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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Julian Johnson Radhasoami Books, Path of the Masters

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Julian P. Johnson, Path of the Masters, Yoga Of The Audible Life Stream, and Other Johnson-related Publications

Sant Mat Radhasoami Books -- The E Library – Julian Johnson-Path of the Masters Section

Julian Johnson Studies — Books — Photos: https://sites.google.com/site/julianphillipjohnson

Julian P. Johnson: Path Of The Masters — Yoga Of The Audible Life Stream: E Book and Audio/Talking Book (at Archive.org): https://archive.org/details/ThePathOfTheMasters

Julian P. Johnson: Path Of The Masters — Yoga Of The Audible Life Stream — PDF File (at Archive.org): https://ia801400.us.archive.org/6/items/ThePathOfTheMasters/ThePathOfTheMasters.pdf

Julian P. Johnson: Path Of The Masters — Yoga Of The Audible Life Stream — (at Scribd): http://www.scribd.com/doc/30321660/Julian-Johnson-The-Path-of-the-Masters

With A Great Master In India, by Julian P. Johnson @ The Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/WithAGreatMasterInIndia

With A Great Master In India, by Julian P. Johnson @ Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/doc/30324325/Julian-Johnson-With-a-Great-Master-in-India

Letters From Dr. Julian P. Johnson, Elizabeth Bruce, and Sahabji Maharaj (Anand Sarup) of Dayal Bagh: https://archive.org/details/JulianPJohnsonElizabethBruceSahabjiMaharajLetters

Letters From Dr. Julian P. Johnson, Elizabeth Bruce, and Sahabji Maharaj (Anand Sarup) of Dayal Bagh: https://santmatradhasoami.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-letter-from-dr-julian-p-johnson-to.html

#PathOfTheMasters, #Radhasoami, #SantMat, #SuratShabdYoga,

Sant Mat History, Reflections, Sant Mat Radhasoami Books, E Library

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Sant Mat History — Reflections: Books, Articles, and Blogs

Reflections On Sant Mat History, Origins of the Path — Traditional Sant Mat From An Indian Perspective

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One of the greatest books ever written on the Sants, PDF file download: 
"The Sants, Studies in a Devotional Tradition of India", edited by Karine Schomer and W. H. McLeod, MOTILAL BANARSIDASS, 1987, 472 pageshttps://books.google.com/books/download/The_Sants.pdf?id=OkKhOivXrhgC&output=pdf

The Origins of Sant Mat, The Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib’s Guru, by James Bean: https://archive.org/stream/TheOriginsOfSantMatSachKhandPDF/The_Origins_Of_Sant_Mat_Sach_Khand_Word_Document2.3#page/n0

The Origins of Sant Mat, The Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib’s Guru, by James Bean – PDF File: https://ia801307.us.archive.org/27/items/TheOriginsOfSantMatSachKhandPDF/The_Origins_Of_Sant_Mat_Sach_Khand_Word_Document2.3.pdf

A History of Simran Practice in the Sant Tradition (Path of the Masters): The Many Names of the Nameless God (Anami): https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/a-history-of-simran-practice-in-the-sant-tradition-path-of-the-masters-the-many-names-of-the-a7f4edf6aae7

The Opposite of “Not One Of Us” is “We Are All One”: In terms of Sant Mat history, there has never been a time during the last several centuries when there was “only one” Sant Satguru operating in the world. The reality is there have been multiple lineages of spiritual Masters contemporary with one another since at least the time of Kabir and Guru Nanak in the 14th century. Both Guru Kabir and Guru Nanak were founding gurus who appointed successors. These are guru lineages now spanning many generations. Generally speaking, we have the various Sikh Gurus in one line, and the successors and devotees of Guru Kabir in another. Of course, it’s much more complicated than this, with the formation of many Nanak and Kabir Panths and sects over the centuries: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/3e803b92d51d

Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, a Towering Figure in Sant Mat History and Great Spiritual Master Just Before the Time of Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras and Radhasoami: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/dariya-sahib-of-bihar-a-towering-figure-in-sant-mat-history-e6d1c283be6b

Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, also, a discourse by Domain Singh of the Sant Dariya Panth on Simran Practice: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com/2009/11/sant-dariya-sahib-of-bihar-and-path-of.html

Sant Mat History: On the Usage of the Term “Sant Mat” and the Sant Tulsi Sahib Connection, by James Bean — Also: Examples of “Sant Mat” and “Sat Mat” in the Teachings of Tulsi Sahib of Hathras: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/on-the-usage-of-the-term-sant-mat-by-sant-tulsi-sahib-of-hathras-69c392cee246#.syosjk8sw

