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Release Date: 07/26/2022

The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev show art The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev

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The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev from the Shri Namdev Gathas, Adi Granth, and from the Padavali of Namdev. Sant Namdev is one of my all-time favorite saints, one of the greatest mystic poets and spiritual masters in Sant Mat history. His verses of love will inspire any spiritual seeker to journey back to the Ocean of Love (Radhasoami Desh, Sach Khand, Sat Lok). In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be To You, James Bean Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts Spiritual Awakening Radio  

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Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Kabir Panth (Yoga of Sound Series)  show art Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Kabir Panth (Yoga of Sound Series)

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Today we explore Inner Sound Meditation according to the teachings of Sufism, Jainism, the Sikh scriptures, and the Path of Guru Kabir, along with some valuable insight about Inner Sound Meditation practice by Edward Salim Michael.    "Abstract Sound is called Saut-e Sarmad by the Sufis; all space is filled with it. The vibrations of this Sound are too fine to be either audible or visible to the material eyes or ears, since it is even difficult for the eyes to see the form and color of the ethereal vibrations on the external plane. It was the Saut-e Sarmad, the Sound of the abstract...

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Escaping the Mind Matrix Through Spiritual Practice and Divine Grace show art Escaping the Mind Matrix Through Spiritual Practice and Divine Grace

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Today: spiritual satsang discourses from Hazur Baba Sawan Singh and Baba Ram Singh, also readings from, The Gospel of Thomas (Yeshua) on the Seven Stages of Spiritual Evolution, mystic poems of Kabir (Rabindranath Tagore's, Songs of Kabir), the Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), At the Master's Feet, by Sadhu Sundar Singh, Evagrius Ponticus of Egypt (quoted in, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life), and a quote from, The Stranger of Galilee, The Sermon on the Mount and the Universal Spiritual Tradition, by Russell Perkins.   "The escape is through the Sound Current." (Hazur Baba...

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Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Christianity and Gnosticism (Yoga of Sound Series)  show art Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Christianity and Gnosticism (Yoga of Sound Series)

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"What else is Christ but the Sound of God." (Acts of John) Today, research into the inner Sound mysticism of the Judeo-Christian and Gnostic traditions. Before the Sufi mystics of Islam, in ancient times there were Gnostics: Jewish, Hermetic, and Christian mystics who described hearing Heavenly Sound or Divine Music, and seeing mystic visions of Light and the heavens while in deep states of contemplative meditation.    The Sound of God is within everyone -- this Holy Stream of Sound -- is within every living being. This is why those given to exploring the Kingdoms of Inner Space...

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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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Learning to rise above body-consciousness, knowing yourself as a spiritual being, you are free. As a soul, you experience spiritual freedom. From the early archives of Spiritual Awakening Radio and now shared for the first time with the podcast world, a program dedicated to one of the great spiritual classics of Sant Mat spirituality called, The Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha-Darshan), A Manuel of Sant Mat Mysticism, by Maharishi Mehi , on the Goals and Practices of the Sant Tradition of India , translated into English by Professor Veena Howard .
 
There are several techniques described, the specific details of which are taught to students at the time of their deeksha (initiation) into the meditation practice: 
 
1) developing a daily routine, the habit of meditating at the same time or times each day; 2) proper posture so that one is truly focused at the Third Eye and remains alert and awake; 3) Manas Japa (Simran), a mantra repetition of a sacred word done mentally; 4) Manas Dhyan, the technique of mentally visualizing a form of God or one's teacher; 5) Drshti Yoga, the technique of focusing upon an Infinitesimal Point (Inner Light Meditation). This Point will eventually blossom into inner Light or visions of Light. One gazes into the middle of the darkness or the Light one sees while in meditation. Think of the Infinitesimal Point as being like a laser pointer or cursor keeping one focused. One passes from scene to scene and vision to vision always looking toward the center; 6) Nada Sadhana (Surat Shabd Yoga, Inner Sound Meditation), the practice of inner spiritual hearing; and, 7th) reaching the State of Kaivalya, Oneness with the Supreme Being in the Pure Conscious Realm. The ultimate goal is to merge into the upper level of Kaivalya known as Sabdatita [Sabtatit] Pad – the State beyond the Sound, the Ultimate Reality of God in the Nirguna or Formless State, also described with terms such as Anami (Nameless), Anadi (Soundlessness), and Ocean of Love. 
 
God is the Ocean of Love.
 
Jai Guru, Sat Naam Saheb, Radhasoami, Satya Raam, Bandagi Saheb, Peace Be to You, In Divine Love, Light, and Sound,
 
James Bean
 
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Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts) with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.