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"Recognize all humanity as one. All are of one form and all are the creation of the One." (Guru Gobind Singh)
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August 2018 Spiritual Awakening Radio -- Show Titles

8/7/2018: Mystic Poetry of Dadu Dayal and the SatyaRaam Maha Mantra (Simran);
(CHSR Program # 632)

8/14/2018: The Origins of Ekankar, the HU Chant, and the Path of the Masters;
(CHSR Program # 633)

8/21/2018: Inner Sound Meditation, The Sound Current, Audible Life Stream;
(CHSR Program # 634)

8/28/2018: The Inward Journey of the Soul -- Swami Vyasanand Satsang;
(CHSR Program # 635)
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PODCAST: A Spiritual Talk (Satsang) Based on the Teachings of Beloved Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, Great the Scholar-Sant of Sant Mat -- The Sant Mat Satsang Podcast & Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Youtube: https://youtu.be/b-5i9yfAWDI

OR Listen to, and/or DOWNLOAD the Podcast MP3 Here:
https://archive.org/details/SantMatSatsangSwamiSantseviJi

Below Are NOTES About Today's PODCAST (7-19-18)

Today We Remember Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj (12–20–1920 — 6–4–2007)

Maharishi Santsevi Ji Maharaj was a renowned Saint, an exceptional Spiritual Guide, and a unique social reformer of the 21st Century. Shri Santsevi Ji was the fourth Guru in the Santmat lineage of the great spiritual masters: Sant Tulsi Sahab, Baba Devi Sahab and Maharishi Mehi Paramhans Ji Maharaj.

Swami Santsevi Ji Web Page Dedicated to the Book, Harmony Of All Religions: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony.html

One university student and initiate/satsangi in New Delhi wrote: "To the most endearing Soul I know... a radiant personality... a sea of wisdom... To the one who was not awed by the trivial material pleasures of this world and decided to look beyond... To the one who is the personification of a great disciple... who at every dawn of his life followed the teachings of his Guru like no other did... who devoted himself physically and emotionally at the lotus feet of his Guru, like no other did... I bow to this magnificent drop of the Divine on this day and everyday... The savior of humanity who directed us towards our supreme Goal...The Earth would be a much beautiful place if Divine Souls like Him would be born here everyday... I bow down to you Oh great drop of the Divine... Your birth is a blessing for us... Your birth is a blessing for humanity...Your birth is a celebration of the Divinity that is present in each one of us but which is in dormant state... We only need to awake to the Divinity... We only need to awake to the celebration of pristine virtues... Hail, Swami Santsevi Ji."

My Guru Purnima Ode to the Sant Sat Guru Swami Santsevi Ji

In Praise of the Sant-soul of love
who has reached the Spiritual Realm above,
and merged in God.
Hail to the Competent Living Master,
the Qualified Teacher,
rare to find in this world,
so few and far between,
the True One,
a genuine mentor of souls,
righteous and worthy Guide,
a Fearless Being,
Light-giver,
leader of a spiritual community.
With gratitude to the Competent Living One!
In a Sea of Samsara – illusion and world of changes,
of falsehood and posing,
there is a bright Light in the darkness.
A silent Music becomes audible.
At the feet of such a Loving, Radiant One,
the soul can not help but find inner Light and
slip into deep samadhi meditation.
In the eyes of a Saint are
love, wisdom, light, compassion, grace,
a reflection of God in this realm of the material plane.
The Master-Power connects the soul with the
Supreme Lord of Love.

* 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:
James (at) SpiritualAwakeningRadio (dot) com

* Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation:
http://www.SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com/santmat

God is the Ocean of Love, and Souls are Drops from this Ocean.

In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be to You,
James
Spiritual Awakening Radio

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Concentrating the Mind, Retracing the Consciousness from the Body, and Stepping up the Ladder Inside -- This is How One Reaches the Door of Liberation

An Excerpt from Baba Kehar Singh’s Commentary on the Ghat Ramayan of Sant Tulsi Sahib, A Sacred Text and Spiritual Classic in the Sant Mat Tradition of India

"Generally it happens that after a true Mahatma leaves this world, the disciples forget his real teachings and get involved in rituals. Like this the greedy world forgot the real teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and turned the faith into shops to earn money."

