Saturday, November 16, 2019

PODCAST: The Teachings of Yogani Mata Ji (Tripta Devi) of the Radhasoami Faith



PODCAST: The Teachings of Yogani Mata Ji (Tripta Devi) of the Radhasoami Faith




PODCAST: The Teachings of Yogani Mata Ji (Tripta Devi) of the Radhasoami Faith -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/IACAV3q8OUw

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The guru-lineage of Yogani Mata Ji: Swami Ji Maharaj (Sant Radhaswami Sahab) of Agra to Huzur Maharaj (Rai Saligram) to Shiv Brat Lal to Baba Faqir Chand to Yogani Mata Ji.

"How can one sit so still, repeat only holy names and think of God constantly? 'By falling in love,' Mataji answered serenely. 'Because when one is truly in love nothing but the Beloved can enter one’s mind. So the secret of Surat Shabd Yoga and of mysticism,' she goaded, 'is not necessarily practice and more practice, but love. To be so devoted to one’s Lord that nothing can stand in the way-this and nothing else is the truth of Sant Mat,' Mataji stressed...

"Instead of seeing God in only one form, Mataji sees God in every form, even in someone as completely ignorant as myself.

"To Mataji, the beautiful saint of Manavta Mandir, there isn’t just one God and many sinful creatures, or a God of Light and a World of Darkness; rather there is only one God manifesting throughout a myriad of forms."

Link to the full chapter titled, “The Mother: Yogani Mataji”, which also contains a more recent video of her:

My Article @ Medium, "The Teachings of Yogani Mataji — Radhaswami Satsang Hoshiarpur":

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Hadewijch of Antwerp -- Clothe Yourselves With Light



Hadewijch of Antwerp -- Clothe Yourselves With Light




"When you remove envy from you,
then you will clothe yourselves with Light
and enter the bridal chamber."
(Yeshua, Dialogue of the Savoir,
Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt)

"May your service of love be a beautiful thing; want nothing else, fear nothing else and let love be free to become what love truly is." (Hadewijch of Antwerp)

Hadewijch:

God be with you and give you
True knowledge of the methods of Love;
May he enable you to understand
What the Bride says in the Song of Songs:
I to my Beloved, and my Beloved to me!
If anyone allowed Love to conquer him,
He would then conquer Love completely.
I hope this will be your experience;

...Oh, may you fully grow up according to your dignity, to which you were called by God from all eternity! How can you endure it that God has fruition of you in his Essence, and you do not have fruition of him?

...The souls engulfed in God who are thus lost in him are illuminated on one side by the Light of Love, as the moon receives its light from the sun. The simple knowledge then received by them in this new Light, from which they come and in which they dwell -- this simple Light then catches their darker half, so that the two halves of the soul become one; and then there is full Light.

If you had demanded this Light to choose your Beloved, you would be free. For these souls are united and clothed with the same Light with which God clothes himself (Ps. 103:2).

... God is with you.

-- Hadewijch of Antwerp -- The Complete Works, Paulist Press, The Classics of Western Spirituality


About Hadewijch

Belonging to the early thirteenth century, Hadewijch brings us a spiritual message of extraordinary power. She was endowed in no less degree than St. Teresa of Avila with the gifts of visionary mysticism and literary genius. She felt herself strongly a woman, as can be seen from her choosing to join the women's movement of her day, that of the Beguines, who dedicated themselves to a life of true spirituality without taking the veil.

Hadewijch understood that she was called to communicate to others the profound knowledge of the things of God granted to her in her mystical life. She directed her apostolate to some younger Beguines, and early all her writings, both prose and poetry, were intended for them.

From the Spiritual Letters of Hadewijch

Loving God With His Own Love

God be with you! And may he teach you the true ways that belong to high Love.

For your part be vigilant and discerning in what you are doing, attentive to yourselves and your quest, and firm in your faith. Provided you seek in truth -- following not your emotional attraction but God's will -- you shall obtain everything for which, in his love, he has destined you.

You must also live in joyful hope and strong confidence that God will allow you to love him with that great love wherewith he loves himself, Three and One, and wherewith he has eternally sufficed to himself and shall so suffice eternally.

In contenting him with that love, all the denizens of heaven are and shall be eternally engaged. This is their occupation, which never comes to an end; and the incompletion of this blissful fruition is yet the sweetest fruition. According to this, men on earth must strive for it with humble hearts and realize that, as regards such great love, and such sublime love, and this never-contented Beloved, they are too small to content him with love. Oh, this never-completed work must stir every noble soul like a storm, causing it to cast aside all superfluity and all that is either unlike or less than that which can content Love.

