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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Peace: Salam, ShalOM, OM Shanti - Sant Mat Quote of the Day

Peace: Salam, ShalOM, OM Shanti

Sant Mat Quote of the Day:
{"The affairs of the world will go on forever.
Do not delay the practice of meditation." -- Milarepa}

"Through inner meditation the jivatman (individual soul) begins its ascent toward the Soundless State where it will eventually merge with the Divine. When the soul thus experiences oneness with God, it will attain ultimate peace and supreme joy. Sant Mat teaches a path to the attainment of this joy and peace. This is the significance of the way of the Saints and the importance of Santmat." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, Harmony of All Religions)

Maharshi Mehi:

1. Stillness or steadiness is the essence of Shanti [Peace, Tranquility, Bliss, Communion with God].

2. He who has attained Shanti is a saint.

3. Sant Mat encompasses the thoughts and way of saints.

4. The desire for attaining Shanti is natural in human beings.

In the Upanishads the formula for the attainment of Shanti is expounded by the seers and saints of these ancient works. Similar views have been expressed by the saints of all times, including such saints as Guru Nanak Sahab and Kabir Sahab who expounded their views in the Punjabi and Hindi languages respectively. Such expressions are for the inspiration and edification of all people. (The Philosophy of Liberation)

"The souls are all bound by illusions and are rotating round the great wheel of birth and death. This state of the individual soul or souls is the root cause of all sufferings. In order to come out of these, the only remedy is devotion to God." (Padavali of Maharshi Mehi)

"Such is the peculiar efficacy of the Path of Love and Devotion that if you adopt it, it will transport you to the Reservoir of Ambrosia. In the Source or Fountain, i.e., in Radhaswami Dham [the Eighth Heaven], there is absolutely no trace of maya [illusion]. There it is all love and love alone. It is an immense Reservoir of Love, having no beginning and no end." (Sar Bachan Poetry, Volume One, Agra)

Daya Bai: "My heart burns, O Ram [God], with the fire of separation; I yearn to behold You, O lovely enchanter of my heart."

"True bliss of meeting the Beloved Lord is such that its rapturous absorption does not diminish or wear out. There is continual intoxication of the Holy Name and nectar." (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram, "Nij Updesh")

Anurag Sagar: "Whenever you are in trouble, sit down for doing simran (repetition of the holy names). When you reach the state of concentration, then you are surrounded by a protective aura automatically. No power on earth can harm you then. Therefore, do simran and be anxiety-free."

Sant Ravidas: "My (inner) tongue is constantly preoccupied with repeating God's Name, and my hands are constantly engaged in doing my work. Thus have I become carefree. God will take care of me, says Ravidas."

Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar: "Be not intimidated by any fear. Hold fast to the Naam (the Positive Power of inner Light and Sound of God) which is always there to help."

Kabir said, "Manifest the Guru in the form of the Sound Current behind the eyes [at the third eye center]. Then you will have no doubts left. If you want to be free from anxiety, then catch the Sound Current."

"There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it." --- Baba Jaimal Singh

"Do not live even a single day without inner meditation." --- Baba Devi Sahab

"Always keep your mind in simran. It will purify the mind. When pure it will be able to hear the inner Sound (Shabd Dhun)." - Baba Jaimal Singh

Inner Seeing and Hearing: "Just as we need light and sound in the outer universe, we need light and sound in the inner universe, too." - Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj

Shah Niaz, Sufi Saint: "The whole world is reverberating with Sound. To listen to It thou must unseal thine inner ears, then shalt thou hear an Unending Music, and that shall lead thee beyond the confines of death."

Seek Only That Which Is Immortal

Like a swan, oh soul, separate the milk from water,
and live in perpetual ecstasy.
Understand the method, and focus your attention at the eye center
so as to merge your soul in the Music Divine.
Renouncing the attractions of food and drink, sleep and sloth,
listen to the Tale of the Beyond.
If you lose this golden opportunity, you will continue to wander
through the Four Grand Divisions of Creation.
Oh friend, pay attention to the command of the Guru,
practice what He has taught you.
Invert your senses and control all desires, discipline the mind;
only then can you rise within and listen to the Unstruck Music.
There this blissful enchantment is continually resounding within,
why remain indifferent to it?
This is the Sacred Message given to you by Radhasoami --
the gracious Master -- through this sacred hymn.

-- Swami Ji Maharaj