"The power of Naam [the Sound Current, Shabad] is within everyone, but its secret is known to very few. It is beyond the expansion of words. All persons following the mind are stuck in the world and cannot vacate the nine doors [of the senses] to know Its Secret."

"Stuck in worldly affairs and unaware of God, we continue sleeping. We do not clean our temple (mind). Our real Friend is the Supreme Soul, so understanding His Status and Power, we should welcome Him. He comes to us and extends a friendly hand, but stuck in attachments, we do not even look up."

"The bani [hymn] referring to Paori, which has already been explained (above), means a ladder (meditation) which takes us from one level to the next higher level; and this is to be practiced in our day to day life. Using the example of a ladder, Tulsi Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Dadu Sahib, Kabir Sahib, and other Mahatmas have referred to the 'Inner Ladder'. It passes through Sahans-dal Kanwal [astral, thousand petaled lotus], Trikuti [second spiritual region], and Daswan Dwar [third spiritual region, tenth gate], taking us to Bhanwargupha [fourth spiritual region]. We are to go still further to Sach Khand [fifth plane, true, eternal, timeless, spiritual realm]. The ladder has three more rungs, which take us to the Invisible [Alakh, the 6th], Inaccessible [Agam, 7th], and Nameless Region [Anami-Radhasoami, The Eighth]. Reaching there, everything ends; the drop merging in the Ocean takes the shape of the Ocean. The soul gets engrossed in the Shabad, and reaches the rooftop of the Nameless Region. Our journey comes to an end.

"Reaching that region, birth and death, pain and pleasure, etc., are no more. Only a peaceful and blissful environment exists there. The entire Bani is in the shape of Paori's (ladders). Unfortunately, a person keeps on reading, but never thinks what the bani is trying to convey. Some rare person ponders over it and reaches his original Home -- the Nameless Region."

"Palak Ram then says to Tulsi Sahib: 'Through your explanations, I can now follow the hidden secrets of Sant Mat taught by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. I was under the false impression that reading the Paori of Gurbani [hymns, scriptures] was the way to liberation, but you have made it clear to me that by getting Naam from the Master, concentrating the mind, retracing the consciousness from the body, and stepping up the ladder inside; that is how one reaches the door of liberation.'"

-- From the Conversations between Param Sant Tulsi Sahib and Palak Ram, the Nanak Panthi, in the Ghat Ramayan of Sant Tulsi Sahib, with commentary by Baba Kehar Singh: http://www.Scribd.com/doc/130801528/Ghat-Ramayan-Tulsi-Sahib-Commentary

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Living Masters: “Without a Master all scriptures are like the whispering of ghosts.” (Sant Tukarama)

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The Three Levels of Satsang (Associating with Eternal Truth), by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

* The Third Level of Satsang (Association with the Writings of Sages and Saints):

In daily life we need the guidance of a great sage or saint. Even though we might encounter many so called mahatmas or sadhus, the task of finding and identifying an accomplished guide is difficult. So, in consideration of this, how would satsang (association with a true saint) be possible? The answer is that we can study the teachings of the great saints of the past, because in their teaching we will find the elaboration of the Truth. This then is the third category of sat-sang. Generally, when we speak of satsang, it is this third category that is meant. This kind of satsang includes the study of scriptures and the words and writings of the saints and prophets of the past.

* The Second Level of Sat-sang (Association with the Saints):

Sant Tulsidas says:

“The association of the saints brings association with the Divine, and alliance with people who are engrossed in the world leads the way back to this world again and again.”

To attain Ultimate Liberation it is essential to have association with the saints. Saints, having realized the true form of God, become that True Form. The accomplished great beings who have attained unity with the Divine, and who have experienced the Supreme Being even while living in this body, have become the Supreme Being [They become one with their true Divine Form]. Association with these saints is this second category of satsang. However, finding such a saint is not an easy task. A true saint is rare and difficult to find.

