Hi Sean -
Era and I have communicated with each other
off and on for several years. She has an incredible
store of resources that she shares on several groups.
(She also produces beautiful artwork.)
Sant Mat is very cool. When we were in D.C.
I spent time with a group in the Sant Mat model -
Path of The Masters - before meeting people
in Boothbay Harbor who were going to see
Maharaji (Prem Rawat) who teaches
similar Kriya Yoga techniques that can
lead to "Self Knowledge".
There's a lot of information (pro and con)
on the net about Prem Rawat. My experience
with him was incredibly good. He was the
very colorful "Young Perfect Master" in the
70s, but has dropped the cosmic, Hindu-
influenced show that was fashioned for
him when he was young, for a much more
grounded approach to achieving inner peace.
I still go to watch his current videos at
a local Unity (New Thought) Church.
Love, as always,
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, sean tremblay <bethjams9@...>
> Thanks for that
> --- On Tue, 9/16/08, Era M <mi_nok@...> wrote:
> > From: Era M <mi_nok@...>
> > Subject: [Meditation Society of America] NonDuality and Sant Mat
> > To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 9:24 PM
> > "The
> > knower of the mystery of [the inner sound current - shabda]
> > knows the
> > mystery of the whole universe. Whoever has followed the
> > strains of this
> > sound has forgotten all earthly distinctions and
> > differences, and has
> > reached that goal of truth in which all the Blessed Ones of
> > God unite."
> > - Hazrat Inayat Khan
> > ______________________________
> > With every breath the Sound of Love
> > surrounds us, and we are bound for
> > the depths of space, without distraction.
> > Out beyond duality, we have a Home, and it is Majesty.
> > That pure substance is different
> > from this dusty world.
> > We once came down;
> > soon we'll return.
> > -- Rumi
> > _______________________________
> > Some comparative mysticism regarding inner planes or levels
> > of creation.
> > All
> > planes of creation are comprised of many levels within
> > levels or
> > spheres within spheres, and even the physical plane may
> > indeed be part
> > of a vast multiverse of universes or parallel universes.
> > Some Masters
> > describe "18,000" universes! To be sure, our
> > awareness of the creation
> > continues to expand, and we keep perceiving more and more
> > and yet more
> > of All That Is.
> > http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/era4/om/sheets.gif
> > There
> > are five basic levels in Sant Mat: astral, mental, causal,
> > etheric, and
> > spiritual.
> > Sant Mat Masters generally divide the Fifth Plane (Sach
> > Khand) into four zones: Sat Lok (Sat, Haq -- Truth), Alakh
> > Lok
> > (Invisible), Agam Lok (Inaccessible).
> > http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/era4/om/planes.jpg
> > Within th 5th plane (God plane) there are these:
> > The Eighth,
> > Akal (Timeless),
> > Infinite,
> > Nonduality,
> > Ultimate Reality,
> > The Lord of the Soul,
> > The Nameless One,
> > The Most High,
> > Anurag Sagar
> > (The
> > Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness). Spiritual dimensions
> > have been
> > assigned many names in different schools of mysticism and
> > spirituality,
> > and have been categorized, divided and subdivided
> > ("lower astral",
> > "higher astral", etc...) in various ways, but
> > basically, what is being
> > described is "body, mind and spirit": material
> > planes, mental planes
> > and above all, the timeless spiritual realm that is beyond
> > illusion and
> > duality, above *"Mind" and "Time". The
> > goal of Sant Mat *Meditation is
> > to rise above body-consciousness and consciousness of the
> > other subtle
> > bodies of mind and matter, to merge with the Divine River
> > or Current of
> > Sound and Light that flows into the Ocean of All
> > Consciousness (Sach
> > Khand).