Sant Mat, Radhasoami, Teachings of the Saints of India, Path of the Masters, Surat Shabd Yoga: Inner Light and Sound Meditation: Union with God — The term "SantMat" was coined by Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras during the 19th Century.
“Take up the broom of love, and sweep the chamber of your heart.” (Bani of Kabir Sahib)
“Only when we have made our hearts clean, can the Lord – Who is immaculate and pure – manifest there. He is already residing there, but he will manifest. We don’t need to bring some other Lord from outside. The false worldly thoughts come from outside and fill up our within. But the Almighty Lord is already innate in our within. He does not descend from some other realm.” (Baba Somanath’s commentary)
“But my Friend resides within me.” (Bani of Kabir Sahib)
“What need do I have to look for Him outside? When we direct our yearning toward the Lord over and over, we become his very form. Then we say, ‘He has become my true friend. I have no more need to wait for His coming. If He were separate from me, then I would have to search for Him and wait for Him. But I am in Him and He is in me. So now what is the point of seeking Him? Where would I search and who would I wait for?’” (Baba Somanath’s commentary)
“Without eyes, you see; without ears, you hear.” (Bani of Kabir Sahib)
“To see without eyes, to hear without ears – this is an inner experience.
Guru Nanak has also spoken on this subject: ‘To see without eyes; to hear without ears.’
All the saints teach the same thing. No matter how hard you may try, you will not be able to have the darshan [vision] of that inner Lord using these physical eyes.
Ramdas Swami tells us: ‘These eyes of flesh cannot see Him; you can behold the Lord only with the eye of knowledge (the inner eye).’
He cannot be seen with these eyes of flesh. Only when you look with the inner eye of knowledge will you behold Him. In the same way, you will hear without ears. Through the physical ears, you hear the sounds of the outer words. But the inner Dhun is resounding of itself, and that Sound is heard without ears. We hear outer sounds through the physical ears, but if the inner Sound did not exist, our sense organs would not function – our very life-breath would cease.” (Baba Somanath’s commentary)
PODCAST: Ethical Guidance From Kabir & An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality — Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIN, etc…
PODCAST: Ethical Guidance From Kabir & An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality — Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Youtube:https://youtu.be/hzFLgaD7Tbw
An Outline of Today’s Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: The Story of Ants in a Burning Log — The mysterious figure of Kabir made his entry into the life of Dharam Das; The Ethical Foundation of Sant Mat — Ahimsa Values — The Five Precepts — Moral Requirements to Qualify For Initiation; Seven Key Practices of Sant Mat Mysticism; Selections from the mystic poetry of Kabir from several sources; Readings from the Anurag Sagar and Baba Kehar Singh’s commentary on the Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), a spiritual classic of the Sant tradition of India: God is Just Behind Our Eyes at the Third Eye Center; Initiation Into Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga) and Protection from Above Following the Path of Sants; A Book of Sant Mat Ethics: “1008 Kabir Vani” — One of the Most Important Books of Kabir, a review of the book followed by selections: the Guru Verification Process; the Kal Niranjan (Negative Power): “This mind is like an intoxicated elephant;” The Repetition of God’s Name; Meditation, Prayers of Guru Kabir; and, closing thoughts.
“One after another,
Many births I took;
Many paths I followed
To escape this relentless cycle.
Only when I made my mind still
Did I obtain the state
Of lasting repose.”
— Kabir, the Weaver of God’s Name
“Meditation will remove all your burdens; meditation upon Ram’s [God’s] name will become your support.”
Vegetarian Sayings of Jesus, Rumi, Rabia & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in Sufi Islamic Sources — Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/PTW5XN5Sqls
The Original Jesus Movement (Ebionites) Recognized Those in India Who Worship the One God, are Vegetarians, and Follow the Same Peaceful Ethical Precepts — Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/L3aNyo_XUdM
The Gospel of THOMAS and Initiation Into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, also Kirpal Singh on Initiation — What No Eye Has Seen, What No Ear Has Heard Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/QWtrE_5ZQ_E
Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, Sant Mat History Research Update; Also: Lost Shabds of Soami Ji Maharaj and Other Mystic Poetry, the Lucknow Shabds — Sant Mat Satsang Podcast @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/wRvcF1n8rjg
A Book of Sant Mat Ethics: “Kabir 1008 Vani” — One of the Most Important Books of Kabir
Serving, Helping Others During This Life: “The advantage of being in the human mode of existence lies in giving and serving only, i.e. helping others as much as possible. Because, possibly you will not get this body [human form] again. This time you have been given this body, and so do not hesitate; serve others and that is all.” (Guru Kabir, Saakhi Granth of Kabir, 1008 Kabir Vani)
