7 Teachings of Sant Mat, and, Introductory Meditation Instructions

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  1. Bendee

    Bendee Namaste

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    7 Teachings of Sant Mat, and, Introductory Meditation Instructions
    7 Teachings of Sant Mat, The Path of the Masters

    *1) There is God.

    *2) God is Love.

    *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." (Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into
    the Ocean of Love (Anurag Sagar, God, Ram, Radhasoami, Radha Soami,
    Radhaswami, Paramatma, Anadi Purush).

    *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?"

    Jyoti Meditation (Inner Light Meditation) -- Introductory
    Meditation Instructions

    These are the introductory meditation instructions for new people
    not yet formally initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga meditation (inner
    Light and Sound).

    Master Kirpal Singh: "Meditation is the process of withdrawing the
    attention from the world outside, and focusing it at the seat of the
    soul in the body, behind and between the eyebrows. This point is
    known as the inner eye, third eye, the single eye, shiv netra, tisra
    til, or the divya chakshu. In order to withdraw our attention and
    focus it on this point, mind must be controlled and stilled.

    "Sit in one pose, and move not your head, limbs or eyes. Sit
    straight but relaxed with no tension in the body below. Sit still,
    please. To be still does not mean moving!"

    His arms sweep inward, hands contracting to the point between his
    eyes.

    "Close your eyes as in sleep, and look sweetly, lovingly, intently
    into the middle of the darkness lying in front of you. You will see
    a dark veil. That which sees the dark veil within, without the help
    of your physical eyes, is the inner eye. Do not put any strain on
    your physical eyes, nor turn them upwards, for that will result in
    headache or heat. Pay no attention to the breathing process... let
    it go on naturally.

    "There are two currents working in the body; one of motor-currents
    or prana or the vital-airs, and the other of surat, or attention,
    which gives us the sense of feeling. The Saints do not touch the
    prana currents which govern breathing, circulation of blood, growing
    of hair and nails. The pranic system of breath-control is the way of
    yogis and not that of the Saints. The Saints' way is to concentrate
    surat or attention at the single or third eye while mentally
    repeating the mantra of five charged names which act as an "open
    sesame" to the higher planes.

    ["Those who are initiated, repeat the five charged words, one by
    one, very slowly, mentally, internally, at intervals, so that your
    inner eye is not disturbed. Those who have not been initiated, just
    sit in sweet remembrance of God... repeating with the tongue of
    thought any name of God or Saint which you hold dear." (For example:
    Ram, HU, AUM, Allah, Yeshua, Ra-da-swa-me, or some other sacred
    name)]

    "As you look within, you will see a sky, or blue sky: If you look
    minutely into it, you will find it studded with stars, or you may
    see pinpoints of Light. If so, try to locate the big star out of
    them, and fix your whole attention on that. Then you may see the
    inner sun or moon. If so, focus all your attention into the middle;
    it will break into pieces, and you will cross it. Beyond you will
    see the radiant form of the Master or his Master... "

    He continues with the esoteric instructions, until everyone is
    absorbed.

    "...Become the eye itself. Go on looking constantly without a
    break.....Any effort on your part stands in the way; let yours be an
    effortless effort, and you will find that your soul will be
    withdrawn from the body....."
     
  2. bodhi_mindisfree

    bodhi_mindisfree New Member

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    Prove it.

    Not the God I've heard of in Christianity, Islam, or especially Judaism.
     
  3. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    Sant Mat, unless I'm mistaken is more correctly associated with Hinduism, Sikhism and Sufism (as per Wikipedia) so would this thread not be best moved there, where souls and God may be more serenely debated?

    s.
     
  4. toujour_333

    toujour_333 a simple buddhist

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    i think that it is a very interesting prespective. i dont think that i have ever heard about that prespective in my studies. i do believe that it is more hindu in nature, if im not mistaken, however, i am not very learned in hinduism, which i should probably change soon.

    be well in peace
     
  5. Bendee

    Bendee Namaste

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    You all are right it is more Hindu. I am kind of new here and made a mistake in my posting. Very sorry all.
     
  6. toujour_333

    toujour_333 a simple buddhist

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    oh, there is no problem either way. it was very interesting, at least to me. hinduism is a religion that i am interested in, but have unfortunately studied very little of. but, either way, thanks for the post.

    be well in peace
     
  7. Agnideva

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    Namaste Ben,

    You're right. Almost all the main teachings of Sant Mat are in agreement with Sanātana Dharma teachings. Sant Mat is actually related to the bhakti (devotional) movement within Hinduism, and most of the figures in Sant Mat are considered bhakti sants (saints) in Hinduism.

    AUM Shanti,
    A.
     

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