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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Hidden Christianity: Forgotten Scriptures, Ignored Saints, Misplaced Mystics



Hidden Christianity: Forgotten Scriptures, Ignored Saints, Misplaced Mystics -- Fragments of a Faith Forgotten -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast






Hidden Christianity: Forgotten Scriptures, Ignored Saints, Misplaced Mystics -- Fragments of a Faith Forgotten -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast 

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"Contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the Saints." (from the Book of Jude)


The Septuagint Greek translation of the Jewish scriptures, made for the Library of Alexandria, was literally "The Bible" of early Christianity, and it included several additional texts (Apocrypha) not found in other Bibles. A translation of it in contemporary English has been published.


Aramaic Was the Language of the Original Jesus Movement: There are impressive Aramaic-Syriac manuscripts of the New Testament that have been translated into English, and even older Aramaic-Syriac manuscripts of the four gospels. Discover the Peshitta, and the Old Syriac Gospels (Evangelion da-Mepharreshe) from Codex Sinaiticus.


Divine Light in the Dead Sea Scrolls: We next turn our attention to the Dead Sea Scroll discovery of Qumran, and hear selections of hymns (psalms) composed by the enigmatic prophet, who was the founder of this community in antiquity, known only as "The Teacher of Righteousness". Also mentioned is the Book of First Enoch, quoted by Jude in the New Testament, and a popular text at Qumran.


The Psalms of Early Christianity Are Back: The book where the Messiah perhaps for the first time begins to materialize, makes his first literary appearance in the first century A.D., is the Book of the Odes. This mysterious collection of ancient hymns written in Syriac, a dialect of the Aramaic language, has been described as "some of the most beautiful songs of peace and joy that the world possesses." These mystical poems and prayers remind me of Rumi and other Sufi poets. Sometimes I refer to the Odes as 'the would-be book of New Testament psalms', and I find the Odes to be a very spiritual book, one of the finest examples of a "lost book of the Bible" that got misnamed, misfiled and misplaced somewhere along the way. And, yes, it was viewed to be scripture in some places, such as Asia Minor, Syria/Mesopotamia and Egypt.


The Author of the Gospel of Luke Said "Many" Had Already Composed Gospels Before He Wrote His: We learn about Sayings Gospel Q, a collection of the sayings of Jesus. Quotes from it were included in several early Christian gospels. We also explore a translation containing over twenty gospels and surviving fragments of gospels from the early centuries A.D.


The Gospel of Thomas, A Wisdom Gospel or Gospel For Contemplative Mystics Seeking A Present-Tense Kingdom of God Here and Now: The Gospel of Didymus Jude Thomas the Twin, a collection of the sayings of Jesus, went missing for almost two millennia until three copies of it were almost miraculously discovered several decades ago: two sections of it written in Greek found at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and a more complete edition in the Coptic language discovered near a monastery not far from Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt buried under the sands of time in a clay storage jar. This important lost book has been found again. Practically predicting it’s own rediscovery the book of Thomas says: "Know what is before your face, and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor anything buried which will not be raised." (Saying Five) Also mentioned is the possible inclusion in the Gospel of Thomas of a few sayings of Yeshua from another early Christian scripture known as the Gospel of the Hebrews.


If You Don't Want Your Saints and Mystics, We'll Tak'em! In the West, they might not be known, are not usually quoted, and their names are never spoken. Today we remember a few of the "orphan" saints and "homeless" mystics of Christianity, including those from the almost unknown community called "The Church of the East". Shared are excerpts from the out-of-this-world prayers of Joseph the Visionary.


This Spiritual Awakening Radio podcast includes a list of recommended reading: translations of the scriptures referring to above, anthologies of apocryphal writings, and also mentioned is the book, Disciples, by Keith Akers, a scholarly, rather thorough and impressive documentation of the vegetarianism of the Jesus Movement (Ebionites or Hebrew Christians).


