true sense, only if the cycle of rebirth is got rid of or transcended.)||

Learn, O Inexperienced, the secret of the Sound.|

Why do you remain lost in the illusory traps of the mind? ||

Draw or collect your attention, or current of consciousness, and look attentively at the `Til Dwar' or `The Third Eye'. |

(When the surat gets focussed at the Bright Point inside), a Stream of Sound is heard coming from the right direction. ||

(The sound emanating from) the left direction is the snare or web of Death.|

Discarding or ignoring that (that is, not listening to the sound coming from the left direction) keep your attention carefully focussed (on the Sound coming from the right direction).||

Listen with love to the Sounds of the Gong/Bell and Conch.|

Beyond that is (heard) the resonating `OM' Sound. ||

(Subsequently,) Hark to the `Rarankaar' Sound in the Realm of "Shoonya" (Void). |

Melody of the Flute (is heard) in the "Bhanwar Gufaa" (whirling/spiralling cave). ||

Listen to the enchanting lute in the Realm of Sattalok (The sphere of pure consciousness, of Quintessential Sound).|

Nothing can be said to be of the Sound in the Regions of Alakh and Agam (According to universally agreed opinion of Santmat and the Upanishads, beyond the zone of sattalok, lies the infinite realm of "nihshabdam paramam padam" or, the Highest/Ultimate State of Soundlessness. It is this very state that is being alluded to here). ||

Radhaswami says, he has thus clearly explained all the secrets. |

Hold that dearly within your heart.||]

Earn the Invaluable Wealth of Shabd! -Sant Radhaswami Sahab

An English rendering of a verse composed by Sant Radhaswami Sahab taken from the book titled "Satsang Yog , Part II" by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj.

-Translation by Pravesh K. Singh ( ).

The Original Verse (Phonetic Version):

"Shabd kamaae kar he meet | Shabd prataap kaal ko jeet ||

Shabd ghaat too ghat me dekh | Shabdahi shabd peev ko pekh ||

Shabd karm kee rekh kataave | Shabd shabd se jay milaave ||

Shabd binaa sab jhoothaa gyaan | Shabd binaa sab thothaa dhyaan ||

Shabd chhod mat are ajaan | Radhaswami kahai bakhaan ||"

The Translation:

[O friend! Earn the `Shabd' (Divine Word or Sound). | By the glorious grace of the `Shabd', win over time (death & rebirth). ||

Behold the banks (realm or sphere) of `Shabd' within your `ghat' (body). |

Catching hold of `Shabd' after `Shabd' see the Lord ||

`Shabd' enables to obliterate or erase the result or effect of our actions. |

One `shabd' naturally leads to another `Shabd'. ||

Any knowledge without knowing, or in the absence of, or excluding `Shabd' is false knowledge or ignorance. |

All meditation that excludes `Shabd' is hollow, or incomplete meditation. ||

Do not ever, therefore, forsake the `Shabd', You Ignorant Being! ||

Radhaswami describes thus in detail. ||]


To understand the true import of "shabd shabd se jay milaave" (one `Shabd' leads to another `Shabd') of Sant Radhaswami Sahab, the following excerpts from a discourse of Maharshi Santsewiji would be of help:

"Whoever sincerely practices the inner meditation comes to experience Light within. First he sees the Light and then he hears Sound, too. Sound has a natural & inherent property of attracting or drawing the listener towards its source or origin. One who is capable of grasping the Sound springing straight from God Himself gets naturally drawn to Him.

The practitioner of "naadaanusandhaan" or "surat-shabda yoga" (the Yoga of Sound or the Union through Sound) first catches hold of the Sound which is generated at the centre of the "sthoola mandal" (gross sphere of creation). Catching that Sound at the meeting horizon or junction of the Gross sphere and the "sookshma mandala" (Astral or Subtle sphere), he (the practitioner) is drawn to the centre of the Astral sphere. Grasping the Sound at the centre of the Astral sphere he is led to the centre of the "kaaran mandal" (Causal sphere) wherefrom he is pulled up to the centre of the "mahaakaaran mandal" (Supra-Causal sphere). Getting hold of the Sound at the centre of the Supra-Causal sphere he transcends the barrier or layers of "jad" (ignorance or non-consciousness) and makes an entry into the realm of "kaivalya" or, "chetan" (Pure Consciousness). There he gets the "saar shabda" or "anaahat shabda" (the Unstruck or Quintessential Sound) which takes him to the "nihshabdam paramam padam" or the highest and the Ultimate Soundless State. There he meets and merges into perfect unison with God losing his individual identity completely. Thus, the cycle of birth and death or transmigration comes to be destroyed or annihilated for ever or permanently."