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.
PODCAST: Guru Nanak and the Adi Granth: The Sikh Scriptures — Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean
Notes About Today’s PODCAST: Guru Nanak and the Adi Granth: The Sikh Scriptures
During this human existence we have an opportunity to experience God. As we experience communing with God’s love during meditation — Surat Shabd Yoga — we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the “Kingdom of the Heavens” that are within us. “We travel back from the realm of Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to Divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State.” (Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love.
As we get initiated into Shabd Naam by a Living Satguru, the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: “It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth”. (Adi Granth)
The Mind is Filled with the Divine Music of the Spheres
The Lord placed the soul in the body’s cave, And the breath held the Music of Life. He made each body with nine gates, (1) With the Tenth Gate (2); remaining well hid. And the Tenth Door was opened to him Who truly loved the Guru’s wisdom. And there lives the Lord in His myriad forms, as well as the nine treasures of the Name. His limit cannot be found.
Says Nanak, the Lord placed the soul in the body’s cave and the breath held the Music of Life.
Listen to this Song of Bliss, you blessed ones, And all your heart’s longings shall be fulfilled. You will reach the Transcendent Lord, and your sorrows will depart. All afflictions and sorrows are destroyed at the Sound of the True Word, And my friends, the saints were in ecstasy when the perfect Guru revealed it. Those who speak and those who listen are pure, And they see the All-pervading Lord everywhere. Nanak prays: Attaching to the feet of the Guru, The mind is filled with the Divine Music of the Spheres.
— Guru Amar Das, from Anand Sahib _____ Notes:
(1) “nine gates”: The nine visible orifices of the body.
(2) “The Tenth Gate”: The Tenth, or Hidden, Gate of the body: The Third Eye, in essence, is the Portal to inner realms. The Upanishads describe a human being as a city with ten gates. Nine gates (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urethra, anus) lead to the outside world. The Tenth Gate, the Third Eye, opens onto inner worlds: the whole spectrum of levels of consciousness.
God is the Ocean of Love.
Jai Sat Naam, Jai Guru, Radhasoami, Satya Raam, In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be to You, James Spiritual Awakening Radio
* Sant Mat Meditation and Spirituality: This Living School of Spirituality called Sant Mat is also known as: The Way of the Saints and Poet-Mystics, Radhasoami, and, The Path of the Masters. The meditation practice is Surat Shabd Yoga: “Union (Yoga) of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd).” GO TO: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/latest