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Love, Devotion, Total Concentration, Prayer and Grace

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
    [Radhasoami Reality]: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RADHASOAMI-REALITY {Radhasoami Dayal ki Daya Radhasoami Sahai: Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6, 2003
      [Radhasoami Reality]:
      {Radhasoami Dayal ki Daya Radhasoami Sahai:
      "Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

      Love, Devotion, Total Concentration, Prayer and Grace

      Sant Mat is a Path of Bhakti -- Love and Devotion

      All Sants, and Radhasoami Dayal in particular, have, in their Bani
      [hymns], laid great stress upon engendering love. The idea is that
      the task can be accomplished quickly and easily with the help of
      love. Mere renunciation cannot afford so much advantage, nor can
      mere comprehension of the Faith confer such a benefit.

      All activities in the world are going on because of love and desire.
      If one does not have any feeling of love or he has no interest in a
      matter, he can do nothing. For the real spiritual welfare of their
      soul, it therefore behooves all Jivas [souls] to develop true love
      for the Supreme Being.

      Total Concentration of Mind and Spirit Without Distraction

      No Joy or bliss can be derived without the internal quiescence and
      concentration of mind and spirit. A sincere practitioner should,
      therefore, take particular care that his mind is not taken up by
      worldly thoughts and ramblings at the time of devotional practices,
      otherwise no bliss will be felt in Abhyas [spiritual

      It can be observed that if one's mind is pre-occupied with some
      thought or anxiety at the time of eating, one does not feel the
      taste of any thing, (although the fare may consist of a variety of
      preparations), i. e., although one does eat every type of
      preparation, yet one does not feel what one ate or what its taste
      was like.

      How can, then, the spiritual practices prescribed by Sants, which
      are extremely delicate and subtle, be felt enjoyable without the
      concentration of mind and spirit? Just as the food comes in contact
      with the tongue at the time of eating, yet its taste cannot be
      enjoyed if the attention is elsewhere, so if the mind and spirit of
      the practitioner did reach, up to the Form or partially come in
      contact with the current of Shabd, no joy and bliss can, be
      experienced in Dhyan [inner seeing] and Bhajan [inner hearing], if
      the attention is directed elsewhere. i. e., engaged in worldly
      thoughts. It is, therefore, very important that the attention is
      kept under control at the time of devotional practices. In other
      words, joy would be experienced only, if the attention is focused
      on Form and Shabd, otherwise one would achieve nothing at the end of
      his devotional practice and would feel unhappy.

      Prayer and Grace at the Feet of the Merciful Lord of All Souls:
      Radhasoami Dayal

      A devotee should pray for forgiveness and apply himself to the
      spiritual practices with all his heart and soul; then by the grace
      of Radhasoami Dayal his state of mind will soon undergo a change and
      he will receive internally more than usual, nay, unusual delight and

      In this way, the mercy of Radhasoami Dayal will be realized as to how
      He looks after His own dear children and how by revealing to them
      their failings and impurity of their minds, He gradually eradicates
      evils and by increasing their understanding and by training
      them in the ways of devotion and purity, bestows bliss and happiness

      -- Huzur Maharaj, Prem Patra Radhasoami -- The Love Discourses of
      the Lord of the Soul: Supreme Being/Supreme State
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