{“Spread the Fragrance of God’s Love” — Sant Rajinder Singh}

 

Inner Seeing and Hearing: We Use Two Different Techniques of Meditation
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I tell you truly, your body was made not only to breathe, and eat, and think, but it was also made to enter the Holy Stream of Life. And your ears were made not only to hear the words of men, the song of birds, and the music of falling rain, but they were also made to hear the Holy Stream of Sound. And your eyes were made not only to see the rising and setting of the sun, the ripple of sheaves of grain, and the words of the Holy Scrolls, but they were also made to see the Holy Stream of Light. (Essene Gospel of Peace, Volume Four, by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely)

 

In the beginning was the Word, the Word was alongside JAH, and the Word was JAH. (Ethiopian Bible, Yohannis [John’s] Gospel)

 

Jesus said, “Whoever drinks from My mouth will become like Me; I Myself shall become that person, and the Hidden Things will be revealed to him.” (Saying 108, Gospel of Thomas)

 

According to Rabbi Simeon, the “Voice of the trumpet (shofar)” is the “Word which proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord”, by which “man lives”. It is greater and stronger than all lower voices. On it depends all; it is called “great Voice”, and also a “still small Voice”, i.e. a clear though tiny light which illumines all things, but a “still Voice” also because men must be filled with awe and silence to hear it. (Book of the Zohar, Kabbalah)

 

For as it is written, in the beginning was the Sound, and the Sound was with God, and the Sound was God. I tell you truly, when we are born, we enter the world with the sound of God in our ears, even the singing of the vast chorus of the sky, and the holy chant of the stars in their fixed rounds; it is the Holy Stream of Sound that traverses the vault of stars and crosses the endless kingdom of the Heavenly Father. It is ever in our ears, so do we hear it not. Listen for it, then, in the silence of noontide; bathe in it, and let the rhythm of the music of God beat in your ears until you are one with the Holy Stream of Sound. (Essene Gospel of Peace, Volume Four, by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely)

 

I am the Word who dwells in the ineffable Voice. I dwell in undefiled Light….. I am the Sound. . . It is I who speak within every creature… (Trimorphic Protennoia — Sethian book in, The Nag Hammadi Library)

 

I am the Light that shines forth, that gives joy to the souls. (Gnostic Hymn of the Pearl in, The Acts of Saint Thomas in India)

 

When I was taken by the eternal Light out of the garment that was upon me, and taken up to a holy place whose likeness cannot be revealed in the world, then by means of a great blessedness I saw all those about whom I had heard…..I turned to myself and saw the Light that surrounded me and the Good that was in me, I became divine. (Book of Allogenes, The Revelation of the Unknowable God, Karen King, Polebridge Press)

 

Keep your soul absorbed in the Melody (Dhun);
Quench your thirst by drinking the nectar of the Shabd. (Swami Ji)

 

Hearing the Shabd Dhun in the heavens,
my soul was wonderstruck. (Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Poetry)

 

Pierce through the six chakras and go upwards –
Listen to the Divine Melody arising there.
Through the Melody, the turbulent mind is quieted.
Know this to be the only way your practice will bear fruit.
(Sant Namdev)
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Note:

 

“Simran” is a term for the practice of repeating sacred names while gazing into the darkness for the manifestation of the Divine Light during meditation practice.

 

“Bhajan” is the practice of listening in the silence for the inner Sound during Shabd Meditation.
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Question: What should we do if we are doing simran, but the Sound starts to come in; or we are doing bhajan, but we start seeing Light within?

 

Sant Rajinder Singh: When we meditate, we use two different techniques of meditation: meditation on the inner Light or simran practice, and meditation on the inner Sound or bhajan practice to hear the sweet symphonies of the Sound of God. When we do the Sound or bhajan practice, we may hear many different types of Sounds, which can include small bells, a big bell, the conch or shell, thunder, drums, veena, bagpipes, flutes, and other Sounds within ourselves. These Sounds that we hear or the Lights that we see in the beginning are all reflections of the Sounds and the Lights of the inner regions.

 

If we are doing the bhajan practice and hear the Sound Current, we should keep our attention on the Sound. We should not do simran while listening to the Sound Current. Simran, or the repetition of the five Holy Names of God, is done when we are doing meditation on the Light of God. If, while doing bhajan, we see Light we should not pay attention to the Light, but keep focusing on the Sound we hear coming from the right side.

