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Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - Oh - Oh - Oh
Do You Realize - that everyone you know
Someday will die -

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize

-- Fossil Collective - 'Do You Realize' (Flaming Lips Cover):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8lVXP7aafQ
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Kabir says this: just throw away all thoughts of
imaginary things,
and stand firm in that which you are.
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Inner Experiences During Meditation: "I saw a brilliant flame bursting forth within me, on which I kept my soul's attention (Surat) fixed. Then, piercing the flame, my soul (Surat) proceeded onward and it reached a gateway, as it were, from where could be seen a sky studded all over with suns and moons. By your Grace and Compassion have I been able to partake of the bliss of Higher Regions. I have told you all about my experiences. Whatever other inner experiences I may have in future, I shall come to relate at your holy feet." (Shyama, disciple of Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India) 
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“You don’t deserve to understand truth 
if all that you want is just the normal life.”
-- Toba Beta

A wild quote, isn’t it? As if… the Truth is going to mess with our reality, just a bit.
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Follow the Teachings and Ethics of the Masters, and Meditate -- We are Most Fortunate to Be Aware of This Path 

"The Sants, including Buddha, Sant Kabir and many others, say that it takes many lifetimes to reach Nirvana or Moksha (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth). According to Sants, one life’s-worth of good karmas is insufficient for advancement on the path of meditation. One life’s-worth of karmas are not enough to find a Satguru, nor are they adequate to motivate us to devote ourselves to the practice of japa and seek the company of Saints. All the means that motivate us toward God-realization are the result of our accumulated past good karmas. We should stop sowing the seeds of evil actions and sow the seeds of good actions.

"Today's karmas become the fate of tomorrow. According to our last life actions, our mental tendencies are formed in this life. Because of our pure actions we will have the desire to seek the association of Sants and to meditate." (Swami Vyasanand, The Inward Journey of the Soul, Amazon Kindle E Book) 
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Light and Sound on the Path - Figuring Things Out in a Land of Illusion - Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation Blog: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com/2015/06/figuring-things-out-in-land-of-illusion.html
Figuring Things Out in a Land of Illusion -- Light and Sound on the Path -- Newsletter of Spiritual Quotes & Sant Mat Satsang Discourses "It does not matter if your Bhakti [spiritual devotion] is imperfect. Perform...
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"The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand." -- #Rumi
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KABIR Documentary Film Online: Interweaving the folk music traditions of the mystic poet Kabir with the life and music of the late Indian classical singer Kumar Gandharva, this film searches for that elusive sound, that "jhini si awaaz", that Kabir urges us to hear. Where does it resonate, that subtle sound? Journeying between folk and classical, oral and written, rural and urban expressions of this 15th century mystic poet of north India, the film finds moments of both continuity and rupture between these disparate worlds: http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/2833/Koi-Sunta-Hai--Journeys-with-Kumar---Kabir--Someone-is-Listening-
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The Observable Universe
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One of the most mysterious passages recorded in the New Testament is: “’Teacher’, said John, ‘we saw a man driving out demons in your Name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.’

“’Do not stop him,’ Jesus said. ‘No one who does a miracle in my Name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us.’” (Mark 9: 38+39)

One can wonder who this mystery person was and what unknown sect or faction of the Jesus Movement he belonged to, since the disciples had apparently never encountered him before. There is a passage somewhere in the New Testament which says, “I have sheep not of this fold”, also implying multiple groups or disciples — more than one community of devotees out there somewhere, in other words.

-- The Opposite of "Not One Of Us" is "We Are All One”: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/the-opposite-of-not-one-of-us-is-we-are-all-one-3e803b92d51d
By James Bean — Copyright December 2006 — All Rights Reserved
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New Blog Entry: Figuring Things Out in a Land of Illusion -- Light and Sound on the Path -- New Newsletter of Spiritual Quotes & Sant Mat Satsang Discourses: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com/2015/06/figuring-things-out-in-land-of-illusion.html
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Am a follower of Sant Mat Spirituality, Inner Light and Sound Meditation, Rare Books, Sacred Texts, World Scriptures, Teachings of the Saints, Always Promoting the Vegan Diet and Education For A More Peaceful Planet.
Introduction

Welcome to my profile at Google+. Wherever I am online: Tumblr, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Yahoo, etc..., I share podcasts and information, posting numerous spiritual quotes from a wide variety of sources. I often share about Inner Light and Sound Meditation: the Path of the Masters, featuring Words of Light and Love for the Spiritual Journey. 