In Divine Love, Light, and Sound,

James Bean

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Setting Your Consciousness Free from Illusion to Experience the Heavens Above -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast


Setting Your Consciousness Free from Illusion to Experience the Heavens Above -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast







Today, readings from: Songs of Kabir, Hazur Baba Sawan Singh, The Book of the Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Invisible God, The Gospel of Judas, The Tao Te Ching of Lao-tzu, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Soamiji Maharaj, a spiritual Satsang Discourse of Baba Ram Singh defining what is meant by inner and outer satsangs, also shedding light on the interior voyage of the soul back to it's true home beyond the lower worlds of time (Kal), illusion (Maya) and karma. Through the grace of the masters and the power of the Sound Current, the devotee (bhakta) comes to rest in the Lap of of the Supreme Father, the Beloved Radhasoami. "The soul gets very happy, and it gets connected to the Sar Shabd with the Grace of the Masters, and then that Sar Shabd takes the soul to the Sach Khand." This Sant Mat Satsang Podcast concludes with a hymn of one of the greatest bhajan singers of recent memory: Baba Somanath. "Fix your attention at the third eye. Shake off this false dream; remove duality and evil propensities from your within... The Divine Guru is the radiant form of Light: He banishes all darkness. Just like the moon rising in the night sky, He drives away the illusion of ignorance... See the Truth with your own eyes. In the blink of an eye Maya [illusion] is destroyed, and the light (of the soul) merges into the Divine Light (of Shabd)."

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Also today on this Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast, three charming parables about beings with limited perceptions of the dimensions of space-time and yet are attempting to comprehend a vastly more complicated multidimensional cosmos: A Man Trapped in a Well Arguing with the Person Above Holding the Rope, Guru Nanak's, "Point My Feet In A Direction Where God Is Not", and India's version of Plato's Cave: The Frog in a Well. We are that frog dwelling in the "well" of our limited understanding, attempting to come to terms with accounts of vast unknown realms beyond. The Master-Power working overhead reaches out to us, attempting to show us the way forward.

There is "level confusion", as it is known, which is when human beings believe they can put God and the heavens into material confines such as temples made of wood and stone here on earth in time and space, or religious organizations residing in buildings of brick and mortar. Humanity tries to make heaven fit into tiny earthy symbolic and ritual spaces rather than taking the natural path of being souls, drops of consciousness, that rise up to the heavenly state and explore it As It Is. In the history of religion, human beings always seem to wish to bring heaven down to the earth-plane rather than leaving attachments and confines behind and ascend up to the heavens As They Are. Kabir says, "The musk is in the deer, but it seeks it not within itself: it wanders in quest of grass." Kabir is advocating the path of exploring inner space through meditation, going within the (true) temple of the human body, saying it is bigger on the inside, with vast heavenly realms of inner suns, moons, stars, and multiverses... and God... and you.

In Divine Light, Sound, and Love, Radhasoami,
James Bean
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Receiving Inner Guidance in the Silence of Meditation -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast


Receiving Inner Guidance in the Silence of Meditation -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast






Today, wisdom from the Masters or Mystics of the East and West on the power of silence to guide our every step, so each step brings us closer to our most noble goals, leading us into a life of love, peacefulness, an enlightened existence. The art of listening in the silence of meditation provides us with countless opportunities to see clearly without the usual day-to-day distractions, perceiving the events of our life from a higher vantage point. Silence allows angels to whisper advice into our ears. It also makes it possible for the authentic self to rise to the surface, introducing a new divine power or grace into this dimension of reality. It imparts insight, and ultimately, wisdom borne out of the depths or womb of contemplative silence gives birth to the realization of the soul itself. Most of the time we human beings are distracted surface-dwellers. We live from the levels of conscious mind and ego, with our attention hopelessly held captive by the turbulence and agitation of our day-to-day circumstances. If we can develop a daily meditation practice, learn to take a break and detach ourselves, allowing some space for the silence to speak to us, we will gain access to a higher wisdom. If we can pause and listen, taking time each day to meditate, this will provide opportunities for angels, the Inner Master-Power or the Great Invisible Spirit to communicate, to whisper into our inner ear.


