PODCAST: The Origins of Sant Mat, Part 5: Spiritual Readings from the Family Tree of Sants — Spiritual Awakening Radio

PODCAST: The Origins of Sant Mat, Part 5: Spiritual Readings from the Family Tree of Sants — Spiritual Awakening Radio

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PODCAST: The Origins of Sant Mat, Part 5: Spiritual Readings from the Family Tree of Sants — Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean — Listen @ Youtube:
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The Book of Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) is a Volume of the Kabir Sagar (Ocean of Kabir), one of several scriptures used by the Sant Dharam Das line of Masters.

“‘Hazur [Baba Sawan Singh] one day told Seth Vasdev, whose car is always at Hazur’s disposal, that he should read Kabir Sahib’s Anurag Sagar (The Ocean of Intense Love). Hazur said that without studying it, one cannot fully understand the difference between Kal (the negative power) and Dayal Mat (the Path of the true and Merciful God), nor can one fully grasp the teachings of Sant Mat.’” (Rai Sahib Munshi Ram, “With the Three Masters”, Vol. 2, p.187)

Kabir said: “Bowing my Head to Him I started and, Dharam Das, now I have come to you… You are my very dear soul about whom I worried a lot. With the orders of Sat Purush [Supreme Being] I came to you, and made you remember the previous things. I gave you darshan [vision] only because of that. O Dharam Das! this time you recognized me. I will tell you Sat Purush’s Words: ‘Recognize the Shabda and have faith.’”

“Dharam Das fell at the Feet, and from his eyes the tears came. He grew very excited and said, ‘O Lord, You have finished the deception of my soul.’ Even after having all this explained to him he could not calm down. He was like a mother who, after being separated from her child, is reunited.”

Anurag Sagar: “Oh Dharam Dass! If a person gives up all doubts, meditates regularly on Naam imparted by the Master, and behaves in the manner the saints behave and follows in their footsteps, that is, he listens to the Sound Current within himself, then he can tread the path of saints in search of the Highest Truth. There is a Sound Current coming from the Final Abode and calling you to come. So if you listen to that Call, then you can ascend like saints.”

The Sant Bani Ashram translation of the Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) is the best one in English. At this page are PDF Files of it, along with several online MP3 satsang talks by Russell Perkins based on the Anurag Sagar:
http://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com/anurag.html

Also see, The Anurag Sagar, e-book at the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/stream/AnuragSagarOfKabir/Anurag-Sagar-Complete#page/n31/mode/2up

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God is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.

In Divine Light and Sound, Namaste’, Gnosis, Peace, Jai Guru, Jai Sat Naam, Bandagi Saheb, Satya Raam, Radhasoami,
James

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PODCAST: The Origins of Sant Mat, Part 4: The Five Names and Kabir Panth Connection — Spiritual Awakening Radio

PODCAST: The Origins of Sant Mat, Part 4: The Five Names and Kabir Panth Connection — Spiritual Awakening Radio
 
 
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The Origin of the Five Names, the Panch Naam Mantra
 
In some branches of Sant Mat and Radhasoami, part of the meditation instructions includes the use of five special names. These particular five names serve as the mantra — sacred names used during meditation practice and simran/zikhr (remembrance).  These names appear in the Sar Bachan Poetry of Seth Shiv Dayal Singh, (Soamiji Maharaj, a.k.a. Sant Radhasoami Sahib, founder of the Radhasoami Satsang).  The consensus is that Seth Shiv Dayal Singh had been given instruction about the use of these five names or panch naam by his guru: Tulsi Sahib. 
 
These five names are in fact used by the Tulsi Sahib group based in Hathras. David Lane, accompanied by Mark Juergensmeyer, recalling a visit to India and an encounter with Sant Prakash Das of the Tulsi Sahib Ashram or Mandir: “…The Mahant we spoke with in Hathras (1978) said Tulsi gave out the five names…. He was part of Tulsi’s lineage.” (Radhasoami Studies Yahoo Group)
 
So, who was using the panch naam mantra — these five names — prior to the time of Sant Tulsi Sahib? It’s an important question as it may shed further light on the identity of Tulsi Sahib’s guru and the origins of this spiritual path called Sant Mat. If Tulsi Sahib did not invent the usage of the five names himself, then it’s rather likely he was continuing the practice he had learned at the feet of his own guru, reflecting an even older tradition of Sants. It would be most informative to know the identity of this earlier Sant Mat path that represents the “people of the five names”, if you will, those who chanted these sacred mantra-words during earlier centuries.
 
The Panch Naam Words Traced Back to Kabir/Dharamdasi Texts
 
One of the five names is nowhere to be found in the Sikh world, however, the third name — indeed all five of the names of Tulsi Sahib’s panch naam mantra — are to be found present in the Sant literature associated with Guru Kabir and Sant Dharam Das! I can not say with certainty when these five names were first adopted by a Kabir Sant Satguru (or Dariya’s Guru, Dariya, or Tulsi) as a mantra in this Kabir line of masters, but I will say that these names, which are associated with the inner cosmology and Sound Currents of the Sants are to be found in certain writings of the Kabir tradition, and in other Sant writings that make use of the literature of this Kabir tradition. The “people of the five names” and “the people of the Anurag Sagar” are one and the same community: the Dharamdasis. This is the source-group and Sant tradition for the five names that existed in India prior to the time of Dariya Sahib, Tulsi Sahib, and Seth Shiv Dayal Singh.
 
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God is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.
 
In Divine Light and Sound, Gnosis, Peace, Jai Guru, Jai Sat Naam, Satya Raam, Radhasoami, 
James
 
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