In addition to making new friends, my focus is spirituality: using the radio airwaves, podcasts, the spoken word, writing, and online social networking/blogging to promote spiritual exploration, meditation, religious literacy, inter-faith studies and dialogue, comparative religion, also education for a more peaceful planet. This includes communicating about AHIMSA principals of non-violence in thought, word, and deed, raising awareness about certain civilization-busting issues including climate change, promoting the vegetarian vegan diet, also promoting inner Light and Sound Meditation. Am always interested in networking with those that desire the constructive use of media to advance health, well being, and positive change.

In a spirit of ahimsa/peace, through the written and spoken word, you will find spiritual quotes based upon the Teachings the Masters of the East, giving everyone access to rare books from India, some of which are only now appearing in English for the very first time. You will hear or read satsang talks, which are spiritual discourses representing a Living School of Spirituality known as Sant Mat.


A Sant Mat Vision For Life on Earth In This Human Form

"Recognize the Path to your Beloved, O travelers and take the route of the anguished lover in separation. Keep the Master’s grace in your thoughts, and reflect on his pure teachings. Develop love and devotion with endearment, and keep the thought of the Creator always before you. Try to merge yourself into God like water in water. Fix your mind within by following the Path of the Sound Current. A yearning will arise; make then an intense and anguished call. Repeat the Name of your Beloved, day and night, again and again. With care in thought, word and deed, you will cross to the other shore." (Sant Dadu Dayal)

"Avalokiteshvara Buddha [Quan Yin], the hearer and answerer of prayer, has visited all the Buddha-lands of the ten quarters of the universe and has acquired transcendental powers of boundless freedom and fearlessness and has vowed to emancipate all sentient beings from their bondage and suffering. How sweetly mysterious is the Transcendental Sound of Avalokiteshvara! Is is the subdued murmur of the sea-tide setting inward. Its mysterious Sound brings liberation and peace to all sentient beings who in their distress are calling for aid." (Surangama Sutra, Buddhist Scripture)

"So plunge into the Truth, find out who the Teacher is. Believe in the Great Sound!" (Kabir)

"All beautiful forms and tones of this world are mere reflections of some aspect of that ultimate Love-Music of the Great Creative Word. Within the vast complex of creation, each individual spirit is himself/herself a spark of that Eternal Song of Love." (George Arnsby Jones)

"Who else is Christ but the Sound of God?" (Gnostic Acts of John)

Kabir says, "Where else have you heard a Sound like this?"

Seven Things I Believe (and Experience) 

By James Bean

*1) God is Real.

*2) God is Love, the Ocean of Love and Compassion.

*3) All of the world scriptures teach about the same manifestation of God as inner mystical Light and Sound.

*4) Our true identity is soul, the Self. Soul is part of God and therefore is, like God, pure love.

*5) During this human existence we have an opportunity to experience God.

 *6) As we experience communing with God's love during meditation -- Surat Shabd Yoga, we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the "Kingdom of the Heavens" that are within us. "We travel back from the realm of Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love. 

*7) As we get initiated into the Mysteries of the Spirit by a Living Teacher (Sant Satguru), the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: "It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth." (Adi Granth) Kabir says: "For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?"

"There are those who have wandered among the darting comets and the shimmering orbs of sounding fire. The soul-explorer is not alone, for there are those who have traveled the highways of the inner cosmos; far more than one may at first realize."

"...The planes of heaven are about us everywhere. One has only to know this simple truth consciously, and then we will be free." (George Arnsby Jones)


About Me

Am from Maine, vegetarian (vegan), and practice Inner Light and Sound Meditation in a spirit of Bhakti (Love for the Supreme Being). Am conspiring to make the world more peaceful, vegan, and spiritually awake. "Be Vegan. Make Peace."

Have been involved with Radio For Peace International, the community radio movement, Wisdom Radio, satellite radio and television, am an independent producer currently creating programs for several stations, including HealthyLife.Net -- Positive Talk Radio. I review books, am an author, teacher, public speaker, broadcaster.

Interests: Exploring the World of Spirituality, Comparative Religion, Meditation, Websites, and Books, Including World Scriptures, Gnostic Texts, Spiritual Classics, Guidance by Living Teachers, and Other Books that Matter -- A Format of Essays and Interviews.

Am a devotee of traditional Sant Mat, a school of spirituality based in India.

All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio, In the Love, Light, and Sound of the Beloved, Jai Sat Naam, Jai Guru, Radhasoami, Satya Raam, Peace Be To You,

James 
EMail:
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