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299A Spiritual Discourse by Shivbrat Lal, from a Radhaswami classic

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
    Oct 12, 2005
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      A Spiritual Discourse by Shivbrat Lal, from a Radhaswami classic
      called "Dayal Yoga"

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      {Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
      "Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

      The human body is a kin to a radio broadcasting station (transmitting
      point). It transmits into the ethers subtle and mental waves of what
      the mind thinks. Mental thought-forces and spiritual currents go out
      in the atmosphere according to the disposition of one's mental and
      spiritual make up. The human body system is also a radio receiver. A
      powerful broadcasting station is more effective. Likewise, the
      receiving set has to be tuned to listen to such broadcasts. The mind
      can be made receptive to the Guru's solace-giving thought and
      spiritual currents. This can be achieved by the quality of attention.
      One's attention is the number one tool which can do and undo things.
      The magnetic force of the Guru's holy touch is the guiding principle.
      If the initiate fixes their attention properly, there is no question
      of failure in meditation.

      Various sorts of sound currents reverberate in the human system
      (brain) from which the initiate has to pick up the right one and
      listen to it, otherwise he will go astray and lose his equipoise. The
      practical Guru forewarns his disciple and directs which sound to
      listen to and which one to discard. A variety of sound currents are
      of a lower order which have to be rejected. The experienced
      practitioner [of Surat Shabda Yoga] knows that some of these low
      order sound currents can become audible. Therefore the initiate his
      to be very careful and avoid then in entirety. If not, they are bound
      to create a sort of roadblock in the ascension process.

      As aspirant must first get the know-how, this is what initiation
      means and implies. It is fruitless to make an effort independently.
      It is bound to fail. Unless one gets the name and address of a
      person's house in a large city, he cannot find the residence he wants
      to go to. The same law operates in the pursuit of Satsang. The Guru
      there is the living divine guide in the person of a living Master.
      One needs help from such a living source to acquaint himself and then
      start practice. The discourses of the Master are very instructive.
      The very presence of the Guru is a suggestive and corrective
      phenomena. The atmosphere is serene, calm and peaceful. The spiritual
      current of the Guru plays its own role. All this produces a sobering
      and purifying effect on the mind. The law of association with the
      Guru works wonders. So let him be the guiding light of life. In this
      way alone would the initiate cast away ignorance and dispel all
      obscurities and failings. The devotee receives the required
      knowledge. Then he needs to commence his spiritual journey
      internally. No doubt the devotee gaines knowledge, receives Naam Dan
      (initiation) and gets happily engaged in his practice.

      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 Dhun-Atmic Shabda (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. A sufi of note has described
      this condition thus:

      If I were to reveal a little of the Heavenly Music that is heard
      within, even the dead will rise from their graves.

      -- Shri Shivbrat Lal