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Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean explores the world of spirituality, The Path of the Masters (Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), Gnostic Gospels, mystics, world scriptures, God, meditation, mystical experiences, the vegan diet, and other ahimsa ethics -- education for a more peaceful planet.

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Spirituality of the Sikh Scriptures of India

October 3rd, 2023


Essential Key Teachings According to the Satgurus in the Sikh Scriptures, the Guru Granth


ONE - Living Masters Having Living Disciples - The Need For The Living Satguru and For Initiation Into the Meditation Practice 

Spiritual Guidance from the Great Master Hazur Baba Sawan Singh

September 28th, 2023


"The goal is to catch and rise up on the Sound Current to our Eternal Home. The Saints have only one message to give and that they give in the manner …

A History of Vegetarianism and Veganism in the World Religions

September 26th, 2023


A rarely discussed amazing history of vegetarianism and even veganism in the great world religions and philosophies: 


Akhenaten the "Heretic" …

Baba Somanath's Spiritual Commentary on the Mystic Sar Bachan Radhaswami Poetry of Swami Ji Maharaj

September 19th, 2023


"O Guru Sawan, work Your alchemy on Your disciple Somanath. Touching this iron with the philosopher’s stone, transform it through and through into …

There is Divine Light and Sound Within You, Within Everyone

September 14th, 2023


The great Masters teach that the Sound of God is within everyone -- this Holy Stream of Sound is within every living thing. This is why those given …

Seven Steps to Heaven, The Way of the Mystics

September 12th, 2023


"Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world have an inclination towards spirituality." (Swami SantSevi Ji Maharaj) 


Today, A …

Finding Light in the Darkness, Rising Above the Darkness Into the Light

September 7th, 2023


After expressing some thoughts about war and peace, selected readings from many masters, mystics, and spiritual classics or scriptures of the East …

Introduction to The Path of The Masters, Mystics of the East

August 29th, 2023


Return to the Source, The Path of the Masters, Julian P. Johnson: "The message of the Masters fills the world with hope, and at the same time it …

The Opposite of "Not One Of Us" is "We Are All One"

August 22nd, 2023


Before the main segment, The Opposite of "Not One Of Us" is "We Are All One”, I begin the program by sharing spiritual readings covering various topics from several sources: The Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah; a Saying of …

The Vegetarian Christians of Early Christianity

August 15th, 2023


One thing that might be rather surprising to most people that can be learned by doing a study of the gospels, acts and other literature of the Hebrew Christians -- the Ebionites -- the Christianity that Existed Before …

Finding God - The Hidden Power - Within You Through the Spiritual Practices of Sant Mat

August 10th, 2023


What a delight it is this week to be sharing with everyone in our satsang community and gathering of spiritual seekers readings about Baba Ram Singh's spiritual search when he was young, his prayers to the Hidden Power, …

The Mystery of Swami Ji's Well, Surviving and LOST Letters of Swami Ji Maharaj

August 8th, 2023


"One thing which Chachaji did and which will be always remembered was that one day, heaven knows what brainwave he had, he tied up into a bundle many letters of Soamiji Maharaj in His own handwriting, His other papers, …

Seven Teachings of Sant Mat and Requirements For Initiation

August 1st, 2023


Today we explore: The Goal of Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: Our Path Back to the Source; The Six Stages of Inner Sound Meditation; The Traveler of the Inner Subtle Path; The Five Precepts or Moral Requirements …

The Path of Inner Light and Sound is Within and Was Created by the Supreme Being

July 27th, 2023


This Path of the Masters Has Been Created By God Almighty. It Has Not Been Created By Any Mahatma or Saint or Sect.


"When our soul came from God …

Spiritual Wisdom From Rural India: Sant Mat Teachings

July 25th, 2023


Unaffected by the West, in rural India spiritual paths such as traditional Sant Mat continue to preserve and communicate the wisdom of the Masters about living a spiritual way of life. At the heart of their spirituality …

Spiritual Gems (Letters) of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh

July 18th, 2023


The Importance of Spiritual Gems, Letters from Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji: Here we have letters from a successor of a successor of Sant Radhasoami (Radhaswami) Sahib, looking to the West and communicating with some of …

Being a Spiritual Survivor in This Land of Illusion

July 13th, 2023


Spiritual seekers are faced with many possible choices and detours along the way. If the genuine seeker finds spiritual sustenance in the luminous wisdom of the saints and mystics, they will reach the first level of …

Mystic Poetry of Sant Jayadeva from the Adi Granth and Gita Govinda

July 11th, 2023


Says Jayadeva: "In the very beginning was the Primal Lord, unrivaled, the Lover of Truth and other virtues. He is absolutely wonderful, transcending …

Divine Grace Busts Into Worlds of Time and Space to Rescue Souls, The Wisdom of Baba Somanath

July 4th, 2023


There is a message coming from beyond the stars, a communication emanating from the Timeless Realm to those lost somewhere in time, a gospel calling …

Hinduism, Christianity, Religion, Spirituality, Jesus-Krishna Parallels, Spiritual Paths, and Sant Mat Mysticism

June 27th, 2023


Today's Program Has Several Segments -- Table of Contents -- Program Outline:


Quotes from the Upanishads; 


Bhagavad Gita/Gospel of Thomas …

The Spiritual Message of Radhasoami (RadhaSwami), a Gospel of Love

June 20th, 2023


"In a nutshell, the Radhasoami Faith is a gospel of love. Love towards the holy feet of Radhasoami Dayal [Merciful Lord of the Soul], love towards …

Ascension of the Soul Through the Higher Planes, Heavens, Realms, Inner Regions, Levels, Spheres

June 15th, 2023


"You must be ready to accept the possibility that there is a limitless range of awareness for which we now have no words; that awareness can expand beyond range of your ego, your self, your familiar identity, beyond …

We Can Receive Guidance and Insight In the Silence of Meditation

June 13th, 2023


Through silence meditation we can "step outside the box." Silence speaks volumes. The practice of receiving inner guidance or hearing the Voice or …

The Disciple is Genuine Even If the Guru is Not! Baba Faqir Chand's Radhasoami Teachings

June 6th, 2023


Says Rumi: "Sometimes, though rarely, the disciple (of a false guru) because of the sincerity of his quest for God may derive spiritual benefit even from that false guru (literally, ‘the falsehood of the impostor may …

God's Name is the Foundation for a Spiritual Way of Life: Simran Practice

June 1st, 2023


Kirpal Singh: "Simran is the first step of the spiritual ladder." "By Simran of Holy Names, we get rid of the thoughts of the world. One feels the …

A Cosmic Conspiracy in the Matrix of the Demiurge (Kal Niranjan)

May 30th, 2023


Also, Being A Spiritual Warrior In A World Of Illusion, Studies in the Anurag Sagar (India's Most Gnostic Scripture)


In a sacred text from India known as Kabir's Ocean of Love (Anurag Sagar) Kal Niranjan, the Gnostic …

How To Associate With God and Truth: The 3 Levels of Satsang

May 23rd, 2023


THE THREE LEVELS OF SATSANG (Association with the Eternal Truth or God):


* The Third Level of Satsang (Association with the Writings of Sages and Saints);


* The Second Level of Satsang (Association with the …

The Mystery Guru of Sant Mat History: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib

May 16th, 2023


On the Origins of Modern-day Sant Mat: In the beginning there was one Sant Mat Path founded by Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras with Satsang centers in …

Caught Up to the Heavens: Tulsi Sahib and the Gnostic Saints of India

May 11th, 2023


Like Galileo discovering new worlds through the lens of his telescope, mystics of the East and West (Jewish mystics, Christian Gnostics, Sufis, and in modern times, the Sants and Radhaswamis of India: Path of Sant Mat) …

The Unknown Guru of Radhasoami History: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, Part ONE

May 9th, 2023


For many years some scholars and others curious about Sant Mat history have been puzzled by references in Radhasoami literature to a living master …

Seeing the Divine For Oneself According to Sant Tulsi Sahib and Maharshi Mehi

May 2nd, 2023


Sant Tulsi Sahib's Mystic Poetry, Maharshi Mehi's Mystic Poetry and Hymns (Padavali), Plus Swami Vyasanand on the Five Levels of Love (Bhakti).


