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Jun 16, 2022

Today on this Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast, three charming parables about beings with limited perceptions of the dimensions of space-time and yet are attempting to comprehend a vastly more complicated multidimensional cosmos: A Man Trapped in a Well Arguing with the Person Above Holding the Rope, Guru Nanak's, "Point My Feet In A Direction Where God Is Not", and India's version of Plato's Cave: The Frog in a Well. We are that frog dwelling in the "well" of our limited understanding, attempting to come to terms with accounts of vast unknown realms beyond. The Master-Power working overhead reaches out to us, attempting to show us the way forward.


There is "level confusion", as it is known, which is when human beings believe they can put God and the heavens into material confines such as temples made of wood and stone here on earth in time and space, or religious organizations residing in buildings of brick and mortar. Humanity tries to make heaven fit into tiny earthy symbolic and ritual spaces rather than taking the natural path of being souls, drops of consciousness, that rise up to the heavenly state and explore it As It Is. In the history of religion, human beings always seem to wish to bring heaven down to the earth-plane rather than leaving attachments and confines behind and ascend up to the heavens As They Are. Kabir says, "The musk is in the deer, but it seeks it not within itself: it wanders in quest of grass." Kabir is advocating the path of exploring inner space through meditation, going within the (true) temple of the human body, saying it is bigger on the inside, with vast heavenly realms of inner suns, moons, stars, and multiverses... and God... and you.


Today, readings from: Songs of Kabir, Hazur Baba Sawan Singh, The Book of the Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Invisible God, The Gospel of Judas, The Tao Te Ching of Lao-tzu, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Soamiji Maharaj, a spiritual Satsang Discourse of Baba Ram Singh defining what is meant by inner and outer satsangs, also shedding light on the interior voyage of the soul back to it's true home beyond the lower worlds of time (Kal), illusion (Maya) and karma. Through the grace of the masters and the power of the Sound Current, the devotee (bhakta) comes to rest in the Lap of of the Supreme Father, the Beloved Radhasoami. "The soul gets very happy, and it gets connected to the Sar Shabd with the Grace of the Masters, and then that Sar Shabd takes the soul to the Sach Khand." This Sant Mat Satsang Podcast concludes with a hymn of one of the greatest bhajan singers of recent memory: Baba Somanath. "Fix your attention at the third eye. Shake off this false dream; remove duality and evil propensities from your within... The Divine Guru is the radiant form of Light: He banishes all darkness. Just like the moon rising in the night sky, He drives away the illusion of ignorance... See the Truth with your own eyes. In the blink of an eye Maya [illusion] is destroyed, and the light (of the soul) merges into the Divine Light (of Shabd)."


In Divine Light, Sound, and Love, Radhasoami,

James Bean

Spiritual Awakening Radio