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Friday, July 23, 2021

Subscribing to My Sant Mat Radhasoami Blog via Email After Feedburner Email Disappears

James Bean of the Sant Mat Radhasoami blog here (Light and Sound on the Path, Spiritual Awakening Radio). Since subscribing to my blog via Feedburner email is about to disappear -- it's being phased out -- I am inviting you to join my Groups IO site (newsletter, e-mailing list). It receives the same blog entries as Blogspot, Wordpress, Medium, and Live Journal, and will be a way for you to continue subscribing via email if you like. One can join the Groups IO site with whatever email address they wish, and then join this group there: Sant Mat Fellowship. It's a bit like the old Yahoo Groups, only nicer. It is another way for people to keep track of my blog entries and podcast announcements.


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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality



Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality





Today, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast titled, Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality, on the goals of Santmat Spirituality and Meditation Practice, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean.


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"In every living being, from tiny plant up to man, the spiritual flame of life is struggling upward and onward toward its Source of Being, and this process and this struggle must go on until the last speck of dust returns to the central fires of Infinite Being." (Julian Johnson, Path of the Masters) 


"Men have journeyed to the physical moon, but they know nothing of the regions of the blissful music within themselves -- regions which lie beyond the moon, beyond the sun, beyond the most distant stars and galaxies." (George Arnsby Jones)


"No mission is of greater importance to a person than the awareness of his own consciousness, the profound significance and purpose of his existence on earth and to find out the path for ultimate bliss, eternal happiness and cheerfulness i.e. the quest for truth." (quote from the Shabd Pratap Ashram website)


“The world is a bridge. Pass over it, but do not build your dwelling there.” (Yeshua, Saying 200 — an inscription from a mosque at Fatehpur Sikri, India) It's parallel in the Gospel of Thomas reads: “Come into Being as you pass away.” (Saying 42)


"The person who adheres to the meditation on the Supreme Being, the Ultimate Reality, as outlined in this book by Satguru Kabir, will have the effects of his past life karmas, his present life karmas, and future life karmas, uprooted. (A devotee, through deep meditation, identifies with the Supreme Being that is beyond all karmas and their effects. Karmas operate at the level of the mind-body complex, not at the level of Spirit.)"  -- Brahmn Nirupan of Kabir


The Illusion of Being Trapped by Our Own Beliefs:


If we think that meditation practice is too difficult -- it's just too hard, that we aren't very good at it and can't possibly get better, get very far, so shall it seem to be for us. If we believe God to be millions of light-years distant and our spiritual experience will remain cold and uneventful, so shall it seem to be for us. If we're stuck with the impression that the way forward will never be clear and spiritual guidance is nowhere to be found, so shall it seem to be for us. If however, we come to know that we can have quality meditations beginning right now, and there is no reason why we can't make much progress on the spiritual path during this life, so shall this come to be our experience. As Kabir says:


"If you place the Guru at a distance from you, then it is but the distance that you honour [you are a worshiper of distance]: If indeed the Master be far away... When you think that He is not here, then you wander further and further away, and seek Him in vain with tears. Where He is far off, there He is unattainable: where He is near, He is very bliss. Kabir says: 'Lest His servant should suffer pain He pervades him through and through.' Know yourself then, O Kabir; for He is in you from head to foot. Sing with gladness, and keep your seat unmoved within your heart." -- Songs of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore


"When a soul reaches the stage of a conscious co-worker in the Divine Plan, the burden of its karma of aeons past is lifted by the soul gaining knowledge and realization that the Lord is the Doer always... If the Lord is not contacted within, Naam ([the inner Light and Sound of God], which is pervading) is not manifested within; then the soul, being the doer, stands subject to the laws of cause and effect and birth and death. The Lord of Death, however, runs away from the sound of Naam vibrating. Through Naam, the coming and going in creation stops. The Master lifts the soul up and out of the realm and jurisdiction of Dharam Rai (Lord of Death) [the demiurge]... The full benefit of this human birth, this mortal form, is derived by following the teachings of the Master. All scriptures are within you - search them out. The Realized Soul is the means of that search; and always remember, Everything is in this house, nothing is outside; Those who seek without, go deeper into forgetfulness." (Kirpal Singh, excerpted from, WITHIN THIS MORTAL FORM)


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Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts) with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.