If two things are to become one, nothing may be between them except the glue wherewith they are united together. That bond of glue is Love, whereby God and the blessed soul are united in one- ness. To this lofty surrender, holy Love at all times exhorts the noble, proud souls who are willing to understand it and cast away all things for the sake of Love, as he himself cast away all when he was sent by his Father, and when he finished the work Love had commanded him to do...

Serving With Wisdom

May God be to you vast and eternal Love, and may he give you the wise life and the excellent virtue through which you may content his holy Love.

Work to this end every moment without sparing. Always be fervent in humility and serve with wisdom. May God be your help and your consolation in your whole being; and may he teach you the veritable virtue by which we render Love the most honor and justice. God must teach you that well-pleasing oneness which he offered to his Father, when as Man he lived for him exclusively and purely. And may he teach you the holy oneness he taught and prescribed for his holy friends, who for the love of God rejected all alien consolation. And may he also make known to you, in truth and reality, that sweet and delightful union the experience of which he still gives to his dear friends who conform to his holy sweet love above all things...

Oh, it is truly fitting, if anyone belongs exclusively to his Beloved, that his Beloved, in return, belong exclusively to him! As the Bride says in the Song of Songs: "My Beloved to me, and I to him!" (Song 2:16). Oh, to whom else should anyone belong exclusively but to his Beloved? For all that anyone does for another, unless as one beloved for the other Beloved, is estranged from Love. But only what comes from the Beloved is sweet and welcomed in all respects.

If you wish to experience this perfection, you must first of all learn to know yourselves: in all your conduct, in your attraction or aversion, in your behavior, in love, in hate, in fidelity, in mistrust, and in all things that befall you. You must examine yourselves as to how you can endure everything disagreeable that happens to you, and how you can bear the loss of what gives you pleasure; for to be robbed of what it gladly receives is indeed the greatest sorrow a young heart can bear. And in everything pleasant that happens to you, examine yourselves as to how you make use of it, and how wise and how moderate you are with regard to it. In all that befalls you, preserve your equanimity in repose or in pain. Continually contemplate with wisdom our Lord's works; from them you will learn perfection.

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Monday, November 04, 2019

Radhasoami: The Mystery of Soamiji's Well, Lost and Surviving Letters of Soami Ji Maharaj



“One thing which Chachaji did and which will be always remembered was that one day, heaven knows what brainwave he had, he tied up into a bundle many letters of Soamiji Maharaj in His own handwriting, His other papers, as well as many articles of His use, and dropped the bundle into the well at Soami Bagh sanctified by Soamiji Maharaj. He then went to Lala Tote Ram and told him what he had done. Hearing him, Lala Tota Ram gave out a shriek and said, ‘O Chachaji Saheb, what have you done?’ (Bhaktmal of the Radhasoami Faith, by S.D. Maheshwari, pages 25 and 26)

The Surviving and the LOST Letters of Swami Ji Maharaj & the Mystery of Soamiji's Well! Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/TheMysteryOfSoamiJisWell

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Saturday, November 02, 2019

PODCAST: The Surviving... and the LOST... Letters of Swami Ji Maharaj, & the Mystery of Soami Ji's Well

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Today represents two programs in one. The first part pertains to some Radhasoami history. I explore the mystery of Soami Ji's well, the LOST letters and other documents... what some of them might have been, and the politics behind the destruction of those sacred writings. The second part is a satsang consisting of spiritual readings from the surviving letters of Soami Ji Maharaj, which are very wonderful, spiritually uplifting, containing much authentic wisdom for spiritual seekers and devotees on the Path.

See My Article: Denying or Minimizing Past Guru Affiliations:

The Complete Writings of Soami Ji Maharaj Online:

Soami Ji Maharaj's Letters to Huzur Maharaj: 
Soamiji Maharaj's Letter to His Younger Brother Rai Bindraban Saheb:
The Hidayatnama (Esoteric Instructions in the Sar Bachan Poetry) of Swami Ji Maharaj;
Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Part One;
Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Part Two;
Sar Bachan Radhasoami Prose;
Artiyan – Selections from The Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry and Prem Bani; Niyamawali – Selections from the Shabds (Hymns) from the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry;
Swami Ji's Commentary (Elucidation) on the Jap Ji of Guru Nanak; and, The Last Words of Soami Ji Maharaj;

Plus, Also of Interest:

The Biography Of Soamiji Maharaj;
The Biography of Radhaji;
and, Bhaktmal of the Radhasoami Faith: Short Biographical Sketches of Early Satsangis;

For these and other related books -- GO TO:

See my article: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib — The ‘Unknown Guru’ of Radhasoami History: A Spiritual Successor of Sant Tulsi Sahib, and Another Guru of Soami Ji Maharaj: 