In …

The Spiritual Treasure of Kabir, Mystic Verses of the Bijak

April 25th, 2023


Kabir Says: "Just as a coded document shows the way to a hidden treasure, just so this Bijak shows the way to realize the soul. It teaches such …

A Love That Takes You Higher During Meditation

April 20th, 2023


Hazur Baba Sawan Singh on the Afterlife, A Matter of Life and Death: "Coming back here again or going up within after death depends on the tendency of the attention." 


Sant Dadu Dayal: "Where you keep your mind while …

Orion, Cosmic Man in the Sky

April 18th, 2023


Today: 1) A Reflection about the Constellation Orion, the Cosmic Man in the Sky, a Shared Experience of Light For Countless Generations; 2) a Spiritual Discourse from, The Night is a Jungle, by Kirpal Singh: on the Five …

The Jewel of Happiness: Sikh Guru Arjan Dev's Mystic Verses With Commentary by Santji

April 11th, 2023


The Sukhmani of Guru Arjan Dev explores Simran (the repetition of names of God and meditation that leads to merging with God), meditation on the Sound Current, the greatness of Saints and Satsang, bhakti: love and …

Who's Qualified to Answer Our Spiritual Questions?

April 6th, 2023


We may find ourselves beginning our spiritual search with only questions, and not have anyone able to answer them. Or we may notice lots of religious or spiritual voices out there pretending to have the answers, and not …

Instructions For Holding Satsang

April 4th, 2023


Satsang is a term that means association ('sang') with the Eternal Timeless Truth or God ('Sat'). Satsang means "association with Eternal Truth" as well as "association with God," and is to some extent comparable to …

Light On The Saints of the East

March 28th, 2023


Explored today during this spiritual podcast, A Satsang Without Walls, A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: The Book As Guru? Baba Bishan Das discusses a …

What the Eye Has Not Seen, the Ear Has Not Heard

March 23rd, 2023


There's a spiritual saying, an axiom of wisdom, that's been meaningful to millions of people spanning many centuries, scriptures, spiritual classics, …

Do the Meditation. Do Simran. The Light of Ajaib Singh (Santji)

March 21st, 2023


Today we explore: A History of Simran Practice in the Sant Tradition (Path of the Masters, Panch Naam, Also the Five Names of the Sethian Gnostics), The Many Names of the One Nameless God (Anami Purush);



For the Sake of the God-conscious Beings Heaven and Earth Came Into Being

March 14th, 2023


"Whenever feeling downcast, each person should vitally remember, 'For my sake, the entire world was created.'" (Baal Shem Tov)


The Baal Shem Tov is …

Spiritual Consciousness is Attained Through a Very Special Kind of Meditation

March 9th, 2023


The world presents us with infinite distractions to always keep us off-center, diverting our attention from our spiritual goals, seemingly never able to reach an oasis of peace and tranquility. And within as well, there …

The Life and Wisdom of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami Faith

March 7th, 2023


Baba Jaimal Singh, and other disciples of Soamiji Maharaj, were initiated in Soamiji's meditation room at his home in Panni Gali, Agra. 


"Swami Ji then began to instruct him [Baba Jaimal Singh] into the theory and …

Freedom from Fear and Social Anxieties - Practice Bhakti in Whatever Way You Can

March 2nd, 2023


Kabir says: "Put all imaginations away, and stand fast in that which you are." Some find themselves on a rare spiritual path, and without much positive feedback or support from friends and family. And Sant Mat advocates …

Letters from the Masters: Kirpal Singh's Spiritual Guidance

February 28th, 2023


Sant Kirpal Singh: "As there are landmarks on earth, so there are landmarks in Time. The past and future are like sealed books to us: the one is in the limbo of oblivion, while the other is in the womb of uncertainty. …

How To Center Yourself in God Making Life Sacred

February 23rd, 2023


"There can be no happiness for the soul, and no rest to the mind, so long as one does not meditate on God... If you wish to have light, both inside …

Letters from the Masters: Spiritual Guidance

February 21st, 2023


Letters from Masters to their disciples, though originally written to specific individuals in the past, often have a universal quality about them, dealing with real-life struggles along the spiritual journey and so …

Quotes from Many Different Sources on the Spiritual Journey

February 16th, 2023


Selected Quotes from Many Different Spiritual Masters, Mystics, Gnostic Gospels, Scriptures and Spiritual Classics -- A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast -- Spiritual Awakening Radio


In Divine Love (Bhakti), Light, and Sound, …

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Valentinus Day! (The Yoga of Love, Bhakti, Part 5)

February 14th, 2023


Valentine's Day provides an opportunity, an excuse really, to share these powerful, loving verses of the heart. The poetic words of mystics are …

The Seven Elements of Spiritual Practice

February 9th, 2023


Today during this Satsang Without Walls, this online spiritual meetup, we explore the seven elements of spiritual practice (sadhana, meditation): 1) The Worthiness of a Spiritual Seeker; 2) The Mantra (Simran, Sacred …

Living a Life of Love  (The Yoga of Love, Bhakti, Part 4)

February 7th, 2023


Within this temple of the human body, just beyond the field of darkness one sees with eyes closed during meditation, are vast oceans of Light, Sound and Love. Genuine Sant Mat is the spiritual Path of Love (Bhakti) as …

Why We Seek to See the Inner Divine Light

February 2nd, 2023


Mystics have universally taught, East and West, that "the Light of God is within everyone", as George Fox, founder of the Quakers once said. If we …

Without Love There Is No Spiritual Path (The Yoga of Love, Bhakti, Part 3)

January 31st, 2023


"Without love, there is no spiritual path.

The path lives in love.

With intensification of love, one comes in contact

with the True Sound,

And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss."

-- Sant Dariya Sahib …

The Key to Unlock the Inner Door of Spirituality

January 26th, 2023


There has always been a Living Mystic Path of the Masters operating in the world across the many centuries, across the ages of humanity. The Path of the Masters or Way of the Saints is in possession of the key that …

The Yoga of Love (Bhakti) Part 2: God Is Love

January 24th, 2023


"God and Love (Bhakti) are one and the same thing... We should understand that Bhakti [Love] is the life or soul of the entire universe... This …

The Awakening of Souls and Valentinus of Alexandria

January 19th, 2023


RUMI Says: "Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will …

The Yoga of Love Part 1: Introduction to the Devotional Aspect of Spirituality

January 17th, 2023


Bhakti is a Sanskrit word for love and devotion, and love is the quintessential truth of all religion, spirituality and mysticism. In the New …

The Dangers of Spiritual Complacency

January 12th, 2023


I remember so well looking at my collection of mystic books and Nag Hammadi codices realizing I had reached a kind of dead-end, a sense that no …

Introducing, Summarizing Background Info on Sant Mat Spirituality (Kabir, Tulsi Sahib, RadhaSoami)

January 10th, 2023


Today, a short summary on the origins and history of this spiritual path called Sant Mat. Also explored:


The Mythological Origins of Sant Mat …

May Captive Souls Be Set Free, Go Within and Ascend

January 5th, 2023


Today's podcast has the theme of "May Captive Souls Be Set Free, Go Within and Ascend", exploring the spiritual practices of Sant Mat that allow …

A Spiritual Lifestyle: Contemplative Life From Egypt To India

January 4th, 2023


The Purpose of Life: "With Swamiji there is no such thing as idle chatter; he talks of the impermanence of the body and the purpose of life -- attaining spiritual enlightenment to avoid samsara (endless rebirth). He …

