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

Spiritual Awakening Radio

Release Date: 06/03/2020

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Through the various noble attempts at mystical experiments of consciousness called "spiritual paths" or "religions" human beings have been using meditation practices to unplug from the relentless noise pollution and multitudes of distracting voices of the world in order to reconnect with their inner selves in the pure restful tranquility of silence, tapping into the wisdom from above, gazing through the lens of the third eye, and listening intently to the sound of silence emanating from mystic skies beyond.

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The Case For The Book of ENOCH As Scripture (I, II, & III Enoch), and... The Ascension of the Soul show art The Case For The Book of ENOCH As Scripture (I, II, & III Enoch), and... The Ascension of the Soul

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Enoch is an example of a category known as "apocrypha" and "lost books of the Bible". First Enoch was quoted in the New Testament and was part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. First and Second Enoch remain part of the Ethiopian Bible of today. The Books of Enoch were called "scripture" by some in early Christianity. There is also Third Enoch (Hebrew Enoch). Today, an introduction to the Enoch literature, and we explore the spiritual contents of these important ancient texts that describe the Seven Heavens.

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Light on the Teachings of the Lord of the Soul (RadhaSoami Mat Prakash) by Huzur Maharaj show art Light on the Teachings of the Lord of the Soul (RadhaSoami Mat Prakash) by Huzur Maharaj

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Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram was one of the great prolific writers of the Sant Mat tradition of India. I was greatly influenced by his many books, especially Prem Patra Radhaswami, volumes one through six, an encyclopedia of Sant Mat spirituality... also, Radhasoami Mat Prakash, which was the very first Sant Mat publication from India to appear in the English language, near the beginning of the 20th Century. -- James Bean, Spiritual Awakening Radio, and the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

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What About Those Who Get Re-Initiated, Who Have Associated With More Than One Spiritual Master? show art What About Those Who Get Re-Initiated, Who Have Associated With More Than One Spiritual Master?

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At a forum online I belong to someone was asking who their spiritual master is if they have been initiated more than once, have associated with more than one guru, which can happen on this Path of the Masters. The podcast today contains my reply to that question.

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Requirements For Initiation in Sant Mat: Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga) show art Requirements For Initiation in Sant Mat: Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga)

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The focus of the bhakti Saints of India, The Path of the Masters, is not on constructing earthly temples, building organizational structures, or temples of the mind. Rather, they guide their students into entering the Temple of the Spirit. The Portal or Doorway to this Temple is within, at the Third Eye Center. Being properly initiated into the secrets of meditation -- the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens (deeksha/diksha) -- by a living Master is the beginning of the Inward Journey. RadhaSoami!

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Professor Sebastian Brock of Oxford University, Scholar of Eastern Christianity and Aramaic-Syriac Saints, has translated many beautiful, poetic spiritual texts of Eastern Mystics such as Isaac of Nineveh, Joseph the Visionary, John of Dalyatha, and so many more in, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, and other spiritual classics of Christian Mysticism and the Contemplative Tradition (Gnosis, the Church of the East). Also today we explore the Jesus Sutras that were discovered in China.

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The Origins of Sant Mat, the Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib's Guru -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast With James Bean show art The Origins of Sant Mat, the Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib's Guru -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast With James Bean

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The term "Sant Mat" was coined by Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras. It means, "The Teachings of the Saints" or, "Path of the Masters". Today, I present a summary of my research into the origins of this ancient spiritual path from India, and also attempt to solve the mystery of who Tulsi Sahib's spiritual master was, thus revealing the "family tree", the guru lineage of masters going back many generations.

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"Life is a progression. We progress from childhood to adulthood, from simplicity to complexity, from ignorance to knowledge, from innocence to wisdom and from birth to death. It is the law of life. But there is also a progression from the external life to the internal, from the hustle and bustle of material life to the serenity and silence of internal life. It is in the latter that we experience the beauty of the Self and its connection with Divinity. (Jagessar Das, Doctor by Chance, Mystic by Choice)

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Awakening from the Soul-Slumber of the Ages -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast show art Awakening from the Soul-Slumber of the Ages -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

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The attention-faculty of the soul usually remains dormant in most people, what some call: "The Blind Eye." Mystics portray the typical materialistic society as being a place of sleeping souls unaware of their true identity as soul. Kabir says, "For millions of years you have slept, this morning, will you not wake?" -- Awakening from the Soul-Slumber of the Ages -- A Sant Mat Satsang Edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean.

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LINKS PAGE, Blogs, Spiritual Awakening Radio, Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts, show art LINKS PAGE, Blogs, Spiritual Awakening Radio, Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts,

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Spiritual Awakening Radio Listener Resources, a Collection of Links for my Libsyn Blog Page. Sant Mat Radhasoami Books , The Free E Library: Main Page , Contents (Sant Mat, Radhasoami, Gnosticism, Christian Mysticism, Veganism, etc...): Sant Mat Radhasoami Blog @ Blogspot/Blogger: Sant Mat Radhasoami Blog @ Wordpress: Sant Mat Meditation and Spirituality @ Medium: Spiritual Awakening Radio Website (with embedded players, links to various podcast apps/podcast sites, Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIN, Amazon/Audibles, Pandora, Gaana, MyTuner-Radio, Listen Notes, and so on,...

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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)