Monday, December 14, 2020
Light and Sound on the Path -- Sant Mat Fellowship
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"Life is a progression. We progress from childhood to adulthood, from simplicity to complexity, from ignorance to knowledge, from innocence to wisdom and from birth to death. It is the law of life. But there is also a progression from the external life to the internal, from the hustle and bustle of material life to the serenity and silence of internal life. It is in the latter that we experience the beauty of the Self and its connection with Divinity. (Jagessar Das, New Book: Doctor by Chance, Mystic by Choice)
"The Master finished speaking and fell silent for a while. I felt the import of his words penetrate my entire being. I pledged myself to explore the universe of love, that universe that transcends time, space and causality. It is a universe which needs no spaceship for its conquest. It has riches undreamed of in the outer physical universe. The physical universe is a place of awe-inspiring beauty, and the mind of man is naturally inclined to plumb the wonders of its creation; but this outer universe is only the material robe of the Supreme Lord, who is all love. God has upheld His entire creation with the power of love, and the very soul of man is infused with this power. I have sojourned in the physical world for eons, and I have known the three states of slumber, dream and wakefulness. Now, through the grace of a living Master, I would attain the state of superconsciousness. I will be shown how to reassert my own true nature and thus walk upon the highway of love, the radiant way of return to my true home." (Pilgrimage Of James -- An Odyssey of Inner Space, by George Arnsby Jones, now an online book at The Internet Archive)
'In this labyrinth of existence we can become quite habituated into remaining as surface-dwellers living inundated by all the outward distractions that life on earth provides. We may ask of ourselves, “Am I availing myself of the spiritual direction and wisdom that comes from within?”
'Over the centuries contemplative souls have taught that the human body is a kind of temple, and that within this temple are portals that lead to other dimensions, that by looking within this microcosm we may access the macrocosm of the heavens.
'We are children of both worlds.
We human beings are a Tree of Life
with roots in the earth
and branches rising into a mystic sky.'
(recent podcast, A Human Being, Where Inner And Outer Worlds Converge)
The Latest Sant Mat Satsang and Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts:
@ Youtube: the largest collection is at the SantMatRadhasoami Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SantMatRadhasoami/videos
@ The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive has the second largest archive of shows dating back a couple of years: https://archive.org/details/@spiritualawakeningradio
@ All the Podcast APPS and Curators -- Shows from August of 2019 Up to the Present: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and Audibles, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Gaana (popular in India), Himalaya, Pandora, Stitcher, Android Podcast Apps, Overcast, Podbean, Player FM, Deezer, TuneIN, Libsyn, I Heart Radio, MyTunerRadio, CastBox, ListenNotes, etc..., also the embedded Podcast Player @ my New Radio Website:
The Wisdom of Guru Kabir and Dr. Jagessar Das;
Awakening from the Soul Slumber of the Ages;
John the Baptist's Vegetarian Diet -- An Exploration of Early Christian Writings and Scholarly Texts, Locust Beans (Not Locusts) -- Beans, Not Bugs;
A Human Being, Where Inner And Outer Worlds Converge;
The Path of the Living Masters: How A Formless God Communicates With Souls Living in Worlds of Form;
Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami Faith;
The Rule About Not Sharing One's Inner Experiences in Sant Mat, and... The WONDERS of Inner Space;
Seven Teachings of Sant Mat, and... Requirements For Initiation;
A Spiritual Talk (Satsang) Based on the Teachings of Beloved Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj of Sant Mat;
Sant Darshan Singh: Love's Last Madness (Mystic Poetry);
Baba Faqir Chand;
Mystic Poetry of Maharshi Mehi;
The Origins of Sant Mat Revisited, then... Satsang Readings from the Mystic Poetry of Kabir, Tulsi Sahib, and the Anurag Sagar;
This is the last mailing via Yahoo Groups. Join for Free Groups.IO, the Replacement for what has been Yahoo Groups
Over the years so many of you have signed up with my various Yahoo groups and this has served as a great mailing list I've used occasionally to share spiritual quotes, blog entries or satsang radio podcast announcements. Recently, Yahoo announced that even the email listserv version of Yahoo Groups will soon be discontinued... as of December 15th, 2020. BUT, I've already created some groups at a wonderful free site that represents a great improvement over Yahoo. You're invited to join Groups.IO, the 2021 version of eGroups. -- James Bean
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Not Necessarily Saints, Says Tukaram
They're not mystics because they write poetry,
not saints because they're related to a saint.
Their names and costumes don't matter;
only those who face the enemy in battle are brave.
They're not mystics just because they play instruments
and drape an ascetic's blanket over their shoulders,
or sing and recite scriptures.
Reading the Vedas and performing rituals
does not make them saints.
Penances, pilgrimages and living in forests
make no one a mystic.
Beads, caste marks and smeared ashes --
these don't make a saint.
If they don't forget the body*, says Tuka,
they're just people of the world.
-- Sant Tukarama, Many Voices, One Song, The Poet Mystics of Maharashtra
* Note: “forget the body”, or in other words, being able to transcend the material realm via meditation practice.
Paramahansa Yogananda: "Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas. For spiritual perception, spiritual consciousness, lies not in vague theological ideas, but in the acquisition of Self-realization."
Question: Is this a Covid warning?
“Be on guard, so 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 upon you suddenly; for as a snare it will come upon all who dwell upon the surface of the earth.” (Jesus, Luke 21:34, Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe — Old Syriac-Aramaic Manuscript of the New Testament Gospels)
Answer (my reply): It certainly does fit a tragic pattern. Not that Covid 19 is the only example of a zoonotic apocalypse, just the latest in a long series of pandemics and killer flu seasons or bird flues leading to much self-inflicted human suffering due to a diet that includes eating meat. The 1918 pandemic called the Spanish Flu was an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. There is now discussion about a future zoonotic pandemic that could be far worse, even more deadly than the current one. And this is part of a long sad history of diseases being passed from animals to humans. Wet markets and factory farms are the perfect setting for deadly diseases to transmit from species to species to human. The consequences of the eating of flesh leading to anxiety and pestilence goes back many centuries, and may ultimately bring civilization to an end one day soon… unless we collectively change our ways. #GoVegan
Above: Someone commented on my article @ Medium (SantMat.Medium), and my reply: Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians, By James Bean.
#vegan #zoonotic #zoonoticdiseases #apocalypse #syriac #gospelofluke #jesus #yeshua #vegetarian #h1n1 #SwineFlu #wetmarkets #factoryfarming
"Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world have an inclination towards spirituality." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj)
"What wonders has your love effected!
When someone is still alive
he has left this world:
though his bodily condition remains
with the world's bodily condition,
yet his spirit has been raised up towards You,
so that for a period of time
he is where he knows not,
being totally raptured and drawn towards You."
-- John of Apamea, Prayers of the Mystics section, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, translated from Syriac Aramaic into English by Sebastian Brock ////////