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Correspond via Email: Questions? Seeking information on how to be initiated into the meditation practice (Inner Light and Sound of God), or trying to locate a satsang meetup in your area of the world? Email me here: James (at) SpiritualAwakeningRadio (dot) com


All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio, Jai Sat Naam, Jai Guru, Radhasoami, Satya Raam, Bandagi Saheb, In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be To You,

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Friday, July 09, 2021

The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics -- Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio

 


The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics -- Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio






The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics -- Audio Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean: Some background today on The Gospel According to Thomas, the original discovery made at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and how this collection of the sayings of Jesus eventually became rebranded in the minds of some as a "Gnostic Gospel". There is discussion about the relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and adjacent texts (Q Source Gospel, four New Testament gospels, Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, etc...), as well as about who quoted these "Thomasonian" sayings of Jesus in early Christianity.


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Other Recent, Similar Podcasts


A Vegetarian Saying of Jesus in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke, and Other Vegetarian Passages @ Youtube:

https://youtu.be/8q95YJXWu-0


Why Vegetarianism Was Edited Out Of Early Christianity @ Youtube: 

https://youtu.be/BUPhrRurvgw


Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies: What the Eye Has Not Seen, and What the Ear Has Not Heard @ Youtube: 

https://youtu.be/SLkUgwtDLQo


The Sermon on the Light -- If Your Eye Be Single, Your Whole Body Shall Be Full Of Light @ Youtube:

https://youtu.be/qhiiMy9uS8c



Listener Resources


Article @ Medium: The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics, by James Bean:

https://sant-mat.medium.com/the-gospel-of-thomas-was-not-composed-by-gnostics-by-james-bean-c98946fbbce4



Article @ Medium: Summarizing the Spiritual Message of the Gospel of Thomas in the Context of Syriac Mysticism, by James Bean: https://medium.com/@SantMat/summarizing-the-spiritual-message-of-the-gospel-of-thomas-by-james-bean-90862170ac8a


The Gospel of Thomas Online: Scroll Down Past the Coptic Thomas Translation to get to the Greek Oxyrhynchus Fragments:

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/thomas-layton.html


This version of the Gospel of Thomas has a slightly more Aramaic-Syriac flavor:

http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom-meyer.html


Blow Your Mind! Introducing the Vast World of New Testament Apocrypha. Use this to look up the Diatessaron (Tatian's Gospel Harmony),  The Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of the Ebionites, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Dialogue of the Savior, Gospel of the Savior, and so much more: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com


Odes of Solomon (the Psalms of Early Christianity):

http://gnosis.org/library/odes.htm


Section of the Sant Mat E-Library Dedicated to Sayings of Jesus and the Earliest Writings of the Jesus Movement (Ebionim or Ebionites, James the Just, the Original Jerusalem Group, Hebrew Christians, "Christianity Before Paul"):

https://santmatradhasoami.blogspot.com/2019/01/ebionite-nasoraean-jewish-or-hebrew.html


Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.


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James

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Thursday, July 01, 2021

The Soul's Return to God, the Ocean of Love -- The Higher Stages of Meditation Practice -- Satsang Audio Podcast

 


The Soul's Return to God, the Ocean of Love -- The Higher Stages of Meditation Practice -- Satsang Audio Podcast






The sincere seeker naturally may wish to discover a spiritual practice, to learn the techniques that make it possible for them to see and hear spiritually, to explore the realms of God. Yet, many are thwarted at every step by religious voices advocating only rituals and dogma, perhaps even declaring, "There is nothing more that can be experienced during this life". For some, the mystic way is not a lost tradition. There is a living path where such techniques are experienced and shared freely with all.


