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Name, Form, Light, Sound, and the Final Stage: Anadi Purush

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
    Name, Form, Light, Sound, and the Final Stage: Anadi Purush Sant Mat Fellowship: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SantMatFellowship
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2006
      Name, Form, Light, Sound, and the Final Stage: Anadi Purush

      Sant Mat Fellowship:
      {"Do not live even a single day without inner
      meditation." -- Baba Devi Sahab}

      Name, Form, Light, Sound, and the Final Stage: Merging with the
      Soundless Formless God (Anadi Purush) in the Ocean of Love

      "Come, that I may teach you about secrets no person has ever seen.
      For there exists a Great and Boundless Realm,
      whose extent no generation of angels has seen,
      in which there is a Great Invisible Spirit,
      which no eye of an angel has ever seen,
      no thought of the heart has ever comprehended,
      and it was never called by any name."
      (Yeshua, quoted in, The Gospel of Judas, a Second Century
      Gnostic Gospel written in Coptic, found in Egypt, and
      recently published)

      Chart Number One -- Subtle Bodies and Inner Regions:

      Chart Number Two, PDF File -- Higher Planes/Inner Regions:

      The Unexplored Rooms in the "Interior Castle" of the Human Body

      Guru Kabir, one of India's greatest spiritual Masters and poet-
      mystics, put it this way:

      Within this earthen vessel are
      bowers and groves, and within
      it is the Creator:
      Within this vessel are the seven oceans
      and the unnumbered stars.......
      Kabir says: "Listen to me my friend!
      My Beloved Lord is within."

      Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj in his new book, The Harmony of All Religions,
      recently translated from Hindi into English (soon to be published),
      states that the early stages of meditation are a preparation for the
      more advanced levels. From the chapter on the Light and Sound
      mysticism present within Jainism he writes: "Many of the Saints
      discuss the need for mantra japa (simran: the recitation or
      repetition of God's Name) and Bindu Dhyan (visualizing a holy form).
      These disciplines, the recitation of a holy name and the focus on
      holy forms, enable the practitioner to have success with the subtler
      forms of meditation." And, from the Introduction to this book: "The
      Saints, Prophets, Sages, all Radiant and all Benevolent Beings are
      myriad physical manifestations of the Divine Power on earth. Fixing
      their image in the mind (Manas Dhyan; focusing on a divine form)
      facilitates concentration of the mind and prepares it to enter into
      the inner subtle realms."

      Where We Came From -- Where We Are Going

      Sant Sevi Ji: "The individual soul has descended from the higher
      worlds [realm of the Divine] to this city of illusion [bodily
      existence]. It has descended from the Soundless State to the essence
      of Sound, from that Sound to Light, and finally from the realm of
      Light to the realm of Darkness.

      "The current of consciousness which is dispersed in the nine gates
      of the body and the nine senses must be collected at the tenth gate
      (Seat of the Soul, the sixth chakra, also known as the Third Eye,
      bindu, center between the eyebrows) therein lies the path for our
      return. This is the act of leaving the gates of the sense organs and
      becoming established in the soul. We travel back from the realm of
      Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to divine Sound, and
      from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State [The Nameless One,
      Ultimate Reality]".

      Here Are The Stages of Meditation As Taught in Traditional Sant Mat

      All of the following spiritual exercises represent a transition from
      outer to inner, from lower to higher, from physical to mental to
      spiritual, a shift in one's awareness through several different
      layers or regions, on the way back to Ultimate Reality or Non-
      duality beyond all these veils of illusion. As Sant Sevi Ji
      writes: "The natural tendencies of the Soul are to move from outward
      to inward. The Current of Consciousness which is dispersed in the
      nine gates of the body and the nine senses must be collected at the
      Third Eye. Therein lies the path for our return."

      The following is by Sant Sevi Ji's Satguru: Maharishi Mehi, from the
      book, Philosophy of Liberation (Moksa Darsan), also recently
      translated from Hindi and published in English.

      "The practice involves a specific meditation taught by a qualified
      Teacher. Meditation has four levels of practice each building on the
      preceding practice:

      Four Stages of Sadhana (Spiritual Practice)

      "The first stage is manas japa (mental repetition of sacred name
      meditation [simran, zikhr, mentally repeating/chanting God's
      Name "with the tongue of thought"]). This is a simple technique and
      has been widely taught and practiced in the East as well as the
      West. It has the effect of calming the restless "monkey-mind" and
      preparing for the following stages of meditation. [Note: In most
      lineages of Masters like this, it is the living Teacher that gives
      you the sacred words to repeat and complete details and proper
      guidance how to use them and other techniques within.]

      "The second stage is the manas dhyana -- practice of focusing on a
      specific image [Note: In Mehi's tradition, mentally contemplating or
      visualizing the form of one's Teacher/Satguru is called dhyan or
      manas dhyana. For more on Dhyan Meditation, see Chapter Seven of the
      book, The Philosophy of the Masters, Volume Two, by Huzur Baba Sawan

      "The third stage is known as drishti yoga -- uninterrupted
      concentration of an infinitesimal point [gazing upon inner Light or
      the Radiant Form at the Third Eye Center or Single Eye -- the Yoga
      of Light].

      "The fourth stage Surat Shabad Yoga (the art of inner hearing -- the
      meditation of Divine Sound) is focus on celestial inarticulate
      sounds within, which ultimately leads to the final goal [merging
      with the Soundless, Nameless One]."

