Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sant Mat E Library: Maharshi Mehi, Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras and Their Successors -- Sant Mat Radhasoami Books, The E Library: Tulsi Sahibi and Maharshi Mehi Section


Recent Publications Related to Maharshi Mehi, Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras and Their Successors

Sant Mat Radhasoami Books, The E Library: Tulsi Sahibi and Maharshi Mehi Section


Shri Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Maharishi Mehi and other Sant Mat Saints: satsang talks translated by Pravesh K. Singh: http://thewayofsages.com/new_page_rescent%20satsangs.htm


Maharshi Mehi Paramhans and Spiritual Successors — The SadGuruMehi Website:

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Official Website:

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Kindle e-book (and via Kindle APP): The Inward Journey of the Soul: Chal Hansa Nij Desh, translated into English by Professor Veena Howard: http://www.Amazon.com/Inward-Journey-Soul-Chal-Hansa-ebook/dp/B00UP662ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1426357226&sr=1-1

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Kindle e-book (and via Kindle APP): The Inward Journey of the Soul: Chal Hansa Nij Desh, translated into English by Professor Veena Howard: Amazon India: http://www.amazon.in/Inward-Journey-Soul-Chal-Hansa-ebook/dp/B00UP662ZQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1426360159&sr=1-1

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj — Hard Copies of Books, Hindi and English Editions, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chala Hansa Nij Desh), Maharshi Mehi, etc..: http://www.mehisant.com/frames_pro.php?cat=Books

SantMehi.com Books in Hindi, Part One:



Paper/Essay: The modern monastic Santmat movement of Bihar: building bridges between Sanātana Dharma and Sant-Mat, by Prof. Veena Howard — published in the International Journal of Dharma Studies — read online: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40613-017-0058-8


Maharshi Mehi — The Bridge Between Hindu Scriptures and Sant Mat, by Pravesh K. Singh

“Sant Tulsi Sahab of Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India undoubtedly occupies the most pre-eminent position in the lineage of Sant mat and can be said to be the First Saint in the glorious tradition of Modern Age Sant mat. Mr. James Bean, who has made an intensive study of Sant Mat and runs several groups on Santmat very rightly depicts Sant Tulsi Sahab as the “Adi Guru of many if not most all contemporary Santmat guru-lineages, the grandfather or founding-father of modern-day Santmat” and as a “connecting link between the classic Sants of India including earlier Masters in the Kabir lineage, and contemporary Santmat”, and advocates that “any serious study of Santmat teachings must include the hymns and spiritual discourses of Sant Tulsi Sahib”.

“While Sant Tulsi Sahab laid the foundation of the Santmat tradition of modern times, it was exquisitely served and enriched in a unique way by Maharsi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj. Maharshi Mehi was a direct disciple of Baba Devi Sahab of Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India who had special blessings of Sant Tulsi Sahab…

“…The greatest and most unique contribution of Maharshi Mehi was that he brought together, bridged the gulf that had come to separate not only the Holy Scriptures [of Hinduism] and the Santmat but also the different traditions or sects of Sants from each other.”

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

The Way Of Sages Website:

SantMat.co.in: http://santmat.co.in

Daily Spiritual Quotes and Satsang Discourses: https://www.Facebook.com/SantMatRadhasoami

The Ascension of the Soul into Interior Regions of Light & Sound, Sant Mat E-Booklet, Parts 1 Through 5 Combined:

Yoga Of Inner Light and Sound (Bindu-Nada Dhyan), by Swami Achyutanand Baba — PDF File: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Yoga_Of_Inner_Light_And_Sound_.pdf

Yoga Of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand Baba — Audio/Talking Book and Several E Book Options at Archive.org: http://www.archive.org/stream/YogaOfInnerLightAndSound/Yoga_Of_Inner_Light_And_Sound_#page/n0/mode/1up

Yoga Of Inner Light and Sound, by Swami Achyutanand Baba: at Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/96228547/Yoga-of-Inner-Light-and-Sound