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"Learn to sit still and be mentally still, and the silence thus generated with be more vocal than words spoken and written; and you will have an instantaneous solution not only to your own personal problems but to the problems of others as well." (Kirpal Singh, The Way of the Saints)


"I will come to you in the silence." (Acts of Thomas)


“Silence gives us a new way of looking at everything.” (Mother Teresa)


"To be pure and still means to be open to purity and stillness -- as a result you can intuit the truth." (7th Century Da Qin Scripture of China -- The Jesus Sutras of the Church of the Light)


"Within each of us there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are." (Gunilla Norris)


"Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return." (A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas Kelly, Quaker mystic)


"Bestow upon us a spirit of knowledge for the revelation of your Mysteries, to come to a knowledge of ourselves: where we have come from, where we are going, and what we should do in order to live." (Book of Allogenes, Gnostic Gospels, Nag Hammadi Library)


"Through the faculty of meditation man attains to eternal life; through it he receives the breath of the Holy Spirit -- the bestowal of the Spirit is given in reflection and meditation." (Abdul-BAHA, Bahai Faith)


All for the Love of Wisdom, Radio, and Podcasting,

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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.










Sunday, June 12, 2022

We Should Always Feel That The Masters Are Alive And Around Us -- Satsang Discourse by Baba Ram Singh


Excerpted from, We Should Always Feel That The Masters Are Alive And Around Us — Because They Are, In Fact, Always Around Us -- A Satsang Discourse by Baba Ram Singh






We should always remember our Masters. And, just because the Masters have left Their physical body, it does not mean that They have died or They have left us forever. We should always remember Them and we should always feel that They are alive and around us — because they are, in fact, always around us. And we should build our love and affection towards Them.


Masters are immortal and we should never believe that They are there only in the physical form and then leave us. So, They are always there for us.


The True Form of the Masters is the Sound Current and all these physical forms are to help us, to explain to us, and to take us — awaken us — from this world. But They are, in essence, the Sound Current.


They are of the essence of God Almighty. They are of the Sound Current. They only adopt these bodies to explain to us because God Almighty is nameless. He is formless and He cannot be seen and we cannot fathom God Almighty.


So, it is difficult for us to understand what God Almighty wants and to understand the way to go back to Him. That is why the Saints come in the form of a human being — so that we are able to understand and get awakened by Them.


A human being, to understand, will need another human being to explain to him. And that is why God Almighty comes in the form — and He manifests Himself as a human being — to explain to us.


Therefore, the love and affection that we have for our Masters, Who have initiated us, we should have more love and affection towards Them even now also — after They have left the physical form. Because They have come into this world in Their physical form and They have become family members and They have gone through all this pain to awaken us so that we are able to understand Them.


The love and affection that we had for Them at the time of initiation and when They were in the physical body, we should continue to have that even now.








Wednesday, June 08, 2022

RadhaSoami Teachings and the Heavenly Spiritual Poetry of Swami Ji Maharaj of Agra -- Swami Ji Traveled the Heavens

 


RadhaSoami Teachings and the Heavenly Spiritual Poetry of Swami Ji Maharaj of Agra -- Swami Ji Traveled the Heavens






Swami Ji Traveled the Heavens and Wrote of His Experiences: Soami Ji Maharaj was a mystic traveler of the Heavens and described his explorations of Inner Space in his writings. The out-of-this-world mystic poetry of Soamiji Maharaj today on Spiritual Awakening Radio, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast:  


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This program is all about the life, teachings and Sar Bachan Radhasoami poetry of Soamiji Maharaj (Seth Shiv Dayal Singh, Sant Radhasoami Saheb) of the Radhasoami Faith (Sant Mat, the Path of the Masters). Swami Ji’s verses are quite intricate with layers of meaning, and contain numerous terms for the various heavenly regions, states of consciousness, visionary and auditory experiences he encountered as he was in communion with his Beloved Radhasoami, Supreme Being, The Lord of the Soul. The Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry (Nazm yaani Chhand bandh) is one of the most other-worldly spiritual classics of India, and is based upon Swami Ji’s own inner travels, experiences and spiritual realizations during meditation practice (Surat Shabd Yoga, Inner Light and Sound Ascension, soul travel). Soami Ji even made use of some Persian or Sufi mystical terminology at times, and composed some ghazals in Persian. "Soami Ji’s father and grand-father were Persian scholars." (The Biography of Soami Ji Maharaj) Soami Ji "acquired a working knowledge of Arabic and Sanskrit", earlier in his life for a time taught Persian, and even "wrote a book in Persian." (Radhasoami Faith -- A Historical Study) Swami Ji himself says, "How shall I openly speak of its process (the process of creation in Pinda: the material universes, And: the astral dimensions, and Brahmand: Universal Mind realms -- this best remains confidential), for none can comprehend its secrets and idioms which I will have to have to employ to reveal them."


