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Making the Case For Following A Living Spiritual Teacher

Spiritual Awakening Radio

Release Date: 07/07/2022

Odes of Solomon, Lost Psalms of Early Christianity Discovered show art Odes of Solomon, Lost Psalms of Early Christianity Discovered

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Out of all the apocryphal writings I've collected, I think the Odes of Solomon is the most beautiful, inspiring and inspired. It is the would-be book of New Testament psalms! The Book of the Odes has been described as the first known hymn-book of early Christianity. They have nothing to do with "Solomon" but somewhere-along-the-way got mislabeled and assigned to the genre of Old Testament Apocrypha as the Odes represent one of the earliest of Christian documents near the beginning of the Jesus movement within Judaism and so composed before a time when there were many Jewish or Christian...

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Sound Meditation in the World Religions: Buddhism, The Bahai Faith (Yoga of Sound Series) show art Sound Meditation in the World Religions: Buddhism, The Bahai Faith (Yoga of Sound Series)

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"In the beginning was the Word, the OM, Tao, Logos, Music of the Spheres, Songlines, the Song of the Creator..." The Yoga of Sound Series Exploring Inner Sound Meditation (Auditory Mysticism, The Sound Current, Audible Life Stream, Surat Shabd Yoga) in the Sacred Texts of the Great World Religions, Gnostic Traditions, and the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat, Radhasoami,). TODAY: The Introduction, Buddhism, also, The Bahai Faith.   "As you calm down, you can experience the Sound of Silence in the mind. You hear it as a kind of high frequency Sound, a ringing Sound that’s always there. It...

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The Fall and Rise of the Gnostics: Gnostic Gospels Explored  show art The Fall and Rise of the Gnostics: Gnostic Gospels Explored

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Discover why these Gnostic Gospels and other writings got purged from the Western world during the Fourth Century. Celebrate the sages of Judaism, Neoplatonism and Pythagoreanism that helped to give birth to all of these amazing spiritual movements of antiquity such as the Essenes, Sethians, Mandaeans, Ebionites (mentioned in the Book of Acts, the Hebrew Christians lead by James the Just -- "Christianity before Paul"), Valentinians, Manichaeans, Cathars, and other groups that once represented "cousin" schools of spirituality that have much in common with living paths of today such as Kabbalah,...

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About Spiritual Masters, Competent Qualified Teachers, Guides, Sant Satgurus of Sant Mat  show art About Spiritual Masters, Competent Qualified Teachers, Guides, Sant Satgurus of Sant Mat

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Some in the West have encountered teachings about Inner Light and Sound Meditation indirectly and then eventually heard that this form of meditation practice actually is derived from a rare spiritual path from India called Sant Mat (the Way or Teachings of the Saints). Spiritual seekers also may have discovered one of our spiritual classics, the book, Path of the Masters, by Julian P. Johnson, were blown away by it, and wish to learn more. This is a pattern: how many have found this path. I was introduced to Sant Mat this way too.   "While we sojourn in this dark region of matter, we have...

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Why the Third Eye? Why We Begin Meditation at the Third Eye Center in Sant Mat… It’s the Seat of the Soul  show art Why the Third Eye? Why We Begin Meditation at the Third Eye Center in Sant Mat… It’s the Seat of the Soul

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Why the Third Eye? Why We Begin Meditation at the Third Eye Center in Sant Mat… It’s the Seat of the Soul! With the demiurgical or Kalistic systems of conventional religions there's always a sense of running out the clock, that though life is short we should be spending decades upon decades perfecting rites and rituals, or beginning at the bottom of the chakra system of the physical body and slowly working our way up, or waiting to develop super ethical purity par excellence till we become "worthy" before we can truly begin our spiritual journey. But demiurgical systems put the divine...

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Selections from the Saints and Mystics - Exploring A Treasure-Trove of Spiritual Writings and Teachings - Sant Mat   show art Selections from the Saints and Mystics - Exploring A Treasure-Trove of Spiritual Writings and Teachings - Sant Mat

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"Sant Mat" can be defined as: "The Teachings ('Mat') of the Saints ('Sants') or Sages" or "Path of the Masters". In India it’s common knowledge that the term "Sant Mat" was coined or adapted by Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras during the 19th-century. "Sant Mat" was adopted and popularized by Tulsi Sahib as a new name for this spiritual path or genre of mysticism, but the Sant tradition, with its many guru-lineages or branches, is a spiritual movement that dates back many centuries to ancient India.   "There is no end to the number of Sants who appeared in the Yugas [Epochs] of Sat,...

