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PODCAST: The Origins of Ekankar (IK ONKAR), the HU Chant, the Path of the Masters, and Vegetarian Ethics -- A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast Edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/hHloIlvoB_k

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Origins of the term Ekankar, Origins of the HU Chant, The Path of the Masters, And... Vegetarian Ethics

A question someone online asked about an icon image of Guru Nanak: “Can you please tell me more about the symbol on Guru Nanak’s palm?” What are the letters and what do they mean?

Some might assume the language is Hindi and the Word is AUM or OM. Close but not quite. ੴ  means “God is One.” It is made up of two characters, the Punjabi character for the number ‘one’ and the Punjabi letter ‘Urha’ for ‘Onkar’ or ‘OMkaar’, meaning ‘God’ (or God of Sound).

In many icon images of Guru Nanak, one often sees the same symbol on Guru Nanak’s palm.

When a spiritual Master is waving to us in this way, showing the palm of the hand, this means he is giving us his blessing.

The symbol: Ekankar (Ik Onkar ੴ, ਇਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ) means “God is One.” It is made up of two characters, the Punjabi character for the number ‘one’ and the Punjabi letter ‘Urha’ for ‘Onkar’ meaning ‘God’.

Ik Onkar/Ek Ong Kaar/Ekankar -- these are also alternate spellings of “AUM” or “OM” — the OMkaar and refers to the Sound Current, the Divine Sound of the cosmos.

“Ek Ong Kaar” is in the opening verses of Guru Nanak’s Jap Ji (Morning Prayer), along with countless other references to Ekankar (Ik Onkar ੴ, ਇਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ) found in the Adi Granth/Sikh Scriptures of India.

Ik Onkar is also the first phrase in the Mool Mantra, the opening phrase of Guru Nanak’s Jap Ji (Morning Prayer) in the Guru Granth (Sikh Scriptures or Adi Granth).

The Creator of all is One (Ik Onkar – “Ek Ong Kaar”)

Truth is His Name (Sat Naam)

He is the Doer of everything (Kartaa Purakh)

He is Fearless, without anger (Nirbhao, Nirvair)

He is Undying, Unborn and Self-illumined (Akaal Moorat, Ajoonee, Saibhang)

This is revealed by the Sat Guru’s Grace (Gurprasaad)

Meditate! (Jap!)

He was True in the beginning (Aad Sach)

He was True through all the ages (Jugaad Sach)

He is True even now (Haubhee Sach)

O Nanak, He shall ever be True (Naanak Hosee Bhee Sach)

– Guru Nanak, Opening Verses of the Jap Ji or Morning Prayer found in, “Peace Lagoon,” an anthology of the Sikh scriptures

“Ekankar” does not come, and has never come from, the “Pali” language or any dialect of Tibetan origin. Rather, it’s Punjabi. Punjabi is an Indian language, which belongs to the outer-circle of the Indo-Aryan languages. It nearly resembles Hindi and Urdu.

Ik Onkar/Ek Ong Kaar/Ekankar are also alternate spellings of “AUM” or “OM” — the OMkar and refers to the Sound Current, the Divine Sound of the cosmos.

“Ekanakar” does not mean “conscious co-worker of the Divine Plan or God.” However, back in the 1950's Sant Kirpal Singh did coin this phrase, and often used variations of it in his teachings, as can be confirmed with a serious search of his writings, most of which are available for free online. “Unless one becomes a Conscious Co-worker of the Divine Plan by complete self-surrender and annihilation of ego, the goal of spiritual perfection cannot be attained.” (Kirpal Singh)

Julian P. Johnson wrote in his spiritual classic, Path of the Masters:

“In the literature of the Saints, God is expressed by many words, such as Swami, Ekankar, Nirankar, Radha-swami, Akal, Nir-ala, Anami, Agam, Alakh, Sat Purush, Prabhu, Prabhswami, Hart Roy, Akshar, Parameshwar, Akshar Purush, etc. All of these words have been coined in an effort to convey to human intelligence some idea of what the Saints think of God, or Lord God, the highest power. Ekankar means the ‘One oneness,’ ‘the body of oneness.’ Nirankar means without body or form. Soami or Swami means the all-pervading Lord. Radha Soami — radha, 'soul', and soami, 'lord' — 'the lord of the soul'. The word radha, in Hindi, when reversed becomes dhara. This means 'current' or 'stream of energy', the attribute of the soul. When the dhara is reversed, when it turns upwards away from the creation, it becomes radha, the soul.

"Akal means 'timeless', Nirala means 'peerless', having none like him. Anami means 'without name or Nameless. Agam means 'inaccessible'. Sat Purush, 'true lord', is the really existing Lord as distinguished from all hypothetical gods. That which is not 'Sat' does not really exist. Sat means 'truth', 'reality', 'existence'. Hence the fundamental idea of truth is existence. The untrue does not exist; the true does. Hence truth and existence are synonymous terms... The whole universe is considered as one, the true Ekankar. There is perfect oneness in the universe, which is also coexistent with God — infinite, unlimited. Hence, the Soami, the Lord, is nirankar, that is, Formless [the Formless, Nameless, Timeless, Soundless True God]." (Path of the Masters, by Julian P. Johnson)

