The Path to the Hidden Treasure of Spirituality Within — Bijak of Guru Kabir, Ramaini # 37:

 
 
The Path to the Hidden Treasure of Spirituality Within — Bijak of Guru Kabir, Ramaini # 37:
 
 
“The first clever person (non-dualist) is not clever because non-dualism and dualism have relative existence with each other.
 
The second clever person is preoccupied with the theory of maya (illusion – maya vadi) and is lost in maya.
 
The third clever person has been eaten by cleverness (ignorance covers the soul).
 
The fourth clever person took the people with him (the people who believe in different gods — wandered in many heavens and hells of their own beliefs).
 
Who will know the fifth clever person? He enjoys the pleasures of the senses and gets lost. 
 
All become puzzled with the sixth clever person who got lost in imagining the mind to be the soul.
 
O brother! If you know the seventh cleverness show it to me in the Vedas or the behaviour of the people.”
 
Sakhi of Kabir:
 
“Just as a coded document shows the way to a hidden treasure, just so this bijak shows the way to realize the soul;
It teaches such words to the soul but there is seldom anyone to understand them.”
 
Commentary by Dr. Jagessar Das:
 
This ramaini is a condensed but critical examination of the theories of the various schools of thought. These are various schools of philosophy and other belief systems which are present in India and in varying forms in all other countries. There are the Dualists and Non-Dualists as described in the previous ramaini. There is the Maya-Vadi school of thought. Kabir does not mention the names of each school but he has given several belief systems to which people adhere and accordingly lead their followers.
 
The various systems of belief comprise only external, philosophical knowledge. They contain beliefs in various doctrines and dogmas, rituals and ceremonies, theories about heaven and hell, belief in the mind and the soul being the same, belief that pleasure is the highest good in life, etc. None of these belief systems gives one knowledge of God which is an inner, intuitive realization of the Supreme Being as the Eternal Truth, Supreme Consciousness and the only Reality which exists without a cause. This Reality dwells within. The Saints and Satgurus do not pay attention to the wrangling and hair splitting of philosophical thoughts whether practical or theoretical. They dive directly into the Source and experience God for themselves. Thus whatever they say, becomes scripture. They do not teach philosophy, doctrine or dogma but they teach the Reality of God as the Ever-present Master dwelling within. They have no confusion about whether the mind is the soul or whether the body is the soul, or whether pleasure is the highest good in life. They have no confusion about heaven and hell. They have no confusion about maya and Reality. As long as people are preoccupied with these, they will not obtain Self Realization.
 
Bijak means a coded document which leads to a hidden treasure. In this Bijak Guru Kabir explains the path to that hidden treasure which is within and not visible by the objective senses. He teaches everyone to give up cleverness and argumentation, and to become humble and accept the Divine Lord dwelling within.
 
— The Complete Bijak of Guru Kabir, Kabir’s Mystical Teachings on God-realization, translation and commentary by Dr. Jagessar Das
 
ek sayan sayan na hoi, dusar sayan na jane koi;
tisar sayan sayanahi khai, chouthe sayan tahan lai jai;
panchaye sayan jo janeu koi, chhathaye man sab gayal bigoi,
sataye sayan jo janahu bhai, lok ved mo dehu dekhai
 
Sakhi: bijak bitt batawai, jo bitt gupta hoi,
aise shabd batawai jiw ko, bujhai birla koi.
 
#Kabir #GuruKabir #Bijak #Spirituality #Meditation #SantMat #Sant_Mat #FindingThePath
 
 

 

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Spiritual Awakening Radio Playlist: Ambient and World Music (Sikh, Kabir, Indian Influences), John of the Cross, Mool Mantra of Guru Nanak, & Podcast on the Sukhmani

 
Spiritual Awakening Radio Playlist: Ambient and World Music (Sikh, Kabir, Indian Influences), John of the Cross, Mool Mantra of Guru Nanak, & Podcast on the Sukhmani
 
 
IMAGE: The EK, the AUM-kaar symbol, a kind of visual representation of the Mool Mantra of Guru Nanak
 
Below is the Mool Mantra in English, also part of a mystic poem of Saint John of the Cross: the Dark Night of the Soul, a podcast featuring readings from the Sukhmani of Guru Arjan Dev, and a musical playlist of ambient music, Sikh music, and a hymn of Kabir, all material I’m using for an up-coming radio show on a community station here in Maine, a kind of Sunday morning satsang of the airwaves! Enjoy.
 
“…In the luck of night
In secret places where no other spied
I went without my sight
Without a light to guide
Except the heart that lit me from inside.
 
