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Program G723 - Exploring the Wonders of Inner Space, Part One On the Kingdom of God, the Higher Planes Within You, featuring Gnostic and Sant Mat Charts of the Heavenly Regions.
Program G724 - - Exploring the Wonders of Inner Space, Part Two On the Kingdom of God, the Higher Planes Within You, featuring Gnostic and Sant Mat Charts of the Heavenly Regions.
Program 1008 - Satsang Discourse: Namdev Poetry/Meditation Practice Mystic-poetry of Sant Namdev. After that, readings from Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, from his book, The Harmony of All Religions, and from Maharishi Mehi's book, The Philosophy of Liberation, on Sant Mat Meditation
Program 443 - Love's Last Madness, Part One My guests today are Barry Lerner and Harbans Singh Bedi, discussing and reading from their book, Love's Last Madness, featuring the mystical poetry of Sant Darshan Singh, Part One.
Program 444 - Love's Last Madness, Part Two Spiritual Awakening, with James Bean, Program 444: My guests today are Barry Lerner and Harbans Singh Bedi, discussing and reading from their book, Love's Last Madness, featuring the mystical poetry of Sant Darshan Singh, Part Two.
Program 445 - Love's Last Madness, Part Three My guests, Barry Lerner and Harbans Singh Bedi, discuss and read from their book, Love's Last Madness, featuring the mystical poetry of Sant Darshan Singh, Part Three.
Program 446 - Love's Last Madness, Part Four My guests, Barry Lerner and Harbans Singh Bedi, discuss and read from their book, Love's Last Madness, featuring the mystical poetry of Sant Darshan Singh, Part Four.
Program 581 - The Satsang of the Tulsi Sahibis, Part One My guest is Vina Howard of the Sant Mat Society of North America, which is affiliated with a branch of the Tulsi Sahab Satsang. This series also includes some of the mystic-poetry of Param Sant Tulsi Sahib, the Great Saint of Hathras, India.
Program 582 - The Satsang of the Tulsi Sahibis, Part Two My guest is Vina Howard of the Sant Mat Society of North America, which is affiliated with a branch of the Tulsi Sahab Satsang. This series also includes some of the mystic-poetry of Param Sant Tulsi Sahib, the Great Saint of Hathras, India.
Program 583 - The Satsang of the Tulsi Sahibis, Part Three My guest is Vina Howard of the Sant Mat Society of North America, which is affiliated with a branch of the Tulsi Sahab Satsang. This series also includes some of the mystic-poetry of Param Sant Tulsi Sahib, the Great Saint of Hathras, India.
Program 584 - The Satsang of the Tulsi Sahibis, Part Four My guest is Vina Howard of the Sant Mat Society of North America, which is affiliated with a branch of the Tulsi Sahab Satsang. This series also includes some of the mystic-poetry of Param Sant Tulsi Sahib, the Great Saint of Hathras, India.
Program 600 - The Gnostic Gospel Readings and reflections from the Gospel of Thomas found in Egypt, the Corpus Hermeticum, from the book, The Coming Spiritual Revolution, By Kirpal Singh, and discussion about the meaning of various versions of an ancient axiom of wisdom: "I will give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, what no hand has touched, and what has never occurred to the human mind."
Spiritual Awakening Program 618 - Discussions on Spiritual Texts Discussion about the Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi Library, More Newly Discovered Gnostic Texts, the Mandaean Scriptures of Iraq, and The Odes of Solomon.
Spiritual Awakening Radio, Program CHSR 71 Verses of Namdev's mystic poetry and my commentary along with Indian classical music in the background, archived in five segments.
Announcing: Part Two of the Gnostic Series Airs Sunday -- Hear it Online via HealthyLife.Net
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Part Two of the Gnostic Series: Gnostic Vowel-chant, Altered States, Meditation, Inner Light-mysticism, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Gospel of Thomas, Odes of Solomon, Nag Hammadi Library, more of my conversation with Dr. Stephan Hoeller of Ecclesia Gnostica in Los Angeles.
