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.
Spiritual Awakening Radio explores the teachings of the masters (satsang), the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, near death experiences, the vegan diet, and ahimsa ethics — education for a more peaceful planet.
Freedom of the Airwaves: It’s unhealthy in a democracy for the media, including radio, to be dominated by one or two religious voices, as if they are the only ones that exist and no other faith community or point-of-view matters. If the religion/spirituality section of a bookstore was like the radio airwaves are in most places, only one or two books would be found there. The shelves would be mostly bare, covered in dust. No longer being content with the empty silence, I began recording my own programs.
“There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now.” (Buddha)
Mission Statement: ‘There’s not just one religion — there are thousands. After years of being concerned that too few voices, too few points of view were getting heard when it comes to spiritual paths and world religions — that the radio airwaves were not reflecting the diversity that really exists — I started producing my own programs, exploring the world of spirituality, comparative religion, meditation, mysticism, vegetarianism, the vegan diet, and books, bringing to the airwaves the gentle voices of Saints, the Wisdom of Masters or Mystics, world scriptures, sacred texts, the great spiritual traditions and classics of the East & the West.’
“Just as the lotus blooms after getting the light of the sun, in the same way the sufferings of the souls from ages and ages are finished after having darshan [vision] of Sat Purush [True Eternal Being, God].” — Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), a Gnostic Gospel of Kabir
“By speaking the Anurag Sugar Granth [scripture], I have explained to you the Secret of the Inaccessible. I have described the Drama of Sat Purush, and the deception of Kal. Only the connoisseurs will understand the ways of living and the Word of Discrimination. One who will accept the Word after testing it, will know the Path to the Inaccessible…The Union of Surat and Shabda — when one gets Shabda, he reaches the realm of the Saints. It is the play of the drop and the Ocean. What else can one say? After meeting the Satguru, one understands the play of Shabda and Surat. It is the union of the drop and the Ocean. What else can one say?” — Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love)
The Soul’s Return to the Ocean of Love
“How could the love between Thee and me sever? As the leaf of the lotus abides on the water, so thou art my Lord, and I am Thy servant. As the night-bird Chakor gazes all night at the moon, so Thou art my Lord and I am Thy servant. From the beginning until the ending of time there is love between Thee and me; and how shall such love be extinguished? Kabir says: ‘As the river enters into the Ocean, so my heart touches Thee.'” (Guru Kabir, Songs of Kabir)
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
False Gurus, True Masters, and the Rules For Being Guru — The Sant Mat Satsang Podcast
PODCAST: False Gurus, True Masters, and the Rules For Being Guru — The Sant Mat Satsang Podcast With James Bean — A Satsang Without Walls — Listen @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/vwxJmh13J9U
Notes About Today’s PODCAST: The Search for A True Master: The Sat Guru, A Competent, Qualified, Genuine, Enlightened Teacher — This Sant Mat Satsang Podcast @ Youtube is for the benefit of spiritual seekers and satsangis everywhere. Today: a compilation of articles, quotations, and observations about this most important of subjects for spiritual seekers: finding a true teacher (Sant Satguru, Living Master,). This is all about nobody being left behind. No detours and wasted decades. Life is short. We must choose wisely.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” (William Arthur Ward)
“It is the mercy of my Satguru that has made me to know the Unknown. I have learned from Him how to walk without feet, to see without eyes, to hear without ears, to drink without mouth, to fly without wings. I have brought my love and my meditation into the land where there is no sun and moon, nor day and night. Without eating, I have tasted of the sweetness of nectar; and without water, I have quenched my thirst. Where there is the response of delight, there is the fullness of joy. Before whom can that joy be uttered? Kabir says: “The Guru is great beyond words, and great is the good fortune of the disciple.” (Songs of Kabir, satgur soi daya kar dinha)
“The question then is how to recognize an accomplished guru and one who is not accomplished, or worse, one who is corrupt. The difficulty is that most, being mesmerized by worldly attractions, judge gurus by outward and material achievements, which are a wholly inaccurate measure. The true gurus live a simple life and morally upright lifestyle; they stay away from the pomp and show of the display of power. For example, they do not have expensive cars and opulent mansions. They do not show favoritism among their followers…
“Today’s inept gurus do not pay attention to the tradition of true Sants and are simply intent on increasing the number of their followers… These gurus praise their rich devotees; they are inaccessible to their underprivileged devotees. They even despicably exploit the poor… The false teachers themselves do not know the inner path nor understand the students’ dilemma. They cannot tell if the student is making progress or going backward. The untrue guru has no way of knowing. In this way the student becomes unsure and confused on the path of meditation. This is fully the responsibility of the ‘guru’ to assist when the student begins to stray from the path of meditation.” (Swami Vyasanand, from, Rules For Being Guru)
The leader of a spiritual movement must always be the embodiment of Truth (Sat Guru — Guru of Truth). Without a competent Master, a spiritual movement will not be capable of being an instrument in the world for the Positive Power (God).
“Wisdom cannot be taught by one who has not attained wisdom… The way to wisdom is through a teacher who has seen wisdom.” (The Upanishads)
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