Sant Tulsidas says:

“Without accumulation of many good deeds one will be unable to gain the association of a great saint.”

When our good karmas permit, we are able to come to experience the association of these sentient beings. A more important point is that even if we have a direct encounter with such a saint, we often do not have the wisdom to be able to recognize a genuine sage.

* The First Level of Satsang (Association with God):

What is this element which is indestructible, has always been constant and will forever remain as such? That element is the Supreme Being of the universe. Association with this Being, in reality, is association with Truth (satsang). But, what is it that would associate with this Supreme Being? Is it the body or the senses? The answer is that it is neither of these two. It is only apart from the body and senses that we will be able to associate with the Supreme Being. This is because it is only our soul that is an inseparable part of the Divine. It is only we (our soul) that is capable of merging with the Divine. Our individual soul is truth, and also, the Supreme is Truth. True satsang is the unity of the soul with the Supreme Truth. This is the highest kind of sat-sang.
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The Inner Journey Involves Reversing the Consciousness Current, by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

In the 20th century the great Sage Maharshi Mehi compared the ascending of Consciousness to a fish swimming upstream. The mind must go inward, which is the reverse of its usual and easy outward path. Just as the fish struggles against the current, so an equal effort must be made to go against the current of the mind. By going inward against the current of the mind, one experiences the Divine joy.

In the words of Sant Maharshi Mehi:

"The stream of celestial nectar is flowing from the subtle canal of the sushumna nerve. Like a fish the Consciousness Current is moving upstream. Like a fish making its way upstream, the mind travels with Consciousness away from the senses (the current) with great difficulty. (This will seem to the mind a difficult and 'unnatural' course, as the mind is habituated to move toward the senses and the sensory objects.)"

But how exactly this concentration of dispersed Consciousness and reversing it inward is accomplished? It is accomplished by collecting your mind within with intense focus...

The mind is inconceivably more subtle and faster than even the speed of light. Physicists have told us that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. We can see light, but one does not see the mind due to the subtle nature of mind. This is something to ponder: How fast can the mind travel when it is collected and concentrated instead of being spread and dispersed in the external world? Now consider that Consciousness is even more subtle than the mind and permeates it just as radio waves travel through physical objects. When collected, Consciousness has the unimaginable speed. This is how (with the immense energy) the soul is capable of reaching God.

The Methods for Returning to the Divine Source, by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

When the mind becomes concentrated so does the Current of Consciousness which permeates the body and mind. Therefore, the Sants have given instruction about the ways to withdraw and concentrate the mind within. Maharshi Mehi elaborates on this in the Philosophy of Liberation. The following references are particularly worth studying:

"In whatever realm of this universe one lives, it is natural to get the support from the predominant element of that realm. Therefore, one who is dwelling in the physical realm will naturally take support from the material elements. It would be easier to utilize the sensory elements in the method to concentrate the mind."

Therefore, to begin to concentrate the mind, one should make use of Mānas japa ([simran] mental repetition of the name of God), and Mānas Dhyāna (focusing on a physical manifested form of God). God permeates all realms of nature and the entire universe. The Saints, prophets, sages, all radiant and all benevolent beings are myriad physical manifestations of the Divine Powers on earth. Fixing the mind on one of their images (Mānas Dhyāna; focus on a Divine form [form of the master]) facilitates concentration of the mind and prepares it to enter into the inner subtle realms.

In order to enter into the subtle realms, one must take support of the subtle element. One must therefore practice taking support of the subtle (non-material) element. Subtle support is "the Infinitesimal Point". This Point is visualized in the middle of two eye-brows [Third Eye Center]. The Infinitesimal Point is also known as the subtlest of the subtle forms of God. Bindu (Point) is defined as an Indivisible Point. It is too minute to be drawn or indicated in any physical way. Driśti Yoga, the Yoga of Vision [inner Light Meditation] is an uninterrupted concentration on (literally "seeing") on the Infinitesimal Point. Driśti is the power of seeing. Single-Pointedness (intense focus) is attained by sitting with closed eyes and practicing uniting the beams of vision of both eyes. The technique of how to gaze on a single Infinitesimal Point [Third Eye Center] in the center and concentrating the mind on that Point is taught by the teacher. This is known as Driśti Yoga. In this practice it is advised neither to focus forcefully nor manipulate the eyeballs in any manner. The Saints teach specifics of this yogic technique. By this practice the inner Divine Vision is opened. This is beyond the sensory dimension of seeing.