"O Soul! Who are you and whence have you come? You are a ray from Purush (the Supreme Being) and an inhabitant of the purely Spiritual Region." "Always remember the Lord, and, knowing that He is always with you, imbue yourself with His love." (Swami Ji Maharaj)


"Such is the peculiar efficacy of the Path of Love and Devotion that if you adopt it, it will transport you to the Reservoir of Ambrosia. In the Source or Fountain, i.e., in Radhasoami Dham [the Eighth Heaven], there is absolutely no trace of maya [illusion]. There it is all love and love alone. It is an immense Reservoir of Love, having no beginning and no end."  (Soami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Volume One)


Soamiji’s Cave-like Meditation Room-Within-A-Room: "From childhood Soamiji Maharaj used to shut himself up in a small room which is at the back of another room on the ground floor of his house. For light and air there is a small aperture, otherwise no noise can reach within. This room still exists in a renovated form and is considered as one of the most sacred and hallowed of places." (Biography of Babuji Maharaj) "For about fifteen years, Soami Ji Maharaj used to shut Himself up in a room which is within another room [a meditation room within a room of his home in Agra]. He was all the time absorbed in the bliss of Surat Shabd Yoga." (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram) After this period of deep exploration of the inner regions and union with his Beloved Radhasoami in Sach Khand (the Highest of the Heavens), Swami Ji emerged and began his Spiritual Mission of holding public satsang and initiating souls into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens. "In January 1861, Soami Ji started publicly explaining the method of Saints (Sant Mat) to a few people who gathered at his home. This satsang [true association, association with Eternal Truth] continued for nearly seventeen years, during which period about four thousand persons  -- men and women  -- Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sravagis, and a few Christians were initiated by him into Sant Mat (the Path of the Saints), i.e. Radhasoami Path (the Path of the Supreme Being). Most of these were householders; but some (about three hundred) were Sadhus also." (Encyclopaedia of Saints of India, Volume Nineteen: Radhasoami)


Radhasoami,


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Saturday, June 04, 2022

Today We Remember Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj - Light and Sound on the Path (Sant Mat)

 


Today We Remember Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj - Light and Sound on the Path (Sant Mat)






On June 4th 2007 Shri Santseviji Maharaj left his earthly body around 10:00 PM India Time. 

Santsevi Ji Maharaj (1920-2007) 

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Santsevi Ji Maharaj carried on the tradition in the Bhagalpur Ashram after the passing the the Great Sage Maharishi Mehi in 1986.  He is most certainly an accomplished adept whose wisdom and compassion was known by all who knew him. Santsevi Ji met his teacher Maharishi Mehi in 1939. Santsevi Ji served his teacher with devotion and service rarely seen. Although, Santsevi Ji attended school only to the 7th grade his intellect is remarkable. On behalf of and at the direction of Maharishi Mehi he wrote prolifically and profoundly.  He freely cited quotes from a great number of scriptures and sages. His quarters largely lacked books which begged the question: from what source do these quotes come? The quotes are often extremely detailed and extremely varied.  His spoken Hindi was lucid, scholarly yet clear and easily understandable. Santsevi Ji’s greatness was only eclipsed by his humility. He was a living embodiment of what he taught and while traveling extensively on teaching tours he maintained a discipline which included ample time for meditation and other spiritual duties.


Santsevi Ji refused numerous invitations to come and teach in the West. However, he expressed his wish that Santmat be taught by his representatives. Santsevi Ji says:


“By seeking the path within, one will go beyond the sensory realm…and will attain the state of oneness.”


“The past is passed, we have no control over it. Only the present is with us; the future is unknown.


"Take care of the present, the future will automatically will be favorably formed. Today’s seed is tomorrow’s fruit.”


“As a tiger cub does not feel frightened while sitting in her mother’s lap even if she sees the crowd of elephants. In the same manner, if we sit in the lap of all loving God, no fear can touch us.”


