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Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, The Path of the Masters (Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), Gnostic Gospels, mystics, world scriptures, God, meditation, mystical experiences, the vegan diet, and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.

Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, The Path of the Masters (Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), Gnostic Gospels, mystics, world scriptures, God, meditation, mystical experiences, the vegan diet, and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.


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Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, The Path of the Masters (Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), Gnostic Gospels, mystics, world scriptures, God, meditation, mystical experiences, the vegan diet, and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.




The Sant Mat Family Tree: Tracing the Lineage of Masters: Where the Spiritual Path Comes From

There is history-based evidence for a Sant Mat family tree dating back many centuries in India, a lineage of spiritual masters existing prior to the time of the Nineteenth Century guru Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras: 1) that are ideological soulmates teaching the familiar form of Sant Mat and Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound Meditation); 2) mention all five of the Five Names (sacred names, simran words used in many forms of contemporary Sant Mat); 3) have a special fondness of...


Ascension of the Soul Series: God and the Highest Heavens

The Fifth Through the Eighth Heavens: Nirvana -- Kaivalya -- Oneness -- Sach Khand -- The True Eternal Realm Divided Into Four Sub-sections: 5) Sat Lok (True Realm), Sat Naam (True Name, True Sound), Sat Purush (True Original Being) 6) Alakh Lok (Invisible Realm), 7) Agam Lok (Inaccessible Realm, Nearness,) 8) Anami (Nameless Realm), Radhasoami Lok -- Radhaswami Dham -- The Abode of the Lord of the Soul, Most High Ultimate Reality, "The Eighth" -- Ocean of Love -- Upper Level of...


Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality: Teachings of Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj

An introduction to a living spiritual path from India called Sant Mat, the Way of the Saints. The beloved Satguru Swami Sant Sevi Ji was a very advanced, pure soul, and great teacher of traditional Sant Mat. "Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world have an inclination towards spirituality." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) "The individual soul has descended from the higher worlds [the Realm of the Divine] to this city of illusion, bodily existence. It has descended from the...


Ascension of the Soul: The Fourth and Fifth Heavens

Bhanwar Gupha, the Whirling Cave Vortex, Tunnel to the Fifth Heaven "The shabd currents in Bhanwar Gupha are so sweet and enchanting, according to the Saints, that souls live entirely off its invigorating nectar, desiring nothing but darshan [vision] of the presiding lord and the manifestations of Light and Sound. Kabir, the most famous of the medieval saints, describes in his writings (or, at least, those attributed to his pen) how hansas (pure spirits) live on spiritual dweeps (islands)...


Spiritual Discourses of Baba Devi Sahab

"Do not live even a single day without inner meditation." (Baba Devi Sahab) When Satguru Baba Devi Sahib was nearing the time of his departure from this ephemeral world for his true destination, satsangis humbly requested him to bless with his parting words. To their request, Baba Devi Sahab had obliged by saying, "Duniyaa waham hai, abhyaas karo", meaning, "This world is an illusion -- practice meditation." (from the Last Words of Baba Devi Sahab) Baba Devi Sahab is one of my all-time...


Ascension of the Soul: The Third Heaven and Great Void

Soami Ji Maharaj in Daswan Dwar (Third Heaven) and Exploring the Great Dark Void of Maha-Sunn -- From the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry: "...There are innumerable palaces made of crystal and diverse spirits inhabit them and are settled there in accordance with the allotments made by the Lord, and they see the peculiar mutual display which is so blissful, and in turn they also establish their own plays and sports. In Hindi, these spirits are described as 'circles of hansas' (purified...


Guidance For Living A Spiritual Life On Earth According to Kabir

The Kabir Satsang Book of Prayers (Sandhya Path, The Path of Realization) contains some wonderful prayers but also many insightful verses offering guidance about living a spiritual way of life on earth in this human form. It's actually one of my all-time favorite books from the Sant tradition of India. The Kabir Book of Prayers is another spiritual classic from the same Sant Dharam Das Kabir community that gave us the Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) and the other volumes of the Kabir Sagar...


Ascension of the Soul: Introduction to the Inner Regions/Heavens: The Causal Plane

The Ascension of the Soul Series Exploring Interior Regions of Light & Sound, the Heavens, Higher Planes, Spheres, Levels, the Various Dimensions of the Cosmos! "The ascension of the soul, stage by stage, to higher regions can be accomplished with the help of Shabd [Inner Sound Meditation]. Hearing these Sounds, the soul will proceed from one region to another, and will ultimately reach the Highest Region, and enter into Rest." (Huzur Maharaj, Prem Patra Radhasoami) "The soul,...


The Inward Journey of the Soul: Teachings of Swami Vyasanand

In his book, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chal Hansa Nij Desh: O Swan-Soul Return to Your Abode), Swami Vyasanand provides a superbly detailed account of the various essential elements for success in the inward path to union with the Supreme Being. The components of the inward spiritual path have been elaborated by learned and accomplished Sants of the Sant Mat tradition, including Maharshi Mehi Parmahans Ji Maharaj and Maharshi Santsevi Maharaj. As with the earlier publications, Harmony...