*JPG IMAGE of the Book Cover: http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k241/agochar/Harmony.jpg
Veena Howard translated the English edition of this book from India. In the Editor's Note at the beginning she writes: "From this day onward our whole world has changed. The "shock and awe" witnessed by the destruction of the towers has sent shock waves through all the established value systems. The feelings of fear and distrust have numbed the hearts of people worldwide and have paralyzed the sense of clear vision. But time of despair must be taken as an opportunity, an opening to search for new horizons, to re-assess our values, and to understand other cultures and religions. This is exactly what the great Sant, Maharishi Shri Santsevi Ji, has sought to accomplish by his book, The Harmony of All Religions. Shri Santsevi Ji Maharaj has been teaching the path of mysticism for many decades and believes in the underlying principles of all prominent world religions."
One of the most impressive books I've ever read on comparative religion and comparative mysticism is, The Harmony of All Religions, taking this study to a whole new level. This newly translated book contains chapters on the Vedic Tradition (Krishna, Gita, Hinduism, bhakti, yoga), Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam-Sufism, Sikhism, and Santmat: the Way of Sages, also known as The Path of the Masters. There is also a biography of the author, as well as an editor's note, which affirms the need for a greater, more in-depth understanding of the great world religions and mysticism in an age of increased global travel and communication.
'Depth' is a word I find myself often using to describe the writings of Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, who resides at the Maharishi Mehi Ashram in Bhagalpur, Bihar District, India. His spiritual discourses on each of the world religions are very scholarly, accurately and eloquently communicating all these "gospels": beautiful and charming accounts of the childhood of Jesus, the enlightenment of Guru Nanak hearing the voice of the One God (Ek Ong Kaar Saat Naam) as he was bathing in the river Bein, Siddhartha leaving the palace, Muhammad's experiences with Allah in the cave of Ghar-e Hira, etc.... providing an in-depth analysis of the sacred texts of these above-mentioned faith-communities, brimming with quotes and footnotes, from not only the well-known world scriptures but lesser-known sacred texts and spiritual classics of the mystics and saints at the heart of these traditions. The chapter on Lord Mahavira and Jainism for instance breaks new ground in the study of a major world religion that has received very little attention in the West. The same can really be said for each of the chapters of this new book on inter-faith studies. The author displays an intimate knowledge of the history, terminology, esoteric writings, and meditation practices used by the various schools of mystics within each of the world religions, often pointing out the shared vision, the common goals and common threads along the way, such as similar ethical principals of ahimsa or non-violence in thought, word, and deed (like the Golden Rule), Dharma, the Eight Limbs of Yoga, Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path, chakras, subtle bodies, meditation techniques including the use of mantras, mystical stages of transcendence, Sound-mysticism (Nada Yoga or Yoga of Sound), Light-mysticism (Dristi Yoga or Yoga of Light), the inward journey or ascension to other realms/heavens, jivan mukti or moksha (salvation, liberation of the soul), self (atma) and God (Paramatma) realisation.
The final paragraph of the book summarises the universalist spirit of peace and harmony (as in the harmony of all religions) in the following way: "In different times and different places Saints appear and their followers name their religion according to the Sage or Saint who propounded that tradition. The appearance of differences can be attributed to time, place, and language. This gives rise to various labels for the common views held by all religions. Likewise, due to excessively zealous followers, these seeming differences are often amplified. When all sectarianism and the temporal and linguistic aspects are removed, the basic principles of all the Saints are in accord and the voices of the Saints are in harmony."
This Week My Radio Guest is Stephan Hoeller of Gnosis.Org
Fri and Sun on Spiritual Awakening Radio: Gnostic Gospels
Gnostic---Nag Hammadi Library --- Gnostic Gospels Radio Series
Every week in September hear my conversations with Stephan Hoeller of Ecclesia Gnostica of Los Angeles and Gnosis.org This September series also features readings from all the key Gnostic texts. Being a life-long fan of Gnosticism, my library of world scriptures has all the well-known and not-so-well-known Gnostic scriptures!
Hear Gnostic Radio with Stephan Hoeller Friday, September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, plus repeat broadcasts on Sundays all during September. The Gnostic Radio Series airs on Spiritual Awakening Radio via
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Another translation of the poetry published in English is: Sar Bachan Poetry (Selections), also the volume, Sar Bachan Prose, from the RS Book Department (RSS: http://www.scienceofthesoul.org http://www.scienceofthesoul.org
For other translations into English of Sar Bachan Poetry -- Volumes I and II, the Prose, plus: The Last Discourse of Soami Ji Maharaj (along with, The Letters of Soami Ji Maharaj and Huzur Maharaj), as well as another book by Swami Ji titled, Elucidation of Jap Ji, see the website of Rita Maheshwari, Agra: http://www.radhasoami-faith.info/Books_Frame.shtml http://www.radhasoami-faith.info/Books_Frame.shtml
The spiritual classics, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Nazm yaani Chhand bandh (Poetry), and, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Bartik (Prose) by Soami Ji Maharaj are very complex books even in Hindi, and all-the-more-so if the attempt is made to translate them into English, especially the mystical poetry. Swami Ji himself says, "How shall I openly speak of its process (the process of creation in Pinda: the material universes, And: the astral dimensions, and Brahmand: Universal Mind realms -- this best remains a mystery), for none can really comprehend its secrets and idioms which I will have to have to employ to reveal them."