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https://youtu.be/j7jNJ3Qx0OM


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"God is Love; each soul is a drop from the Divine Ocean, and the Way back to God is also through Love." -- Kirpal Singh


"Within the innermost recesses, all spirituality is one and it has never undergone any division. Our spirituality or soul (Surat) is an emanation from the Supreme Being. Within the innermost recesses it is one with God." (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj, Volume III)


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Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.


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Friday, June 18, 2021

Podcast: A Vegetarian Saying of Jesus in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke, and Other Vegetarian Passages



Podcast: A Vegetarian Saying of Jesus in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke, and Other Vegetarian Passages





Today I dedicate this podcast to a vegetarian saying of Jesus found in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke. There once existed a Jesus Movement where vegetarianism was the norm, and so the passage found in this old Luke manuscript is very much in harmony with a whole collection of such sayings attributed to Jesus, the Apostles, and some early church fathers. Today, an introduction to "Christianity Before Paul", the vegetarian disciples, their writings, their teachings about becoming an ethical vegetarian.


Listen @ Youtube: 

https://youtu.be/8q95YJXWu-0


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Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts) with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.


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Correspond via Email: Questions? Seeking information on how to be initiated into the meditation practice (Inner Light and Sound of God), or trying to locate a satsang meetup in your area of the world? Email me here: 

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All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio, Jai Sat Naam, Jai Guru, Radhasoami, Satya Raam, Bandagi Saheb, In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be To You,

James

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God is the Ocean of Love, and Souls are Drops from this Ocean.


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Friday, June 11, 2021

Two New Podcasts: Gospel of Thomas, and, An Introduction to Sant Mat Meditation

 


Light and Sound on the Path: Two New Podcasts: 

1) Rising Above, Hearing the Sound Current, and Entering the Kingdom of Heaven; and, 

2) Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies: What the Eye Has Not Seen, and What the Ear Has Not Heard





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Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts) with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.




Rising Above, Hearing the Sound Current, and Entering the Kingdom of Heaven - Sant Mat Satsang Podcast With James Bean


An introduction to the spiritual practices of inner seeing and inner hearing, the way of Initiation into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Today's presentation waxes poetic and draws upon the universal mystic tradition of the ages, East and West, and especially upon the wisdom of this living Path of the Masters in the world of today known as Sant Mat, a term meaning "The Way of the Saints", those master-souls acquainted with the worlds of within, dimensions and domains beyond, inner regions, higher planes, and heavens above, the top-most of which is the true, eternal, timeless, spiritual home of the soul, the Ocean of Love, All-Consciousness, and Divine Grace.


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Resting in the Holy Sound, by Huzur Baba Sawan Singh (pictured above)


"Please devote some time daily without fail to Sound-practice and Repetition, as this is the only fruit of our life which we will take with us on leaving this world; whereas, even the kingships of this earth shall have to be abandoned when death overtakes us. Therefore, it is necessary that we should add to our spiritual wealth, which is the only thing to help us at the time of departing. And the only way to increase our spiritual power is by means of Sound-practice and Repetition. The greater our love for Holy Sound, the greater will be our peace of mind and spiritual progress. As far as possible, we should try to make the focus above the eyes, in the brain, our resting place. Just as a man, weary with the day's work, resorts to his home to take rest, so we habituate our soul, on being tired with worldly work, to take rest in the Holy Sound. The attention has to be brought inside, and when it likes to rest there, like the wanderer coming home, it will find peace within."



