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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Never the Case of There Being Only Just One Master at a Time in Sant Mat


Never the Case of There Being Only Just One Master at a Time in Sant Mat

"It is not necessary that there should be only one Master in the whole world or even in a single country. There have been different Masters in different countries at the same time, and even in the same country. Thus Guru Nanak and Kabir were contemporaries, and so also Dadu and Guru Arjan. But their teaching is the same at all times and in every country." (Huzur Baba Sawan Singh, “Spiritual Gems”, from letter 121)

For more on the History of Sant Mat and Various Lineages of Masters, See the Earlier Article: The Opposite of "Not One Of Us" is "We Are All One": https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/the-opposite-of-not-one-of-us-is-we-are-all-one-3e803b92d51d

Love's Colors -- Mystic Verses of Sant Dadu Dayal of Rajasthan

"God belongs to the caste of love,

love is dear to Him.

Love is His body and love alone

is His color.

The lover is converted into the Beloved;

that indeed is called true love.

Of that beloved, God Himself becomes

the lover, O Dadu.

God has become the anguished lover,

and the anguished lover has become God.

Such a deed has the torturous

pang of separation performed, O Dadu.

When the true Lord stands over your head

for protection, no hot wind can affect you.

You live under the shade of His lotus feet;

a great grace has been bestowed upon you, O Dadu.

One sits fearlessly by repeating God’s Name;

Kal can never consume him.

When you ride the elephant, O Dadu,

then dogs bark in vain.

When love and devotion arise,

one is firmly established in blissful meditation."

"Peace of mind is a sign of God's presence." (Sant Tukaram)

Hazur Baba Sawan Singh on Meditation Practice

"The more time you devote to meditation the more distinctly you will hear the Sound Current which makes for peace of mind or, as you put it, helps us in chaining the monkey. I am glad to read that your meditation is improving. For ages the mind has been developing an intense longing for the things of this world which ostensibly satisfy it for some time but cease to do so after a while. The best way to divert the mind from the mundane baubles is to give it a taste of the inner bliss which far transcends any earthly joy. This inner bliss can be attained by going in and listening to the inner Sound constantly or at least for as long as is possible every day. This is how the monkey can be effectively chained.

"I am glad that you consider meditation the most important business in life. You should increase your time for meditation. It should not be for less than two and a half hours at a stretch, whether the mind takes interest in meditation or not. Sometimes the mind avoids it on petty excuses. When it behaves like this it should be punished by increasing the time that day by another half hour. With the increase in time, the concentration will be complete, the attention will go in, and the Sound Current will be your constant companion, giving you joy and peace." (Huzur Baba Sawan Singh, “Spiritual Gems”, letter 31)