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Parmarthi Souls, Part One: A True Paramarthi

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  • santmat_mystic ( James )
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      [Radhasoami Reality]:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/%c2%adRADHASOAMI-REALITY
      {Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
      "Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

      From the Glossary of the Radhasoami Faith:

      *Paramarth -- (1) The highest and most sublime truth, true Parmartha
      spiritual knowledge, knowledge about the Supreme Being.
      (2) Truth, reality, earnestness.
      (3) The best end, highest object.
      (4) Salvation, spiritual welfare, spiritual regeneration.
      (5) Religion.
      (6) Religious pursuits.
      (7) Spiritual matters and affairs.
      (8) Parmarth is the performance of Bhakti (devotion) and Abhyas
      (internal practices) with a view to extricating Mana (mind) and
      Surat (spirit) from the region of Maya (illusion).

      *Parmarthi -- (1) One in search or pursuit of Parmarth, a follower
      of Parmarth.
      (2) Relating to Parmarth or the highest truth or spiritual
      knowledge.
      (3) Religious, spiritual.
      (4) Religious minded person.

      *Parmarthi Bhag -- Fitness for spiritual regeneration, desire for
      spiritual achievement.

      *Parmarthi jivas -- Religious persons; religious souls.

      *Parmarthi Kar-rawai -- Devotional acts, Sumiran [the practice of
      repeating God's Name, Dhyan [contemplating Light or the Radiant Form
      of the Master] and Bhajan [meditating--listening to the Inner Sound
      with an a spirit of love and devotion], and the reading and
      recitation of the holy books.

      Parmarthi Souls, Part One: A True Paramarthi

      The following is from the Spiritual Discourses of the Radhasoami
      Faith known as, Prem Patra Radhasoami, from Volume One, By Huzur
      Maharaj:
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      The Condition of True Paramarthi Souls,
      the Grades of Their Love For and Faith
      in Sat Purusha Merciful Radhasoami,
      the True Guru, and
      the Way This Love and Faith May Increase
      Day by Day
      ______________________________________

      A true paramarthi is one who has a strong desire to meet the True
      Supreme Being and to achieve true and perfect salvation of his jiva
      [soul].

      Such paramarthi souls often have a feeling of restlessness and
      anxiety how and when they would be able to attain the vision of the
      True Supreme Being and also how they can come into contact with Sant
      Satguru or Sadh Guru who can explain the secret and the path leading
      to Him so that their progress on the path may begin soon.

      If anybody explains the Supreme status of the True Supreme Being
      Merciful Radhasoami to such paramarthi souls and also gives the
      secret of His Region and explains the method of meeting Him, they
      feel very happy and extremely grateful to him and want to remain in
      his association as much as possible and they follow with great
      eagerness the method which may be explained to them for achieving
      the object.

      If the secret and the description of the path and the Supreme status
      of the True Supreme Being are explained to such paramarthis, they
      listen to it with great eagerness and do not make any irrelevant
      cirticism nor do they have any doubt about the existence of the True
      Supreme Being. On the other hand, as they have observed the way in
      which the work of the creation and Nature is carried on, they have
      already formed the belief that there must be some true Creator of
      this creation and He must be Omnipotent and Omniscient and also
      Omnipresent with all His powers.

      When they hear the secret of such Supreme Being and listen to the
      method for obtaining His vision, they feel extremely pleased and
      they consider it their great fortune to sacrifice their body, mind
      and wealth in every way to meet Him.

      When such souls start performing the practices internally (according
      to the method taught by the Satguru), they get internal experiences
      soon, i.e. on hearing the Sound of the internal Sabda, and on
      contemplating the Form of the Satguru their mind becomes quiescent
      to some extent and feels joy and its eagerness for these increases
      day by day.

      While living in the company of the Satguru, such devoted souls
      become filled with joy and happiness on having His darshan [vision,
      contemplation] and hearing His discourses and feel the joy and bliss
      of Bhajan and Dhyan in their internal practices and their love and
      faith in the Feet of the True Supreme Being and the Satguru goes on
      increasing in their mind day by day and they perform with love and
      enthusiasm the seva of the Satguru internally as well as externally
      with their body, mind and wealth and giving up the fear and shame
      and faith in the world and also discarding all doubts and suspicions
      from their mind, they follow the ways and methods of devotion
      without any misgivings and on the other hand, in their enthusiasm
      and love they themselves find out new ways and means and they do not
      bother at all about the calumnies and praises of worldly people,
      because the devotees find them totally unacquainted with and
      ignorant of the ways of paramartha. Such souls are known as
      excellent paramarthis. /////
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