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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.
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.
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"Love is that power that makes God break His own laws in order to serve the devotee. Love is that meditation or method that makes the impossible possible. That which is harsh becomes gentle; the enemy becomes friend; the weak become strong; the concealed becomes revealed. Even though it is said that it takes many lifetimes to realize the Divine, if a devotee performs sadhana [meditation practice] with true, unwavering devotion, then the Divine Will manifest at that moment." (Swami Vyasanand)

Sant Mat Blog: Love Opens A Portal to God (Sat Purush):

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Love Opens a Portal to God -- Light and Sound on the Path -- e-Newsletter/Blog of Spiritual Quotes & Satsang Discourses:

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"To approach the Source of Truth one must first approach and catch its ray or Spirit-Current and then follow and trace its course back to its Source, the Truth of Truths. It is well said by some philosopher, 'First know thyself (Spirit or Truth) and then know thy God (the Source of Spirits, the Truth of Truths).' The highway to reach the Truth and thence its Source, or the Truth of Truths, lies within the microcosm or the human body."

-- Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram Bahadur, "Radhasoami Mat Prakash":

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Kabir Legends: The Story of Ants in a Burning Log

Dharma-das [Dharamdas] was extremely devout and practiced all the rules of charity toward the poor and guests. One day Dharma-das arrived at Mathura on a tour of sacred bathing places. After bathing in the Yamuna, he set about preparing his food. When he looked in the fire, he saw that an army of ants was desperately trying to escape from a burning log. He was filled with compassion and vowed not to eat the food. He put it on a plate and went out to find a suitable donee. Just then Kabir arrived in Mathura. Dharma-das offered the food to Kabir. Kabir told him: "Listen, merchant Dharma-das! When you were making this food, millions of ants were killed. Do you want to burden me with all this sin?" As Kabir spoke, all the rice grains on the plate turned into ants and began to crawl back to the ground.

Dharma-das then asked Kabir who he was. Kabir said: "In this Kali Yuga my name is Kabir... I gave you a boon in a previous life. For this reason I have come here to enlighten you."

("Kabir Legends and Ananta-Das's Kabir Parachai", a translation of the Kabir Parachai, Professor David Lorenzen, SUNY Press, New York)

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Seven Stages of Mystic Ascension to Heaven According to Sant Mat

1. Praise or Bhakti (singing praises: banis, bhajans, kirtans, odes, psalms, hymns);

2. Prayer (Communion With God -- Conversations With God);

3. Manas Japa (Simran, "Praying Without Ceasing", Mentally Repeating/Chanting the Name or Names of God -- Mantra -- the First Stage of Meditation);

4. Manas Dhyana (Visualizing the Form of the Master* -- the Second Stage of Meditation);

5. Dristi Sadhana (Seeing Inner Light at the Third Eye Center -- the Third Stage of Meditation);

6. Nada Sadhana (Hearing the Inner Sounds -- Surat Shabd Yoga -- the Fourth Stage of Meditation);

7. Reaching Kaivalya: Oneness with Soundlessness, the Nameless One (ANAMI), the Formless Supreme Being, Supreme State, the Ocean of Love (beyond all forms, lights and sounds) -- the Fifth Stage of Meditation -- the Isht or Goal;

Couplets About Meditation Practice, By Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

"Begin meditation with internally chanting or repeating the Guru-mantra-incantation (the charged words given by the Guru). And then try to visualize the radiant form or image of the Satguru in the still darkness of the inner sky (with eyes closed)*. Follow that with focusing your attention at the seat of the soul within, i.e. at the Third Eye or the Inner Eye or the Til Dwaar, by making the two streams of consciousness in your two eyes converge in a Point."

"When the two currents of consciousness meet in a Point, Divine Light appears within. Then, practice Surat Shabd Yoga (Yoga of Divine Sound) i.e., try to shift your attention to listening to the Divine Sounds or myriads of melodies (Anahad Naad) ringing inside. Listening to the Divine Sound destroys all the agitations and fickleness of the mind."

"Ascending beyond or transcending myriads of sounds, try to identify and tune in to the Quintessential Unstruck Melody, called "Saar Shabd" or "Anaahat Naad" which alone is capable of taking you and merging you into oneness with the Supreme Lord; this is the ultimate emancipation or liberation."

*NOTE: "In Kali Yuga, no spiritual activity would be successfully performed except the contemplation of the Swarup (Form) of the Sat Guru, Simran of Naam (Repetition of the Holy Name) and Dhyan of Naam (contemplation of the Holy Name) [Meditation of the Inner Light and Sound]." ("Last Words of Soami Ji Maharaj", Agra)

Sant Mat Spirituality: The Teachings of Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj:

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"Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world have an inclination towards spirituality." (Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj) 

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"The RADHASOAMI Faith leaves the lower plane centres all alone and advises ascension into the regions above where there is ‘the confluence of humanity and Divinity’ within the human body."* [* Third Eye Center and Sahas-dal-kanwal (Thousand-petalled Lotus)]

"The plane of spirit is beyond the plane of mentality and physicality. It is there that the spirit rules supreme."

"Spirit pervades all. In the spiritual realm it is paramount. That is the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is neither in the realm of mind nor of matter. It is there where mind and matter do not go. It is beyond their reach."

"Spirit, Mind and matter have their respective valuation in their respective spheres, but the most supreme of all is the spirit."

-- Shiv Brat Lal:

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