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The Hermit.

Darkness. It surrounds, and engulfs. It permeates. It can be felt on every level. Lost within a vast forest of questions. This is your time of introspection. Focus your energy inward. Find your inner light. While at times sound advice from others is welcomed, today, the answers you seek will best come from yourself.


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You Permeate All, Yet Why Aren’t You Perceived? (Padavali of Maharshi Mehi)

Why aren’t You (God) seen, O spark of the eyes[1], O Beloved of all?
Why are You not grasped by senses, though You enliven the Individual Soul[2]? ||1||
You pervade every particle of the body from top to toes. |
Yet why are You not caught though You fill every atom of Cosmos? ||2||
All forms are Yours, still You are Formless!
Subtler are mind and intellect, why even these are helpless? ||3||
As space spreads evenly, within and without a pot. |
So You permeate all, yet why aren’t You perceived? ||4||
Between You and own Self, he who can erase the dualism …|
All his doubts, O Mehi, get dissolved; he becomes You and You become him. ||5||

[1] The eyes appear to be seeing, but actually these derive the power to see from the current of consciousness connected to God. If that current of consciousness leaves the eyes they are rendered useless. Hence, God, whose current of consciousness keeps pervading all our senses, has been referred as the spark or the jewel of eyes.

[2] Individual Soul is also called Jiva-atma. It refers to the un-liberated Individual Soul. The Pure Soul when attached with the ephemeral antaHkaran or internal organs (Mind, Intellect, Chitta and Ego) is termed as Jiva-atma or Un-liberated Individual Soul. Though the Soul is unchanging, indestructible and beyond changing states of pain and pleasure, the Jiva-atma because of its association with the mind, intellect, etc… becomes trapped into a state of illusory bondage and also experiences pain and pleasure and undergoes the painful transmigratory cycle. If the Individual Soul can, tactfully, shed all the illusory veils that keep it shrouded, it comes into its pure state which is the same as that of God, ending all dualistic experiences. That tact which helps the Soul regain its free state is inner meditation.

An English translation of a verse (verse No. 34) composed by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans Ji Maharaj taken from his book “Mehi Padavali” (Elixir Verses of Maharshi Mehi).

– Translated by Pravesh K. Singh

Exploring Inner Space – #SantMat #Radhasoami #InnerLightAndSound #Meditation

“O Master, I can’t live in this world without remembering You. How can I endure the next world without seeing Your face?” (Rabia – Sufi Sant/Saint)

Mediate and Chant God’s Name(s) Daily (Simran/Zikhr): “The mystic adepts inform us that the exploration of the inner realms (consisting of the first three Grand Divisions) is the heritage of each soul, and if we do not go within and traverse these regions, the fault is ours.” (George Arnsby Jones, The Inward Journey of the Soul)

“Stairway to the stars, we got better things to do…” (lyrics, Blue Oyster Cult’s first album)

“The Master then left me and I began to meditate alone. He had informed me that I would now begin an inner journey of the longest duration thus far. I closed my eyes and repeated the passwords of power in my head. The chirping of innumerable crickets and the chiming of many bells sounded in my inner consciousness. My closed eyes quivered momentarily and then they were still. The chirping and chiming sounds merged into one pulsating indrawing tone of delightful sonority, a lifting and a pulling of tonal power that swept my consciousness out of my corporeal body.

"Once more I beheld the spinning vortex of blue light and heard the sublime chord of heavenly music. Within the circle of ovoid globes of radiance I saw the blue eye. I concussed through the eye with a brilliant splintering of minute motes of light, like a body shattering the thin ice of the surface of a frozen lake. Then I was alone in the glorious flower garden that was laid out in five-pointed symmetry, where the oriflammes of each flower shone with the potency of a pearl. Through the sounding fire, the Master showed the way through the celestial spheres.”

– George Arnsby Jones, “The Pilgrimage of James, An Odyssey of Inner Space”, Peacehaven Press

“It is the mercy of my 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 without wings;
I have brought my love and my meditation into the land where there is no sun and moon, nor day and night.
Without eating, I have tasted of the sweetness of nectar; and without water, I have quenched my thirst.
Where there is the response of delight, there is the fullness of joy. Before whom can that joy be uttered?
 Kabir says: ‘The Guru is great beyond words, and great is the good fortune of the disciple.’” (Songs of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore)

Rise to the Higher Planes of Consciousness

There is an ocean of nectar within you,
which you can drink
just by withdrawing your consciousness inside.
Burn away the world, push your way into the inner sky
and recognize the palace by inner signs.
Enshrine the image of the Master in your heart –
why degrade yourself wandering around
in the company of the mind?
Keep listening to the never-ending melody of Shabd
and the Master will accomplish everything for you.

