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Satsang Discourse: Journey Towards Your Real Abode

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    Satsang Discourse: Journey Towards Your Real Abode [Radhasoami Reality]: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Radhasoami-Reality {Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami
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      Satsang Discourse: Journey Towards Your Real Abode

      [Radhasoami Reality]:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Radhasoami-Reality
      {Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
      "Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"}

      [Note: Will post more from the Anurag Sagar in a few more days.]


      0 Spiritual Traveler! Beware and remain watchful, vigilant and
      alert. The thugs (your lust, anger, greed, bewilderment and egotism)
      have already arrived and have carefully laid out their trap. Never
      take to this path alone (take the perfect guru along as your guide)
      for without the guru (guide on the path) you won't be able to
      negotiate the journey.

      Why don't you care to listen to the sound of Naam? In this
      phenomenal realm you are entangled as if in a maze. What peace
      and comfort you think you can derive out of it? Understand it well
      and beware of the perils here and journey towards your real abode.
      The physical, sensual and intellectual pleasure and enjoyments here
      are all the stuff with which Yamaraj (the lord of death) has knotted
      and laid his trap (in which you are captured). Run away and take
      flight from these snares; the Satguru will explain to you the
      substance and core of these snares and the way to escape from them.

      -- Swami Ji Maharaj,
      the new M.G. Gupta translation of the Sar Bachan Poetry and Prose,
      The Quintessential Discourse Radhasoami (three-volume set),


      Spiritual Discourse

      87. The practice of the Nada-nu-sandhana (Surat Shabd Meditation
      practice, the Yoga of Sound) is not mere child's play. Its full
      practice cannot be exercised by one who lacks Yama and Niyama
      (virtues and moral rectitude).

      There are sounds due to gross vibrations in the material body. To
      meditate on these gross sounds and believe it to be as the full
      practice of the Yoga of Sound shows a lack of knowledge of Yoga.
      According to the literature of the saints, Yama and Niyama are
      essential for mastery in the practice of the Nada-nu-sandhana (Surat
      Shabd Meditation, Yoga of Sound).

      88. Yama consists of five disciplines: satya (truthfulness), ahimsa
      (non-violence), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacarya (continence), and
      aparigraha (control of greed or non-possessiveness).

      Niyama also consists of five practices, which are the following:
      sauca (internal and external purity), santosha (contentment), tapas
      (penance), svadhyaya (study of spiritual matters) and pranidhana
      (meditation on God).

      89. In following Yama and Niyama, one exercises aversion from the
      five sins, serves the spiritual Master, attends satsang, and
      practices meditation......

      90. A comfortable asana (a pose of sitting or posture) of keeping
      the head, neck and trunk straight and steady is a must for
      meditation. Without the ability to sit in such a steady posture for
      prolonged periods, meditation cannot be practiced.

      91. Meditation should be practiced being alert, without being
      drowsy, shutting the eyes comfortably and without turning the
      eyeballs or pressing them in any way.

      92. The practice of meditation should be an essential part of the
      practitioner's daily routine. The preferred time of meditation is
      brahma-muhurta (very early in the morning: 3:00 A.M.). Likewise one
      should meditate at mid-morning and then again in the evening time.
      While falling asleep, one should also engage his mind in meditation.
      Further, it is good to practice Manas japa (simran) or Manas dhyana
      (dhyan) while working.

      93. Before learning the Nada-nu-sandhana (Surat Shabd Meditation,
      Yoga of Sound) in practicing Manas japa (simran, mantra repetition),
      Manas dhyana (focusing on the form of the Master or deity) and
      Drshti Yoga (focusing on a point that is practicing one-pointedness,
      Yoga of inner Light), one should meditate with eyes and mouth shut.
      Upon learning Nada-nu-sandhana (Surat Shabd Meditation or Yoga of
      Sound) from the Master, one should also close the ears.

      -- Sant Maharishi Mehi,
      "The Philosophy of Liberation"
      Published by the sangat at Maharishi Mehi Ashram, Bihar


      Shabd from the Sar Bachan Poetry

      Inside of me I am experiencing the roaring sound of thunderous cloud
      (from Trikuti) by hearing which my surat (soul, awareness, attention-
      faculty) has acquired equipoise and steadiness. My mind has
      abandoned all the poisonous surges and venomous waves (longings and
      cravings for sensual pleasures); 0 surat (soul), it is time that you
      soar and settle down there. Proceeding further, see that vast
      expanse with great depth (Maha-sunn which serves as the barrier
      between Brahmand and Satt Desh) where you will perceive that
      peculiar scenario enveloped in darkness.

      Having experienced it, your surat will halt at the sphere of the
      White Lotus (Satt Lok) and will become the darling of Shabd Guru
      (Word manifesting as guru or vice versa). 0 Companion! Hearken me!
      That is the sphere (i.e. Satt Lok) which is frequented by the saints
      ever and anon. When you become fully accomplished in hearing the
      sound of Satt, your triumph and victory (over Kaal and Maya) is
      loudly proclaimed (duhaayee). Whosoever takes to the feet of
      Radhasoami (as his shelter and sanctuary) becomes free from the
      recurrent circle of chaurasi.

      -- Swami Ji Maharaj,
      the new M.G. Gupta translation of the Sar Bachan Poetry and Prose,
      The Quintessential Discourse Radhasoami (three-volume set),
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