Often resembling Near-Death Experiences or OOBE's, Swami Ji's mystic-verses are quite intricate with layers of meaning, and contain countless terms for various heavenly regions, states of consciousness, visionary and auditory experiences he encountered as he was in communion with his Beloved Radhasoami (Soul-Lord, Lord of the Soul). The Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry is a most other-worldly, heavenly document, based upon Swami Ji's own inner travels, attainments and spiritual realizations. "For about fifteen years, Soami Ji Maharaj used to shut Himself up in a room which was within another room [a meditation room within a room of his home in Agra]. He was all the time absorbed in the bliss of Divine Light and Sound meditation." (Huzur Maharaj) After this period of deep exploration of the inner regions and union with his Beloved Radhasoami in Sach Khand, Swami Ji emerged and began his Mission of public satsang and teaching. "In January 1861, Soami Ji started publicly explaining the methods of the Saints to a few people who gathered at his home. This satsang (true association, association with Eternal Truth) continued for nearly seventeen years, during which period about four thousand persons - men and women -- Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sravagis, and a few Christians were initiated by him into the Path of the Saints, i.e. Radhasoami path (the Path of the Supreme Being). Most of these were householders; but some (about three hundred) were Sadhus [monks] also." (Encyclopaedia of Saints of India, Volume Nineteen: Radhasoami, Criterion Publications, New Delhi)
Soami Ji even made use of some Persian or Sufi mystical terminology at times, and composed some ghazals in Persian. "Soami Ji's father and grand-father were Persian scholars." (The Biography of Soami Ji Maharaj) Soami Ji "acquired a working knowledge of Arabic and Sanskrit", earlier in his life for a time taught Persian, and even "wrote a book in Persian." (Radhasoami Faith - a Historical Study) It seems rather appropriate then for someone like M.G. Gupta, who has translated all six volumes of the Masnawi of Jalaluddin Rumi, the poetry of Sarmad, and the Diwan-i Hafiz, to produce this most excellent new translation of the Sar Bachan Poetry and Prose in English -- all three volumes.
For Swami Ji, love for the Beloved Radhasoami, the Lord of All Souls, is central to traveling upon the right Currents of Sound, Light, and Divine Love within. This bhakti spirit is the right-foundation and the Positive Power to base one's spiritual practice upon. "Always remember the Lord, and, knowing that He is always with you, imbue yourself with His love." (Soami Ji, in a letter to Huzur Maharaj)
In the Sar Bachan are hymns of praise, conversational prayers directed towards the Friend, the Beloved, the Object of his Communion, the Lover of his soul: the Merciful Lord of the Soul: Radhasoami Dayal. In this loving context of devotional bhakti, meditation practices take the devotee-soul upon an interior journey beyond illusion, beyond time and duality, to an Ultimate Reality, the Ocean of Love, Swami Ji Maharaj describes as "Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent with attributes of Grace, Mercy, Love, Bliss and Peace." Swami Ji Maharaj says, "From one step to another the soul beholds strange things which cannot be described in human language. Every region and everything is utterly beyond words. What beauty and glory! How can I describe them? There is nothing here to convey the idea. I am helpless...Love plays the supreme part. It is all love. So says RADHASOAMI." (Sant Radhasoami Sahab)
Radhasoami is the name for the Nameless One (Anami), the Soundless One (Anadi), in the Highest Region. As Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj once said, "The individual soul has descended....from the Soundless State to the essence of Sound, from Sound to Light, and finally from the realm of Light to the realm of Darkness.....[In meditation practice] 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."
