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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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United States

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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

How Much Time to Spend in Meditation?

12/1/2021
With meditation, the goal of the saints, mystics and masters goes far beyond stress or anxiety reduction. Being centered and calm are the foundation or launching pad for the exploration of Inner Space, the Realms of the Spirit, the Kingdom of the Heavens Within. For some this might mean gaining a subtle awareness of inner seeing and hearing. For others it might be the beginning of a consciously induced near-death experience, soul travel into New Worlds of Light, Love, and the Divine Music of...

Duration:01:10:43

An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation Practice

11/23/2021
A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast today providing an overview of the spiritual beliefs and practices of Sant Mat, including introductory meditation instructions. These are not secret initiation instructions but some public domain instructions from Hazur Baba Sawan Singh and Sant Kirpal Singh Ji, what some call the Convenient Method, Jyoti or Inner Light meditation, to give new spiritual seekers some sense of the potential Wonders of Inner Space that are available, the Kingdom of the Heavens that...

Duration:01:37:35

The Cosmic Conspiracy, A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

11/17/2021
The Cosmic Conspiracy, Being A Spiritual Warrior in A World of Illusion, Studies in the Anurag Sagar, Kabir's Ocean of Love, India's Most Gnostic Scripture 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...

Duration:00:47:15

The Third Eye is the Doorway to the Heavens and Simran is the Key

11/9/2021
"Recognize the Path to your Beloved, O travelers and take the route of the anguished lover in separation. Keep the Master’s grace in your thoughts, and reflect upon his pure teachings. Develop love and devotion with endearment, and keep the thought of the Creator always before you. Try to merge yourself into God like water and water. Fix your mind within by following the Path of the Sound Current. A yearning will arise; make then an intense and anguished call. Repeat the Name of your...

Duration:00:37:28

Finding Your Spiritual Path and Initiation Into the Mysteries

11/3/2021
Finding Your Spiritual Path and Initiation Into the Mysteries; Also: The Five Precepts of Sant Mat Spirituality, and Purity of Mind and Calmness are the Prerequisites to Seeing the Light and Hearing the Sound Within During Meditation Practice "'Is this path difficult?' I questioned haltingly. 'It can be difficult if your attention is in the wrong place,' answered the holy man. 'If you constantly focus your attention downwards into the manifold attributes of the world, you will become...

Duration:00:58:21

Rising Above the Darkness into the Light

10/28/2021
"The gathering point of consciousness is known as the third eye center located between the two eyebrows. Therein lies the path for our return. This is the gateway through which we leave the gates of the sense organs and enter in the Divine Realms and finally become established in the soul. We travel back from the Realm of Darkness to the Realm of Light, from the Light to the Divine Sound, and from the Realm of Sound to the Soundless State. This is called turning back to the Source." (Swami...

Duration:00:49:16

Seven Stages of Ascension to Heaven

10/25/2021
Seven Stages of Ascension to Heaven, and... Mystic Poems That Best Define This Path of the Masters from: Rumi, Jesus, Sant Kabir, Dadu Dayal, Charandas, Dariya Sahib, and Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India. Spiritual Awakening Radio and the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, out of body or near death experiences, the vegan diet and other ahimsa ethics -- education...

Duration:00:34:31

Living A Spiritual Way of Life

10/20/2021
Today: finding a restful oasis of inspiration in the teachings of the masters (Satsang); developing a meditation practice that allows the soul to rise above body-consciousness and know itself; how a loving bhakti approach to spirituality leads to the most rapid progress; also, the virtues of a low-karma peaceful lifestyle; the job description of a true spiritual master; and finally, on how the spiritual path, rather than being the invention of some religion or sect, is naturally occurring...

Duration:00:38:18

Christian Vegetarian Series: Saint Ephrem the Syrian

10/13/2021
Christian Vegetarian Series: The vegetarianism of Saint Ephrem the Syrian explored today on Spiritual Awakening Radio, also selections from Ephrem's spiritual teachings, as well as from other Syriac Saints and Mystics, and the Sants of the East on the experience of the Divine Inner Light. "If your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of Light". (from a Saying of Yeshua, Matthew 6:22)

Duration:00:49:03

If Your Eye Be Single -- The Light of One Soul is Equal to That of Sixteen Suns!

9/29/2021
The Soul is described by the saints as a spirit-entity of brilliant Light that has incarnated Itself into several subtle bodies as well as the physical body. Thus, the Light of the Soul has become covered over with several layers of darkness. But as we follow the contemplative meditation practice of the masters, the Soul comes to know Itself again. It rises above body-consciousness and ascends still further, regaining It's former Luminescence. "If your eye be Single, your whole body shall be...