“Love is like a deep sea. Only that lover (of God) who will dive into it fearlessly shall be able to get the pearl of ultimate happiness in it. And one who will not be able to muster up enough courage to dive into it, shall remain sitting at the beach. He will remain without love in this world. How will he get the pearls of ultimate happiness then?” (Kabir 1008 Vani)
“This mind is like an intoxicated elephant. It needs goading with the goad of pure thoughts, so that it gets rid of worldly desires and drinks nectar of spiritual self control… The imaginations of the mind are just as innumerable as the innumerable waves of an ocean. If somehow this mind can become quit by itself, attainment of true knowledge like diamond will become easily accessible (everyman in this world is sad and restless because of lack of knowledge. This true knowledge can be attained only when the mind becomes quit.)” (Kabir 1008 Vani)
Essence of the Collection of Saakhis (the Saakhi Granth of Guru Kabir) in Simple Language and Style
Compiled by Lalchand Doohan Jigyasu
Translated into English by Kunwar Anil Kumar
Genres: Ethics, Genuine Ethical Foundation of Spirituality, Morality, Principles, Wisdom, Sant Mat, Kabir Panth, Meditation, Bhakti (Love and Devotion),
This is one of the most important books of Kabir to have. Kabir 1008 Vani is a very beautiful and impressive book of ethics and wisdom featuring 1008 sayings of Kabir, one of India’s greatest Masters and poet-mystics, who lived in northern India around six hundred years ago. As with Rumi, the Persian Sufi poet, in recent years Kabir has also become increasingly popular in the West. A few decades ago, the only translations of Kabir were, “Songs of Kabir” by Rabindranath Tagore published in 1915, and Robert Bly’s 1971 paraphrase or “versions” of Kabir, which were also based upon Tagore’s translation. These days however, there are literally hundreds of books available in the English language exploring the poetry and teachings of Sri Guru Kabir Sahib. The Saakhis (a term for a certain kind of poetic composition, a couplet giving testimony of eternal truths) are often used in the satsangs (spiritual gatherings in the name of Eternal Truth) of many spiritual paths based in India. It makes a great deal of sense that spiritual teachers would give satsang talks based upon the Saakhis of Kabir, as they are brimming with wisdom about how to integrate spiritual principles into one’s daily life. Kabir was critical of religious hypocrisy, going through the motions of outward rites and rituals without sincerity of heart. His path was that of Bhakti, meaning, love and devotion for the Beloved Supreme Spirit. For Kabir, the true church, mosque, or temple is within the body, within the human heart. The theme of the Saakhis is bringing all levels of our existence, more and more with each passing day, in body, speech, emotions, and thought, into harmony with the soul or spirit inside.
PODCAST: Meet The Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib… and… Lost Shabds of Soamiji
PODCAST: Meet The Unknown Guru of Radhasoami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib… and… Lost Shabds of Soamiji, and other Lucknow Shabds, Sant Mat History Research Update — Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a Production of Spiritual Awakening Radio — Listen @ Youtube:https://youtu.be/wRvcF1n8rjg
The Great Soul Soami Ji Maharaj (Radhasoami) was initiated by Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India, and after Sant Tulsi’s passing in 1843, Soami Ji was affiliated with a successor of Sant Tulsi by the name of Maharaj Girdhari Sahib. Thanks to Pramod for being my contact at the Lucknow Satsang, and Roohi for translating material from Hindi into English. We are blessed to access new verses of mystic poetry of Saints, which helps inspire spiritual practitioners to go within and meditate upon the inner Light and Sound of God. History can be liberating, opening up new vistas of appreciation and avenues of wisdom, as we endeavour to sit at the feet of the Masters.
Part of a Shabd of Soami Ji Maharaj from Lucknow:
“My MASTER introduced me to the identity of Soul, and I realised the self as highest element. (Main)
The Formless Purush is beyond the second door.
Beholding Him, the soul became blissful. (1)
Inside this body is the whole creation of the Vedas,
The Perfect MASTER showed this to me. (2)
Inside is seen brilliant sunlight…
and in the inner sky
a huge ocean. (3)
Inside the inner cave are billions of suns…”
Scholarly References to Girdhari in Academic Sources;
Disciples of Soami Ji Maharaj (Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram, Garib Das) Mention Their Spiritual Master’s Association with Girdhari Sahib;
Girdhari Update……Contact With the Lucknow Satsang Established… the Satsang Associated with Sant Girdhari Sahib;
Soamiji Maharaj was a Successor of Girdhari Sahib;
So There Are Now Two Ashrams and Gurus in Lucknow;
The Missing Years and Lost Shabds of Soami Ji Maharaj, Sant Radhaswami Saheb;
Readings from the Lucknow Shabds (Mystic Poetry, Hymns): Selections, Rough Translations of Shabds and Fragments of Shabds of Sants Tulsi Sahib, Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, Shri Surswami, Soami Ji Maharaj (Radhasoami), Garib Das, Sukh Das, Lachman Das, and Haricharan Das;
PDF File/E-Booklet: Lucknow Shabds (Mystic Poetry, Hymns): Selections, Rough Translations of Shabds and Fragments of Shabds of Sants Tulsi Sahib, Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, Shri Surswami, Soami Ji Maharaj (Radhasoami), Garib Das, Sukh Das, Lachman Das, and Haricharan Das:https://archive.org/details/LucknowShabdsSantMatGirdhariSahib
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