Powered By Blogger

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Secret of Secrets: The Soul is Already in Heaven

The Secret of Secrets: The Soul is Already in Heaven
by James Bean
Sant Mat Mysticism Blog:
The Sant Mat Radhasoami Page at Facebook:
One can say, the journey is far, that much of the inward journey remains to be traversed. There is however, another way of seeing this, whether experienced in meditation or not. The Kingdom may seem far, and yet, the Reality is that it is Near, Close By, in Our Midst, Within Us, even now, in the living present. Here's something to rest upon and be inspired by: Whether we know it or not in our experience, the soul is already in Sach Khand, has always been in Sach Khand. There's no other place for the soul to be other than the soul level (Sat Lok, Sach Khand). We are (the soul is) wearing several coverings: physical, also subtle bodies: astral, causal, mental, and etheric. We have to contend with the outer distractions of the five senses, and yet, our true identity remains what it always has been: soul or spirit. One Master used the term "spirit-entity". Sant Mat Meditation is about knowing this, experiencing this, shifting awareness from the other world to within. We are drops from the Ocean of Love. We are already in heaven but don't know it. And, as Rumi might say, this is "the Secret of Secrets".
The Kingdom that seems far, is also the Kingdom of Heaven that is Near.
Kabir said: Within this earthen vessel are bowers and groves, and within it is the Creator: Within this vessel are the seven oceans and the unnumbered stars. The touchstone and the jewel-appraiser are within; and within this vessel the Eternal soundeth, and the spring wells up. Kabîr says: "Listen to me, my Friend! My Beloved Lord is within."