 

When we do the bhajan exercise to hear the Sound we do not repeat simran because the Sound Current will grab our attention automatically and lift our soul up. When we do bhajan, we should not go after the Sound. We should listen to the Sound that comes to us from the right side. It actually is coming from above, but since we are used to hearing from the right side or the left side, to us it seems like the Sound is coming from the right side. That Sound is going to lift us up. We should keep our attention focused on the Sound, which will automatically raise us up.

 

Also, if we are doing bhajan and start seeing the Light, we should not pay attention to the Light. Rather, we should continue to concentrate on the Sound Current that we hear.

 

If we are doing simran, and start hearing the Sound Current, we should not listen to the Sound but stay focused on the Light.

 

We also should not break our meditation and switch from one to another if Light comes in during bhajan, or Sound comes in during simran. We should stick with one practice for the length of time allotted to it. We should focus on the Sound during bhajan, and on the Light during simran. In this way, we can perfect both practices by staying concentrated on the one we started to do. But we should spend time in both practices each day.

 

Q: Can we hear the Sound Current when not doing bhajan?

 

Yes, many times we do hear the divine Sound Current even when not doing the bhajan practice. When we are walking around, or when we get up in the morning, depending on the state or development of our soul, we might hear the Sound Current. If some inner Sound is coming during the day when we are not in the bhajan practice, let it continue. It is not going to distract you.

 

Q: If I am doing simran and I hear the inner Sound, what should I do?

 

There are times when we sit for simran that we hear the divine Sound Current. Why? The Sound Current is going on all the time within us. But we should not pay attention to the Sound during the simran practice. If the Sound comes during the simran or Light practice, do not focus on it; rather, keep your attention on the Light during the meditation on the Light.

 

Q: I wonder if you would talk about our home in Sach Khand [True Heaven or Plane]?

 

Master Kirpal: Suppose you’ve seen a beautiful building or the palace of a king somewhere, and then you go to some village made of mud huts… This is only an example. You may spend some time in the astral, very little in the causal, nothing more. These are matters to be EXPERIENCED. But it is in Sach Khand, or Sat Naam that God comes into full expression. That can only be experienced in the spiritual planes. There are physical, astral, causal, and beyond them the spiritual planes. You can give a poor description of the astral and causal, to some extent, but the Beyond really cannot be understood — in this language.

 

“Spiritual Thirst”
By Sant Rajinder Singh:

 

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RESPONSE FROM DASSAN DAS (SLAVE OF GOD’S SLAVES) JI

 

Ik Oankaar Satnaam Satgur Parsaad
Dhan Dhan Paar Braham Parmesar
Dhan Gu-Guru-Satgur-Gurbani-Satsangat

 

Kottan Kot Dandaut Parvaan Karna Ji:

 

It looks like these folks have done a lot of analysis concerning the hearing of the sound and concentration on the sound during meditation and so on.  They have also mentioned hearing from the right year and left year and so on.  Though we don’t mean to criticize their findings but we think that either they didn’t really experienced the Divine Music or they are not telling the complete truth, and we sure can talk about these things based on our actual physical experiences and in light of the Gurbani.

 

This sound current as mentioned in Gurbani is the Anhad Shabad or Panch Shabad Anhad Naad music that is heard in the Dassam Duaar:

 

anhadh sabadh dhasam dhuaar vajiou theh a(n)mrith naam chuaaeiaa thhaa ||2||
The unstruck sound current of the Shabad vibrates and resounds in the Tenth Gate;
the Ambrosial Naam trickles down there. ||2||

 

SGGS 1002

 

This is not merely a sound current, it is an equivalent of musical melodious sounds that are generated by a number of musical instruments.  It is heard only after opening of the Dassam Duaar and is heard in the Dassam Duaar and not in the ears.  Though it might seem like being heard in the ears.  This is a continuous stream of musical sounds and never stops, as said above this is the real Amrit, this is the real Amrit that is activated after opening of the Dassam Duaar.  

