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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

Christian Vegetarian Series: Saint Jerome, And... The Ebionite Book of Acts

1/12/2022
Today, another installment in the ongoing Christian Vegetarian Series. Did you know that Saint Jerome, Latin name: Eusebius Hieronymus, translator of the Vulgate Bible, was a vegetarian? Also we explore vegan & vegetarian views found in the Ebionite Book of Acts, also known as the Clementine Homilies and Recognitions, the largest surviving pro-vegetarian Christian scripture of antiquity. It's preserved in a treasure-trove of literature known as the Ante-Nicene Fathers composed before 325 AD....

Duration:00:47:50

The Gospel of Divine Love

1/5/2022
I am happy today to share one of my favorite scriptures, the Narada Bhakti Sutras, as well as verses on this theme of love for the God of Love from Yogani Mataji, Swami Vyasanand, Baba Ram Singh, and from the mystic poetry of Sant Dariya Kabir. Blessed is the Eye Which is Permeated With Love! "God is Love; each soul is a drop from the Ocean of Love, and the Way back to God is also through Love." (Sant Kirpal Singh) -- James Bean, Spiritual Awakening Radio, and, The Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

Duration:00:44:15

An Introduction to the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene

12/28/2021
Mary Magdalene is the ultimate example of a female apostle (spiritual teacher and leader) in early Christianity. But Mary as well as her Gospel have long-since been neglected and forgotten. As it says in the Gospel of Mary: "You did not see me nor did you know me. You mistook the garment I wore for my true self. And you did not recognize me." Today, we commemorate the return of the Gospel According to Mary Magdalene, and her visions of the Resurrected Christ. In Gnostic scriptures such as...

Duration:00:46:39

Seeing Heaven Now During This Life

12/22/2021
Seeing Heaven Now: "As the aspirant rises into the higher realms of life, he discovers that this is indeed the only true freedom to which a human being can aspire. It is the freedom from bondage to his lower self, the fears, fantasies, hatreds, preferences and dreams which haunt him as he walks the long road of recurring births and deaths. Man, individually and collectively, can never be truly free on this physical plane of existence; only the individual who has attained higher spiritual...

Duration:00:57:17

The Spiritual Message of the Gospel of Thomas and Jesus

12/20/2021
The complete podcast all about the Gospel of Saint Thomas, a collection of the sayings of Jesus (Yeshua), revealing where this scripture came from, what school of spirituality it represents, even sharing from other related ancient texts of the Syriac-Aramaic Thomas tradition, and exploring the spiritual goals of the contemplative Saint Thomas branch of Eastern Christianity (Church of the East), especially about living a spiritual life, finding the inner Light and entering into the Kingdom of...

Duration:01:21:18

Lost Psalms of the New Testament Restored: The Book of the ODES

12/15/2021
The Odes got misnamed, misunderstood, misfiled, misplaced somewhere along the way becoming one of those Lost Books of the Bible. As far as I am concerned, The Book of the Odes, is the greatest extra-canonical or apocryphal scripture of all time. This mysterious collection of ancient psalms known as, The Book of the Odes, composed in Syriac- Aramaic, has been described as "some of the most beautiful songs of peace and joy that the world possesses." We are grateful for the restoration of the...

Duration:00:27:34

A Successful Spiritual Practice Begins With Simran (Remembrance) of God's Names and Meditation

12/8/2021
Our awareness is rather tethered to the material plane. Our minds are captivated by countless thoughts, worries, anxieties, memories, impressions, and attachments. For there to be any hope for us to make spiritual progress during this lifetime, this time through, we must call upon a Hidden Power, and discover the Grace of the Divine, in order to catapult our consciousness right out of this universe into the vast Heavenly Realms Beyond. As it says in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene: "I left the...

Duration:00:39:47

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