      "The Sounds are somewhat similar to the sounds of: the veena
      (stringed instrument similar to the lyre), the mridang (drum or
      thunder), the mrdal (cymbals), the singi (a horn), the sitar
      (stringed instrument), or the sarangi (similar to a lute). (Also
      see, the Nad Bind Upanishad, for a list of inner Sounds.)

      On the power of the inner Sound, Shiv Brat Lal writes: "The devotee
      in his spiritual journey upwards hears sweet melodies which attract
      him. The melodies are a powerful magnetic force which draws the
      attention inwards and makes it fully attuned to proceed up and up.
      We hear external instrumental music like the sitar, sarangi, violin,
      harmonium, fiddle, flute and veena. We become attracted by them and
      almost acquire a semi-rapturous condition. One can well imagine how
      charming the Internal Music emanating from both subtle and causal
      regions can be. It is a thousand times more enchanting and
      absorbing! All one needs is to get the know-how of this simple
      method of the Saints."

      Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, in another new book published in January of
      this year called, Quintessence of Yoga: Secrets of Success,
      writes: "Devotee Jaydayal Goyandka taught clearly about the Yoga of
      Vision or Light and the Yoga of inner divine Sound. To consolidate
      vision and meditation with closed eyes causes:

      1) steadiness of mind,
      2) purity of character,
      3) inner peace, and,
      4) removal of ill-will.

      "Closing the ears when we hear the divine Sound within ourselves is
      the best approach. There is no harm in it. We can include this along
      with other practices. This practice of inner Sound can go on in the
      night, because there is no noise at that time and environment is
      peaceful......When the inner divine Sound merges into the
      imperishable Supreme Lord, there is the absolute State of
      Soundlessness (the Ultimate Reality)."

      You may ask, what does it mean to "close the ears"? There is a
      technique initiates learn to do just that in order to focus on inner
      Sound. Also, sometimes people use earplugs to block outer sounds
      during inner Sound practice [bhajan]. But there is another meaning.
      Some clarification is given in the book, The Harmony of All
      Religions, by Sant Sevi Ji, who states that closing the ears is
      primarily an internal reality that occurs after one's awareness has
      gone within: "When you focus your gaze within ajna chakra then
      automatically your physical ears will close and the inner ears will

      Here is the whole paragraph containing that sentence: "The path to
      find God is within your heart. Enter into ajna chakra (Third Eye
      Center, Seat of the Soul) and you will find it. It is found not in a
      man-made Ka'ba (Muslim pilgrimage place), but in God made Ka'ba
      (holy place), which means within your own heart or self. You should
      listen attentively to the reverberating divine Sound. The celestial
      Sound is coming to take you back to the Source. Listen to it
      attentively. Remember you cannot hear this with the physical ears.
      When you focus your gaze within ajna chakra then automatically your
      physical ears will close and the inner ears will open. By that power
      you can hear the celestial Sounds. The original Sound of the
      creation comes from the abode of God and it will take you to God."

      Maharishi Mehi: "Each stage of meditation has specific hallmarks to
      indicate progress. Although the above techniques may sound complex,
      this path is extremely simple to practice as is evidenced by the
      great numbers of people who have been practicing this meditation
      since ancient times."

      To see the "specific hallmarks" or visionary and auditory markers
      along the way alluded to here (moons, suns, stars, crooked tunnels,
      dark voids, bright Light, etc....), see "Chart Number Two, PDF File:

      NDE's (Near-Death Experiences) and OOBE's (Out-of-body or soul
      travel) via Meditation

      This is a paragraph from the book, Enchanted Land -- A Journey With
      the Saints of India, published by the MSAC Philosophy Group, going
      over the same inner steps and stages to this inner mystical
      landscape, from the chapter dedicated to the teachings of a female
      Radhaswami Guru by the name of Yogani Mata Ji:

      "How consciousness can be released from the mortal frame by
      attaching itself to the Stream of Celestial Music radiating from the
      top of the head and beyond......

      "Coupled with this physical stillness and ceaseless repetition of
      God's name, the next step is to contemplate the Light within. At
      first, Mata Ji pointed out, there will be only darkness but
      eventually Light will appear in the form of either small flashes or
      small star-like points. In any case, one should focus on the
      Radiance, keeping one's simran [name repetition] intact and allowing
      the Light to draw the soul inward. The third and most important
      step, Mata Ji said, is to listen to the Sound that issues forth from
      the Light. It is this Internal Music which will numb the body and
      allow the consciousness to leave its ordinary dwelling. By riding
      this Current of Light and Sound, like a fish going upstream, the
      soul will be able to go back to its Original Home.......

      "According to Mata Ji, what near-death patients experience is only
      the beginning of a vast sojourn into great universes of light, love
      and beauty." (ISBN: 1-56543-053-0)

      Maharishi Mehi from, The Philosophy of Liberation, reveals the final
      goal of Sant Mat Meditation -- The Fifth Stage that few talk about:
      merging with the Soundless, Nameless One: "Upon merging the mind
      with the Sound, there remains only the consciousness, free of the
      association with the mind. The consciousness free of the mind will
      be drawn to the flow of sounds, ultimately merging in Soundlessness
      or the Supreme Sovereign God. The internal practice of meditation
      ends here: the Supreme God is realized and the work is completed."
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