“The sun gives brilliance during the day; the moon lights the night. However, a true Teacher illuminates the heart of his pupil day and night.” (2007)  


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Thursday, June 02, 2022

What is RadhaSwami? On the Origin of the Sacred Name of God RadhaSoami - Podcast

 


What is RadhaSwami? On the Origin of the Sacred Name of God RadhaSoami - Podcast






This is one of my most important podcasts of the last five years. Today we explore the origin, usage, and meaning of the Sacred Name of God Radhasoami (pronounced "Ra-Dha-Swam-e"). There is background shared on the founder and foundation of the Radhasoami Satsang. In addition to some rare history being presented here for the first time, this is primarily a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast mostly consisting of spiritual readings (Satsang Discourses) from various masters, also mystic poetry (Kabir, Sant Tulsi Sahib, Sar Bachan of Soamiji Maharaj and Prem Bani Radhasoami of Huzur Maharaj). The nature of the Supreme Being and the soul are explored, the Bhakti Path of the Lover and the Beloved. There is a discourse defining The Six Key Goals of Satsang, the format for communicating about the vital teachings of the masters on living a spiritual way of life and correct methods of meditation leading one to exploring the Inner Regions and Heavenly Realms. Shared are the Four Essential Eternal Truths ("the Four Sats"), The Seven Devotional Practices of Sant Mat, also, "The Cosmos Is A Symphony of Vibrating Currents or Strings", by Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram.


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"The place where people are always talking about the secrets of the path of Surat Shabd Yoga, is true Satsang." (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram)


Sant Tulsi Sahib: "O Jiva [captive Soul somewhere in time]! Give up all blind adherences and beliefs, concentrate within and seek the Supreme Being there, adopting Him alone as your goal. Do ponder over what I say and see for yourself with eyes wide open that there is none in this world whom you can call your own. You should adopt the Supreme Being alone as your prop and support."


Kabir: "Keep on reciting God's name, and you will live pleasantly in the world. With true love as your master, your life-map will change."


"Dariya meditates on the One Lord, and thereby resolves all problems (mundane and spiritual)." (Sant Dariya Sahib of Marwar)


"Resting in the protection of Radhasoami Dayal [the Compassionate, Merciful Lord of the Soul], one should give up all fears, worries, doubts and reveries. Relying on His mercy, one should become free from care and anxiety. It is only when one becomes care-free in respect of this region [the material universe, pinda desh, samsara,], that one will be able to perform Arti [worship, meditation]. This is what the cushion of a care-free state means." (Discourses of Babuji Maharaj)


"The Supreme Father is a vast homogeneous Ocean of Pure Spirit. He is perfect, sufficient in Himself to Himself, in an ecstatic state of love and bliss. Before creation, He alone was conscious. There was none but He to see, and none but Him to be seen. There was only the Lord immersed in His own rapturous bliss. That Limitless Reservoir of Love which alone was in existence, with none to adore or exchange love with Him, was an Ocean of Absolute Bliss (ananda). His primary characteristic is love... He is nothing but a Vast Reservoir of Love and Bliss." (Myron Phelps, Phelps Notes)


"To know the sweetness of the Infinite within us, that is the cause, the reason, the purpose, the only purpose of our being." (Nicholas of Cusa)


"Look for and search for God within yourself, within your own body. God resides inside. Look for him there." (Maharshi Mehi)


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Jai Guru, Sat Naam Sahib, Radhasoami,

James Bean

Spiritual Awakening Radio

Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts

https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com








Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Introduction to RadhaSwami (RadhaSoami) Spirituality -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast

 


Introduction to RadhaSwami (RadhaSoami) Spirituality -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast





There are millions of souls in India and around the world that follow the Radha Swami Faith. Today, information about the founder of this spiritual path: Soami Ji Maharaj, the central text, a beautiful collection of mystic poetry and prose known as the Sar Bachan, and about the spiritual teachings and meditation practices of the Radhasoami Satsang! 


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"This world is perishable and so also is all that pertains to it. A wise man is he, who, having closely examined the nature of existence here, has realized that it is all transitory and illusory, and consecrated his human form by devoting himself to Bhajan and Simran (listening to inner Sounds and repetition of the Holy Name of the Supreme Being) and who, taking the fullest advantage of the various faculties which the Supreme Father has graciously endowed him with, has translated the invaluable jewel within him, which is Surat (spirit) or the essence of his being, to its original abode." (The Teachings of Soamiji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Prose, Book One)


Devotional Practices of the Radhasoami Faith According to Huzur Maharaj in Prem Patra Radhasoami:


"It should be noted that all the following activities are included in devotional practices (Abhyas):


(1) Sumiran (Simran: Repetition of the Holy Name);

(2) Sumiran and Dhyan (Repetition of the Holy Name along with Contemplation of the Holy Form);

(3) Bhajan (Listening to the Sound Current in meditation).