Duration:00:28:34

Getting Closer to God: The 3 Levels of Satsang (Spiritual Association)

9/22/2021
A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast today exploring the three levels of satsang (spiritual association) that can help us go in a Godward direction during this life successfully following the Path of the Saints. We explore: The Four "SATS" or Key Essential Eternal Truths or Realities of Sant Mat; The Five Jewels of Spirituality; The Yoga of Love (Becoming a Lover of the Beloved); Having a Daily Satsang at Home; Listening to Satsangs with Rapt Attention; and Rising Above Body-Consciousness Regularly in...

Duration:00:41:41

The Spiritual Teachings and Mystic Poetry of Sant Tukaram of Maharashtra

9/8/2021
The Spiritual Teachings and Mystic Poetry of Sant Tukaram of Maharashtra Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

Duration:00:28:43

The Human Body is the True Temple of the Spirit

9/1/2021
Today: how the human body is the True Temple of the Spirit; that this life is a Golden Opportunity for the Liberation of the Soul; also, the Seven Stages of Mystic Ascension to Heaven; Ingredients of a Living Spiritual Path: Seven Gnostic-Sant Mat Parallels; the "Womb of Meditation" that gives birth to the realized soul according to the Gospel of Thomas & Syriac Mystics; Quotes from the Sikh Scriptures; and Satsang Spiritual Discourses by Baba Ram Singh on this rare Path of Simran and...

Duration:00:37:23

Spiritual Discourses by Sawan Singh, Baba Somanath, Kirpal Singh, and Baba Ram Singh

8/12/2021
Inner Light and Sound Meditation practice makes it possible to transcend the realm of the five senses and begin to explore the inner regions or realms beyond, coming to know our self as a ray or spark of the Divine. Today, spiritual satsang discourses of Sant Ravidas, Hazur Baba Sawan Singh, Baba Somanath, Sant Kirpal Singh, and Baba Ram Singh Ji on following this Path of the Masters, also known as Sant Mat or Radhasoami (Radhaswami), and experiencing union with God, the Ocean of Love and...

Duration:00:47:49

The Most Radical Spiritual Idea Ever Conceived About the Soul

7/28/2021
The pearl may be lost in the mud but it remains a pearl. On this Path of the Masters meditation practice is not about becoming a soul and attempting to "physically" "travel" across vast inner regions and realms. Rather, it is more accurate to understand this as a process of uncovering the soul or spirit that already is, knowing ourselves as soul, and the Heavenly Abode the soul already resides in, if we did but know it. Paradoxically, we're traveling to where we already are. What's actually...

Duration:00:13:40

The Origins of Ekankar and the HU Chant

7/21/2021
An exploration of the origins of the Sikh term "Ekankar", a name for God mentioned in Julian Johnson's spiritual classic, "Path of the Masters", and in the Sikh Scriptures (Jap Ji, the Morning Prayer of Guru Nanak). Also presented today, the origins of the Divine Name "HU" in the mystic poetry of many Sufis, especially the poetry of Hazrat Sultan BaHU and Rumi. Also briefly, a few vegetarian quotes from Masters of the Inner Light and Sound, East and West, today on Spiritual Awakening Radio...

Duration:00:54:17

Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality

7/14/2021
Today, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast titled, Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality, on the goals of Santmat Spirituality & Meditation Practice, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean. "In every living being, from tiny plant up to man, the spiritual flame of life is struggling upward and onward toward its Source of Being, and this process and this struggle must go on until the last speck of dust returns to the central fires of Infinite Being." (Julian Johnson, Path...

Duration:00:37:31

The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics

7/8/2021
Some background today on The Gospel According to Thomas, the original discovery made at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and how this collection of the sayings of Jesus eventually became rebranded in the minds of some as a "Gnostic Gospel". There is discussion about the relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and adjacent texts (Q Source Gospel, four New Testament gospels, Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, etc...), as well as about who quoted these "Thomasonian" sayings of Jesus in early...

Duration:00:17:14

The Soul's Return to God, the Ocean of Love

6/29/2021
The sincere seeker naturally may wish to discover a spiritual practice, to learn the techniques that make it possible for them to see and hear spiritually, to explore the realms of God. Yet, many are thwarted at every step by religious voices advocating only rituals and dogma, perhaps even declaring, "There is nothing more that can be experienced during this life". For some, the mystic way is not a lost tradition. There is a living path where such techniques are experienced and shared freely...

Duration:01:28:31

An Introduction to Inner Light and Sound Meditation

6/24/2021
The meditation practice of Sant Mat and Radhasoami is called Surat Shabd Yoga, meaning: "Union (Yoga) of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd).” "That eternal Sound is in everyone, but dormant. One has to 'awaken' it with love, devotion, recitation of the Name and meditation. That Sound is unceasing and unfathomable, and is full of bliss... The Eternal Truth ('Sat' or Eternal Word) is hidden in every being. Without the Satguru it does not become known." (Prakashmani...

Duration:00:52:28