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Spiritual Awakening Radio

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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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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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