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Replacing Toxic Religion With Compassionate Spirituality - Freeing Captive Souls  show art Replacing Toxic Religion With Compassionate Spirituality - Freeing Captive Souls

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Jesus and the Unwashed Disciples Crash the Temple: A Delightful Story from the Unknown Greek Gospel of Oxyrhynchus 840 on the Egalitarian Spirituality of Jesus    Sant Tulsi Sahib comes to the aid of a a Sudra (member of the "untouchable" caste) -- Brahman-Pharisee Parallels -- Another Example of Imagined Ritual vs. Real Spiritual Purity   The Egalitarianism of Jesus, Tulsi Sahib, Baba Devi Sahab, and the Love Chapter of Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram   In Spiritual Freedom,   James Bean   Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts Spiritual Awakening Radio    

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One of the Greatest Saints of the Ages: Dadu Dayal, The Compassionate Mystic  show art One of the Greatest Saints of the Ages: Dadu Dayal, The Compassionate Mystic

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Sant Dadu Dayal was a poet mystic and spiritual Master of Divine Love, Light, Sound, and Nirguna Bhakti (Devotion to the Formless God, the Ocean of Love). He was from Rajasthan. Anyone who studies his teachings will encounter a very genuine, pure version of Sant Mat (the Path of the Masters) with the perfect balance of God and guru bhakti, love and mysticism (Surat Shabd Yoga, inner Light and Sound Meditation). The Dadu Vani, Panch Vani Granth of the Dadu Panth is one of the great scriptures of the Sant tradition of India and it includes the mystic poetry of Sant Dadu Dayal of Rajasthan. ...

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Kabir's Spiritual, Mystical Teachings and the Book of Prayers  show art Kabir's Spiritual, Mystical Teachings and the Book of Prayers

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The Kabir Book of Prayers, compiled by Dr. Jagessar Das of the Kabir Association, is in the tradition of the Dharamdasi Kabir Panth literature, from the same Sant tradition that produced the Anurag Sagar (The Ocean of Love).   Today's Sant Mat Satsang Podcast is mindful of Sant lineage clarity, honoring the lineage of the Masters (Sant Satgurus) and its literature during all the different time-periods: Kabir Hymns in the Adi Granth, Bijak, Sakhis, Brahm Nirupan, Kabir Sagar, etc..., Dariya Sagar (Sant Dariya Sahib), Ghat Ramayan of Sant Tulsi Sahib, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Soamiji...

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Inner Sound Meditation Practice - Introduction To Surat Shabd Yoga  show art Inner Sound Meditation Practice - Introduction To Surat Shabd Yoga

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"The Great Creative Current flows outwards and downwards to create, govern and sustain all regions. It passes out from this region somewhat like the radio emanations going forth from a great broadcasting station. It is the Audible Life Stream, the most important factor in the system of the Masters. This Stream permeates the entire system of universes. A thing of great importance to us is that the music of this ever-flowing current, the stream of life, can be heard by a real Master and also by his students who have advanced even a little on the Path." (Julian P. Johnson, Path of the Masters)...

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Says Kabir, "It is the mercy of my true Guru (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'll give you what no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard, no hand has ever touched, and no human mind has ever thought." (Jesus, Saying 17, Gospel of Thomas)
 
"Saints and sages have unveiled all the mysteries of the spiritual journey and of self-realization in their discourses. All the techniques have been documented in books. But without an Accomplished Teacher, we will not be able to understand the correct technique of true knowledge just by reading... 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 Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj)
 
"All the world is entangled in meaningless rituals, and knows not the inner workings of God." (Guru Gobind Singh)
 
"You've ignored the Living One right in front of you, and you've talked about those who are dead." (Jesus, Gospel of Thomas, Saying 52) 
 
"Without a Master all scriptures are like the whispering of ghosts." (Sant Tukarama)
 
Books falling from the sky did not create the world religions. Before there was "The Book", there was the author of "The Book." Without living Teachers there would be no Torah, no Noble Truths and Eightfold Path, no Sermon on the Mount, no Golden Rule or Gospel of Thomas, no Nag Hammadi Library, no Suras of the Quran, no ahimsa message of Lord Maharvira in Jainism, no sages to compose the Upanishads, no Krishna and the Bhagavad Gita, no Jap Ji of Guru Nanak, no Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu, no Golden Verses of Pythagoras. If there was no Master Shams of Tabriz, there would have been no disciple by the name of Rumi. If there was no Swami Ji Maharaj, no Tukaram, no Tulsi Sahib, no Dadu, no Ravidas, no Mirabai, no Maharishi Mehi, no Hazur Baba Sawan Singh, no Guru Kabir, no Sant Dariya Sahib, no living Masters, there would be no Sant Mat, no students, no initiates, no satsangs to attend, no school of spirituality, no clear and organized system of inner Light and Sound Meditation called Surat Shabd Yoga to be initiated into, nobody to give the initiation, nobody successfully doing the meditation -- no one to expand anyone's horizons and awareness.
 
"The message of the Masters fills the world with hope, and at the same time it offers a rational foundation for such hope. It not only tells people what they should do, but it offers them a definite method of doing it. In the march of the ages, cycle after cycle, in every planet where human beings reside, the great Masters are the Light-Bearers of that world. Until the end of the ages, they will remain the friends and saviors of those who struggle toward the Light." (Julian P. Johnson, Path of the Masters)
 
Living Masters And Therefore Living Students (Disciples, Chelas, Satsangis, Initiates,) today on this Sant Mat Satsang Podcast edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio.
 
God is the Ocean of Love.
 
In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Radhasoami, Peace Be to You,
 
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