Sant History: Article: Who Was Tulsi Sahib’s Guru? Our One-And-Only Real Clue: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/8168c6183278

Maharaj Girdhari Sahib — The ‘Unknown Guru’ of Radhasoami History: A Spiritual Successor of Sant Tulsi Sahib, and Another Guru of Soami Ji Maharaj: https://archive.org/details/MaharajGirdhariSahibTheUnknownGuruOfRadhasoamiHistoryByJamesBean

Denying or Minimizing Past Guru Affiliations, by James Bean — Why would Pratap destroy hand-written papers of Soamiji by throwing them down Soamiji’s well? Some thoughts about Maharaj Girdhari Sahib and the Lucknow Satsang: https://medium.com/@santmat/denying-or-minimizing-past-guru-affiliations-by-james-bean-ed1c323c4e62

The Lost Letters, Papers, and Articles of Soamiji Maharaj:

Some Thoughts About, The Lost Letters, Papers, and Articles of Soamiji Maharaj, by James Bean: https://medium.com/@santmat/some-thoughts-about-the-lost-letters-papers-and-articles-of-soamiji-maharaj-by-james-bean-54552a63f56a

Sant Mat History: On the Origin, Usage, and Meaning of the Sacred Name of God “Radhasoami (Pronounced “Ra-Dha-Swam-e”): https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/sant-mat-history-on-the-origin-usage-and-meaning-of-the-sacred-name-of-god-radhasoami-a14d200865bc

Sant History: Article: There is No “Vatican” of the Spirit: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/d901d71ef4c2

Sant History: Article: The Reality and Not the Illusion of Having A Guru: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/6d141d5d6563

Sant History: Article: Kabir — One of India’s Greatest Poet-mystics and Spiritual Masters: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SantMatFellowship/message/2465

Sant History: Kabir and the Kabir Panth, By G.S. Wescott: http://www.apnaorg.com/books/english/kabir-panth/book.php?fldr=book

Sant History: Article: Maharshi Mehi — The Bridge Between Hindu Scriptures and Sant Mat, by Pravesh K. Singh: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/2fadde15060d

Sant History: Article: Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha-Darshan) — Maharshi Mehi, a Book Review by James Bean: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/brphiloflib.html

Book Review of Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry and Prose Volumes — the M.G. Gupta Translation: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/brsarbachan.html

Sant History: Radhasoami Faith — A Historical Study, By Professor Agam Prasad Mathur: http://www.angelfire.com/linux/radhasoami/rsfaith/radhasoamifaith.htm

Crisis and Renewal: Succession in Modern Sant Mat, By Dr. Neil Tessler: https://archive.org/details/CrisisAndRenewal2014_201409

The “Meat-Shabda” Paths in America and the West — Western Plagiarisms — David Lane’s Research

“Ek Ong Kaar” is in the opening verses of Guru Nanak’s Jap Ji (Morning Prayer), along with countless other references to Ekankar (Ik Onkar , ਇਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ) found in the Adi Granth/Sikh Scriptures of India.

Guru Verification Process

“Satguru Kabir warns everyone and says: ‘One should make someone his Guru only after thorough verification about him. One should drink water only after filtering it in order to save oneself from contamination. One who adopts a Guru without making proper verification about him has to remain continuing in the eighty-four lakh modes of existence of living beings in this world [transmigration]. If someone makes someone his Guru without any verification about him and that Guru turns out to be false and cunning, how could that unqualified teacher bring fulfillment to the ultimate aim of his disciple’s life?’” — Kabir, “1008 Kabir Vani” — 1008 Saakhis of Guru Kabir, Manoj Publications, New Delhi

Origins of Ek-Ong-Kar & the HU (HOOO) Chant, Also: Rules For Being Guru: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/the-hu-chant-the-sufi-origins-of-hu-and-sultan-bahu-a3580c9e571f

Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Mysticism of Sound, Abstract Sound: http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/II/II_8.htm

The Secret Book of HU, Perfection Of The Holy Face (Sufi): 

Gakko Came From Venus: Exploring the Lost History of Eckankar (a Sequel to, The Making of a Spiritual Movement), by David C. Lane:

“Paul Twitchell and Kirpal Singh – The Genealogical Connection” – by DAVID C. LANE: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/sachissue4.pdf

