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Vegetarianism is Going Vegan

Spiritual Awakening Radio

Release Date: 04/06/2020

The Origins of Ekankar and the HU Chant show art The Origins of Ekankar and the HU Chant

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An exploration of the origins of the Sikh term "Ekankar", a name for God mentioned in Julian Johnson's spiritual classic, "The Path of the Masters", and in the Sikh Scriptures (Jap Ji, the Morning Prayer of Guru Nanak). Also presented today, the origins of the Divine Name "HU" in the mystic poetry of many Sufis, especially the poetry of Sultan BaHU and Rumi. Also briefly, a few vegetarian quotes from Masters of the Inner Light and Sound, East and West, today on Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean!

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Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality show art Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality

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Today, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast titled, Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality, on the goals of Santmat Spirituality & Meditation Practice, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean. "In every living being, from tiny plant up to man, the spiritual flame of life is struggling upward and onward toward its Source of Being, and this process and this struggle must go on until the last speck of dust returns to the central fires of Infinite Being." (Julian Johnson, Path of the Masters)

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The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics show art The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics

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Some background today on The Gospel According to Thomas, the original discovery made at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and how this collection of the sayings of Jesus eventually became rebranded in the minds of some as a "Gnostic Gospel". There is discussion about the relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and adjacent texts (Q Source Gospel, four New Testament gospels, Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, etc...), as well as about who quoted these "Thomasonian" sayings of Jesus in early Christianity.

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The Soul's Return to God, the Ocean of Love show art The Soul's Return to God, the Ocean of Love

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The sincere seeker naturally may wish to discover a spiritual practice, to learn the techniques that make it possible for them to see and hear spiritually, to explore the realms of God. Yet, many are thwarted at every step by religious voices advocating only rituals and dogma, perhaps even declaring, "There is nothing more that can be experienced during this life". For some, the mystic way is not a lost tradition. There is a living path where such techniques are experienced and shared freely with all.

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An Introduction to Inner Light and Sound Meditation show art An Introduction to Inner Light and Sound Meditation

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The meditation practice of Sant Mat and Radhasoami is called Surat Shabd Yoga, meaning: "Union (Yoga) of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd).” "That eternal Sound is in everyone, but dormant. One has to 'awaken' it with love, devotion, recitation of the Name and meditation. That Sound is unceasing and unfathomable, and is full of bliss... The Eternal Truth ('Sat' or Eternal Word) is hidden in every being. Without the Satguru it does not become known." (Prakashmani Sahib)

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A Vegetarian Saying of Jesus in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke, and Other Vegetarian Passages show art A Vegetarian Saying of Jesus in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke, and Other Vegetarian Passages

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Today I dedicate this podcast to a vegetarian saying of Jesus found in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke. There once existed a Jesus Movement where vegetarianism was the norm, and so the passage found in this old Luke manuscript is very much in harmony with a whole collection of such sayings attributed to Jesus, the Apostles, and some early church fathers. Today, an introduction to "Christianity Before Paul", the vegetarian disciples, their writings, their teachings about becoming an ethical vegetarian.

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Rising Above, Hearing the Sound Current, and Entering the Kingdom of Heaven show art Rising Above, Hearing the Sound Current, and Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

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Today, an introduction to the spiritual practices of inner seeing and inner hearing, the way of Initiation into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Today's presentation waxes poetic and draws upon the universal mystic tradition of the ages, East and West, and especially upon the wisdom of this living Path of the Masters in the world of today known as Sant Mat, a term meaning "The Way of the Saints", those master-souls acquainted with the worlds of within, the dimensions and domains and heavens beyond.

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Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies show art Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies

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New reflections on the Gospel of Thomas, a collection of the sayings of Jesus, a wisdom gospel, where its source material comes from. Then this lengthy deep dive into the Gospel of Thomas becomes a spiritual satsang discourse with selections from the teachings of Kirpal Singh on becoming an Initiate of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens learning to rise above body-consciousness when "the eye becomes single" so that we may see "What the Eye Has Not Seen, and Hear What the Ear Has Not Heard".

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Adopting A Spiritual Way of Life This Time Through, During This Incarnation show art Adopting A Spiritual Way of Life This Time Through, During This Incarnation

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"The highest form of religious practice is the creation of spiritual love within the heart. When the living flames of love have been removed from religious movements and sects, these become empty shells and miserable shams. Lasting love can only be attained at the lotus feet of a mystic adept, a living Godman. The teachings of such a saint will not ensnare the aspirant in a web of rites and ceremonies. He teaches only the practical evocation of the power of love that dwells within the soul." (George Arnsby)

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Ancient Near Death Experiences in Gnostic Mandaean Scriptures show art Ancient Near Death Experiences in Gnostic Mandaean Scriptures

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The role of the Gnostic Heavenly Messenger is to give the mystic experience of Light to souls and eventually guide them back up to the Place of Light, the Mandaean term for the highest heaven where the Great Life (God) resides. The mystical encounters recorded in the scriptures of the Mandaeans may seem at times like ancient near-death experiences (NDE's), the visions of souls who were embraced the Light long ago.

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