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4 New Podcasts of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean -- Click the Links Below to Download and Listen

7/26/2016 Top-Ten List of Recommended Spiritual Books -- Download MP3:

Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth; The Brahm Nirupan of Kabir; The Complete Bijak of Kabir; Harmony Of All Religions; Philosophy Of Liberation; A Spiritual Seekers Guide; Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry & Prose; The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chal Hansa Nij Desh); The Gnostic Mystery: A Connection Between Ancient and Modern Mysticism; The Anurag Sagar (Kabir's Ocean of Love);

7/19/2016 Seven Ingredients of a Living Mystical Spiritual Path -- Gnostic-Sant Mat Parallels -- Download MP3:

"Only the Saints who know the body's heart have attained the Ultimate, O Tulsi. Realize this, and you've found your freedom (while teachers trapped in tradition know only the mirage in the mirror)." (Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras)

7/12/2016 A Spiritual Lifestyle -- Contemplative Life From Egypt to India -- Download MP3:

"With Swamiji there is no such thing as idle chatter; he talks of the impermanence of the body and the purpose of life -- attaining spiritual enlightenment to avoid samsara (endless rebirth). He reminds me that when I die nothing will go with me; I will have to leave everything behind, except the accumulated spiritual wealth of my personal sadhana [meditation practice]."

7/5/2016 The Radhaswami Teachings of Baba Faqir Chand -- Chand Mat -- Download MP3:

"In reality, you are neither body, nor mind, nor soul, but a pure being. You are invisible, unfathomable, nameless and formless. What are you? Neither words nor images help to express the beauty of such a state of being. You yourself can only experience it by separating yourself from all these outward manifestations and then you will realize what you truly are." (Baba Faqir Chand on meditation practice in Sant Mat, “Instructions For Seekers, Surat Shabda Yoga, The Yoga of Light and Sound”)

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"With humaneness pass your days on this earth. Even the heart that beats in the breast of a beast has sympathy and love. So cast a look of loving compassion on all animals, and bring a new dawn to humanity’s night." -- Sant Darshan Singh

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Satsant Yog, Nitya Niyam, Maharshi Sant Sevi Ki Bodhkatha, Sabka ishwar ek hai, Maharshi Santsevi ke Jivan Updesh, Satsang Sudh, Sanwad Jizasa samadhan, Maharshi Mehi, Je pahuche te kahi gaye.

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Awaken to the Resplendent Light Within You

Listen, O swan-soul, ascend to your true abode. So says the Master again and again.You do not pay attention to his words; O finish your sorrows and joys and transmigrations. If the deluded soul were to unite with her Source, never again would she be encumbered by body and mind. From the Source of the Divine Ocean opens a Portal to the Light; O awaken that resplendent Light within you.

— Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, Book of Shabdavali

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Happy Guru Purnima Message -- Happy Master's Day! Devotees pay homage to their Spiritual Master especially on this day.

Thankfully, there have been many honest, loving, radiant, Godly beings that have graced this planet with their enlightened compassion. They work with those who seek the path of the Masters and successfully practice Surat Shabd Yoga in a way that is almost identical to the Ideal spiritual path described by Swami Ji of Agra, Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, and Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, with a rich mystical approach to meditation practice, travelling quite far along in their journey back to God. For them these teachings of Sant Satgurus are not merely sweet or surpy hallmark card sayings made in an attempt to be popular, or cleshay. These initiates have very real experiences commencing with meditation practice.

"The teachings of all Saints are essentially the same. They speak of the "Kingdom of Heaven" which is within. They show the path and impart instructions to attain it. They do not claim to teach something new or different from what other Saints have taught. Tulsi Sahab declared that he was giving the same teachings as those of Kabir Sahab, Nanak Sahab, Dadu Sahab and other Saints. Tulsi Sahab, for the first time, used the expression "Sant Mat" or "the teachings of Saints" to stress the basic unity of the teachings of all Saints." (From the entry for Sant Tulsi Sahib in, White Paper on the Religion of Sants and RadhaSoami Faith, published by Dayal Bagh in Agra)

"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)

"The love of Maya is sweet to the world, but in the end, this delusion is dispelled. So perform devotional worship, link your consciousness to the Lord, and dispel anxiety from your mind. Nanak speaks the Truth; focus your consciousness on the Lord, O my stranger soul. Rivers and streams which separate may re-united sometime.