“The Making of a Spiritual Movement – The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar”, authored by DAVID C. LANE — Linked With the Author’s Permission: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aSTd8LBJml86Z3yoz-ScyQ4UII6Er9Tq/view

“The Making of a Spiritual Movement — The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar”, authored by DAVID C. LANE — Linked With the Author’s Permission:

“The Making of a Spiritual Movement — The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar”, authored by DAVID C. LANE — Linked With the Author’s Permission: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/137011548/The-Making-of-a-Spiritual-Movement-The-Untold-Story-of-Paul-Twitchell-and-Eckankar-by-David-C-Lane

Often ‘the student is genuine, even if the guru is not’. Something about those teachings resonated with the followers of the “western light and sound”, and that makes them interesting people. I suspect (or would like to believe) the grace of Master Kirpal has been working to “tie up loose ends” and help guide those souls. May they all find their way home. Some have already! As another person by the name of Paul once said: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

“Path of the Masters — Yoga Of The Audible Life Stream”, and other books by Julian P. Johnson: https://medium.com/sant-mat-radhasoami-books/path-of-the-masters-yoga-of-the-audible-life-stream-e-book-by-julian-p-johnson-d3705dc46367

David Lane’s E Magazine called “Sach Khand”, a Journal of Radhasoami Studies, Published by the MSAC Philosophy Group: https://sites.google.com/site/sachkhandjournal

Offshoots of ek, Offshoots of Offshoots, Offshoots of Offshoots of Offshoots — Michael Turner (“Spiritual Freedom Satsang”) and others — a chapter on “Virtual Gurus” authored by ANDREA LANE. Nyet-ahankar! (“Say no to the inflated temptations of ego.”) “You can not just brush the surface of a culture and pretend that you’ve found an answer. We must turn inward to the deepest of our own roots to find the very best of who we are.” (Ravi Shankar): http://andrea65.tripod.com/guru5.html

Recognizing Genuine, Advanced Spiritual Masters of Inner Light and Sound – Guiding Principals: “If one has accepted a teacher and later finds him or her lacking in rectitude, that teacher should be abandoned. In spite of the teacher’s exquisite knowledge, association with that teacher is not desirable if he or she is lacking in moral character.” (Maharshi Mehi): https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/976f3f2c730d

Undoing the Damage of Rogue Light and Sound Gurus – Deviations from The Path, Part One – Plagiarism: “He will steal many of your scriptures and will maintain his path.” (Anurag Sagar): http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/eckankarsurvivors/rogue1.html

Undoing the Damage of Rogue Light and Sound Gurus – Deviations from The Path, Part Two – May seekers find a honest teacher and humbly sit at his/her feet. May we make use of this precious opportunity of life to enjoy being lovers of the Beloved: http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/eckankarsurvivors/rogue2.html

Undoing the Damage of Rogue Light and Sound Gurus – Deviations from The Path, Part Three – The number of initiates of real Masters continues to rapidly grow in the Western countries. Sant Mat is as much Western as Eastern. “The Great Ones are initiated by God Himself, and they prove their initiations not by their claims, but in their works.” (Hazrat Inayat Khan): http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/eckankarsurvivors/rogue3.html

“You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.” (Nina Simone) “In Sant Mat all Masters have decried killing and meat-eating.” (Sant Tulsi Sahib) “Those who take up the practices concerning the lower centers in the body, do take meat – the Mohammedans and people of other religions also. But those who are anxious to rise above body-consciousness and go into the Beyond have of necessity to eschew all that. This is the Path I have put before you. Liberation or salvation is something which starts only when you rise above body-consciousness. For that reason, vegetarianism is the first essential.” (Sant Kirpal Singh, The Night is a Jungle, Sant Bani Books) A Western Master of the Sound Current by the name of Pythagoras once said, “Our Earth has abundance of such pure and harmless foods and there is no need for us to partake of meals for which blood has to be shed and innocent life sacrificed.” What difference does it make? Read the Book of Compassion: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/BookOfCompassion.pdf

