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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.

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English


Episodes

Rising Above the Shallowness and Illusion Through the Silence of Meditation

1/13/2021
Through the various noble attempts at mystical experiments of consciousness called "spiritual paths" and "religions" human beings have been using meditation practices to unplug from the relentless noise pollution and multitudes of distracting voices of the world in order to reconnect with their inner selves in the pure restful tranquility of silence, tapping into the wisdom from above, gazing through the lens of the third eye, and listening intently to the sound of silence emanating from...

Duration:00:22:35

The Case For The Book of ENOCH As Scripture (I, II, & III Enoch), and... The Ascension of the Soul

1/12/2021
Enoch is an example of a category of Biblical literature known as "apocrypha" and "lost books of the Bible". First Enoch was quoted in the New Testament and was part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. First and Second Enoch remain part of the Ethiopian Bible of today. The Books of Enoch were called "scripture" by some in early Christianity. There is also a Third Book of Enoch (Hebrew Enoch). Today, an introduction to the Enoch literature, and we explore the spiritual contents of these important...

Duration:00:47:49

Light on the Teachings of the Lord of the Soul (RadhaSoami Mat Prakash) by Huzur Maharaj

12/30/2020
Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram was one of the great prolific writers of the Sant Mat tradition of India. I was greatly influenced by his many books, especially Prem Patra Radhaswami, volumes one through six, an encyclopedia of Sant Mat spirituality, Prem Bani Radhaswami (bhakti hymns and mystic poetry), volumes one through four, Prem Updesh Radhasoami, Jugat Prakash (instructions for initiates), Radhasoami Mat Darshan, Huzur's Letters to Satsangis, and Radhasoami Mat Prakash, which was the very...

Duration:00:45:50

What About Those Who Get Re-Initiated, Who Have Associated With More Than One Spiritual Master?

12/29/2020
At a forum online I belong to someone was asking who their spiritual master is if they have been initiated more than once, have associated with more than one guru, which can happen on this Path of the Masters. The podcast today contains my reply to that question. Key Words: SantMat, Radhasoami, Initiation, Deeksha, Diksha, What About Those Who Get Re-Initiated, Who Have Associated With More-Than-One Master? -- The Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a Production of Spiritual Awakening...

Duration:00:07:08

Requirements For Initiation in Sant Mat: Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga)

12/28/2020
The focus of the bhakti Saints of India (Santmat, RadhaSoami, The Path of the Masters) is not on constructing earthly temples, building organizational structures, or temples of the mind. Rather, they guide their students into entering the Temple of the Spirit. The Portal or Doorway to this Temple is within, at the Third Eye Center. Masters say: "An intense longing to meet the Supreme Lord during one's lifetime is the first and foremost qualification for Initiation. 'Seek, and ye shall find',...

Duration:00:15:01

The Mystics Of Eastern Christianity and the Jesus Sutras Discovered in China Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio

12/23/2020
Professor Sebastian Brock of Oxford University, Scholar of Eastern Christianity and Aramaic-Syriac Saints, has translated many beautiful, poetic spiritual texts of Eastern Mystics such as Isaac of Nineveh, Joseph the Visionary, John of Dalyatha, and so many more in, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, and other spiritual classics of Christian Mysticism and the Contemplative Tradition (Gnosis, the Church of the East). Also today we explore the Jesus Sutras that were...

Duration:00:55:21

The Origins of Sant Mat, the Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib's Guru -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast With James Bean

12/16/2020
The term "Sant Mat" was coined by Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras. It means, "The Teachings of the Saints" or, "Path of the Masters". Today, I present a summary of my research into the origins of this ancient spiritual path from India, and also attempt to solve the mystery of who Tulsi Sahib's spiritual master was, thus revealing the "family tree", the guru lineage of masters going back many generations. The Origins of Sant Mat, the Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib's Guru -- Today on...

Duration:00:37:04

The Wisdom of Guru Kabir and Dr. Jagessar Das Today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

12/9/2020
"Life is a progression. We progress from childhood to adulthood, from simplicity to complexity, from ignorance to knowledge, from innocence to wisdom and from birth to death. It is the law of life. But there is also a progression from the external life to the internal, from the hustle and bustle of material life to the serenity and silence of internal life. It is in the latter that we experience the beauty of the Self and its connection with Divinity. (Jagessar Das, Doctor by Chance, Mystic...

Duration:00:30:09

Awakening from the Soul-Slumber of the Ages -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

12/2/2020
The attention-faculty of the soul usually remains dormant in most people, what some call: "The Blind Eye." Mystics portray the typical materialistic society as being a place of sleeping souls unaware of their true identity as soul, and often are even misled by religious voices that speak about a million topics, but unfortunately, how to see and hear spiritually is usually not one of them. Sant Tulsi Sahib says, "Through the ritualism of the pundit, the whole world has been deluded. 'Wake up,...