 

Gurbani also says that the Dassam Duaar is the place where Akal Purakh, Param Jyot Puran Parkash resides Himself in the human body:

 

dhasam dhuaaraa agam apaaraa param purakh kee ghaattee ||
The Tenth Gate is the home of the inaccessible, infinite Supreme Lord.
SGGS 974

 

This eternal music doesn’t remain just music as the Surat goes in to higher realms, it becomes Gurbani.  It becomes the pure Shabad as well, that is how Guru Sahibans heard Gurbani in their Dassam Duaar in Rag Mala (in the garland of classical indian musical measures) and then was written down.  Guru Nanak Patshah has very clearly mentioned in His Gurbani:

 

jaisee mai aavai khasam kee baanee thaisarraa karee giaan vae laalo ||
As the Word of the Forgiving Lord comes to me, so do I express it, O Lalo.
SGGS 722

 

There are other places in Gurbani where it has been said that it is the Dhurki Bani, which means it comes straight from the Almighty, it is the word of the Akal Purakh.

 

Our own personal experience is that as the Surat goes in to more and more silence mode, as the thoughts are minimized, the intensity of the Anhad Naad music increases tremendously, it is heard all the time, at work, while driving, eating, watching TV and so on. At the time of meditation when we concentrate on the Anhad Naad music, its intensity becomes unbearable, as we say sometimes there is so much of Amrit that it becomes unbearable, so is the case with this Amrit if Anhad Naad music.  At this point many a times or most of the times the Surat or the soul goes in to a complete silence mode, a complete trance mode, nothing is heard, nothing is spoken, no thoughts, which is called Sunn Smadhee.

 

The most important thing is that it is all Gur Parsaad, if we think otherwise, it is Haumai, but in absence of Haumai it becomes Gur Parsaad.  Most people who got their Dassam Duaars open didn’t try to open them, it doesn’t work that way.  The key is the complete surrender to the Gur and Guru with complete and full commitment, belief, faith and trust and earn the Gurbani by doing it in daily life, earn the words of the Guru by putting them in to practice as soon as you learn them, then the rewards are tremendous, because this is what Gurbani says.  And whatever Gurbani says is Puran Sat in itself and is the law of divinity and has to come true to you when you do it in the real and practical sense.

 

If these things doesn’t happen then it means that there is something wrong with in ourselves and we need to work on correcting ourselves.

 

The Naam is only SAT, and nothing else is the Naam, only SAT is self created Naam of the self created Akal Purakh, everything else is below Naam.  Everything else is below SAT, this is the highest and the purest and pious eternal truth – SATNAAM.  Everything else is the praise or Mahima of Naam, that is why SATNAAM is so powerful, the most powerful, as powerful as Almighty Himself.  It is the pure and pious only and only Eternal Truth, because it doesn’t change.  It has been so from the beginning, has been so for all ages, and will remain so for all ages to come:

 

True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages.
True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. ||1||

 

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It has been given in the Mool Mantra very clearly – which gives the complete and unquestionable definition of Akal Purakh:

 

Ik Oankaar Satnaam,
One Universal Creator God. The Name Is “Truth”

 

with all His Vital Qualities :–

 

Nirbhao, Nirvair, Akal Murat, Ajunie and Saibhun
Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred.
 Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent

 

and all His Super Powers – One Creator, One Doer, He can only be achieved by His Eternal Blessings –

 

Gur Parsaad.
By Guru’s Grace

 

And this is what we have been told very kindly by the Guru Nanak Patshah Ji to

 

Jap
Chant And Meditate.

 

– and Jap means remembrance, means simran, means get absorbed in this Mool Mantra. Then all these super powers and super qualities will be carved inside your Hirda and you will become SAT SAROOP.

 

All the other Shabads used and explained as Naam by various spiritual leaders and masters are not Naam.  They are below Naam and therefore not as powerful as Naam itself.  The Naam is the only One which is complete in itself and doesn’t change with time and that is Satnaam.  The person who has the Gur Parsaad of Naam – Satnaam when meditates on this Satnaam with full and complete belief, faith, trust, devotion, love and complete surrender to the Gur (Akal Purakh – God) and Guru (Guru is the one who can give Satnaam, who is a Puran Sant, Puran Braham Gyani) is bound to succeed and go to the highest realms of the divinity – the realms of truth and become one with Almighty, merge in Him.

 

Swami Ji (as projected to be from the Radha Soami Satsang) never belonged to any such Satsang, there was no existence of any Radha Soami thing in Swami Ji’s Satsang. 

 

 

Swami Dyal Shiv Singh ji   : 1818-1878

 

Swami Ji was a descendent of a Saint – Baba Tulsi Sahib – from Hathras in UP, who gave the Gur Parsaad to Swami Ji.

 

 

Baba Tulsi Sahib  : 1763 – 1843

 

Baba Tulsi Sahib from Hathras belonged to the royal families of the Maratha Kings and left his crown and kingdom for Naam when he was blessed with the Gur Parsaad.  