"In the Light of God which is called the Kingdom of Heaven the Sound is wholly soft, pleasant, lovely, pure and thin ... God, who is a Spirit, has by and through his manifestation introduced himself into distinct spirits, which are the voices of his eternal pregnant harmony in the manifested Word of his great kingdom of joy: they are God's instrument, in which his Spirit melodizes in his kingdom of joy; they are angels, the flames of fire and light, in a living, understanding dominion. If you should in this world bring many thousand sorts of musical instruments together, and all should be tuned in the best manner most artificially, and the most skillful masters of music should play on them in concert together, all would be no more than the howlings and barkings of dogs in comparison to the Divine Music, which rises through the Divine Sound and tunes from Eternity to Eternity."  (Jacob Boehme, German Mystic)




Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies: What the Eye Has Not Seen, and What the Ear Has Not Heard


New reflections on the Gospel of Thomas, a collection of the sayings of Jesus, a wisdom gospel of Yeshua, where its source material comes from, especially the use of the Gospel of the Hebrews in Thomas. There's an exploration of the possibility that both the author of Thomas and Paul in First Corinthians 2:9 quoted from the Gospel of the Hebrews. This podcast features commentaries on sayings one through five from the Greek Gospel of Thomas, especially concentrating on saying two along with the parallel version of the saying in the Gospel of the Hebrews, background on the original discovery of "The Sayings of Our Lord" made in 1897 at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, also commentary on sayings twelve, seventeen, and twenty seven. I delve into the mystery of Tatian's Syriac-Aramaic Gospel Harmony and The Heliand (Saxon Gospel). I make use of apocryphal New Testament type texts, and writings from Syriac mystics associated with the Saint Thomas branch of Eastern Christianity. Then this lengthy deep dive into the Gospel of Thomas becomes a spiritual satsang discourse with selections from the teachings of Kirpal Singh on becoming an Initiate of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens learning to rise above body-consciousness when "the eye becomes single" so that we may see "What the Eye Has Not Seen, and Hear What the Ear Has Not Heard".


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"Look at God within yourself, how 'God is Light.'

For his Nature is a glorious, many-splendored Light.

He manifests the Light of his Nature to those

who love Him in all the worlds."

-- John of Dalyatha, Syriac Mystic


"Some time, therefore, after one has risen to the Sphere of Serenity, they will participate with God in the revelation of His Mysteries, and will in consequence see and hear everything there in a spiritual way, and their service and the glorification of their song will always be joined with those of the spiritual beings. Blessed is the one who has been found worthy of this gift and of this confidence, and seen this glorious Vision with the eyes of their mind, and heard with the ears of the heart the fine sound which, from the State of Serenity, is revealed to a spiritual person. Believe me truly when I say to you that whenever the mind hears the sound of the spiritual beings with its intelligible ears, all its work is performed high above the senses of the body and of its own faculties, which becomes silent and restful, as in sleep, through the happiness which it receives from the glorification of the spiritual beings." (from the mystical treatises of Joseph Hazzaya, also known as, Joseph the Visionary, translated from Syriac-Aramaic by Alphonse Mingana, in the book, Early Christian Mystics)


"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, in, from the Prayers of the Mystics section of:

"The Syriac Fathers On Prayer And The

Spiritual Life," translated from the original Syriac-Aramaic by

Sebastian Brock, Cistercian Publications





Kabir says:


It is the mercy of my true teacher [the Satguru]


that has made me to


know the unknown;


I have learned from Him how to


walk without feet,


to see without eyes,


to hear without ears,


to drink without mouth,


to fly without wings.




Saturday, May 22, 2021

"One of the proofs that our Simran is being done correctly is that, in any kind of difficulty, we first remember Simran." (Baba Ram Singh)


"One of the proofs that our Simran is being done correctly is that, in any kind of difficulty, we first remember Simran." (Baba Ram Singh)






In Today's Blog: Light and Sound on the Path e-Newsletter:

Adopting A Spiritual Way of Life This Time Through, During This Incarnation -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast at Youtube and Wherever You Listen to Podcasts;

Waste of Life -- Mystic Verses of Sant Charandas;

Satsang Discourse by Baba Ram Singh Ji titled, Simran Does Not Come Automatically To Us Unless We Develop That Habit;

Also, scroll to the bottom for A Note About Simran, Simran defined;

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Adopting A Spiritual Way of Life This Time Through, During This Incarnation -- Satsang at Youtube and Wherever You Listen to Podcasts

"The highest form of religious practice is the creation of spiritual love within the heart. When the living flames of love have been removed from religious movements and sects, these become empty shells and miserable shams. Lasting love can only be attained at the lotus feet of a mystic adept, a living Godman. The teachings of such a saint will not ensnare the aspirant in a web of rites and ceremonies. He teaches only the practical evocation of the power of love that dwells within the soul." (George Arnsby Jones, The Mystic Adept: Love Incarnate)

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"You have seen the external Gurus; now also behold the internal True Guru.