Ascension of the Soul: Meditation and the Astral Plane

Introduction to the Meditation Practice, And, The First Inner Region: Astral Plane: Sahas-Dal-Kanwal: Thousand Petalled Lotus “In the center behind and above the eyes there is an aperture; on this side of it is the material world, in which we are living now; and on the other side is the astral world.” (Huzur Baba Sawan Singh) "Unlike other yogic disciplines in India, such as kundalini, surat shabd yoga does not advocate breath control (pranayama) or a series of physical postures...


Being Consistent on the Spiritual Path Listening to Satsang and Meditating Every Day

"When we do the practices enjoined by the Master and experience the Lord within, then our condition undergoes a radical change -- the love within us no longer clings to this outer world, and we are drawn, as if by a magnet, towards the Beloved within." (from a satsang discourse of Baba Somanath, and this podcast is indeed a home for the satsangs of Baba Somanath) "You have to make it a practice to listen to Satsang every day -- even if you have to listen for only half an hour. And the...


Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Sant Mat and Surat Shabd Yoga

There are inner Sounds that one receives instruction from a true Master about at the time of initiation into Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Sound Meditation, the Yoga of the Audible Life Stream). These Sounds are perceived to come from the right side or center and represent the Ascending Current. Sounds that appear to be coming from the left side are of the descending current flowing downward into the material creation or multiverse. One is instructed to focus on the Sounds of the Ascending Current...


The Way Out Is IN: Spiritual Radhasoami Teachings from the Satsang of Sant Garib Das

"This is for the exclusive use and guidance of the good and sincere Souls who wish to improve their spiritual vision and explore the Light of the Kingdom of God. It is for those who are not satisfied with the blind captivity of their Souls in this perishable cage that these few hints are given to enable them to realize the spiritual Path that is hidden from their physical eyes." (Swami Ram Bihari Lai, disciple of Baba Gharib Das, a Perfect Saint) Today, a spiritual satsang featuring...


Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Hinduism and Radhasoami (Yoga of Sound Series)

These mystic or heavenly inner Sounds are always resounding in the soul, thus when one attains a certain level of stillness and concentration, spiritual Sound becomes audible. In truth, the inner Sound is always there, it is we (our attention) who come and go. We gain awareness of the Sound, and this creates the illusion that the Sound has "arrived." When we get distracted or leave off our meditation practice it seems to us that the Sound has "stopped." However, this otherworldly Sound...


The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev

The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev from the Shri Namdev Gathas, Adi Granth, and from the Padavali of Namdev. Sant Namdev is one of my all-time favorite saints, one of the greatest mystic poets and spiritual masters in Sant Mat history. His verses of love will inspire any spiritual seeker to journey back to the Ocean of Love (Radhasoami Desh, Sach Khand, Sat Lok). In Divine Love, Light and Sound, Peace Be To You, James Bean Sant Mat Satsang...

Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Kabir Panth (Yoga of Sound Series)

Today we explore Inner Sound Meditation according to the teachings of Sufism, Jainism, the Sikh scriptures, and the Path of Guru Kabir, along with some valuable insight about Inner Sound Meditation practice by Edward Salim Michael. "Abstract Sound is called Saut-e Sarmad by the Sufis; all space is filled with it. The vibrations of this Sound are too fine to be either audible or visible to the material eyes or ears, since it is even difficult for the eyes to see the form and color of the...


Escaping the Mind Matrix Through Spiritual Practice and Divine Grace

Today: spiritual satsang discourses from Hazur Baba Sawan Singh and Baba Ram Singh, also readings from, The Gospel of Thomas (Yeshua) on the Seven Stages of Spiritual Evolution, mystic poems of Kabir (Rabindranath Tagore's, Songs of Kabir), the Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), At the Master's Feet, by Sadhu Sundar Singh, Evagrius Ponticus of Egypt (quoted in, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life), and a quote from, The Stranger of Galilee, The Sermon on the Mount and the...


Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Christianity and Gnosticism (Yoga of Sound Series)

"What else is Christ but the Sound of God." (Acts of John) Today, research into the inner Sound mysticism of the Judeo-Christian and Gnostic traditions. Before the Sufi mystics of Islam, in ancient times there were Gnostics: Jewish, Hermetic, and Christian mystics who described hearing Heavenly Sound or Divine Music, and seeing mystic visions of Light and the heavens while in deep states of contemplative meditation. The Sound of God is within everyone -- this Holy Stream of Sound -- is...


Odes of Solomon, Lost Psalms of Early Christianity Discovered

Out of all the apocryphal writings I've collected, I think the Odes of Solomon is the most beautiful, inspiring and inspired. It is the would-be book of New Testament psalms! The Book of the Odes has been described as the first known hymn-book of early Christianity. They have nothing to do with "Solomon" but somewhere-along-the-way got mislabeled and assigned to the genre of Old Testament Apocrypha as the Odes represent one of the earliest of Christian documents near the beginning of the...


Sound Meditation in the World Religions: Buddhism, The Bahai Faith (Yoga of Sound Series)

"In the beginning was the Word, the OM, Tao, Logos, Music of the Spheres, Songlines, the Song of the Creator..." The Yoga of Sound Series Exploring Inner Sound Meditation (Auditory Mysticism, The Sound Current, Audible Life Stream, Surat Shabd Yoga) in the Sacred Texts of the Great World Religions, Gnostic Traditions, and the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat, Radhasoami,). TODAY: The Introduction, Buddhism, also, The Bahai Faith. "As you calm down, you can experience the Sound of Silence in...