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A Relaxing Oasis of Spiritual Wisdom, A Sanctuary For the Soul We Call 'Satsang'

Spiritual Awakening Radio

Release Date: 08/18/2022

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"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)

 

Satsang is a term in Sant Mat that means association ('sang') with the Eternal Timeless Truth or God ('Sat'). Satsang means "association with Eternal Truth" as well as "association with God," and is to some extent comparable to "church" or "temple," but not in any institutional sense. A saying of Jesus in the New Testament provides a good definition of a Satsang meetup: "Where two or three are gathered in My Name, I am there in their midst."

 

The format of Satsang can include: a spiritual discourse, instruction on putting the Path into practice, a video or audio of the Master giving a talk, readings from the writings of the Masters, the reciting or singing of banis, bhajans or kirtans (hymns of worship composed by Sants), and silent group meditation. It's considered the greatest of blessings if it is a Master who conducts the Satsang in person (or in this age of live streaming, via the web).

 

The effect of Satsang is that of DIVINE REMEMBRANCE, thus, with such a spiritual boost, encouragement and support for the spiritual journey, those who go to Satsang are much more likely to stay-on-the-Path and put effort into their own daily spiritual practice at home. Thus will the life of the Bhakta (lover, devotee, disciple) become more and more God-intoxicated by imbibing the spiritual wine, the nectar of divine love.

 

Satsang is intended to be an oasis, a refuge from the agitations of the mind, maya, the labyrinth of the world (and astral plane), a refuge from all that occupies minds in this land of illusion, from all the outer distractions of the world that occupies people's attention, distracts people from the sacred path.

 

Today, an exploration of the practice of satsang, also the spiritual senses of inner seeing and hearing (Inner Light and Sound meditation - Surat Shabd Yoga), the Third Eye Center as the Seat of the Soul, and Simran practice, featuring wisdom from Sant Kirpal Singh (Instructions For Holding Satsang, Circular Letters,  Simran - The Sweet Remembrance of God, The Teachings of Kirpal Singh), Hazur Baba Sawan Singh (Gurmat Siddhant - The Philosophy of the Masters), and Baba Ram Singh (Satsang Discourses, plus, The Sant Mat Glossary of Terms). Also there are readings from: Russell Perkins (The Stranger of Galilee - The Sermon on the Mount and the Universal Spiritual Tradition), The Canonical Prayer Book of the Mandaeans (Gnostic), Corpus Hermeticum, Matthew 6:22, Matthew 18:20 (New Testament), Psalm 119:37 (Hebrew Bible), a Manichaean passage (Gnosis On The Silk Road), Rumi (Sufism), The Adi Granth (Sikh scriptures), Sikh Wiki, and a mystic poem of Sant Tukarama of Maharashtra (Jog Gatha). 

 

In Divine Light and Sound, Radhaswami,

 

James Bean

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