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Souls Riding the Sound Current

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
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    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 10 8:25 PM
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      Souls Riding the Sound Current

      Huzur Maharaj describes surat, the spirit entity [the soul], as a
      particle or the smallest representative unit of the Supreme Being
      like the ray of sun or drop of ocean. It has originated from the
      Supreme Being and has in essence all the attributes of the Supreme
      Being. Since Shabd [the Sound Current, "The Word"] is the First
      Manifestation of the Supreme Being, the spirit-entity has a natural
      affinity with it.

      Situated inward at the focus of the two eyes known as the teesra til
      [third eye center], the spirit-entity has been called the surat. As
      it descends at the heart centre and functions in the world, it is
      called jiva. Surat gives energy to every part of the body acting as
      the life-giving current. Though invisible, it can be known through
      its functioning. As it descends from above, it imparts vitality to
      mind, and then it combines with the current of mind and supplies
      vitality to sense organs. The jivas come in contact with material
      objects, and experience pleasure and pain through the sense organs.
      (The Radhasoami Faith -- A Historical Study, Vikas Publishing,
      Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, London)

      The State of Spirit Entity in the Third Degree --
      The Change of It's Powers with the Change of It's Spheres

      At present the spirit entity of a human being is residing in the
      third or material-spiritual region, and has, therefore, to do all
      the work here by means of the senses and the mind which are mediums
      between it and the material objects, and consequently, as a natural
      result, its power has become quite hampered. But as soon as it
      begins to ascend, the powers, which are now lying dormant, become
      active and the spirit entity acquires ultra-material or higher power.

      The Method of Taking Back the Spirit Entity
      to It's Original Source is to Ride the Sound Current

      The method for taking back the spirit entity to its Supreme Source
      is first to concentrate at the focus of eyes the spirit entity and
      mind which are defused in our body and in a manner tied to external
      objects by desires and passions, and next to commence its journey
      Homewards by attending to the Internal Sound, or in other words, by
      riding the Life or Sound Current which has originally emanated from
      the Supreme Source [Surat Shabd Meditation].

      The Current which has been instrumental in having brought it down
      here must naturally be the 'True Path' for its return to the
      Original Source, and whoever finds this Current is on the Path of
      Emancipation. This Current which is the Spirit and Life Current is
      called in the Radhasoami Faith, 'Sound' or 'Word' or 'Holy Name'.
      (Huzur Maharaj, in, Radhasoami Mat Prakash)

      Riding the Sound Current

      .....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. To do this, she [Mataji] said, one first
      must be initiated by a genuine mystic [Master] who has gained access
      to the higher realms. The practice itself, although it may take
      years to master, sounds relatively simple. The body should be kept
      perfectly still with one particular posture held for at least three
      hours. One may choose a cross-legged position (like the yogis in the
      lotus pose) or a more comfortable, relaxed position in a chair.
      Keeping the back erect and the mind alert, one continuously repeats
      God's name as given by his/her guru. This simran, as Mataji termed
      it, should be done with one's attention centered behind closed eyes.

      Coupled with this physical stillness and ceaseless repetition of
      God's Name [simran practice], the next step is to contemplate the
      Light within. At first, Mataji 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 intact and allowing the Light to
      draw the soul inward. The third and most important step, Mataji 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. (Yogani Mataji, "Enchanted Land")

      Bani (Hymn or Psalm)

      Unflinching faith has dawned on my mind now.
      I have implanted love for Shabd in my Surat.
      My great good fortune has now awakened.
      I have been lucky to attend the true Satsang
      of Radhasoami Dayal [Merciful Lord of the Soul].
      Incomparable and infinitely profound
      is the secret of Shabd,
      which Guru has very kindly imparted to me.
      (Prem Bani Radhasoami, Volume One)
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