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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spiritual Awakening Radio PODcasts: January 2011

Spiritual Awakening Radio PODcasts
 Exploring the World of Spirituality, Comparative Religion, Mysticism, Meditation, Inner Light and Sound, the Path of the Masters, the Vegetarian Vegan diet for a Sustainable Planet, and Books

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"O Soul (Surat)! Who are you and whence have you come? This world is a net spread by the mind. Why do you get entangled in it? You are a ray from the Purush (the Supreme Being) and an inhabitant of the purely Spiritual Region." (Shiv Dayal Singh)

1/4/2011 - Alistair Conwell-The Audible Life Stream, Part 1

A conversation with Alistair Conwell, author of, "The Audible Life Stream - Ancient Secret of Dying While Living", on Inner Sound and Light Meditation, Part One - Program Length: 60 Minutes. Click to Download MP3: 

"Consistent with the concept of flow, mystics say that only when the mind is stilled and attention is concentrated firmly at the Wisdom Eye, does the Audible Life Stream have the magnetic effect." (Alistair Conwell)

1/11/2011 - Alistair Conwell - The Audible Life Stream, Part 2

Part Two - "The Audible Life Stream" - Program Length: 60 Minutes. Click to Download MP3:

"Believed to be the most fundamental way that the God-power manifests itself to human consciousness, the Audible Life Stream is considered by mystics to be like a spiritual highway along which all souls will have to travel in order to reach the source of this power.....In a very real sense the Audible Life Stream is a cosmic symphony to which all things, seen and unseen, unknowingly dance. Underpinning all physical and spiritual levels of creation; this symphony is endlessly being performed at the very essence of our being, since we are a microcosm of the entire universe." (Alistair Conwell)

12/28/2010 - The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas

Spiritual Awakening Radio Online: "The Gospel of Thomas" - Professor Stephen J. Patterson (Eden Theological Seminary, The Jesus Seminar, author of several books including translations of the Gospel of Thomas) - Program Length: 60 Minutes. Click to Download MP3: 

Other Recent Shows 

12/21/2010                 The Nag Hammadi Scriptures
12/14/2010                                         The 'Other' Bible
12/7/2010                               Lost Books of the Bible
11/30/2010    Rumi and the Sufi Poet-Mystics, PT 5
11/23/2010    Rumi and the Sufi Poet-Mystics, PT 4
11/16/2010    Rumi and the Sufi Poet-Mystics, PT 3
11/9/2010      Rumi and the Sufi Poet-Mystics, PT 2
11/2/2010      Rumi and the Sufi Poet-Mystics, PT 1

To Stream or Download These, 

Upcoming Programs on Buddhist Inner Sound and Light Mysticism

1/18/2011 Buddhist Inner Sound Meditation Part 1: Michele Michael, recounting the life and spiritual quest of Edward Salim Michael (1921-2006), author of a spiritual classic in the Buddhist community called, "The Law of Attention - Nada Yoga and the Way of Inner Vigilance", about encountering the sacred inner Sound. 

"When meditating with this Nada [Inner Mystic Sound], it is essential that the aspirant always seek and follow the particular aspect of it that is most subtle and 'ultra' in pitch as well as in brilliance. Even when the Sound becomes very shrill and loud in moments of deep concentration, he [or she] must not be tempted to be satisfied with it merely because it is sharp and resonant. He should relentlessly attempt to rise further and further into ever more subtle spheres of its mysterious Invisible Kingdom." (Edward Salim Michael, "The Law of Attention - Nada Yoga and the Way of Inner Vigilance", Published by Inner Traditions books of Vermont)

1/25/2011 Buddhist Inner Sound Meditation Part 2: Readings from the Shurangama Sutra (on the Transcendental Hearing of Quan Yin, the Compassionate One), Edward Salim Michael, Ajahn Sumedho, Dzogchen Ponlop, and other sources.

"You can experience the sound of silence in the mind. You hear it as a kind of high frequency sound, a ringing sound."  -- Ajahn Sumedho

"When the aspirant has recognized this Nada [Inner Sound] and familiarized himself well enough with it, he will perceive that, contrary to the ever-changing inner and outer conditions that he was used to up to that moment, this mystical Sound has a strange unearthly continuity about it. In addition to the description of this Sound given in the previous chapter, it can also be compared to the soft whisper of the wind and the continuous hissing noise of the ocean waves, with a shrill "ultra" Sound on top of it, composed of all the harmonics in the Universe. On higher spheres, this sacred Nada will have a strange sort of silvery aspect to it, somewhat similar to the uninterrupted jingling Sound of very little pieces of glass, with other smaller, ever more subtle Sounds superimposed on it, until finally these finer Sounds seem to disappear into infinity." (Edward Salim Michael, "The Law of Attention - Nada Yoga and the Way of Inner Vigilance", Published by Inner Traditions)

All for the love of wisdom and radio,
James Bean

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