“It guided me and shone
Surer than noonday sunlight over me,
And led me to the one
Whom only I could see
Deep in a place where only we could be.”
 
(excerpted from Saint John of the Cross’s mystic poem: The Dark Night of the Soul)
 
Philip Wesley – Dark Night of the Soul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSymJl1czYs&ab_channel=CapeTranquillity
 
Alam Khan – Durgeshwari Alap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq68xbB_Ujg&ab_channel=AlamKhan-Topic
 
Craig Pruess – Into the Void
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c2VfcqACwM&ab_channel=CraigPruess-Topic
 
Hans Christian – Between Dusk and Dawn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDFcgUmVsrQ&ab_channel=HansChristian-Topic
 
Spiritual Quote:
 
The Mool Mantra of Guru Nanak at the Beginning of the Japji (Morning Prayer):
 
“Ek Ong Kaar: The One, Universal Creator
 
Sat Naam: Truth is His Name
 
Kartaa Purakh: The Primal Creative Being
 
Nirbhau Nirvair: Beyond Fear, Beyond Vengeance
 
Akaal Moorat: The Image of the Undying
 
Ajoonee Saibhang: Beyond Birth, Self-Existent
 
Gur Prasaad: By the Guru’s Grace
 
Jap!: Meditate!
 
Aad Sach: True in the primal beginning
 
Jugaad Sach: True throughout the ages
 
Hai Bhee Sach: True here and now
 
Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach: O Nanak, forever and ever True”
 
The Sukhmani of Guru Arjan Dev, the Fifth Sikh Guru — Spiritual Awakening Radio PODCAST:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMiOoS9ZG4&ab_channel=SantMatRadhasoami
 
White Sun – Aisa Naam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RMqeIjU918&ab_channel=WhiteSun-Topic
 
Mool Mantra – Sikh Prayer (Ekongkaar Sat Naam):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJrDz2bC-xM&ab_channel=RajKaregaKhalsanet
 
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi – Beet Gaye Din Bhajan Bina Re (hymn of Kabir):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-aNFlxV99o&list=PL9B1AF14F9E5BD556&index=190&ab_channel=saqibtahir
 
 
 

 

Acharya Guru Lochan Das of the Hathras Satsang

Acharya Guru Lochan Das of the Hathras Satsang

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The Late Mahant Shri Guru Saran Das of the Shri Tulsi Sahib Hathras Ashram

 
 
The Late Mahant Shri Guru Saran Das of the Shri Tulsi Sahib Hathras Ashram
 
 
Photo IMAGE: Mahant Shri Guru Saran Das of the Shri Tulsi Sahib Hathras Ashram 
 
Just got word from a Dayalbagh friend, sad news, that Mahant Shri Guru Saran Das ji, guru at the Shri Tulsi Sahib Hathras Mandir (ashram) in Hathras passed on the other day (Sept. 8th). 
 
Below is an updated collection of Tulsi Sahibi links and includes a couple of satsangs with Mahant Shri Saran Das. The first video is fairly high res. and provides a tour of the Hathras ashram! even showing several samadhs (tombs, resting places) of the various gurus. I notice they also have a special place for a book or collection of writings. I’m guessing that must be the Ghat Ramayan, or perhaps all of the Sant Tulsi Sahib books.
 
As they say in Hathras:  
Satnam Sahib,
 
James
 
Mandir Tulsi Saheb Full Overview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASYzBLm-xv0&ab_channel=MandirTulsiSaheb
 
Mahant shri Guru Saran Das (satsang Punjab): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1BKiYpXRsI&ab_channel=Mahantshrigurusarandasji
 
Video showing icons of various gurus: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-orRDiam1mU&ab_channel=PramodKumar
 
Mandir Shri Tulsi Sahib Hathras: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvO0M5dIR8U
 
Activities, Celebrations:  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLj9DTUyUM0KTZ4B1Ap6mfg/videos?ab_channel=TulsiSahib
 
Sant Tulsi Sahib Dwara Rachit Gazal: 
https://youtu.be/Y1E5BtnnNd4
 
Hymn: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlJP1hkgxT0&ab_channel=SatnamTulsisahab
 
Hymn: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ugCrvOOEdA&t=147s&ab_channel=RadhaSoamiSatsangBeas-Official
 
Lucknow Tulsi Saheb Satsang: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96QkDKPBY2k&ab_channel=CrazeAllInOne
 
Arti of Shree Girdhari Sahib Lucknow: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHt-PJeGW_8&ab_channel=TulsiSahib
 
Hathras Satsang: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLyZE3Xp6t0&ab_channel=TulsiSahib
 
 
 
 
 

 

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