A Spiritual Discourse by Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba, of the Sant Mat Tradition of India (Bhakti of the Inner Light and Sound of God) This document also includes background information on Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba and Maharshi Mehi, as well as Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba on Spiritual Practice (Inner Light and Sound Meditation: 

A Spiritual Discourse by Shri Swami Bhagirath Baba, Sant Mat Tradition (Bhakti of the Inner Light and Sound of God): http://www.scribd.com/doc/118372093/Shri-Swami-Bhagirath-Baba-A-Spiritual-Discourse

Hindi Satsang Video of Shri Bhagirath Baba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVLHNrcp6e4&ab_channel=PriyaRanjan

Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy, English Edition) — Exploring Inner Light and Sound Meditation in the Great World Religions and the Sant Mat Tradition, by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj — Translation by Veena Howard — Audio/Talking Book and Several E Book Options at Archive.org: http://archive.org/stream/HarmonyOfAllReligions/Harmony-Of-All-Religions#page/n0/mode/1up

Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy, English Edition) — Exploring Inner Light and Sound Meditation in the Great World Religions and the Sant Mat Tradition, by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj — The Whole Book As One Document at Scribd.com: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106514513/Harmony-of-All-Religions

Web Page Dedicated to, Harmony Of All Religions (Sarvadharma Samanvy, English and Hindi Editions) — Exploring Inner Light and Sound Meditation in the Great World Religions and the Sant Mat Tradition, by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj — Several PDF Files at SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony.html

Swami Sant Sevi Ji, Hindi Satsang Talk with English translation:

Hindi E-Book Online: Sant Mat Ke Adarsh: Sant Bhujangi Das Ji Maharaj: Jeevan Updesh Aur Santmat, Parts 1 Through 4: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/hindi-e-book-online-sant-mat-ke-adarsh-sant-bhujangi-das-ji-maharaj-jeevan-updesh-aur-santmat-9117d65b7682

The Padavali (Hymns, Mystic-Poetry,) of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans in English — an attempt to translate into English the Padavali (Mystic Hymns or Poetry) of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, one of the great spiritual classics of the Sant Mat tradition of India. No doubt over time there will be updated versions after more close examinations of the translation, proofreading and corrections. This is an on-going project at the Internet Archive to promote the study the Padavali, and to make greater use of it as material for weekly satsang discourses. — James Bean: https://archive.org/details/PadavaliOfMaharshiMehi

NOTE: This is only the first online edition of the Padavali. No doubt over time there will be updated versions after more close examinations of the translation, proofreading and corrections. This is an on-going project at the Internet Archive to promote the study the Padavali, and to make greater use of it as material for weekly satsang discourses. — James Bean

Philosophy Of Liberation (Salvation, Moksha-Darshan): A Manuel of Sant Mat Mysticism, by Maharishi Mehi — The Goals and Practices of the Sant Tradition of India — Translation by Veena Howard — PDF File: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Philosophy_Of_Liberation_Sant_Mat.pdf

Philosophy Of Liberation (Salvation, Moksha-Darshan): A Manuel of Sant Mat Mysticism, by Maharishi Mehi — The Goals and Practices of the Sant Tradition of India — Translation by Veena Howard — Audio/Talking Book and Several E Book Options at Archive.org: http://archive.org/stream/PhilosophyOfLiberationAManualOfSantMatMysticism/Philosophy_Of_Liberation#page/n0/mode/1up

Philosophy Of Liberation (Salvation, Moksha-Darshan): A Manuel of Sant Mat Mysticism, by Maharishi Mehi — The Goals and Practices of the Sant Tradition of India — Translation by Veena Howard — at Scribd.com: http://www.scribd.com/doc/96106920/Philosophy-of-Liberation