You have seen the external temples; now also see the internal True Temple.

You have read the external Shastras (holy books); now also read the internal True Shastra.

You have listened to the external Shabds; now also listen to the internal True Shabd (Divine Melody).

You have read the external Bani; now also read the internal True Bani.

You have recited the external Names; now also meditate on the internal True Nam (Word) which is constantly resounding by itself.

You have listened to the external Kirtan (Hymns); now also listen to the internal True Kirtan.

You have gained the external bookish knowledge; now also acquire the internal True Knowledge.

You have tasted the external Amrit (Nectar); now also drink the internal True Nectar of Immortality.

You have bathed at the external places of pilgrimage; now also bathe at the internal True place of Pilgrimage.

You have practiced the external sectarian worship; now practise the internal True Worship."

-- Poem of Gurbax Singh






Waste of Life -- Mystic Verses of Sant Charandas (1703-1782)

"Understand, O people,

understand when I proclaim loudly:

no one will remain here forever --

all will have to depart in the end.

Caught up in attachment for your family,

you ignored the worship of the Lord

and thus wasted your opportunity.

You spent the day working and the night in sleep -

this is how you have passed your years.

Every minute of the day you have wasted in vain.

Not even for a moment

did you repeat the Lord's Name.

How then will you find bliss?

As a child you remained lost in play.

In youth you were intoxicated with yourself.

In old age you were beset with worry,

and sorrows robbed you of all joy.

Why are you lost?

Be vigilant!

Kaal is standing over you with his arrow aimed at you.

He will draw his bow, shoot poisonous arrows

and tie you up before you know it.

Give up your attachment to this false world

and repeat the true Name.

Says Charandas: Sukdev (Charan Das's Master) cautions you to

reflect on your own welfare!"

-- Saint Charandas






Excerpts from: Simran* Does Not Come Automatically To Us Unless We Develop That Habit, by Baba Ram Singh Ji

The first step on the ladder of devotion is gurubhakti -- or the devotion of the Master. And devotion of the Master does not mean that we take some incense or some candles and light them and do such outward rituals. The devotion of the Master is, basically, doing our meditation, doing our Simran and Dhyan, and doing seva at the feet of the Master. These are the first steps on the path of devotion.

The Names that have been given to us at the time of initiation are the names of the Lords of the planes in the higher regions. These are the Lords Who have never taken an avatar and come into this world and They are very pure Lords. So, taking Their Name and repeating that in our mind makes the mind also pure.

So, Simran is our first step on this ladder. Till we are able to do Simran to the level where it starts happening automatically in our mind, we will not be able to progress much on this Path. That is why Masters lay a lot of emphasis on Simran. And They say that you should do Simran when you're cooking food, or you're walking, or you're traveling, or doing anything in a routine. You should do as much Simran as possible. It is Simran only that will take the attention of the soul and get it out of the nine doors and bring it into the Tenth Door. So, Simran is a very important thing and till we become good at that, we will not be able to progress much within.

The mind is prone to doing simran of the world and it does not like to do the Simran of the Naam that has been given by the Masters. So, every time we sit for trying to do Simran, the mind pulls us outwardly. It takes time to do this.

Initially, we have to forcefully do it because the mind is used to going outward. We have to force it to sit and do Simran. And it is a slow process because of the habit of the mind. One cannot say whether it will take a certain number of days or a certain number of months or years. But it takes a bit of time for the mind to get accustomed to this.