False Gurus True Masters and the Rules For Being Guru

December 29th, 2022


The Search for A True Master: The Sat Guru, A Competent, Qualified, Genuine, Enlightened Teacher -- This Sant Mat Satsang Podcast is for the benefit of spiritual seekers and satsangis everywhere. Today: a compilation of …

Spiritual Writings & Mystic Poetry of This Path of the Masters (Origins of Sant Mat Series)

December 27th, 2022


The Book of Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) is a Volume of the Kabir Sagar (Ocean of Kabir), one of several scriptures used by the Sant Dharam Das line …

Mystic Wisdom from Rural India: SantJi, Baba Devi Sahib, and Maharshi Mehi

December 22nd, 2022


During today's podcast: a reading from the Sukhmani of Guru Arjan Dev found in the Adi Granth/Sikh Scriptures; 

Readings and commentary based on, The Light of Ajaib (SantJi) -- a section on the benefits of Simran;

The Five Names and Kabir Panth Connection (Origins of Sant Mat Series)

December 20th, 2022


Today I explore the origin of Five Names of Sant Mat (Panch Naam Mantra or Simran Words) and the connection to the Sant Dharam Das/Kabir Line of Masters (the People of the Anurag Sagar, a Kabir/Sant Dharam Das sacred …

Remembrance (Simran) of God's Name Opens a Portal to the Heavens

December 15th, 2022


"Santji used to often say, 'Leave a hundred things that you have to do and sit for satsang. And leave a thousand things that you have to do but sit for meditation.' He used to say this because that is the true work that …

The Sant Mat We Know Can Be Traced Back to Sant Dariya Sahib

December 13th, 2022


Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar has the distinction of being the one-and-only living Sant Mat Master contemporary with Tulsi Sahib that Tulsi mentioned in …

Glimpses of Sawan Singh, The Great Master - Spiritual Discourses

December 8th, 2022


We get to have a rare glimpse of the Great Master Huzur Baba Sawan Singh through the eyes of Harbans Singh Bedi, an initiate of Hazur who attended …

Solving the Mystery of Tulsi Sahib's Guru (Origins of Sant Mat Series)

December 6th, 2022


Tulsi Sahib (1763-1843) is viewed as being the adi-guru or founding spiritual master, the "great grandfather" of modern-day Sant Mat and Radhasoami. …

Vegan and Veg Passages From Unexpected Sources (Middle East, and Christianity)

December 1st, 2022


Explored today: a vegan poem from the Syrian philosopher Abu al-'Ala' al-Ma'arri; a vegetarian saying of Jesus from an early Aramaic manuscript of the Gospel of Luke; an observation about the vegetarian ethics of John …

The Ancient Origins of the Spiritual Path (Origins of Sant Mat Series)

November 29th, 2022


There are references in Krishna Vaishnava texts to Sants. A few of the Rishi Sages who authored certain Upanishads pertaining to the Formless God, Inner Light and Sound Meditation or Nada/Shabda Yoga (some dating back …

The Sant Mat Family Tree: Tracing the Lineage of Masters: Where the Spiritual Path Comes From

November 24th, 2022


There is history-based evidence for a Sant Mat family tree dating back many centuries in India, a lineage of spiritual masters existing prior to the …

Ascension of the Soul Series: God and the Highest Heavens

November 22nd, 2022


The Fifth Through the Eighth Heavens: Nirvana -- Kaivalya -- Oneness -- Sach Khand -- The True Eternal Realm Divided Into Four Sub-sections:


5) Sat Lok (True Realm), Sat Naam (True Name, True Sound), Sat Purush (True …

Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality: Teachings of Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj

November 17th, 2022


An introduction to a living spiritual path from India called Sant Mat, the Way of the Saints. The beloved Satguru Swami Sant Sevi Ji was a very …

Ascension of the Soul: The Fourth and Fifth Heavens

November 15th, 2022


Bhanwar Gupha, the Whirling Cave Vortex, Tunnel to the Fifth Heaven


"The shabd currents in Bhanwar Gupha are so sweet and enchanting, according to …

Spiritual Discourses of Baba Devi Sahab

November 10th, 2022


"Do not live even a single day without inner meditation." (Baba Devi Sahab)


When Satguru Baba Devi Sahib was nearing the time of his departure from this ephemeral world for his true destination, satsangis humbly …

Ascension of the Soul: The Third Heaven and Great Void

November 8th, 2022


Soami Ji Maharaj in Daswan Dwar (Third Heaven) and Exploring the Great Dark Void of Maha-Sunn -- From the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry:


"...There are innumerable palaces made of crystal and diverse spirits inhabit …

Guidance For Living A Spiritual Life On Earth According to Kabir

November 3rd, 2022


The Kabir Satsang Book of Prayers (Sandhya Path, The Path of Realization) contains some wonderful prayers but also many insightful verses offering …

Ascension of the Soul: Introduction to the Inner Regions/Heavens: The Causal Plane

November 1st, 2022


The Ascension of the Soul Series Exploring Interior Regions of Light & Sound, the Heavens, Higher Planes, Spheres, Levels, the Various Dimensions …

The Inward Journey of the Soul: Teachings of Swami Vyasanand

October 27th, 2022


In his book, The Inward Journey of the Soul (Chal Hansa Nij Desh: O Swan-Soul Return to Your Abode), Swami Vyasanand provides a superbly detailed …

Ascension of the Soul: Meditation and the Astral Plane

October 26th, 2022


Introduction to the Meditation Practice, And, The First Inner Region: Astral Plane: Sahas-Dal-Kanwal: Thousand Petalled Lotus


“In the center behind and above the eyes there is an aperture; on this side of it is the …

Being Consistent on the Spiritual Path Listening to Satsang and Meditating Every Day

October 20th, 2022


"When we do the practices enjoined by the Master and experience the Lord within, then our condition undergoes a radical change -- the love within us no longer clings to this outer world, and we are drawn, as if by a …

Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Sant Mat and Surat Shabd Yoga

October 18th, 2022


There are inner Sounds that one receives instruction from a true Master about at the time of initiation into Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Sound Meditation, the Yoga of the Audible Life Stream). These Sounds are perceived to …

The Way Out Is IN: Spiritual Radhasoami Teachings from the Satsang of Sant Garib Das

October 13th, 2022


"This is for the exclusive use and guidance of the good and sincere Souls who wish to improve their spiritual vision and explore the Light of the …

Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Hinduism and Radhasoami (Yoga of Sound Series)

October 11th, 2022


These mystic or heavenly inner Sounds are always resounding in the soul, thus when one attains a certain level of stillness and concentration, …

The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev

October 6th, 2022


The God-Intoxicated Mystic Divine Love (Bhakti) Poetry of Sant Namdev from the Shri Namdev Gathas, Adi Granth, and from the Padavali of Namdev. Sant Namdev is one of my all-time favorite saints, one of the greatest …

Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Sufism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Kabir Panth (Yoga of Sound Series)

October 4th, 2022


Today we explore Inner Sound Meditation according to the teachings of Sufism, Jainism, the Sikh scriptures, and the Path of Guru Kabir, along with some valuable insight about Inner Sound Meditation practice by Edward …

Escaping the Mind Matrix Through Spiritual Practice and Divine Grace

September 29th, 2022


Today: spiritual satsang discourses from Hazur Baba Sawan Singh and Baba Ram Singh, also readings from, The Gospel of Thomas (Yeshua) on the Seven …

Sound Meditation in the World Religions Series: Christianity and Gnosticism (Yoga of Sound Series)

September 27th, 2022


"What else is Christ but the Sound of God." (Acts of John) Today, research into the inner Sound mysticism of the Judeo-Christian and Gnostic traditions. Before the Sufi mystics of Islam, in ancient times there were …

Odes of Solomon, Lost Psalms of Early Christianity Discovered

September 22nd, 2022


Out of all the apocryphal writings I've collected, I think the Odes of Solomon is the most beautiful, inspiring and inspired. It is the would-be book …