Philosophy Of Liberation (Salvation, Moksha-Darshan): A Manuel of Sant Mat Mysticism, by Maharishi Mehi — The Goals and Practices of the Sant Tradition of India — Translation by Shri Satyadeo Baba — PDF File: http://spiritualawakeningradio.com/Philosophy-Of-Liberation-Moksha-Darshan.pdf

Baba Devi Sahab: Essential Teachings in English: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/b12e4b681767

Tulsi Sahib — Saint of Hathras — Mystic Verses — Mystics of the East Series — E-Book (J.R. Puri/V.K. Sethi Translation) at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.220560

Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras — Short Biographical Sketch Plus Excerpts from the Shabdavali (Hymns), and, Ghat Ramayan — E-Book (S.D. Maheshwari Translation) at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/param_sant_tulsi_saheb

Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras — Short Biographical Sketch Plus Excerpts from the Shabdavali (Hymns), and, Ghat Ramayan — E-Book (S.D. Maheshwari Translation) at Scribd: The term “Sant Mat” was coined by Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, during the 19th Century, but the Sant tradition, with its many guru-lineages or branches, is a spiritual movement that dates back many centuries to ancient India: at Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/118292337/Param-Sant-Tulsi-Sahib

Tulsi Sahib at Poetry Chaikhana:

Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras — Ghat Ramayan, Commentary by Baba Kehar Singh of the Radha Swami Satsang Tarn Taran: at Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/130801528/Ghat-Ramayan-Tulsi-Sahib-Commentary

Sant Mat History Series: Tulsi Sahib of Hathras (Entry for Param Sant Tulsi Sahib in, RadhaSoami White Paper on the Religion of Sants and RadhaSoami Faith, published in Agra): https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/sant-mat-history-series-tulsi-sahib-of-hathras-8357e76a1d91

Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Writings Online in English: https://issuu.com/santmat/docs/dariyadas

The Sant Dariya Mission Website (English): http://www.santdariya.org/Book.aspx

The Sant Dariya Mission Website (alternate version, English): http://theholysound.com/sant-dariya-saheb-bihar

Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Writings Online in Hindi: http://dariyasahab.org/#kritiya

A Thorough Collection of Online Writings — PDF Files, Videos, MP3s, Photos, and Links to Websites Connected With Maharshi Mehi Ashram and Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150809055785134&set=a.356404125133.348891.348042170133&type=1








Guru Lineage Charts of Radhasoami, Sant Mat, Surat Shabd Yoga -- Sant Mat Radhasoami Books, The E Library: Guru Lineage Charts Section


Guru Lineage Charts of Sant Mat, Radhasoami, Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound Meditation), Guru Kabir, the Dharamdasis of Kabir Panth, Dadu Panth, Dariya Sahib, the Ten Sikh Gurus, Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, Radhasoami Faith, the House of Kirpal, and Maharshi Mehi

Sant Mat Radhasoami Books, The E Library: Guru Lineage Charts Section

About the charts below -- after noticing a couple of highly inaccurate web pages claiming to present Sant Mat guru lineage information made by those apparently not very acquainted with this tradition (the Path of the Masters), it was clear there needed to be something more genuine, scholarly, well-researched and comprehensive available on the web for those interested in Sant Mat and Radhasoami history.

These charts  below do not illustrate ALL lineages that exist in Sant Mat, Surat Shabd Yoga, Radhasoami, and Kabir Panth, since in India there are at least several hundred gurus in these categories, perhaps even more.

The guru lineage charts below present information in a non-sectarian, inter-faith way, and are not intended to be an endorsement of every single name or group across the centuries that might be listed. Rather, it presents at-a-glance a "big picture" view of the most well-known paths, the relationships between one lineage and another in some cases, as well as the origins -- connections to past Sant Satgurus dating all the way back to the time of Guru Kabir.