When the state of one-pointedness (complete focus) of mind is attained, it is possible to listen to the Divine Inner Sounds which arise from the juncture of the material and subtle realms. These Celestial Sounds are not audible to the sensory ears. When the subtle state (sukhma, non-material) is reached, it becomes possible to perceive the Divine Sounds of the subtle realm. This Sound has the inherent quality of attracting the Consciousness to its Point of Origin. Once that Sound is perceived, Consciousness is drawn to the Sounds of each successive and ascending realm until Consciousness reaches the Soundless Realm (Shbadatita [Anami, Radhasoami]). This is the realm of God (a State of Transcendence and Bliss). To achieve this, service to and association with a Sat Guru, as well as his instruction and grace are essential. The practitioner must also be diligent in practice.

The path described above can be summarized in the following manner. The four practices are gross to subtle in an ascending order: Mānas japa [simran], Mānas Dhyāna [contemplating upon the form of the master], Driśti Yoga [Inner Light Meditation], Nadanusandhana (Sound Yoga [Inner Sound Meditation]), and the Soundless Yoga. The practices of Mānas japa (mantra [simran]) and Mānas Dhyāna are the worship of the physical, qualified (personal) form of God. (God is perceived in various manifestations of name and form in the gross realm). The practice of the meditation on the Infinitesimally Small Point, Driśti Yoga, is the worship of the subtle qualified form of God (where God perceived as the Infinitesimal Point). Concentration on the Divine Sounds, Nadas (other than Sār Śabad, the Divine Sound of the beginning, Logos) is the worship of the qualified Formless Divine. As this meditation finally leads to the meditation on the Sār Śabad (the Original Divine Sound). The meditation on this essential Sound, Logos, Adi Shabda, is the worship of the Unqualified-Formless (the Transcendent Godhead). This meditation is the culmination of all forms of worship. But without completely mastering all these practices and treading the inward journey, it will be impossible to reach the Soundless State (the realization of the Impersonal Divine). This is the Realm of God and the attainment of mokśa (the state of liberation). Reaching this the aspirant experiences absolute peace and achieves the ultimate goal of human life.

-- Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj:
http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony5-Introductionpointofdeparture.pdf

-- "Harmony Of All Religions" (Sarvadharma Samanvy) -- about Inner Light and Sound Meditation in the Great World Religions and the Sant Mat tradition, by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/Harmony.html

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Brief Summary of the Teachings of Sant Mat, the Path of the Masters

* All souls (jivas) are in essence drops of love from the Ocean of God.

* The attachment and association with mind and body makes the soul lose sight of the real Self.

* God assumes the form of a Saint to lead the soul back to its Original Home.

* One must surrender one's entire being to the Ocean of Love of which we are a part, instead of limiting ourselves to sensual pleasures which leave us unhappy and discontented.

* This can be done by the practice of Surat Shabd Yoga [Inner Light and Sound Meditation].

* By attuning oneself to the Life Current which proceeds from the Heart of Anami Purush [God, The Nameless One/Radhasoami] in the form of Light and Sound, one can finally achieve union with the True Self, finding the joy one is seeking. ("R.S. White Paper on Religion of Sants and Radhasoami Faith")

-- from the Introductory Page: An Introduction to Sant Mat and Radhasoami (Radha Soami -- Pronounced "Radha-Swami") -- The Path of the Masters -- India's Sants and Poet-Mystics (Lovers of the Beloved), and Surat Shabd Yoga Meditation Practice: Bhakti of the Inner Light and Sound of God: http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/santmat
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