Sound Meditation in the World Religions: Buddhism, The Bahai Faith (Yoga of Sound Series)

September 20th, 2022


"In the beginning was the Word, the OM, Tao, Logos, Music of the Spheres, Songlines, the Song of the Creator..." The Yoga of Sound Series Exploring Inner Sound Meditation (Auditory Mysticism, The Sound Current, Audible …

The Fall and Rise of the Gnostics: Gnostic Gospels Explored

September 15th, 2022


Discover why these Gnostic Gospels and other writings got purged from the Western world during the Fourth Century. Celebrate the sages of Judaism, Neoplatonism and Pythagoreanism that helped to give birth to all of …

About Spiritual Masters, Competent Qualified Teachers, Guides, Sant Satgurus of Sant Mat

September 13th, 2022


Some in the West have encountered teachings about Inner Light and Sound Meditation indirectly and then eventually heard that this form of meditation practice actually is derived from a rare spiritual path from India …

Why the Third Eye? Why We Begin Meditation at the Third Eye Center in Sant Mat… It’s the Seat of the Soul

September 8th, 2022


Why the Third Eye? Why We Begin Meditation at the Third Eye Center in Sant Mat… It’s the Seat of the Soul! With the demiurgical or Kalistic systems …

Selections from the Saints and Mystics - Exploring A Treasure-Trove of Spiritual Writings and Teachings - Sant Mat

September 6th, 2022


"Sant Mat" can be defined as: "The Teachings ('Mat') of the Saints ('Sants') or Sages" or "Path of the Masters". In India it’s common knowledge that …

Replacing Toxic Religion With Compassionate Spirituality - Freeing Captive Souls

September 1st, 2022


Jesus and the Unwashed Disciples Crash the Temple: A Delightful Story from the Unknown Greek Gospel of Oxyrhynchus 840 on the Egalitarian …

One of the Greatest Saints of the Ages: Dadu Dayal, The Compassionate Mystic

August 30th, 2022


Sant Dadu Dayal was a poet mystic and spiritual Master of Divine Love, Light, Sound, and Nirguna Bhakti (Devotion to the Formless God, the Ocean of Love). He was from Rajasthan. Anyone who studies his teachings will …

Kabir's Spiritual, Mystical Teachings and the Book of Prayers

August 25th, 2022


The Kabir Book of Prayers, compiled by Dr. Jagessar Das of the Kabir Association, is in the tradition of the Dharamdasi Kabir Panth literature, from the same Sant tradition that produced the Anurag Sagar (The Ocean of …

Inner Sound Meditation Practice - Introduction To Surat Shabd Yoga

August 23rd, 2022


"The Great Creative Current flows outwards and downwards to create, govern and sustain all regions. It passes out from this region somewhat like the radio emanations going forth from a great broadcasting station. It is …

A Relaxing Oasis of Spiritual Wisdom, A Sanctuary For the Soul We Call 'Satsang'

August 18th, 2022


"This 'Single' or 'Third Eye' provides an ingress into the spiritual worlds -- the Kingdom of God -- now a lost realm to most of us... Of this inlet or ingress little is known by the people at large." (Kirpal Singh)


The Radhaswami Teachings of Baba Faqir Chand: Spirituality and Meditation

August 16th, 2022


"I am a bubble of Super-most consciousness. That is what my realization is. This is what I have gained. Now what I feel is that there is One, Infinite, Super-most Element. From IT, when it moves, Sound and Light come …

Inner Sound Meditation is A Required Course, Not An Elective One, in Sant Mat

August 11th, 2022


Thanks to the innovations of Guru Arjan Dev, Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, and Soamiji Maharaj of Agra, the Path of …

Only the LIVING PRESENT is Ours - The Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh

August 9th, 2022


"As there are landmarks on earth, so there are landmarks in Time. The past and future are like sealed books to us: the one is in the limbo of oblivion, while the other is in the womb of uncertainty. It is only the …

A Radhasoami Spiritual Classic by Shiv Brat Lal: Light on Ananda Yoga

August 4th, 2022


Today, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast featuring readings from a rare Radhasoami (Radhaswami) spiritual classic, Light on Ananda Yoga, by Baba Faqir Chand's spiritual master: Shiv Brat Lal (Sant Daata Dayal Ji). 


O August …

Santmat Mystic Poetry of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans

August 3rd, 2022


The Padavali, Santmat Mystic Poetry of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans in English, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean.

Astronomy and Spirituality Have Much in Common

July 28th, 2022


Long ago, Giordano Bruno wrote of an infinity of worlds and life in the cosmos: "He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand, I say in an infinity …

The Philosophy of Liberation! Spiritual Freedom!

July 26th, 2022


Learning to rise above body-consciousness, knowing yourself as a spiritual being, you are free. As a soul, you experience spiritual freedom. From …

An Introduction to The Spiritual Path of the Masters

July 21st, 2022


"Sant Mat" can be defined as: "The Path of the Masters" or "Way of the Saints and Mystics". Sant Mat is a living school of spirituality or mystic …

Near Death Experiences, Other Dimensions, Other Worlds, Inner Light And Sound Meditation

July 19th, 2022


The realms described by the Masters are within one’s self. That is to say, it is a journey of several stages that one passes through on the way to the Non-dual Ultimate Reality or Ocean of Oneness at the Top, beyond all …

India's Gnostic Gospel: Kabir's Ocean of Love (Anurag Sagar)

July 14th, 2022


"Hazur [Baba Sawan Singh] one day told Seth Vasdev, whose car is always at Hazur's disposal, that he should read Kabir Sahib's Anurag Sagar (The …

Happy Guru Purnima! Masters' Day, Spiritual Teachers' Day

July 12th, 2022


On this auspicious day, Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 in India is Guru Purnima, Masters' Day, Teachers' Day. Devotees pay homage to their Spiritual …

Making the Case For Following A Living Spiritual Teacher

July 7th, 2022


Says Kabir, "It is the mercy of my true Guru (Satguru) that has made me to know the Unknown. I have learned from him how to walk without feet, to see without eyes, to hear without ears, to drink without mouth, to fly …

You Are Not Alone On The Spiritual Journey

July 6th, 2022


"The soul-explorer is not alone, for there are those who have traveled the highways of the inner cosmos; far more than one may at first realize." …

Spiritual Discourses of Radhasoami (RadhaSwami), by Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram

June 30th, 2022


Satsang Readings and Commentary Based on, Prem Patra Radhasoami, The Spiritual Love Discourses of the Lord of the Soul, Volumes One and Two, by Huzur …

Meditation For Beginners: An Introduction to Sant Mat Meditation

June 28th, 2022


Introductory Meditation Instructions from Hazur Baba Sawan Singh: "As to any exercises which might help you, until the time of your initiation, I can only suggest at this time that you may sit in meditation, in a quiet …

Hidden Christianity: Forgotten Scriptures, Ignored Saints, Misplaced Mystics

June 23rd, 2022


"Contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints." (from the Book of Jude) The Septuagint Greek translation of the Jewish scriptures, made for the Library of Alexandria, was literally "The Bible" of early …

Christian Meditation and Mysticism Does Exist -- Is a Thing

June 21st, 2022


During this short podcast you'll catch a glimpse of a rare form of Christianity, somewhat estranged from the Western world perhaps, but very much part of Christianity further to the East since the earliest of days: a …

Setting Your Soul Free from Illusion to Experience the Heavens Above

June 16th, 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 …

Receiving Inner Guidance in the Silence of Meditation

June 14th, 2022


Today, wisdom from the Masters or Mystics of the East and West on the power of silence to guide our every step, so each step brings us closer to our …

RadhaSwami Teachings and the Heavenly Spiritual Poetry of Swami Ji Maharaj of Agra, India