Duration:00:29:54

John the Baptist's Vegetarian Diet -- An Exploration of Early Christian Writings and Scholarly Texts

11/24/2020
Today we consult with not only Matthew 3:4 and Mark 1:6 with their references to "locusts and honey", but also explore the world of early Christian writings as well as scholarly texts. Some who know Greek and are affiliated with Eastern Orthodox Christianity believe that the mention of "locusts" in the New Testament actually refers to locust beans, also known as carob beans. Some describe "Saint John's bread" or "manna bread" as being made of locust bean flour, also known as carob flour,...

Duration:00:47:22

A Human Being: Where Inner And Outer Worlds Converge

11/11/2020
In this labyrinth of existence we can become quite habituated into remaining as surface-dwellers living inundated by all the outward distractions that life on earth provides. We may ask of ourselves, “Am I availing myself of the spiritual direction and wisdom that comes from within?” Over the centuries contemplative souls have taught that the human body is a kind of temple, and that within this temple are portals that lead to other dimensions, that by looking within this microcosm we may...

Duration:00:10:34

The Path of the Living Masters: How A Formless God Communicates With Souls Living in Worlds of Form

10/28/2020
There are Living Mystics with us now in the world today, the 21st Century. Sant Mat, the Path of the Living Masters, is quite respectful of the great teachers, the great Saints of the past and the scriptures or hymns they left behind, and you're hear more of them quoted on this podcast than just about any podcast out there. But, the focus of Sant Mat is in the living present. Sant Mat continues to exist because of living masters. Respect goes to past masters, yes... but the work's not done....

Duration:00:45:47

The Vegetarianism of the Jesus Movement: The Syriac-Aramaic Clementines & The "Yoke of the Lord" in the The Didache

10/14/2020
The Vegetarianism of the Original Jesus Movement (Christian Vegetarianism), Jesus's Vegan Brother James (Who Became His Spiritual Successor), Former Fisherman Peter, the Other Apostles, Syriac-Aramaic Clementine Literature, and the Vegetarian "Yoke of the Lord" Mentioned in the The Didache (The Lord's Teaching Through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations) Yeshua said, "Come to me, for my yoke is easy and my mastery gentle, and you will find rest for yourselves." (Gospel of Thomas, Saying 90)...

Duration:00:31:04

Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami Faith

10/9/2020
"There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it." (Baba Jaimal Singh) Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami (Radhaswami) Faith of India today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean.

Duration:01:02:27

From Darkness to Light, Guidance About Meditation Practice

10/6/2020
From Darkness to Light -- Guidance About Meditation Practice -- the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean Today, an introduction to meditation for beginners that also provides a glimpse into the world of advanced practice, inner Light and Sound, the realm of the saints and mystics, East and West, in the various schools of spirituality. "Darkness is no longer dark to me." "There is a sound emanating from beyond the silence."

Duration:00:57:02

Overcoming Distracting Thoughts So We Have Great Meditations

9/23/2020
In Sant Mat spirituality, meditation is successfully practiced when we keep the proper meditation posture, leave behind all our burdens, thoughts, worries, and worldly distractions behind, and focus all of our undivided attention on going within by way of the third eye center so that we may reach that Sacred Secret Place of the Most High where Divine Grace is flowing. Rising to THE PLACE WHERE GRACE IS FLOWING is a great way of describing the benefit of Surat Shabd Meditation, Inner Light...

Duration:00:21:52

Vegan & Veg Teachings in Buddhism

9/15/2020
Today a treasure-trove of pro-vegan, pro-vegetarian, pro-compassion passages, mostly from Buddhist sources, ancient and contemporary, along with quotes from Supreme Master Ching Hai, including: "From Crisis To Peace, The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer"; also a couple of passages from Pythagoras, Apollonius of Tyana, as well as Darshan Singh. Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores...

Duration:00:31:29

Rules For Being Guru, By Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj

9/1/2020
Rules For Being Guru, By Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj -- The Living Spiritual Path of Sant Mat Based in Bihar, India, Part 4 -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a Production of Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean Program Outline: Mystic poetry of Sant Tulsi Sahib, then Kabir verses along with satsang commentary by Baba Ram Singh, followed by selections from, The Inward Journey of the Soul, the first book in English by Swami Vyasanand, on the Rules For Being Guru. And I close with another...

Duration:00:28:46

Reincarnation in Gnosticism, and... Let the Gnostics Be Gnostic

8/25/2020
Reincarnation in Gnosticism, and... Let the Gnostics Be Gnostic -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and the web, explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences (inner space), the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more...

Duration:00:13:53

The Science of Spirituality According to Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

8/6/2020
"The teachers of the worldly sciences can teach those subjects, but when we come to the SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY, only the accomplished spiritual teacher can give these teachings of the spiritual path. All the wisdom in the sacred texts points to the importance of a teacher. This mysterious path is described in the holy books, but it cannot be found simply by the study of sacred texts. It is found by the grace and guidance of an accomplished teacher." (a quote from: Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj,...

Duration:00:25:18