Initially, we repeat the Names with the tongue; and, silently, we repeat Them in the mouth with the tongue. Because we are used to repeating that way, it comes more easily to us. But later, we start repeating the Names in the mind. That is called jap. So, initially, this is done with the mouth, then consciously with the mind.

And then, when it becomes automatic in the mind, it is called ajapa. So, once the mind starts doing it automatically, then we will get successful and we will be able to quickly go within.

Therefore, we should try and spend more and more time doing Simran.

Swami Ji Maharaj warns us and awakens us, saying, "Our treasure is getting depleted with every breath, the biggest treasure that we have in this life is the treasure of the number of breaths that we can take in this life. And with each breath, we are losing and depleting that treasure."

It is said that we will lose about 21,600 breaths every day -- we take about fifteen breaths in a minute. And that way, in the whole day, nearly 21,600 breaths are lost to us from our current lifetime.

If we look back and think it through, then every minute we are losing fifteen breaths, and in a day, we are losing 21,600 breaths. Considering that, if we look at six months back or one year back, what is our remaining age today? If we look back, we should see how much breath we have just thrown away.

Kabir Sahib says, "Beating a drum, I say this repeatedly. With each breath, you are losing the value of three worlds."

God Almighty has given you this lifetime and given you this precious opportunity, and this is the opportunity for you to get out of this ocean of life. Now, if we waste this in our mundane activities...

God sits in this human body and He has provided this opportunity to get a salvation and go back to Him. Now, if we have wasted this opportunity, we have wasted that opportunity that God Almighty Himself has created for us.

This Simran is given to you by True Masters. You should practice that Simran and focus at the Eye Center. The Masters have given it as the Simran for us to do. We have to do this Simran, and when we do that, we go to the Eye Center.

Once we are at the Eye Center, we manifest the Form of the Master and, with the Grace of the Master, the Sound Current is also manifested...

The Master Who has given you the initiation is waiting for you to come to the Eye Center. That much duty is ours. We have to go to the Eye Center following His instructions. After that, the Master will take you further...

By doing Simran you manifest the Form the Master within. And once you have manifested the Master within, He will always be there with you, every second. And then, the Sound Current, which is resonating at the Eye Center, will take you further up. And on the Path from one Sound Current to the other Sound Current, it will take you back to God Almighty.

Once you have manifested the Radiant Form of the Master within, then He extends His Grace to you. And all that you require, He takes care and fulfills all the things that you want, and He is always there with you -- whether you go to America or you go to India or anywhere -- He is always with you.

One of the proofs that our Simran is being done correctly is that, in any kind of difficulty, we first remember Simran. When we are facing some difficulty -- even in a dream state -- and we start remembering our Simran and we start doing Simran in that state, then you can say that your Simran is now on the right path and you are doing it correctly.

-- Excerpts from: Simran Does Not Come Automatically To Us Unless We Develop That Habit, a Satsang Discourse by Baba Ram Singh Ji




* A Note About Simran – The Power of Repeating God’s Name

Repeating a Name (or Names) of God with love and devotion, called in the east "Simran", "Manas Jap", or "Zikhr," is one of the key spiritual exercises used to cultivate love for God and to invoke the Positive Power in our daily lives, making it possible to live a life of love. Simran is a mental repetition of a Name of God done during meditation, and this spiritual practice is also done during available moments throughout the day and night as a way to remember God all the time. Says Sant Tukarama:


"Such is God’s Name

that it heals the disease of the world.

Whosoever repeats the Lord’s Name

while engaged in earthly duties,

remains ever in a blissful state of divine communion.

One absorbed in the Lord’s Name, O Tuka,

has truly attained liberation while living."


This spiritual exercise of repeating God’s Name helps to uplift our day, to bring some of the heaven and bliss of meditation into our down-to-earth daily experience, and is a way to remember in a world of forgetfulness, to remain awake in a world of spiritual slumber, to abide in Truth, no longer dominated by the forces of illusion. Be who you really are wherever you go. ////////





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