June 8th, 2022


Soami Ji Maharaj was a mystic traveler of the Heavens and described his explorations of Inner Space in his writings. The out-of-this-world mystic poetry of Soamiji Maharaj today on Spiritual Awakening Radio, a Sant Mat …

What is RadhaSwami? The Origin of the Sacred Name of God RadhaSoami

June 2nd, 2022


This is one of my most important podcasts of the last five years. Today we explore the origin, usage, and meaning of the Sacred Name of God Radhasoami (pronounced "Ra-Dha-Swam-e"). There is background shared on the …

Introduction to RadhaSwami (RadhaSoami) Spirituality

May 31st, 2022


There are millions of souls in India and around the world that follow the Radha Swami Faith. Today, information about the founder of this spiritual …

Radhasoami Reality, Mark Juergensmeyer Interview

May 26th, 2022


My guest today is Mark Juergensmeyer. Our conversation explores: the spirit of Sant Mat "ecumenism" and dialogue of the historic Spircon conference, the International Seminar on the Religion of Sants -- Radhasoami Faith …

Lost Books of the Bible, Introducing Wisdom From Forgotten Gospels

May 25th, 2022


More Lost Books: Post Resurrection Gospels and The Sermon on the Light


There is a very clear Light-motif in the world scriptures, including Western …

Lost Books of the Bible, An Introduction!

May 24th, 2022


"There is nothing hidden that won't become exposed, and nothing buried that won't be raised." (Jesus, from Saying 5 of the once-buried-but-now-raised Greek Gospel of Thomas discovered at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt)


Covered …

Sant Mat's Message To Humanity: Every Human Being Has A Secret Chamber Within

May 19th, 2022


"We are in physical bodies. We are conscious entities. We are so much tied up with mind and matter that we cannot differentiate ourselves. We have to leave the physical, transcend the astral, go further beyond the …

The Hidden Sayings of John the Baptist

May 18th, 2022


The Lord's Prayer of the New Testament is modeled after the Prayer of John the Baptist. “Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Gospel of Luke) In light of this, today we begin by examining the …

Evidence That John the Baptist Was A Vegetarian

May 17th, 2022


Due to a mistranslation of a particular Greek work in certain gospel manuscripts John the Baptist has gained the most unfortunate cave-man reputation …

Sant Mat, Hinduism, and Maharshi Mehi

May 11th, 2022


Maharshi Mehi Paramhans and other Sants (Saints and Mystics) of India have done, in the cultural context of Hinduism, what Sufis, Gnostics, and …

Who Was Kabir? Kabir's Treasure of Spiritual Wisdom

May 10th, 2022


Guru Kabir is considered to be one of the primary founding masters of Sant Mat spirituality, the Sant tradition. Kabir is also the "Rumi" of India, a …

Living A Life Powered By Spirituality

May 4th, 2022


Today: A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast featuring readings from Kabir, The Gospel of Thomas, Odes of Solomon, the Mandaean Gnostic scriptures, mystic …

Guru Nanak and the Sikh Scriptures

May 3rd, 2022


As we get initiated into Shabd Naam by a Living Satguru, the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: "It was …

The Peace Prayer

April 27th, 2022


O Gurudev, give me peace,
Give worthy feelings, worthy intelligence.
Give mutual cooperation.
Give purity to my heart.
Let there be pure feelings in my mind.
Let there be pure conduct by my body.
May my speech be free …

A Vegetarian Jesus and Apostles at the Beginning of Christianity

April 26th, 2022


This is Intended to Be the Most Comprehensive Collection Ever of Vegetarian References Providing Evidence For the Vegetarianism of Yeshua (Jesus), …

Rescued By The Light: The Gnostic Soul's Journey Back to God In The Eighth Heaven -- Mandaean Scriptures

April 21st, 2022


Today our exploration of the Mandaean Gnostic Scriptures consists of three readings from the Great Treasure, also known as the Ginza Rabba, the …

The Spirituality and Wisdom of the Lost Books of the Bible (Gnostic Gospels)

April 19th, 2022


Background on the Origins and Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library and Other Gnostic Gospels of Egypt; Wisdom from Wisdom Gospels; also, the Seven Ingredients of a Living Spiritual Path   The History of the Destruction …

God is the Creator of the Spiritual Path, and The Inward Journey of Love, Light, and Sound

April 13th, 2022


What is the source of the spiritual path? God is the creator of the spiritual path. God is the source of the inner Light and Sound as well. The meditation practices of inner Light, inner seeing, as well as inner …

The Gnostic Hymn of the Pearl, A Mystical Poem About You!

April 6th, 2022


The Hymn of the Pearl is one of the greatest Gnostic scriptures ever composed, one of several hymns or mystic poems embedded in the Syriac Acts of Saint Thomas in India.

This hymn is commonly interpreted as a Gnostic …

Honor Your Present Lifetime: Do the Meditation and Do It Regularly

March 30th, 2022


When we close our physical eyes we see darkness inside but as we cross this void of darkness following the meditation practice of the Saints, there …

Gnostic Spiritual Practice and the Ignored Gospels

March 23rd, 2022


Many have heard that there were these Gnostic Christians who wrote some other scriptures long ago. So what else do we know about them, their goals, hopes and dreams, spiritual practices, their way of entering into the …

The Gnostic Gospels of Nag Hammadi, An Inclusive Rather Than Exclusive Spirituality

March 16th, 2022


In December 1945 a collection of ancient scriptures -- fifty-two books -- was unearthed near the village of Nag Hammadi in Egypt. These texts had …

Mandaean Nasoraean Gnostic Spirituality

March 9th, 2022


A rare glimpse into the origins of Christianity and Gnosticism. Today we explore the history, the scriptures, the mystic teachings and poetry of the root group, the common ancestor, the earlier original spiritual …

The Science of Spirituality According to Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj

March 2nd, 2022


A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio today featuring readings from Beloved Satguru Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj of the Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Kuppaghat, Bhagalpur, Bihar Dist., INDIA. This …

Spiritually Awakening From the Dream and Finding Your Soul in Another World

February 23rd, 2022


"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." (Carl Jung) "Happy is the one who comes to himself and awakens." (Valentinus) "Awakened Souls …

A Culture of Love: The Heart of Mysticism

February 22nd, 2022


A Culture of Love, The Heart of Mysticism: The Way of Love and Devotion (Prem and Bhakti) "In Sant Mat, the Teachings of the Saints, great importance …

Finding Your Spiritual Path

February 16th, 2022


So many paths and religions, so little time. In the category of spiritual teachings and influences, the serious Sant Mat devotee must make the teachings of the Masters the top priority, the PRIMARY FOCUS. Otherwise, we …

Change Your Thoughts, Karma, and Destiny

February 9th, 2022


"Today's karmas become the fate of tomorrow. According to our last life actions, our mental tendencies are formed in this life. Because of our pure actions we will have the desire to seek the association of Sants …

God is the Ocean of Love -- Exploring the Anurag Sagar of Kabir

February 2nd, 2022


"Just as the lotus blooms after getting the light of the sun, in the same way the sufferings of the souls from ages and ages are finished after …

Rise Up! Go Beyond Your Fears and Soar Through Mystic Skies

January 26th, 2022


Shall we reexamine the beliefs we have inherited and make conscious choices for ourselves instead? At first the brave seeker of truth may encounter the frustrating detour paths of those who have not seen for themselves …

Christian Vegetarian Series: Saint Jerome, And... The Ebionite Book of Acts

January 12th, 2022


Today, another installment in the ongoing Christian Vegetarian Series. Did you know that Saint Jerome, Latin name: Eusebius Hieronymus, translator of …

The Gospel of Divine Love

January 5th, 2022


I am happy today to share one of my favorite scriptures, the Narada Bhakti Sutras, as well as verses on this theme of love for the God of Love from Yogani Mataji, Swami Vyasanand, Baba Ram Singh, and from the mystic …

An Introduction to the Gnostic Gospel of Mary Magdalene

December 28th, 2021


Mary Magdalene is the ultimate example of a female apostle (spiritual teacher and leader) in early Christianity. But Mary as well as her Gospel have …

