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      The Principles of Sant Mat -- Also: New Radio Shows Online

      [Meditation Sangat]:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MeditationSangat
      {"This world is illusion. Death and birth
      are inevitable. Meditate!" -- Last Words of Baba Devi Sahab

      Comparative Religion from a Sant Mat Perspective -- Sant Mat Audio --

      New Radio Shows Online

      Spiritual Awakening Radio, Program 631: The Harmony of All Religions
      (new Sant Mat book), Part Three: The Sikh Religion of India.
      *****Online Streaming Audio -- Click to Listen to Program 631:
      http://www.tinyurl.com/de3rz
      (30 minutes)

      Spiritual Awakening Radio, Program 632: The Harmony of All Religions
      (new Sant Mat book), Part Four: Jainism.
      *****Online Streaming Audio -- Click to Listen to Program 632:
      http://www.tinyurl.com/dsn92
      (30 minutes)


      The Principles of Sant Mat

      1. Ultimate Reality is beyond any beginning or end, infinite, beyond
      birth, beyond the senses, all-pervading yet beyond pervasiveness. It
      must therefore be understood as the Supreme Being. This Essential
      Element is known as the Lord of All and is the foundation of all
      things. This Being is beyond both the inanimate and animate aspects
      of nature. It is without qualities and beyond qualities. Its nature
      is infinite, imperishable, all-powerful. It is beyond time and
      space, beyond sound and beyond form. It is the One without a second.
      The Supreme Being is beyond the scope of mind, the intellect and the
      senses. This entire universe is powered by the energy of this Being.
      This Being is not human. It is not manifested in physical form. It
      has existence beyond the illusion of maya, and there is nothing that
      exists outside of it. It is the Being which is eternal, existing
      from the beginning. Santmat considers this Being as the Divine
      Reality and this [knowing or merging with] Being is the goal of all
      spirituality.

      2. The individual soul is an inseparable part of the Supreme Being.

      3. The physical world of nature was created. It has an origin and an
      end.

      4. The soul bound by illusion (maya) remains in the cycle of death
      and birth. This is the cause of all suffering. In order to escape
      from this cycle of death and birth we must experience realization of
      this Supreme Being.

      5. By practicing devotion through these four techniques: Manas Japa
      (recitation of the divine name [Simran]), Manas Dhyana (focus on the
      divine form [Dhyan]), Dristi Sadhana (focus on the infinitesimal
      point [Third Eye Center -- contemplating the inner Light]), and Nada-
      nu-sandhana Yoga (concentration on the inner divine sounds [Surat
      Shabda Yoga] -- the practitioner consecutively transcends the realms
      of darkness, light, and sound which cloak the Truth -- the Divine.
      Only through a human body is a person able to achieve unity with the
      Divine.

      6. Lying, stealing, intake of intoxicating substances, adultery, and
      violence (including harming other beings) are the five sins to be
      avoided. Eating meat or fish is also considered to be a form of
      violence and should be avoided. The aspirants of Santmat must
      abstain from these vices.

      7. Consider the following as the requirements to attain liberation:

      Trust and belief in the Divine;

      commitment to seek the Divine within;

      devotion to a spiritual master;

      listening to the teaching of the spiritual discourse including study
      of the teaching of the saints and the scriptures;

      and diligent meditation practice.

      -- Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, "The Harmony of All Religions"
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