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The Gospel of THOMAS and Initiation Into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, also Kirpal Singh on Initiation

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Release Date: 06/03/2020

The Vegetarianism of the Jesus Movement: The Syriac-Aramaic Clementines & The The Vegetarianism of the Jesus Movement: The Syriac-Aramaic Clementines & The "Yoke of the Lord" in the The Didache

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The Vegetarianism of the Original Jesus Movement, Jesus's Vegan Brother James, Former Fisherman Peter, the Other Apostles, Syriac-Aramaic Clementine Literature, and the Vegetarian "Yoke of the Lord" Mentioned in the The Didache. Yeshua said, "Come to me, for my yoke is easy and my mastery gentle, and you will find rest for yourselves." (Gospel of Thomas) One of the "peaceable kingdom" principles of the Jesus Movement leading to spiritual rest included a non-violent, compassionate vegetarian diet.

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"There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it." (Baba Jaimal Singh) Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami (Radhaswami) Faith of India today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean.

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From Darkness to Light -- Guidance About Meditation Practice -- the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean

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In Sant Mat spirituality, meditation is successfully practiced when we keep the proper meditation posture, leave behind all our burdens, thoughts, worries, and worldly distractions behind, and focus all of our undivided attention on going within by way of the third eye so that we may reach that Sacred Secret Place of the Most High where Divine Grace is flowing, a great way of describing the benefit of meditation as being a kind of inner baptism or letting the waters of Divine Grace flow over the soul.

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Today a treasure-trove of pro-vegan, pro-vegetarian, pro-compassion passages, mostly from Buddhist sources, ancient and contemporary, along with quotes from Supreme Master Ching Hai, including: "From Crisis To Peace, The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer"; also a couple of passages from Pythagoras, Apollonius of Tyana, as well as Darshan Singh.

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Program Outline: Mystic poetry of Sant Tulsi Sahib, then Kabir verses along with satsang commentary by Baba Ram Singh, followed by selections from, The Inward Journey of the Soul, the first book in English by Swami Vyasanand, on the Rules For Being Guru. And I close with another reading from the mystic poetry of Sant Tulsi Sahib.

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Reincarnation in Gnosticism, and... Let the Gnostics Be Gnostic -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

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"The teachers of the worldly sciences can teach those subjects, but when we come to the SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY, only the accomplished spiritual teacher can give these teachings of the spiritual path. All the wisdom in the sacred texts points to the importance of a teacher. This mysterious path is described in the holy books, but it cannot be found simply by the study of sacred texts. It is found by the grace and guidance of an accomplished teacher." (Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Harmony Of All Religions)

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The Goal of Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: Our Path Back to the Source -- The Inward Journey Back to GOD, by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a Production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean

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Today we explore the various stages of Sant Mat meditation practice according to Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, describing the transition from separation from God in the material outer world of the five senses to the world of Within "Sitting Near God" (Upasana), the ascension of the soul through Stillness or Silence, Manas Jap (Repetition of a Sacred Name of God), Manas Dhyan (Visualization), Dristi Sadhana (seeing Inner Light at the Third Eye Center), and Nadanusadhana (Inner Sound Meditation).

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Today I provide a brief introduction to the Gospel of Thomas... where it came from, what it is, describing it as a wisdom gospel or 'Christ Upanishad', a collection of the sayings of Jesus to be contemplated, leading to revelations and insight.

Between a third and half of the sayings attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas are also included in the regular or orthodox New Testament. The rest however are not. Yet some of those sayings of Jesus associated with the Gospel of Thomas also were quoted, far and wide, in other early Christian writings too. I list some of the other texts, scriptures and authors that have quoted these "Thomasonian" sayings of Jesus that got left out of the New Testament.

We focus on one such saying, in what other gospels and writings it's also appeared, AND how it even got included in the scriptures of other religions of the East & West! Yeshua says: "I will give you what eye has never seen, and what ear has never heard, and what hand has never touched, and what has never entered into the heart of man." (GoT # 17) This verse also was directly quoted by Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians.

This is an axiom of wisdom about being initiated by a living teacher into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, so other sources are shared exploring what initiation is: The Mystical Theology of Dionysius the Areopagite, The Testament of Our Lord (a Syriac gospel), The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, and there are readings from the Sant Mat satsang or spiritual discourses of Sant Kirpal Singh, also Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, on initiation as well as about inner seeing and hearing during meditation practice.

"This 'Single' or 'Third Eye' provides an ingress into the spiritual worlds -- the Kingdom of God -- now a lost realm to most of us... Of this inlet or ingress little is known by the people at large." (Kirpal Singh)