Vegetarian Diet and Sant Mat: In many cultures we often see this desire to mainstream or alter the message of masters and messiahs. Buddha said, “Meat eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit and will not permit”, and….”The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.” Yet a few short years after the Buddha other forms of Buddhism came along that were pro-meat and composed their own sutras. Like the Essenes, Jesus, his family, and the original followers were also vegetarians and opposed to all sacrifice of animals in the Jewish temple. “Now beware in yourselves that your hearts do not become heavy with the eating of flesh and with the intoxication of wine and with the anxiety of the world, and that day come up upon you suddenly; for as a snare it will come upon all them that sit on the surface of the earth.” (Jesus) In Christianity the vegetarian tradition of the original Aramaic-speaking Jesus Movement was soon overshadowed by Paul’s group of Roman converts with their pro-meat gospels, and ‘fishes’ got added to the ‘loaves’ in Second Century manuscripts. In Sant Mat there is a highly instructive parallel. Kirpal Singh’s first visit to the US was in 1955. Paul Twitchell was sitting in the audience, even asked a few questions, and a decade later here comes his Eckankar publications with pro-meat “light and sound” teachings (“MEAT-SHABDA”) – a wonderful contemporary example of how pro-meat-eating “sutras” and “gospels” get created in response to a new spiritual movement touching a society. Article: Evidence that Jesus and the Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians. Certain American new age “light and sound groups” sometimes attempt to make propaganda by citing passages from the New Testament about eating meat. They argue that, according to their understanding, Jesus ate meat and therefore we “should” eat meat too. This outdated Sunday School logic is dealt with rather thoroughly: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/b8784ac42506

At the Sant Mat Fellowship Links Page, scroll down near the bottom for “WESTERN PLAGIARISMS OF INDIA’S SANT MAT TRADITION.” The leader of a spiritual movement must always be the embodiment of Truth. Without a competent Master, a spiritual movement will not be capable of being an instrument in the world for the Positive Power (God): http://santmatradhasoami.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/sant-mat-radhasoami-links-page-sant-mat-radhasoami-surat-shabd-yoga-kabir-and-the-bhakti-sants-of-india-the-path-of-the-masters-and-mystics-of-inner-light-and-sound

Evaluating Spiritual Teachers — In Search of a Worthy, Genuine, Competent, Qualified Spiritual Teacher, by Don Howard: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/QualifyingASpiritualTeacherByDonHoward.pdf

Sikh Scriptures: Sant Mat Radhasoami Books -- The E Library – Sikh Section

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Sikh Scriptures: Guru Nanak, Sikh Gurus, Adi Granth, Bhai Gurdas Vaaran, Janamsakhis, Dasam Granth

Online E Books Relating to Guru Nanak, The Ten Sikh Gurus, Guru Granth, Bhai Gurdas Vaaran, Janamsakhis, Dasam Granth, Bhai Sahib Bhai Nand Lal's Kalaam-e-Goya, and Other Texts -- Also a Collection of Vegetarian Passages from the Shri Guru Granth Sahib

Sant Mat Radhasoami Books -- The E Library – Sikh Section

The Adi Granth (Sikh Scriptures), Complete, English Translation in One Volume, Khalsa Consensus Translation: 

Anthology/Selections of the Adi Granth in Contemporary English: “The Name Of My Beloved — Verses Of The Sikh Gurus — Devotional Poetry from the Guru Granth and the Dasam Granth”, translated and introduced by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Sacred Literature Trust Series: 

Where the Text Begins: Jap Ji (Morning Prayer) of Guru Nanak — Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: 

Main Page With Various E-Book Formats and Options — Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: https://archive.org/details/TheNameOfMyBeloved-VersesOfTheSikhGurus

The Guru Granth Sahib was first compiled by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev, in 1604 in the city of Amritsar. Its second and last version was the handiwork of Guru Gobind Singh, and it was finalized at Damdama Sahib in the year 1705. He added the hymns of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, the Ninth Master, and a couplet of his own to the volume wrought a century earlier.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Discovered, Hakim Singh Rahi (Background on the Adi Granth):

Line by Line Adi Granth (SriGranth.org): http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?S=y

Resources (Search Engine, etc…): http://www.sikhnet.com/Siri-Guru-Granth-Sahib

Complete Adi Granth, Dr. Gopal Singh Translation, Four Volume Set:

Sri Guru Granth Sahib — Line By Line Devanagari and English Translation: https://archive.org/details/SriGuruGranthSahib-LineByLineDevanagariEnglishTranslation_892

The Adi Granth Or The Holy Scriptures Of The Sikhs, Ernest Trumpp Translation: https://archive.org/details/TheAdiGranthOrTheHolyScripturesOfTheSikhs

The Holy Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Volume 1, Kartar Singh Duggal Translation:

The Holy Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Volume 2, Kartar Singh Duggal Translation:

The Holy Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Volume 3, Kartar Singh Duggal Translation:

The Holy Granth: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Volume 4, Kartar Singh Duggal Translation:

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib Online, Table of Contents, Links to All Sections of the Book) @ Sikhs.org: http://www.sikhs.org/english/eg_index.htm

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib Online, Table of Contents) @ Sacred-Texts.com: http://www.sacred-texts.com/skh/granth/index.htm

The Ringing Sound (Anhad Shabad; Sound Current):

Three Central Teachings According to the Sikh Gurus in the Guru Granth: Living Masters, Hearing the Sound Current, and, Being Vegetarian:

Servants Of God, Lives of the Ten Sikh Gurus, by Jon Engle: https://archive.org/details/ServantsOfGod_291?q=kirpal+singh

Bani Of The Bhagats — Sants Quoted in the Adi Granth: https://archive.org/stream/BaniOfBhagats#page/n3/mode/2up

Classic Sants Of India: Sants Quoted in the Adi Granth: http://www.gurbanifiles.org/bani_by_author/index.htm

Adi Granth: Guru Nanak: Book of Sidh Gosht (Conversations With the Yogis): http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Sidh_Gohst

Adi Granth: Guru Nanak: Book of Sidh Gosht (Conversations With the Yogis): http://www.sikhs.org/english/eg90.htm#p938

Adi Granth: Jap Ji (Morning Prayer) of Guru Nanak, and Commentary by Kirpal Singh (Published By Ruhani Satsang USA): http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/jj/japji.htm

Varaan Bhai Gurdas Text Transliteration and Translation — Vol 1: https://archive.org/details/VaraanBhaiGurdasTextTransliterationAndTranslation-Vol1/page/n41

Bhai Gurdas Varan Vol 1+2 Text, transliteration and English translation by Dr. Jodh Singh:

SRI JAPJI SAHIB -- English translation from the original Gurmukhi: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxuZXVyYWxzdXJmZXJuZXdzfGd4OjQ2MjIyNmNjMmU0MGQ5NDI

Elucidation of the Jap Ji — Commentary on Guru Nanak’s Morning Prayer or Jap Ji by Soami Ji Maharaj of the Radhasoami Faith — at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/ElucidationoftheJapJiBySoamiJiMaharaj

Adi Granth: Jap Ji (Morning Prayer) of Guru Nanak: Chant, Line By Line Gurmuki with English Translation @ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpPJUjebWo8

Adi Granth: Jap Ji (Morning Prayer) of Guru Nanak: Chant @ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubp4MUcLZ0M

Adi Granth: Sukhmani Sahib of Guru Arjan Dev: 

Adi Granth: Sukhmani Sahib of Guru Arjan Dev:

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth) — Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa — Sentence by Sentence Interlinear Translation: https://archive.org/details/SriGuruGranthSahib-LineByLineDevanagariEnglishTranslation_949/mode/2up

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth): Line By Line English Translation: E Book and Audio/Talking Book: 

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib Online, Table of Contents, Links to All Sections of the Book) @ Sikhs.org: http://www.sikhs.org/english/eg_index.htm

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib Online, Table of Contents) @ Sacred-Texts.com: http://www.sacred-texts.com/skh/granth/index.htm

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth): Ernest Trumpp Translation: E Book and Audio/Talking Book: http://www.archive.org/stream/digranthorholys00japjgoog#page/n4/mode/2up

Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth): Gospel of Guru Granth Sahib, Topical Selections from the Sikh Scriptures, by Duncan Greenlees: http://www.scribd.com/doc/164541648/Gospel-of-Guru-Granth-Sahib-Topical-Selections-from-the-Sikh-Scriptures

Bhai Nand Lal (Disciple of Guru Gobind Singh): Kalaam-e-Goya: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Bhai_Nand_Lal_Ji_Kalaam_e_Goya.pdf

Guru Granth Ratnavali (Gems, Selections from the Adi Granth): 

Adi Granth Not Book Guru: A paper by a Namdhari author who says that Guru Gobind Singh did not make the Adi Granth into a book-guru successor (guru granth), casting doubt on a later apocryphal dohra he says was falsely attributed to Guru Gobind Singh. He also quotes Gurmat Sidhant:

Sikh And You Will Find: The Vegetarian Diet, Sikh Gurus and Scriptures, A Collection of Passages — Some have suggested that the Sikh Scriptures are not very clear on vegetarianism, the need to strictly adhere to a vegetarian diet for spiritual and ethical reasons. Not so. Let’s have a look. There are numerous vegetarian passages preserved in the Sikh Scriptures (Adi Granth, Shri Guru Granth Sahib) and related Sikh texts — quotes from Guru Nanak, Kabir, Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Gobind Singh and others. I've also included quotes from Bhai Gurdaas Ji and a Persian historian and scholar of comparative religion who wrote about Guru Nanak and the early Sikhs — how the original disciples were all vegetarians: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/f66bab1f8f8d

Vegetarian Diet and the Sikh Gurus: “The merit of pilgrimages to the sixty-eight holy places, and that of other virtues besides, do not equal having compassion for other living beings.” (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, pg 136) “Do not cause pain to any creature, Go back to your Home with honour.” (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, pg 322) “Keep your heart content and cherish compassion for all beings; this way alone can your holy vow be fulfilled” (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, pg 299) Nanak abstained from animal food and enjoined against cruelty to animals: "Having prohibited his disciples to drink wine and eat pork, he (Nanak) himself abstained from eating flesh and ordered not to hurt any living being." (Mohsin Fani, DABISTAN-E-MAZAHIB) “Countless are the cutthroats who trade in violence. Countless are sinners who keep on sinning. Countless are liars, wandering lost in their lies. Countless are the impious who live on unwholesome food." (Guru Nanak, Jap Ji, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 4) "You kill living beings, and call it a righteous action. Tell me, brother, what would you call an unrighteous action? You call yourself the excellent sage; then whom would you call a butcher?" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1103). "Kabeer says, the dinner of beans and rice is excellent when flavored with salt. Who would cut throats to have meat with his bread?" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1374) "Kabeer: for those who consume marijuana, fish and wine, no matter what pilgrimages, fasts and rituals they follow, they will all be consigned to hell". (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1377). “Do not say that the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran are false. Those who do not contemplate them are false. You say that the One Lord is in all, so why do you kill chickens?” (Kabir, Guru Granth Sahib, 1350) “Telling lies, they eat dead bodies. And yet, they go out to teach others. They are deceived, and they deceive their companions. O Nanak, such are the leaders of men.(Shri Guru Granth, 139)

"One who does not steal, commit adultery, slander anyone, gamble, eat meat or drink wine will be liberated in this very life (i.e. Jeewan Mukt)". (Guru Gobind Singh, 10th Sikh Guru, Sudharam Marag Granth —Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s “Updesh” to Bhai Daya Singh ji which is mentioned in “Sudharam Marag Granth”, and also found written in some old handwritten volumes of Sri Guru Granth Sahib): http://www.info-sikh.com/PageM1.html “His Disciples, Soaked in The Bliss of Nam, gave up opium, hashish, poppy, liquor and various other intoxicants. They would not eat meat. They would not steal. They foreswore adultery and deception. They Practised Saintliness.” (Sri Guru Panth Parkash): http://namdhari.faithweb.com/panthparkash.htm

Vegetarian Diet and the Sikh Gurus: "Living by neglect and greed, the world eats dead carcasses. Like a goblin or a beast, they kill and eat the forbidden carcasses of meat. Control your urges, or else you will be thrown into the tortures of hell." (Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 723). Bhai Gurdaas Ji said: "They eat meat by cutting throats, what will their own condition be?" (Vaar 24, Pauree 17) "To take what rightfully belongs to another, is like a Muslim eating pork, or a Hindu eating beef. Our Guru, our Spiritual Guide, stands by us if we do not eat those carcasses. By mere talk, people do not earn Liberation. Salvation only comes from the practice of truth. By adding spices to forbidden foods, they are not made acceptable. O Nanak, from false talk, only falsehood is obtained.” (Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 141) "You kill living beings, and call it a righteous action. Tell me, brother, what would you call an unrighteous action? You call yourself the excellent sage; then whom would you call a butcher?" (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 1103). “You keep your fasts to please Allah, while you murder other beings for pleasure. You look after your own interests, and so not see the interests of others. What good is your word? O Qazi, the One Lord is within you, but you do not think or contemplation on Him. You do not care for others, you are mad about religion, this is why your life is wasting away." (Kabir, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 483): http://www.realsikhism.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1248309400&ucat=7

Also See: Cruelty and Food Sikh Discussion:

Also See: Even More Shri Guru Granth Vegetarian Passages — Adi Granth on Meat:

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur (1670–1716)