People of the world go crazy
with rituals and superstition –
why should you go along with them?
Take charge of your soul
and keep the company of Saints –
why mix poison with nectar?
Your home, dear soul, is in the inner regions,
so why tie yourself down to the physical?
Quick, rise to the higher planes of consciousness,
so says Radhasoami.

– Soami Ji Maharaj (Shiv Dayal Singh), Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, Agra

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The Hermit.

Darkness. It surrounds, and engulfs. It permeates. It can be felt on every level. Lost within a vast forest of questions. This is your time of introspection. Focus your energy inward. Find your inner light. While at times sound advice from others is welcomed, today, the answers you seek will best come from yourself.

“Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of Love.” (Rumi)

Commentary: “Time” has some heavy metaphysical baggage in our school of spirituality. The circle of Time is the realm of the Negative Power, Kal Niranjan, the Demiurge of the Gnostics, a false god and cosmic accountant keeping score of our karmic sins and finding all to come up short in a rigged system designed to keep souls right where they are incarnation after incarnation, a debtor’s prison of souls. Time is the cruel hand of fate, the oppressive influence of the stars. The circle of Love is far beyond all those archon rulers. It is the Ocean of Love and All-Consciousness.

Masters say it is a good idea to meditate everyday to lighten the load of karma. The inner currents of Sound and Light wash away karma and give us more Divine Grace, thus uplifting our destiny to the highest good. The Force known as Shabd Naam (Divine Sound and Light) coming from Above, busts into the world of time and space, freeing souls from the law of karma. We become what we see. If we contemplate the Light of God….we become That.

The Hermit.

Darkness. It surrounds, and engulfs. It permeates. It can be felt on every level. Lost within a vast forest of questions. This is your time of introspection. Focus your energy inward. Find your inner light. While at times sound advice from others is welcomed, today, the answers you seek will best come from yourself.

“The initiate rises on a pulsating star-studded path leading forward and upward and consisting of numerous suns, moons and stars that become visible and disappear again.”

“On the natural way everyone will first see Light. This will first be stationary, then brighter and will burst to give way for one to pass through it and up. One may see scenes, figures, colours, etc., but to stay long with them will only delay spiritual progress. One usually has to cross the sun, moon or stars, but they give way in similar manner to allow one to pass onwards.”

—  Sant Kirpal Singh, The Soul’s Journey, and, Spiritual Elixir

Why We Seek to See the Inner Light (in Sant Mat Meditation): Getting Off the Wheel of Reincarnation

“If anyone does not receive the Light while he is here, he will not be able to receive it in the other place either.” (Gnostic Gospel of Philip, Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt)

Gnostic Book of Pistis Sophia: “All the rulers (archons) of the height have tried to deceive me into believing that I am only a body of matter without Light in it. And after this the merciless powers surrounded me, and tried to take away all the Light that was in me. But You appeared to me out of the darkness and I trusted You, O Light, and said: ‘You are the one who liberated me. I thank You O Light for having compassion on me. And You have saved me, O Light, with your Gnosis [Mystical Knowledge].’”

Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: “What is the place to be reached? When we close our eyes and see darkness, this is the realm of ignorance. When the Light dawns within you, then you understand that you reside in Noble Regions. In darkness resides ignorance and in Light resides Knowledge. For example, as we are sitting in visible light right now we are able to see one another. However, if the power goes out, ensuing total darkness, we will not be able to see others. We will not even be aware of other people, coming and going. In this analogy 'light’ signifies knowledge and 'darkness’ signifies ignorance.

"In the same manner when we see darkness with our eyes closed, we are in the realm of death and re-birth [we are unaware of our true nature]. When we come out of the realm of darkness and enter into the realm of Light, we will at the same time transcend the web of death. It is not possible that we can remain in darkness and be free from the net of birth and death. Having achieved inner Light we can be liberated from the cycle of birth and death.”

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj: “The practitioner here experiences the joys of the Light realm. There are many regions within the Light realm, with each higher realm being exponentially larger than the previous. Also the bliss and joy of each successive realm increases greatly. In this realm of Light the practitioner sees and converses with his guru and receives further instruction for advancing. The student sees many wonders within each realm.”

In the center behind and above the eyes there is an aperture; on this side of it is the material world, in which we are living now; and on the other side is the astral world.” “The Word gives out both Light and Sound. At this end, in the physical plane, the Light and Sound are lost in gross matter. On the finer planes - astral, causal, and spiritual - Sound is audible and Light is visible. At the upper end, the Sound is the finest music unheard by human ears - and the Light is of millions of suns and moons in one ray.
—  Huzur Baba Sawan Singh