"That rare person who centers his consciousness on the True Guru, knows intuitively and realizes the Lord.

"Nanak speaks the Truth; through the True Word of the Shabad, those long separated from the Lord, are united once again." (Shabad -- hymn -- of Guru Nanak in Raag Aasaa on Ang 438 of Adi Granth)

"A moment without sight of You passes painfully as a long dark age. When shall I see you now, my blessed Beloved? Your face is beautiful, and the music of Your sweet Word brings peace within. It has been so long since I caught a glimpse of You. I yearn for you as a soaring bird for water. Blessed is the land where You dwell, my good and beloved Friend." (From Shabdad Hazare, translated in, The Name of My Beloved, Verses of the Sikh Gurus, Devotional Poetry from the Guru Granth and the Dasam Granth, Nikky Singh, The Sacred Literature Trust Series)

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"Do not have any worry; His grace and mercy is upon you every single day... Every day keep the inner faculties of surat [inner hearing] and nirat [inner seeing] alert and continue to observe the guidance that comes from within. Grace and mercy is reaching you all the time. Make the attentive faculties of the soul a receptacle to receive the radiance of the grace and mercy that is coming from the Shabd-dhun [Melody of the Sound Current]. Then everything will become clear by itself. Keep the ideal of a perfect disciple always before you." (Baba Jaimal Singh, from a letter to Sawan Singh, "Spiritual Letters")

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"Just as the lotus blooms after getting the light of the sun, in the same way the sufferings of the souls from ages and ages are finished after having darshan [vision] of Sat Purush [True Eternal Being, God]." -- Anurag Sagar

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Grasping the Rope of the Divine Melody, the Soul Has Climbed to Liberation -- Mystic Verses of Satguru Kabir

Hearing the Divine Melody, the mind remained absorbed
Obtaining samadhi, it remained devoted at the Master's feet, and all its mental sufferings have been removed.
Grasping the rope of the Divine Melody, the soul has climbed to liberation.
At the mountain peak of the Void the decorations are resplendent.
There the Nectar rains, and Divine Love keeps flowing.
Kabir says: "0 brother sadhu, listen to me! Tasting this Nectar over and over, the mind has become intoxicated."

(Kabir Bhajan Amritam -- Devotional Bhajans of Satguru Kabir, Dr. Jagessar Das, Kabir Association of Canada: )

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Question: What amount of time will it take for a practitioner (abhyasi) of Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga) to secure access to the Higher Regions?

Answer: No time limit can be prescribed for it. One is said to have secured access to Higher Regions if one enjoys bliss inter­nally and hears the Shabd (Inner Sound) clearly. But the attainment of this state depends upon the keenness of one's longing and yearning. It takes ten to twelve or fifteen years to acquire worldly learning and knowledge, and even then one does not gain mastery over the subject one studies. Fifteen to twenty years are taken in learning the ways of the world. In the same way, time will be required for giving up worldly habits and adopt­ing pious and religious ones. But in spirituality (parmarth), if the love and renunciation of a practitioner (abhyasi) are keen and strong, and he (or she) devotes enough time to the daily meditation practice and satsang, and gives very little time to worldly matters or wranglings, then, in a short time, say, four or five years, one will be able to achieve at least this much -- that they will have full faith in the greatness of Sant Mat [the teachings of the Masters] and will internally secure so much bliss and contentment that no doubt will be left in the mind about eventual true redemption. One will get bliss in daily meditation (abhyas) proportionately to the time devoted and the attention that one pays to it. One will continue this practice easily and lovingly, and will be able to curb the mind and senses to some extent. Then one will be able to know how much time will be required to have access to a certain region, and will gradually get the necessary strength to make endeavours for as much progress as one desires.

-- Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram

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The New Universe:

Full of dark matter collapsing the galaxies into being and dark energy accelerating them apart, the evolving universe, according to 2009-10 Terry lecturers Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams, has turned out to be wildly more interesting than the image of an empty space scattered with celestial objects. To the extent that people around the world accept scientific reality, they argue, we have grounds for agreement for the first time on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology.

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“I am inviting you into the exalted, perfect Light.
Moreover as for this Light,
when you enter it you will be glorified …
you will become gloriously glorious,
the way you first were when you were Light.”
(#Gnostic Book of Trimorphic Protennoia)
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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.

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,


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