“On 3rd September 1708, Guru Gobind Singh Ji administered the vows and Amrit (blessed necter) to Madho Das, a Hindu Sadhu or ascetic, and gave him a new name, Banda Singh. At the same time, he gave Banda Singh a Nagara (war drum), Nishan Sahib (banner) and five arrows from his own quiver as symbols of Authority. Banda Singh was also accompanied by five Sikhs to assist him to build up his forces so as to repel the tyranny of the Mughal Empire.” — http://sikhcoin.blogspot.com/2013/05/baba-banda-singh-bahadur-1670-1716-and.html

Hukamnama (edict or order) to the Sikhs of Jaunpur by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur on 12th December 1710. “Ek Ongkar Fateh Darshan. Sri sache sahib ji ka hokum hai sarbat Khalsa Jaunpur ka Guru rekhega, guru japna janam savraega, tusi sri akal purakh ji ka khalsa ho, panj hathear banh ke hukam dekhdiya darshan awna. Khalsae di rahet rahena, bhang, tumakoo, hafeem, posthe, dharoo, amal koyee na hi khana, mas masheli paeaj na hi khana, chori jari nahi karni, asa satjug vertaeya hae aap vech pyar karna, mera hukam hae jo khalsae di rahet rahega tesdi Guru bahori kareaga. Methi Poh 12 samvat pahela satrathes.”

English Translation of the Hukamnama Shown Above

“Ek Ongkar Fateh Darshan. By the order of the true king, all the Khalsa of Jaunpur will be protected by Guru ji, Pray to the Guru for he will improve your life. You are God’s Khalsa, wear the five weapons and on being ordered, present yourself. You must obey the principals of the Khalsa. You are not to consume hemp, tobacco, opium, poppy seeds or alcoholic drinks. You are not to eat meat, fish and onions. You must not steal. We usher in a new era, Satjug — the Age of Truth. Love one another. This is my order, those who should live according to the principals of the Khalsa will be protected by God. Dated 12 Poh samvat pahela 1 (= 12 December 1710)” — http://sikhcoin.blogspot.com/2013/05/baba-banda-singh-bahadur-1670-1716-and.html

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Kabir and Kabir Panth: The Bijak, Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), Sakhis, Songs of Kabir, Sant Mat Radhasoami Books,

Link BACK to the MAIN PAGE of the E-Library: https://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com/2019/01/sant-mat-radhasoami-books-main-page-e.html

Kabir and Kabir Panth: The Bijak, Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), Kabir Sagar, Sakhis, Songs of Kabir, Many More Online E Books Relating to Guru Kabir

Sant Mat Radhasoami Books -- The E Library – Kabir Section

Introduction to Kabir:

Kabir Association of Toronto Website: 

Dr. Jagessar Das Books @ Smashwords, including Doctory by Chance, Mystic by Choice:

More Kabir Panth EBooks @ Smashwords: HaJursaheb books:

Songs of Kabir: At the heart of the mystical tradition is Kabir, the “Rumi” of India, a founding guru of Sant Mat. His poetry serves as the perfect introduction to this Bhakti path of ‘the Lover and the Beloved’ — “One Hundred Songs of Kabir”: https://archive.org/stream/OneHundredSongsOfKabir/One_Hundred_Songs_Of_Kabir#page/n1/mode/2up

Kabir -- Selected Poems from Sri Guru Granth Sahib:

The Complete Bijak of Kabir: Guru Kabir’s Mystical Teachings on God-Realization, by Jagessar Das: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Bijak-Kabir-Teachings-God-Realization/dp/8178224763

Kabir in the Adi Granth, Nirmal Dass Translation: 

Kabir in the Adi Granth, Line By Line Translation: 

Bijak of Kabir — Shabdas, Ramainis — Dr. Jagessar Das Translations: https://web.archive.org/web/20061205073556/http://members.shaw.ca/kabirweb

Bijak of Kabir — Ahmad Shah Translation: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.217206/page/n5/mode/2up

Kabir Library at the Kabir Association Website (Bijak of Kabir, Sakhis, Bhajans, First 45 Verses of the Brahm Nirupan exerpted): https://web.archive.org/web/20190417123950/http://kabir.ca

Kar Nainon Didar Mahal Men Piara Hai: Great Poem of Kabir about the Ascension of the Soul called: “Kar nainon didar mahal men piara hai”: “See Your Beloved Lord in the Temple of Your Own Body”, in Two Translations: https://archive.org/details/KabirSeeYourBelovedLordInTheTempleOfYourOwnBody