And check out my two earlier Sant Mat History Podcasts: 
Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, The Unknown Guru of Radhasoami History, Part ONE: 

Girdhari Sahib, The Unknown Guru of Radhasoami History, Part 2:

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Friday, November 01, 2019

Studies in the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume One, by Soamiji Maharaj (In Three Translations)




Studies in the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume One, by Soamiji Maharaj (In Three Translations)




Actual Photograph of Soamiji Maharaj of Agra (rendered here in sepia tone)


BACHAN 13

Characteristics of a Perfect Guru and True Parmarthi [Seeker of Spirituality*] 

Sar Updesh (True Teachings) Test of a Parmarthi*

*For a more complete definition of Parmarthi, and other mystic terms, 
see the Glossary of the Radhasoami Faith:

SHABD 3

Guru-chela vyavahar jagat mein ...

The relationship between Guru and Chela, as is prevailing in the world, is all hypocritical.
(1)
To whom should I speak? Nobody is sincerely engaged in search. All are drifting in the current of deception.
(2)
The Guru hankers after money, name and fame. The Chela, for his selfish ends, has got himself tied to the so-called Guru.
(3)
The true path of Surat Shabd remains concealed.
(4)
Both Guru and Chela are imposters and hypocrites. Both will go to Chaurasi.
(5)
If one comes in contact with a Guru who is an embodiment of Shabd and an adept in the practice of Surat Shabd Yoga, one can get across.
(6)
A true Chela (disciple, pupil) is he who is Suratvant (i.e., whose Surat or spiritual force is emerging) and a true lover of Supreme Father.
(7)
Such Guru and Chela are rare indeed. By Mauj [Divine Will] alone can they meet.
(8)
If a Guru is not conversant with the secrets of Surat Shabd, renounce him forthwith. It will be a good riddance.
(9)
Radhasoami says that if you understand these discourses, your task can be accomplished.



Discourse XIII, Hymn 3

Guru-chela vyavahar jagat mein ...

In this fleeting and transitory realm (jagat) the conduct of relations between the guru and the disciple is lackadaisical, lacklustre, artificial, false and pretentious. Whom shall I speak to? Nobody seeks sincerely and everyone is drifting along the current of deception, fraud and skulduggery. The “guru” is sinking into the well (pit) of greed and hankers after power, name and fame, and the disciple is tied up with selfishness and self-interest (swarth). (In these circumstances) the true and right way of the Surat-Shabd-Yoga has gone into hiding. As it is, the guru as well as the disciple, both being hypocrites, pretenders and impostors, become dead-set for going into chaurasi. 

It is only when one gains access to a guru who is of a piece with Word (Shabd) and is the practitioner of Surat-Shabd-Yoga, that one may sail across (this tumultuous ocean of mind and matter) and become redeemed. A disciple, properly so-called, is one who becomes aware of the identity of his surat (as emerging from the jaws and claws of mind and matter) and is inflamed in love for the Supreme Lord and the Sant Satguru. 

Now, it is extremely rare indeed to come by such a guru (who is of a piece with Word and is a practitioner of Surat-Shabd-Yoga) and such a disciple (who is suratvant and anuragi); such a guru and such a disciple meet each other by Lord's dispensation (never through publicity, propaganda, use of force and application of pressure, or by fraud). One who styles himself as a guru but is devoid of the experience of Surat-Shabd-Yoga is no guru at all; leave him straightaway; that will be good riddance (removal of something unpleasant undesirable and unworthy). Radhasoami says: “Comprehend this discourse so that your spiritual mission could be accomplished.”

(M.G. Gupta translation)

Bachan 13, Shabd 3

Guru-chela vyavahar jagat mein ...

A debased version of the spiritual teacher and disciple relationship
has spread across the world.
Whom should I tell? No one bothers to investigate.
All are drifting with the currents of deception.
Spiritual teachers are motivated by greed and self-promotion.
Disciples adhere to the teacher for selfish-ends.
The genuine path of Surat Shabd Yoga is eclipsed.
Through their deceit and hypocrisy
both Guru and disciple will go down
into the mire of birth and death.

If one were to met a Guru
who practices Shabd
and who is the essence of Shabd,
one would sail across the ocean of existence.
A spiritually conscious disciple with true longing
will dedicate himself to the practice of Naam.
Rare is such a Guru, rare such a disciple,
and rare indeed is the combination --
an occasion of pure grace.

Discard the Guru who doesn't follow Surat Shabd 
and free yourself from evil.
Radhasoami has explained it all.
Understand his message
and fulfil the purpose of your life.

(Sar Bachan Poetry Selections)