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
*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
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."
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