Kar Nainon Didar Mahal Men Piara Hai: Great Poem of Kabir about the Ascension of the Soul called: “Kar nainon didar mahal men piara hai”: “See Your Beloved Lord in the Temple of Your Own Body”, in Two Translations: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/great-poem-of-kabir-about-the-ascension-of-the-soul-called-kar-nainon-didar-mahal-men-piara-hai-db2b0fcdc644

1008 Kabir Vaani, Selections from the Sakhis, a Book of Ethical Precepts of Kabir:

Center For Anurag Sagar Studies — Kabir Page: Two Versions of the Anurag Sagar, MP3 Satsang Talks, and Links to many other books: https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com/anurag-sagar

Kabir: Anurag Sagar – The Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) of Guru Kabir and Sant Dharamdas (at Archive.org): https://archive.org/details/AnuragSagarOfKabir

Kabir: Anurag Sagar, Part One, Commentary by Baba Kehar Singh Ji of The Radhasoami Satsang Tarn Taran  (at Archive.org): 

Songs of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore: E Book and Audio/Talking Book): http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924023165248#page/n49/mode/2up

Spiritual Gems of Kabir (Sakhis of Guru Kabir with Commentary), translated by Mahant Jagdish Das Shastri: https://web.archive.org/web/20161013055328/http://members.shaw.ca:80/kabirweb/sakhis.htm

Kabir Poems (translated by Sabita Das): http://anahad-naad.blogspot.com

Kabir Panth: Kabir Satsang Book of Prayers (Sandhya Path, The Path of Realization): 

Aarti Prayers -- Kabir Book, in Hindi and English, from Shree Ram Kabir Ashram, Carson, California, USA: http://www.scribd.com/doc/184527025/Aarti-Prayers

Excerpt from the Book of Amar Mul:

Analysis of the Book of Amar Mul (and Other Kabir Panth Literature):

Excerpt from the Brahm Nirupan:

Kabir Panth: Prakash Mani Gita: On Surat Shabd Yoga Sadhana, By Shri Huzur Prakash Mani Nam Saheb [Prakashmani was a great scholar of spirituality and was the first acharya (head) in line of Guru Kabir who wrote several great literatures since the first disciple Dharamdas (the Dharamdasis of Kabir Panth)]:

Glimpse of the Life of Sadguru Kabir, By Jagessar Das: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/296330

Fasting: Pathway To The Divine — Its Practice And Spiritual Benefits As Taught By Satguru Kabir, By Jagessar Das: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/300913

The Ahimsa Prayer — In the Kabir tradition this prayer is called “Prarthana-panchak se”, and is by Ramesvarananda Saheb, translated into English by Prof. David Lorenzen.This is such a beautiful, eloquent prayer. It is something that one could ponder and recite each and every day for life. Indeed, monks (sadhus) in the Kabir tradition do recite this prayer daily — at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/AhimsaPrayer

Praises to a Formless God: Nirguni Texts from North India

Kabir Legends and Ananta-Das’s Kabir Parachai
By Professor Centre of Asian and African Studies David N Lorenzen: https://books.google.com/books?id=UpRd0ItngtIC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

History: Kabir and the Kabir Panth, by Rev. G.H. Westcott: 

Kabir and His Followers, By Frank Ernest Keay: https://archive.org/details/KabirAndHisFollowers

Kabir and His Followers:

For Many More Online Books, See, The Sant Mat Library — Recommended Reading: https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com/library

Kabir Poetry and Musical Performance -- 2 Hour Concert:

"As part of its festival celebrating the living tradition of song and performance dedicated to the poet Kabir, UT's Hindi Urdu Flagship hosted a live musical performance by an acclaimed traditional Kabir folk ensemble led by Prahlad Singh Tipanya. Tipanya sings and plays the tambura, a five-stringed plucked and strummed instrument originally from Rajasthan, and kartal a wood and metal instrument consisting of two pieces struck together to make a tambourine-like sound, played with the fingers of the left hand. His younger son, Vijay Tipanya, sings with him and plays manjira (small cymbals); his older son, Ajay Tipanya, plays dholak (two-headed drum); his brother, Ambaram Tipanya, plays manjira, kartal and sometimes harmonium; Devnarayan Sarolia plays violin."

Anurag Sagar Kabir Video -- The Oppressed Souls Seek Liberation: https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=D3aE-_q-uvU

Kabir Blog: 

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