Seeing Heaven Now During This Life

December 22nd, 2021


Seeing Heaven Now: "As the aspirant rises into the higher realms of life, he discovers that this is indeed the only true freedom to which a human being can aspire. It is the freedom from bondage to his lower self, the …

The Spiritual Message of the Gospel of Thomas and Jesus

December 20th, 2021


The complete podcast all about the Gospel of Saint Thomas, a collection of the sayings of Jesus (Yeshua), revealing where this scripture came from, …

Lost Psalms of the New Testament Restored: The Book of the ODES

December 15th, 2021


The Odes got misnamed, misunderstood, misfiled, misplaced somewhere along the way becoming one of those Lost Books of the Bible. As far as I am concerned, The Book of the Odes, is the greatest extra-canonical or …

A Successful Spiritual Practice Begins With Simran (Remembrance) of God's Names and Meditation

December 9th, 2021


Our awareness is rather tethered to the material plane. Our minds are captivated by countless thoughts, worries, anxieties, memories, impressions, and attachments. For there to be any hope for us to make spiritual …

How Much Time to Spend in Meditation?

December 2nd, 2021


With meditation, the goal of the saints, mystics and masters goes far beyond stress or anxiety reduction. Being centered and calm are the foundation or launching pad for the exploration of Inner Space, the Realms of the …

An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation Practice

November 23rd, 2021


A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast today providing an overview of the spiritual beliefs and practices of Sant Mat, including introductory meditation instructions. These are not secret initiation instructions but some public …

The Cosmic Conspiracy, A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

November 17th, 2021


The Cosmic Conspiracy, Being A Spiritual Warrior in A World of Illusion, Studies in the Anurag Sagar, Kabir's Ocean of Love, India's Most Gnostic Scripture

Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts) with …

The Third Eye is the Doorway to the Heavens and Simran is the Key

November 10th, 2021


"Recognize the Path to your Beloved, O travelers and take the route of the anguished lover in separation. Keep the Master’s grace in your thoughts, and reflect upon his pure teachings. Develop love and devotion with …

Finding Your Spiritual Path and Initiation Into the Mysteries

November 4th, 2021


Finding Your Spiritual Path and Initiation Into the Mysteries; Also: The Five Precepts of Sant Mat Spirituality, and Purity of Mind and Calmness are the Prerequisites to Seeing the Light and Hearing the Sound Within …

Rising Above the Darkness into the Light

October 28th, 2021


"The gathering point of consciousness is known as the third eye center located between the two eyebrows. Therein lies the path for our return. This is the gateway through which we leave the gates of the sense organs and …

Seven Stages of Ascension to Heaven

October 26th, 2021


Seven Stages of Ascension to Heaven, and... Mystic Poems That Best Define This Path of the Masters from: Rumi, Jesus, Sant Kabir, Dadu Dayal, …

Living A Spiritual Way of Life

October 20th, 2021


Today: finding a restful oasis of inspiration in the teachings of the masters (Satsang); developing a meditation practice that allows the soul to …

Christian Vegetarian Series: Saint Ephrem the Syrian

October 13th, 2021


Christian Vegetarian Series: The vegetarianism of Saint Ephrem the Syrian explored today on Spiritual Awakening Radio, also selections from Ephrem's spiritual teachings, as well as from other Syriac Saints and Mystics, …

If Your Eye Be Single -- The Light of One Soul is Equal to That of Sixteen Suns!

September 30th, 2021


The Soul is described by the saints as a spirit-entity of brilliant Light that has incarnated Itself into several subtle bodies as well as the …

Getting Closer to God: The 3 Levels of Satsang (Spiritual Association)

September 22nd, 2021


A Sant Mat Satsang Podcast today exploring the three levels of satsang (spiritual association) that can help us go in a Godward direction during this …

The Spiritual Teachings and Mystic Poetry of Sant Tukaram of Maharashtra

September 8th, 2021


The Spiritual Teachings and Mystic Poetry of Sant Tukaram of Maharashtra Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

The Human Body is the True Temple of the Spirit

September 1st, 2021


Today: how the human body is the True Temple of the Spirit; that this life is a Golden Opportunity for the Liberation of the Soul; also, the Seven …

Spiritual Discourses by Sawan Singh, Baba Somanath, Kirpal Singh, and Baba Ram Singh

August 12th, 2021


Inner Light and Sound Meditation practice makes it possible to transcend the realm of the five senses and begin to explore the inner regions or realms beyond, coming to know our self as a ray or spark of the Divine. …

The Most Radical Spiritual Idea Ever Conceived About the Soul

July 28th, 2021


The pearl may be lost in the mud but it remains a pearl. On this Path of the Masters meditation practice is not about becoming a soul and attempting …

The Origins of Ekankar and the HU Chant

July 22nd, 2021


An exploration of the origins of the Sikh term "Ekankar", a name for God mentioned in Julian Johnson's spiritual classic, "Path of the Masters", and …

Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality

July 15th, 2021


Today, a Sant Mat Satsang Podcast titled, Stepping Out of Illusion into Spiritual Reality, on the goals of Santmat Spirituality & Meditation Practice, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean. "In …

The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics

July 8th, 2021


Some background today on The Gospel According to Thomas, the original discovery made at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and how this collection of the sayings of …

The Soul's Return to God, the Ocean of Love

June 30th, 2021


The sincere seeker naturally may wish to discover a spiritual practice, to learn the techniques that make it possible for them to see and hear spiritually, to explore the realms of God. Yet, many are thwarted at every …

An Introduction to Inner Light and Sound Meditation

June 24th, 2021


The meditation practice of Sant Mat and Radhasoami is called Surat Shabd Yoga, meaning: "Union (Yoga) of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and …

A Vegetarian Saying of Jesus in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke, and Other Vegetarian Passages

June 17th, 2021


Today I dedicate this podcast to a vegetarian saying of Jesus found in the Syriac-Aramaic Gospel of Luke. There once existed a Jesus Movement where …

Rising Above, Hearing the Sound Current, and Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

June 10th, 2021


Today, an introduction to the spiritual practices of inner seeing and inner hearing, the way of Initiation into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. Today's presentation waxes poetic and draws upon the universal …

Gospel of Thomas Spiritual Studies

June 3rd, 2021


New reflections on the Gospel of Thomas, a collection of the sayings of Jesus, a wisdom gospel of Yeshua, where its source material comes from, …

Adopting A Spiritual Way of Life This Time Through, During This Incarnation

May 20th, 2021


"The highest form of religious practice is the creation of spiritual love within the heart. When the living flames of love have been removed from religious movements and sects, these become empty shells and miserable …

Ancient Near Death Experiences in Gnostic Mandaean Scriptures

May 17th, 2021


The role of the Gnostic Heavenly Messenger is to give the mystic experience of Light to souls and eventually guide them back up to the Place of …

Masters That Have Fed My Soul Spiritually

May 13th, 2021


Like Galileo discovering new worlds through the lens of his telescope, mystics have been trying to tell humanity for eons of something quite similar. The reason why the contemplative state of being is still hidden from …

Meditation And Soul Travel is Death Before Dying -- Spiritual Awakening Radio

May 5th, 2021


"Die while living”, "I die daily", or "death before dying" are popular sayings used by Saints and Sufi poet-mystics espousing the view that rising …

The Vegetarianism of Guru Nanak and the Sikh Scriptures

May 3rd, 2021


There are numerous vegetarian passages preserved in the Sikh Scriptures (Adi Granth, Shri Guru Granth Sahib) and related Sikh texts  --  quotes from Guru Nanak, Kabir, Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Gobind Singh and others. I've …

Simran Is The First Step In Sant Mat

April 29th, 2021


Simran is the art of repeating a name or names of God in one's mind (manas jap, chanted mentally, guru mantra) for the purpose of Remembering the Divine -- Practicing the Presence of God. It is a way to remain …

