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.
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A Glimpse of Soamiji’s Home Satsang Held at Panni Gali, Agra in the Mid 1850’s
“In those days during the mid-fifties [mid 1850’s], Soamiji did not have a large following. He had not yet begun giving public discourses, and confined his meetings to small private audiences at his home in Panni Gali after having discontinued his talks at the Mai Than Gurdwara. Seven or eight of his disciples were especially devoted to him and constantly sought his company and there was great affection and harmony. Every morning the Master gave an inspiring talk, displaying before his listeners’ eyes the spiritual treasures hidden in the Granth Sahib or the writings of Kabir and other great Saints. After the morning Satsang those present sat down for their meals. The food was cooked by Swami Ji’s wife, Srimati Naraini Devi, who came subsequently to be addressed as Radha Ji as a mark of public respect and adoration; while Swami Ji personally served the food to all with loving attention to each. In the afternoons and evenings there would often be informal conversations and discussions and at times regular discourses.” (Kirpal Singh writing in, A Great Saint, Baba Jaimal Singh, His Life and Teachings)
Baba Jaimal Singh’s Initiation Into Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound Meditation)
“Swami Ji then began to instruct him into the theory and practice of Surat Shabd Yoga, and when the instructions were over, asking the youth of seventeen to sit down for meditation, he left the room.
“As soon as Jaimal Singh sat down for meditation, he got lost in samadhi. The night came and passed away, the day broke, but he continued motionless, lost in the inner bliss he had discovered. Another day saw itself swallowed by the night, and the night saw itself replaced by another day, and yet the youth sat lost to the world around him.
“When some forty-eight hours had thus gone by, Swami Ji asked some of the disciples if they knew where the visitor from the Punjab had disappeared. ‘We saw him two days ago at the Satsang,’ they said, ‘but we have not seen him since.’
“Swami Ji smiled and proceeded straight to the little room where he had left his latest disciple and which none had entered for two days. He placed his hand on Jaimal Singh’s head, and when the latter’s soul returned to the normal physical consciousness and he opened his eyes, he saw his Guru beaming at him. ‘Do you, my boy, still doubt if your Master be a true Sikh or not?’ He asked with a twinkle in his eye.” (A Great Saint, Baba Jaimal Singh, His Life and Teachings)
Practice Meditation on the Sound Current Every Day: Do Bhajan and Simran Every Day
“There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it.” (Baba Jaimal Singh)
“Whenever you are free from … duty, you should not waste your time even a little, nor fritter away the attention of your ‘chit’ [mind stuff, memory], for this time will not come to you again, even for a minute and we have to carve a place for ourselves in the Shabd Dhun while we are still in this body.” (Baba Jaimal Singh)
“Listen to the Sound Current every day when you are free, and do Simran even while walking. Then all your worldly work will by done by the Master Himself. Do not worry in any way. The Lord Himself has given you this Way to meet Him, so you should consider this your great good fortune and you should always hold onto the Sound Current. One day it will surely take you to Sach Khand.” (Baba Jaimal Singh)
“The real greatness is in Shabd Dhun and Naam. Therefore, fix your ‘surat’ and ‘nirat’ and ‘nij man,’ with devotion, in the Shabd Dhun. If you listen for ten minutes, or five minutes, or four minutes, or two minutes, or even one minute, with love and devotion, millions of sins and obstacles will be removed.” (Baba Jaimal Singh)