"The message of the Masters fills the world with hope, and at the same time it offers a rational foundation for such hope. It not only tells people what they should do, but it offers them a definite method of doing it. In the march of the ages, cycle after cycle, in every planet where human beings reside, the great Masters are the Light-Bearers of that world. Until the end of the ages, they will remain the friends and saviors of those who struggle toward the Light." (Julian P. Johnson, Path of the Masters)

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The Origins of Ekankar (IK ONKAR), the HU Chant, the Path of the Masters, and Vegetarian Ethics -- Spiritual Awakening Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHloIlvoB_k&list=PLqzXkcs_2TwAvbR6ev3goFSbDBj8FnRS8&ab_channel=SantMatRadhasoami

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Where You Focus Your Attention (Surat), That Becomes Your Reality... During This Life... and in the Beyond

"Wherever one’s thought dwells,
there will that person rest.
At his pleasure, he may go to the delusion of unreality
or he may merge into the Lord of the Self." (Dadu)

"Wherever one’s thought is, there does he dwell;
where the thought is not, he goes not.
Keep it where you please, O Dadu, either in the world
of qualities or in the Lord without qualities,
either in a home or in a forest." (Dadu)

"Wherever one's thought is, there does one dwell.
Whatever ones knows in thought, there one goes."
(Sant Dadu)

"Whether in the accessible or in the
Inaccessible (Agam Lok), thou enterest
there, O Dadu." (Sant Dadu)

"Where you keep your mind while living,
To that abode shall you go after death.
Your soul finds lodging in a place
where it has hitherto been immersed." (Dadu)

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PODCAST: Sant Dadu Dayal, the Compassionate Mystic -- His Teachings, Bhakti Poetry, and Simran (Maha Mantra) of SatyaRaam -- A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast Edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/I-DWBKCr_5c

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Dadu: "The Name of God is my sect. My way of living is control of the senses. For my deeds -- watch my disciples: their goal is to be immersed in Ram [God]." (The Life Story of Dadu Dayal -- The Book of Janma Lila, By Jan Gopal)

On the Origin of the Maha-Mantra (Great or Holy Name) “Satya-Raam”: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/on-the-origin-of-the-holy-name-satyaraam-satya-raam-325cc8549cc0

A quote from the 16th century Indian Master Dadu, who outlined the Sant Mat vision of the spiritual life to be pursued during our time here on planet Earth:

"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 upon 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 and 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, again and again. With care in thought, word and deed, you will cross to the other shore."

"I bow before the immaculate, Divine Gosvami [Supreme Being]. Through my Guru's favor I have been given all purity. I greet all the Sants: through their devotion I drink the nectar of Ram [God]. There is no end to the number of Sants who appeared in the Yugas [Epochs] of Sat, Treta, Dvapar, and Kali. I sing of the celebrated one I have heard of, and bow my head to all the others." (Jan Gopal, disciple of Dadu Dayal)

Dadu Dayal: "Saints are the true redeemers, they make one see the Creator face to face. Having themselves crossed the ocean of the world, they take others across. They are the saviors of beings."

“Remembering God, life is successful, if spent in the service of others.” (Sant Dadu the Compassionate Mystic quoted in, The Life Story of Dadu Dayal — The Book of Janma Lila, By Jan Gopal)

"Do the repetition of God [God's Name] and forget
Him not.
Fulfil the purpose of thy birth
by practising concentration.
Be steadfast in the remembrance of God.
Practice meditation with love, and sing
the glory of God.
The human body is the door to salvation.
Do the repetitions of God, the Creator
of the universe." (Dadu)

"One who, turning the attention inward,
Brings it within the self,
And fixes it on the Radiant Form of the Master,
Is indeed wise, O Dadu.
Fix your attention within;
Sing always the inner Music with the soul.
This mind then dances with ecstasy
And enjoys the rhythmic beat.
One sings within the self
And the rhythmic Music is played.
The mind dances with love." (Dadu)

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James
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PODCAST: A Sant Mat Satsang (Spiritual Talk) Based Upon, The Kabir Book of Prayers -- A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast Edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/UDY8OlabGrM

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The Ahimsa Prayer represents a commitment to self-examination, introspection, correction, nonviolence in thought, word, and deed (including in the area of diet) is the ethical foundation of Sant Mat and any successful entering into the meditation practice of Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound, going within, exploring Inner Space). This is such a beautiful, eloquent prayer. It is something that one could recite each and every day for life, for it is not in the knowing but in the doing and the being that we embody peace. In the Kabir tradition this prayer is called “Prarthana-panchak se”, and is by Ramesvarananda Saheb: https://archive.org/details/AhimsaPrayer

The Kabir Book of Prayers, compiled by Dr. Jagessar Das of the Kabir Association, is in the tradition of the Dharamdasi Kabir Panth literature, from the same Sant tradition that produced the Anurag Sagar: http://www.kabir.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/BookOfPrayers.pdf 

Today's podcast is mindful of lineage clarity, honoring the lineage of the Masters (Sant Satgurus) and its literature during all the different time-periods: Kabir Hymns in the Adi Granth, Bijak, Sakhis, Brahm Nirupan, Kabir Sagar, etc..., Dariya Sagar (Sant Dariya Sahib), Ghat Ramayan of Sant Tulsi Sahib, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Soamiji Maharaj, Padavali of Maharshi Mehi, etc..., up to the living present.

* Seeking information on how to be initiated into the meditation practice (the Inner Light and Sound of God), or trying to locate a satsang meetup in your area of the world? Email me here:
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In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be to You,
James
Spiritual Awakening Radio

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