The Spiritual Seekers Guide

April 26th, 2021


Today, the Spiritual Seekers Guide and Introductory Meditation Instructions. There is No Spirituality Without Spirit: "So long as you do not experience the withdrawal of spirit within you during meditation, the …

Life Has Been Wasted if We Do Not Enter the Eye Center

April 14th, 2021


Life Has Been Wasted if We Do Not Enter the Eye Center -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: Some Inspiration Today For Spiritual Seekers Looking For the Way to the Beyond, the Kingdom of the Heavens, the Way That Leads to the …

Top 10 Recommended Spiritual Books (Sant Mat)

April 12th, 2021


Recommended Reading For Spiritual Seekers on Living A Spiritual Way of Life, and Following a Meaningful Meditation Practice: Brahm Nirupan of Kabir, …

Meditation, Near-Death Experiences (NDE's), and Out Of Body Travel (OOBE's)

April 5th, 2021


Meditation, Near-Death Experiences (NDE's), and Out Of Body Travel (OOBE's), The Radhaswami Teachings of Yogani Mata Ji

The Sermon on the Light -- If Your Eye Be Single, Your Whole Body Shall Be Full Of Light

April 1st, 2021


I begin by sharing this unique arrangement of passages on the theme of spiritual-mystical Light attributed to Jesus found in all of the available ancient texts. I call it, "The Sermon on the Light", since it really does …

The Yoga of Light -- Introduction to Inner Light Meditation

March 29th, 2021


"If your eye be Single, your whole body will be full of Light." (Yeshua​) "In the center behind and above the eyes there is an aperture; on this side …

The Path of the Living Ones

March 25th, 2021


A satsang discourse based upon: The Syriac Book of the Odes; The Great Song to Mani, in, The Gnostic Bible: "You Freed Souls from Samsara (the World …

The Teachings of Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras

March 22nd, 2021


A spiritual satsang discourse based on the mystic poetry of Saint Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India, a great spiritual master of the Sant Mat tradition, …

The Vegetarian Apostles and Scriptures of the Original Jesus Movement

March 15th, 2021


There's significant evidence that the original Jesus Movement and well-known apostles were vegetarians. And furthermore, this vegetarianism of the disciples and Jesus Movement is fairly widely known in antiquity, …

Why Vegetarianism Was Edited Out of Early Christianity

March 10th, 2021


Today we explore: Why Vegetarianism and Veganism? Thy Will Be Done; Thou Shalt Not Kill; Vegetarian Verses of Namdev; Vegetarian Sayings of Jesus; The Vegetarianism Adopted by the Apostles; The Acts of Philip; Saint …

The Wisdom and Mystic Poetry of Sant Dadu Dayal

March 8th, 2021


"Recognize the Path to your Beloved, O travelers and take the route of the anguished lover in separation. Keep the Master’s grace in your thoughts, and reflect upon his pure teachings. Develop love and devotion with …

Spiritual Paths, Like People, Have a Limited Lifespan

March 3rd, 2021


There Is No Permanent University of Mysticism: A Reflection on the Impermanence of Spiritual Movements in a World of Samsara (Changes): All of the organizations associated with mystic-paths like Sant Mat at present, …

Three Central Teachings According to the Sikh Scriptures: Living Masters, Hearing the Sound Current, and, Being Vegetarian

March 1st, 2021


Three Central Teachings According to the Sikh Masters in the Guru Granth: 1) The Need For A Living Master -- to Receive Initiation from a Living Satguru Into the Meditation Practice; 2) Hearing the Sound Current in …

The Way of the Saints -- Path of the Masters: The Maharshi Mehi Sant Mat Satsang Series, Part 1

February 25th, 2021


In the category of Sant Mat spirituality some might be familiar with the Radhasoami tradition, perhaps paths associated with Hazur Baba Sawan Singh or Kirpal Singh, but there is also the satsang of Maharshi Mehi based …

Viewing Jesus (Yeshua) as a Spiritual Master, a Sant Mat Perspective on the Gnostic Gospels and Christian Mysticism

February 22nd, 2021


"What your own eyes cannot see, your human ears do not hear, your physical hands cannot touch, and what is inconceivable to the human mind -- that I will give you!" (Yeshua, Gospel of Thomas)

"When I arrived, I opened a …

Love Poetry of Rumi and the Sufi Gnostics, Visions of Allah

February 15th, 2021


The mystical utterances of Rumi and other great Sufi Masters speak directly to the heart. They encourage us to see the hidden Light, to discover Divine Secrets, to perceive the Way that lovers can find their Beloved. …

Esoteric Mystic Paths Like Sant Mat vs. Outer Exoteric World Religions

February 10th, 2021


There is a spiritual core at the heart or center of the world religions: schools of saints, friends of God, lovers of the Beloved, gnostics, …

We're Already In Heaven But Don’t Realize It -- Spiritual Awakening Radio

February 8th, 2021


One can say the journey is far, that much of the inward journey remains to be many planes, so many levels, so many heavens to pass through on our way back to God. There is however, another way of seeing …

The Gnostic Gospel of Truth by Valentinus from the Nag Hammadi Library Discovery

February 3rd, 2021


"When the Father, who alone is good, visits the heart, he makes it holy and fills it with Light. And so a person who has such a heart is called …

Wake Up If You Can! Spiritual Poetry of KABIR, One of India's Greatest Poet-mystics and Spiritual Masters

January 26th, 2021


Kabir says: "For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?".   Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), with James Bean, heard on various community, public radio stations and …

Rising Above the Shallowness and Illusion Through the Silence of Meditation

January 13th, 2021


Through the various noble attempts at mystical experiments of consciousness called "spiritual paths" and "religions" human beings have been using …

The Case For The Book of ENOCH As Scripture (I, II, & III Enoch), and... The Ascension of the Soul

January 12th, 2021


Enoch is an example of a category of Biblical literature known as "apocrypha" and "lost books of the Bible". First Enoch was quoted in the New …

More Light on the Teachings of the Lord of the Soul (RadhaSwami Mat Prakash) by Huzur Maharaj Saheb

December 30th, 2020


Huzur Maharaj Rai Saligram Ji Maharaj was one of the great prolific writers of the Sant Mat tradition of India. I was greatly influenced by his many …

What About Those Who Get Re-Initiated, Who Have Associated With More Than One Spiritual Master?

December 29th, 2020


At a forum online I belong to someone was asking who their spiritual master is if they have been initiated more than once, have associated with more than one guru, which can happen on this Path of the Masters. The …

Requirements For Initiation in Sant Mat: Inner Light and Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga)

December 28th, 2020


The focus of the bhakti Saints of India (Santmat, RadhaSoami, The Path of the Masters) is not on constructing earthly temples, building organizational structures, or temples of the mind. Rather, they guide their …

The Mystics Of Eastern Christianity and the Jesus Sutras Discovered in China Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio

December 23rd, 2020


Professor Sebastian Brock of Oxford University, Scholar of Eastern Christianity and Aramaic-Syriac Saints, has translated many beautiful, poetic …

The Origins of Sant Mat, the Five Names, and the Identity of Tulsi Sahib's Guru -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast With James Bean

December 16th, 2020


The term "Sant Mat" was coined by Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras. It means, "The Teachings of the Saints" or, "Path of the Masters". Today, I present a …

The Wisdom of Guru Kabir and Dr. Jagessar Das Today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

December 10th, 2020


"Life is a progression. We progress from childhood to adulthood, from simplicity to complexity, from ignorance to knowledge, from innocence to wisdom …

Awakening from the Soul-Slumber of the Ages -- Sant Mat Satsang Podcast

December 2nd, 2020


The attention-faculty of the soul usually remains dormant in most people, what some call: "The Blind Eye." Mystics portray the typical materialistic …

John the Baptist's Vegetarian Diet -- An Exploration of Early Christian Writings and Scholarly Texts