(4) Recitation of holy books or listening to their recital in Satsang intelligently;

(5) Discussing the principles of the Radhasoami Faith or listening to such discussion;

(6) Thinking about and reflecting on matters pertaining to the Radhasoami Faith and its practices and pondering them; and,

(7) Examining the ways of one’s mind and senses daily, keeping them under control as far as possible." (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram)


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#SantMat #Radhasoami #Santmat #Sant_Mat #Radhaswami #Radhasoami #संतमत #राधास्वामी #संतमतराधास्वमी #Satsang #SarBachan #ShivDayalSingh #SoamijiMaharaj #SantRadhasoamiSaheb #SpiritualAwakeningRadio #SantMatSatsangPodcasts #HuzurMaharajRaiSaligram #SantGaribDas #BabaJaimalSingh #RadhaSoamiFaith #SuratShabdYoga #InnerLightandSound #Meditation #Spirituality #Faith #Religion #SpiritualPaths #PathoftheMasters #WayoftheSaints #Agra #Hathras #Lucknow #India #PremPatraRadhasoami #SpiritualPractices #AudibleLifeStream #SoundCurrent #SoulTravel #ThirdEyeCenter #JivaMukti #Gnosticism #Mysticism #Mystics #Saints #Sants #Sages #Liberation #Salvation #Enlightenment #SpiritualWayofLife #GoWithin


All for the Love of Wisdom, Radio, and Podcasts, Radhasoami,

James Bean

Spiritual Awakening Radio

https://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com



Thursday, May 26, 2022

Radhasoami Reality, Mark Juergensmeyer Interview -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast

 


Radhasoami Reality, Mark Juergensmeyer Interview -- Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast





Mark Juergensmeyer on: Radhasoami Reality, the Spircon Gathering in Agra, and Sant Mat History: My guest today is Mark Juergensmeyer. Our conversation explores: the spirit of Sant Mat "ecumenism" and dialogue of the historic Spircon conference, the International Seminar on the Religion of Sants -- Radhasoami Faith -- Spiritual Consciousness Studies; also some Sant Mat history speculation on the origins of the Radhasoami Faith: the ashram of the Tulsi Sahib group in Hathras, "the People of the Anurag Sagar" or the "Esoteric Santism" of Sant Dariya Sahib and the Dharamdasi Branch of Kabir Panth.


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https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spiritual-awakening-radio/id1477577384


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Mark Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including, "Radhasoami Reality, The Logic of A Modern Faith", Princeton University Press; "Songs of the Saints of India" (Mystic Poetry of Kabir, Guru Nanak, Ravidas, Mirabai, Sur Das, and Tulsi Das), Oxford University Press; contributed chapters to, "The Sants - Studies in A Devotional Tradition of India", Motilal Banarsidas Books of Delhi.


I've always been supportive of the goals of, The Murar Declaration, which lead to the Spircon event: the universal principles of peace, affection, harmony and cooperation as outlined at the Sant Mat conclave known as Spircon 2010, a historic gathering convened in Agra attended by the leadership and representatives of several branches of Sant Mat and Radhasoami lineages:


"We are all pilgrims treading the same path and desirous of reaching the same destination ultimately. Satsang movement has been started to spread the true religion and peace and tranquility in the world and to draw people towards the Holy Feet of Huzur Radhasoami Dayal. This object can be better served by maintaining mutual affection and brotherly relations among different Centres of Radhasoami Faith and working in cooperation to attain the common goal 'as the object of worship of everyone is the same (i.e. Merciful Radhasoami) and the Original Home of everyone is the same (i.e. the Abode of Radhasoami) and the real teachers of everyone are the same Bani and Discourses of Merciful Radhasoami, obviously then, all should have amity and heart-felt love and affection for each other.'" (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram Bahadur, Prem Patra Radhasoami)


Radhasoami, Peace Be To You,

James Bean

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts

Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts

For An Introduction to Sant Mat and RadhaSoami Spirituality, GO TO:

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Prof. Mark Juergensmeyer