Mystic Poetry of Swami Ji Maharaj in, The Quintessential Discourse Radhasoami
If you are a lamp (deepak -- lamp of earthen vessel with wick and oil), I am turned into a moth (patanga) which in the company of the lamp reduces itself to ashes. If you are a black bee I am turned into a small worm (keet which thinks constantly of the bee and eventually becomes it); in my case, I think only of the most perfect, sagacious, skillful, shrewd and wise Radhasoami who has graciously met me. If you are the sandalwood (tree) I am a serpent intertwined with it; by the touch of your feet, I have become serene, tranquil and calm (sheetal bhayee). If you are an ocean, I am like a wave; I rise from you and I retire and return unto you. If you are a pearl, I am the thread (round which the pearl is woven); I, like the thread, never let go and forsake you (who is like a pearl to me).
Lord Radhasoami! Do shower mercy and grace on me now, for you are seated inside each and everyone as the knower of all inner secrets (antaryami). If you are the moon, I am like its phases -- rotation and revolution causing its phases, new moon and full moon -- so that I depend on you and I am conditioned by you both in my waning and waxing. I am like a small girl while you are both my father and mother; day and night I play in your lap.
Selections from the Hidayat Namah (Book of Esoteric Instructions) of Swami Ji
When your eye, turning inward into your brain, pierces the sky within and your spirit leaving your body, flies upward, you will sight the heaven which is the location of the post of Sahasdal Kanwal (One Thousand-Petalled Lotus). A thousand petals of this lotus are performing the work relating to all the three loks [worlds]. By sauntering around this sphere, you will be immensely delighted and you will sight Niranjan (the Spotless), the lord of the three worlds.......
......Via the heavenly route, the surat [soul] keeps on soaring and flying and from afar, whiffs of fragrances of sandal from Malyagir, and other sweet scents of diverse varieties keep on gently blowing and the seeker then hears the innumerable sounds of flutes. Smelling these fragrances and hearing these sounds, the surat continues to soar and move forward.
When it traverses this plane (of the Rotating Cave), it attains to the outpost (naaka) of Sattlok, whence flows the sound Satt Satt and Haq Haq, emanating from the harp. Hearing this sound, the spirit getting ecstatic goes on piercing and penetrating into the higher sphere and from there the view of golden and silvery streams and rivulets, full of the limpid water of life (aab-i-zulal) and huge gardens of which every tree seems 10,000,000 jojans high, and where instead of fruits and flowers, millions and billions of suns and moons hang from their branches. Innumerable spirits and hamsas sing and blissfully warble on these trees, instead of birds. The spectacle and sight of this sphere is marvellous and indeed ineffable. Seeing this spectacle, the spirit or surat enters the Sattlok and catches the sight of Satt Purush.......
.........Thence the surat [soul] moved upward and made it to the Inaccessible Sphere (Agam Lok) whose stretch is quintillion palang (mahashankh) and the body of the Agam Purush is as vast as a quintillion quintillion palang. The hamsas [heavenly beings] dwelling there have a marvellous and unique form, and bliss and beatitude of that sphere is overwhelmingly wonderful. My spirit (says Soamiji Maharaj) stayed and rested there for a very long period.
Beyond this, the spirit got the glimpses of Radhasoami, that is Anami Purush and merged into Him. That Abode is Infinite, Incalculable and Endless and it is the Real, Eternal Abode of faqirs (Saints). Having attained to this, all the Saints fell into silence; as it is, I also now take to silence.
After that, in September will be the Gnostic Series with Gnostic bishop Stephan Hoeller of Ecclesia Gnostica.
Recommended Brock/Syriac Books in English
"Brock Bundle" from Gorgias Press
Four new books by Syriac scholar Sebastian Brock are now available from Gorgias Press. It includes: The Wisdom of St. Isaac of Nineveh, Select Poems of Ephrem the Syrian, The Bible in the Syriac Tradition, and Introduction to Syriac Studies.
Also available are other books by Brock including The Hidden Pearl: The Aramaic Heritage, and books of other Syriac Saints translated into English.
Note: Gorgias also has several books on the Mandaean Gnostics of Iraq and Iran.