 

“One biographical account suggests he was engaged to be married against his will. On the day before the wedding, he ran away and took up the life of a sadhu, a spiritual mendicant wandering through forests, going from town to town, engaged in meditation. In the early 1800s, he settled in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, where he spent the rest of his life.”

 

Truth Lies Within
By Baba Tulsi Sahib

 

Within the body lies the essence
which the Vedas and the Puranas are seeking.
Within this body exists the entire Universe, so the sagacious Saints say.
Recluses, ascetics and monks are searching for Him in variegated garbs.
Rishis, munis and avdhoots lay stress on scriptures and holy books.
The learned of the world, puffed up with pride in their scholarly traditions, remain deluded by their erudition.
They delude the world through
the practice of pilgrimage, fasting and charity;
They glorify bathing in holy waters
and their followers bear the evil consequences.
They get lost in rituals and external observances
 and never can reach the destination.

Such is the state of people in this world
Who keep revolving in the cycle of eighty-four.
Only the Saints have attained the Ultimate, O Tulsi,
They obtain liberation who realize the Truth.
The pedantic are engrossed in the practice of traditions,
And evermore, in their ego, are they enslaved by delusion.

 

 

Swami Ji meditated on Satnaam, there was nothing as five Shabad Naam as currently prevalent in Radha Soami Satsang in Swami Ji’s Satsang, he always preached Satnaam. 

 

 

 

Baba Jaimal Singh Ji.

 

 

Baba Jaimal Singh Ji was given the Gur Parsaad by Swami Ji and by virtue of which he became a Puran Sant and was blessed by Swami Ji to run the show after Him.

 

It was at this point that some other disciples of Swami Ji spitted and started the Radha Soami Satsang and restored to five Shabad Naam thing, and then later on after the departure of Baba Jaimal Singh Ji this tradition of Radha Soami and five Shabad Naam came in to Punjab as well.

 

So what we mean to say here is that Baba Tulsi Sahib Ji,  Swami Shiv Dyal Singh Ji and Baba Jaimal Singh Ji preached the Puran Sat – the Satnaam only, the understanding and explanation of these great Sants of that time of the Panch Shabad was not the Naam as words comprising of five words, but it was the Panch Shabad Anhad Naad Amrit referred in the Gurbani.

 

In fact this was Baba Jaimal Singh Ji’s quest and thirst (obviously due to His Purbley Janama Key Ankur) for Panch Shabad Anhad Naad Amrit (which he read and learned from Gurbani in his early childhood) brought him to Swami Ji after an extensive search for many years for such a soul who could bless Him with this Gur Parsaad of Amrit. Along the line somewhere this has fallen through the cracks and the later followers of the Radha Soami Satsang started giving it a distorted definition. So it sounds like they either didn’t experience the Panch Shabad Anhad Naad or they did not speak the complete truth, and in both cases didn’t deliver and serve the complete truth, which their ancestors delivered and served very boldly.

 

Not delivering and serving the complete truth – Puran Sat is same as cheating the Sangat and also the Akal Purakh, which is not acceptable in the Dargah of Akal Purakh. This cheating and deceiving business is very prevalent in modern day religious circles (so called) and is responsible for misleading the masses. Lot of these religious leaders or Sants get carried away by the existing practices which have distorted so much from their originality over a long period of time, and the one who speaks the complete truth gets beaten up and criticized. Look at the Dassam Patshah Ji, He is the one who was a Puran Sant Satguru a Puran Braham Gyani and by virtue of being so He was Amrit Ka Data Himself, so He prepared the Amrit Himself and gave the Gur Parsaad to those five only who gave their heads to Him, who completely surrendered themselves to Him, and that is how they got enlightened and became Puran Braham Gyanis themselves with His Gur Kirpa and Gur Parsaad, and these were individually called as Khalsa – because they had Puran Jyot Parkash in them and enjoyed the Atam Rus, and then He also called them the Satguru (individually), there remained no difference between Dassam Patshah Ji and each of these five Puran Khalsas, Puran Braham Gyanis.  And look at the present day distortion of this tradition (as it is called, needs no explaination), which is the reason for the down fall of the society. This distortion has taken the society away from the Puran Sat. Only a Nirbhao and Nirvair can deliver and serve the Puran Sat.

 

Dassan Das (Slave Of God’s Slaves)