The "Influence of Kabir" charts are courtesy of Dr. Jagessar Das of the Kabir Association, an eccumenical Kabir Panth organization. The two charts illustrating Agra and Beas "Branches of the Radhasoami Family Tree", including those relating to Huzur Baba Sawan Singh and Kirpal Singh, were compiled by Professor David C. Lane and published in Professor Mark Juergensmeyer's book, "Radhasoami Reality: The Logic of a Modern Faith," Princeton University Press, first edition, and are shared here with the permission of both authors. The Sikh Gurus are included as they are highly revered in Sant Mat as spiritual Masters and Saints of the highest order. The charts illustrating various branches of Sant Mat, especially Sant Tulsi Sahib and Maharshi Mehi guru lineages, are based upon my own research and direct communications with those groups.

Note: Kabir was not the first Sant. There were many Sants before him, including some of the contributors to the Upanishads, Gorakh Nath, Jayadeva, Visoba Khechar (Sant Namdev's Master), and Sant Namdev, to name a few of the ones known to history. 

The term "Sant Mat" means: "The Way of the Saints" or can be translated as "Path of the Masters".  It's common knowledge in India that the term "Sant Mat" was coined by Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, but the Sant tradition, with it's many guru-lineages or branches, is a spiritual movement that dates back many centuries to ancient India. Tulsi Sahib was of the opinion that the Sant movement (Santmat) goes back to the time of Krishna thousands of years ago, that Krishna knew of Sants or Rishis during his day, the age of the Bhagavad Gita. 

-- James Bean


Satguru Kabir


The Influence of Kabir





The Influence of Satguru Kabir





Image Above: A Big-picture View of Succession from Sant Kabir to Contemporary Sant Mat With Some Key Figures In Between. The Charts Below Expand Upon This Connection Between Kabir, Sant Dharam Das, Sat Saheb, Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Sant Tulsi Sahib, and Contemporary Movements Associated With The Tulsi Sabhis (Including Maharshi Mehi Paramhans), Radhasoami, and Satsangs Associated With Kirpal Singh Ji.









Kabir to Sant Dharam Das, Churamani Nami (the son of Sant Dharam Das) and the Dharamdasi Branch of Kabir Panth






Sant Dadu Dayal and the Dadu Panth Lineage of Gurus









The Ten Sikh Gurus




Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, along with smaller icon images of Sant Tulsi Sahib and Guru Kabir



Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India (Older)




My view is the Guru of Sant Tulsi Sahib was Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar (or one of Dariya's spiritual successor gurus), as Sant Dariya is the one-and-only contemporary master named by Sant Tulsi Sahib in his writings and hymns (shabds). The chart above shows the various lineages associated with Tulsi Sahib including Radhasoami.



Soamiji Maharaj (Seth Shiv Dayal Singh of Agra, Sant Radhasoami Saheb)



Agra Radhasoami Lineages







Sant Gareeb Das was another major disciple of Soamiji Maharaj. Above is his lineage chart. In the column to the right, one can see the connection to the Jai Guru Dev group.






There are updated charts below about some of these above-displayed Radhasoami lineages. See the “House of Kirpal” chart, also more recent updates regarding Dayal Bagh, the Baba Faqir Chand group, Dinod, and Tarn Taran.






Expanded View of the Sant Bani/Ajaib Singh Lineage














Surswami, a Successor of Tulsi Sahib at the Ashram in Hathras




Succession After Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras



Baba Devi Sahab of Moradabad, Devotee of Sant Tulsi Sahib from the Hathras Sangat



Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, Successor of Baba Devi Sahab



Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, Kupphaghat, Bhagalpur, Bihar (Center). To the left, icon of Baba Devi Sahab. To the right, Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj.



There may be over five hundred guru successors (babas) associated with Maharshi Mehi, connected with various ashrams in India and Nepal.


Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Maharshi Mehi Branch



Shri Bhagirath Baba on the grounds of the Maharshi Mehi Ashram



Shri Bhagirath Baba



Shri Bhagirath Baba



Swami Achyutanand Baba, Maharshi Mehi Branch



Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj, Maharshi Mehi Branch of Santmat



Swami Harinandan Baba meeting with Swami Vyasanand Baba