A List of Other Important, Key Syriac Books -- Various Publishers
The Letters of John of Dalyatha, Translated from Syriac-Aramaic by Mary Hansbury, published by Gorgias Press -- a very important new book on Light-mysticism;
The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, Sebastian Brock, Cistercian Publications -- an excellent anthology of Syriac mystics and saints, a kind of Syriac "Philokalia" or "Nag Hammadi"-like collection of important texts;
The Book of Common Prayer of the Syrian Church, Bede Griffiths, Gorgias Press;
Daily Readings With....St. Isaac of Syria, Sebastian Brock, Templegate Publishers;
The Luminous Eye -- The Spiritual World Vision of Saint Ephrem the Syrian, Sebastian Brock, Cistercian Publications;
Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles I/II, William Wright, Georg Olms Verlag (Books), contains Acts of Thomas with the Hymn of the Pearl and other hymns, from the Syriac;
A Garland of Hymns from the Early Church, translated from Syriac by Sebastian Brock, St. Athanasius' Coptic Publishing Center, 1989, Mclean, VA USA -- includes some of the Odes of Solomon along with other early psalms;
Other Translations of the Book of the Odes
The Apocryphal Old Testament, edited by H.F.D. Sparks, Claredon Press/Oxford University Press -- contains the best overall complete translation of the Odes to date;
The Odes of Solomon, Wayne Monbleau, Loving Grace Ministries, New Jersey -- uses the J. Rendel Harris translation;
Also see: The Odes of Solomon, translated by James H. Charlesworth;
New Aramaic Writings Translated-on Spiritual Awakening Radio
My guest this Friday and Sunday (and every Friday/Sunday during the month of August) will be one of the world's foremost Syriac-Aramaic scholars and translators: Sebastian Brock of Oxford, who will discuss the Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, Gospel of Thomas, Gnostic Gospels, Nag Hammadi Library, Book of the Acts of Thomas in India, and the Book of the Odes, a mysterious collection of psalms described in the following way: "Here are some of the most beautiful songs of peace and joy that the world possesses." I'll also do readings from the Odes, which are a bit like Rumi poems, an out-of-body experience that Joseph the Visionary wrote about, a verse from the Acts of Thomas on meditation and stillness, and I'll do readings from the Gospel of Thomas and Ephrem the Syrian on a "Singleness of Vision" that leads to the experience of becoming astonished by the manifestation of the Uncreated Divine Light.
Brock's new book is titled, The Wisdom of St. Isaac of Nineveh, published by Gorgias Press: www.GorgiasPress.com
To maintain the divine energy, the moral strength in life for spontaneous progress in spiritual life, the following code of conduct should be observed.
One should not deprive anyone from maintaining his life peacefully and enjoying his love for his beloved one.
One should not create any hindrance to the attempt of others to grow and expand with all efficiencies and merits.
One should not prevent any spiritual inspiration or the progress of another's faith and spontaneous elevation.
One should not give any wrong advice to anyone and create more confusion in their lives.
One should be in the right frame of body, mind and spirit to be prepared for any eventuality, to be able to face and handle any situation and maintain balance and tranquility.
One should not hurt anybody's sentiment for his object of love and so make him suffer depression, loneliness and varieties of frustrations that create suffocation of life and love.
One has no right to bite another's personality and fight against his interest or faith. This creates conflict and chaos in the world of friendship and relations and forfeits the functioning of normal life, love and relations.
One should not burden others with all of one's problems, wants and worries when they cannot rightly solve them. This creates a tendency to self pity and confusion that ruin the strength of self confidence and willpower with which one could solve one's problems.
One should not land oneself in the field of friendship and relations by unhealthy discussions or unnecessary gossip. This ruins the spiritual potentialities of others, envelops them in clouds of doubt and depression and buries them in darkness.
One should not hurt anybody in any way to release one's revenge, frustration and disappointment.
One should not discuss anything that disgraces oneself or others. This brings distress to the mind and creates contraction in the being. Contraction is death. Expansion is life.
One should not forget that the sum total of wrong deeds and actions will withhold and pull back one's life to a condition where no other advice can ever work to rescue it. The sum of wrong deeds nullifies the reward of good deeds and permanently imprisons life in the world of darkness and depression where evil can play its role to ruin one forever.
0 mankind, be alert about karmic law and know what you should do and whit you should not do. Avail every opportunity in life to enjoy the effect of good actions, with the full co-operation of the angels, and enter into the kingdom of God in this life and life eternal.
Blessed are those who are aware of their moment to moment life and the result thereon to achieve the highest reward from God, burying all the past causes of suffering to enjoy Eternal Bliss.
Code of Conduct For Final Elevation By Sree Sree Mentu Maharaj from the book, The Truth Absolute
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