November 24th, 2020


Today we consult with not only Matthew 3:4 and Mark 1:6 with their references to "locusts and honey", but also explore the world of early Christian …

A Human Being: Where Inner And Outer Worlds Converge

November 11th, 2020


In this labyrinth of existence we can become quite habituated into remaining as surface-dwellers living inundated by all the outward distractions that life on earth provides. We may ask of ourselves, “Am I availing …

The Path of the Living Masters: How A Formless God Communicates With Souls Living in Worlds of Form

October 28th, 2020


There are Living Mystics with us now in the world today, the 21st Century. Sant Mat, the Path of the Living Masters, is quite respectful of the great …

The Vegetarianism of the Jesus Movement: The Syriac-Aramaic Clementines & The "Yoke of the Lord" in the The Didache

October 15th, 2020


The Vegetarianism of the Original Jesus Movement (Christian Vegetarianism), Jesus's Vegan Brother James (Who Became His Spiritual Successor), Former Fisherman Peter, the Other Apostles, Syriac-Aramaic Clementine …

Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami Faith

October 9th, 2020


"There is nothing more important than meditation. Increase this practice from day to day; never decrease it." (Baba Jaimal Singh)  Teachings of Baba Jaimal Singh of the Radhasoami (Radhaswami) Faith of India today on …

From Darkness to Light, Guidance About Meditation Practice

October 6th, 2020


From Darkness to Light -- Guidance About Meditation Practice -- the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a production of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean

Today, an introduction to meditation for beginners that also …

Overcoming Distracting Thoughts So We Have Great Meditations

September 23rd, 2020


In Sant Mat spirituality, meditation is successfully practiced when we keep the proper meditation posture, leave behind all our burdens, thoughts, …

Vegan & Veg Teachings in Buddhism

September 16th, 2020


Today a treasure-trove of pro-vegan, pro-vegetarian, pro-compassion passages, mostly from Buddhist sources, ancient and contemporary, along with quotes from Supreme Master Ching Hai, including: "From Crisis To Peace, …

Rules For Being Guru, By Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj

September 1st, 2020


Rules For Being Guru, By Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj -- The Living Spiritual Path of Sant Mat Based in Bihar, India, Part 4 -- Sant Mat Satsang …

Reincarnation in Gnosticism, and... Let the Gnostics Be Gnostic

August 25th, 2020


Reincarnation in Gnosticism, and... Let the Gnostics Be Gnostic -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

Spiritual Awakening Radio (and Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts), with James Bean, heard on various community, public …

The Science of Spirituality According to Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

August 6th, 2020


"The teachers of the worldly sciences can teach those subjects, but when we come to the SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY, only the accomplished spiritual teacher can give these teachings of the spiritual path. All the wisdom in …

The Goal of Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: Our Path Back to the Source

July 30th, 2020


The Goal of Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation: Our Path Back to the Source -- The Inward Journey Back to GOD, by Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, a Production of Spiritual Awakening …

Meditation Practice According to Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj

July 23rd, 2020


Today we explore the various stages of Sant Mat meditation practice according to Beloved Sant Satguru Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, describing the transition from separation from God in the material outer world of the five …

The Gospel of Thomas as a Kind of 'Second Coming' of Christ

July 16th, 2020


The Gospel of Thomas as a Kind of 'Second Coming' of Christ -- Some New Observations About the Gospel of Thomas Today On Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

Fascinating examples of mysterious non-canonical orphan …

The Living Spiritual Path of Sant Mat Based in Bihar, India, Part One

July 9th, 2020


Often Westerners lack clarity about the teachings of the Masters. The goal of this spiritual awakening satsang project always is to bring greater access to the teachings and better understanding about traditional, …

Spiritual Discourses of Baba Somanath, Disciple of Huzur Baba Sawan Singh

July 2nd, 2020


Today on this Sant Mat Satsang Podcast edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio we explore a spiritual discourse of Baba Somanath on successfully …

Ethical Guidance From Kabir and An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality

June 25th, 2020


"Kal (time, limited mental perception) has entangled people in illusions to such an extent that they have totally forgotten their Real Home." (Anurag Sagar) An Outline of Today's Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: The Story of …

Veg Sayings of Jesus, Rumi, Rabia & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in Sufi Islamic Sources

June 18th, 2020


Vegetarian Sayings of Jesus, Rumi, Rabia & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in Sufi Islamic Sources Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

You might …

The Original Jesus Movement (Ebionites) Recognized Those in India Who Worship the One God, are Vegetarians, and Follow the Same Peaceful Ethical Precepts

June 11th, 2020


The Clementine scriptures are surviving Jewish-Christian writings from antiquity that represent the teachings of the Ebionites, a movement founded by Christ, and eventually lead by James the Just and his spiritual …

The Gospel of THOMAS and Initiation Into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, also Kirpal Singh on Initiation

June 3rd, 2020


Today I provide a brief introduction to the Gospel of Thomas... where it came from, what it is, describing it as a wisdom gospel or 'Christ …

Loaves Without The Fishes in Early Christian Writings Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

May 28th, 2020


When describing the story from the gospels about Jesus Feeding the Five Thousand, the Miraculous Feeding of the Multitude, the early church father …

Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib

May 21st, 2020


Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, Sant Mat History Research Update; Also: Lost Shabds of Soami Ji Maharaj and Other Mystic …

A Prayer For Peace or Ahimsa -- Praises To A Formless God

May 14th, 2020


Today on the Sant Mat Satsang Podcast, the reading of a very special Ahimsa Prayer called the "Prarthana-panchak se" by Ramesvarananda Saheb found in, "Praises To A Formless God," from the Path of Guru Kabir. The word …

The Mystic Poetry of Maharshi Mehi

May 6th, 2020


The Latest Sant Mat Satsang Podcast Edition of Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean: Today, at the time of this recording, is the commemoration of the 136th birth anniversary of Saint Satguru Maharshi Mehi …

Rumi, the Third Eye, and Inner Meditation

May 2nd, 2020


Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean: A short recording featuring a couple of verses from Rumi, and an interpretation of those verses from the book, With the Three Masters. The third eye (single eye) is considered …

Light on the Teachings of the Lord of the Soul

April 23rd, 2020


Spiritual readings from many masters, saints and mystics. Featured are readings and commentary based on the spiritual classic: Light on the Teachings …

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Gnostic Spirituality

April 16th, 2020


The Gospel of Mary Magdalene presents Mary as not only equal to her male counterparts as an apostolic leader in early Christianity, but also as the …

The Sufi Poet Rumi Was Vegan

April 6th, 2020


When I saw vegan verses of Rumi I thought, this is going to make for a great new podcast. It's awesome to be able to claim the King of the Sufi poets for the vegan cause!

Vegetarianism is Going Vegan

April 6th, 2020


Vegetarianism Is Going Vegan; Sant Mat and Veganism; Also: The Oldest Veg and Vegan Quotes on Earth -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

Vegetarian Sayings of Jesus

April 6th, 2020


An exploration of vegetarian sayings of Jesus (yes, there are some!), from the Syriac Aramaic manuscript of the Gospel of Luke, other sayings from the New Testament along with sayings from the Ebionite Gospels.

The Karmic Law of the Vegetarian Diet by Sawan Singh

March 13th, 2020


The Karmic Law of the Vegetarian Diet by Hazur Baba Sawan Singh... Also... Changing Your Life Through Simran Practice... And... The Soul's Return to …

The Sound of LIGHT:  Finding the Light and Sound Within You Through Meditation

March 6th, 2020


The Sound of LIGHT:  Finding the Light and Sound Within You Through Meditation -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean 

Seven Essential Ingredients of a Living Spiritual Path

August 23rd, 2019


Seven Ingredients of a Living Spiritual Path -- Seven Gnostic-Sant Mat Parallels: 1) living masters/teachers with students (past masters, scrolls, …

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