James Bean

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Location Portland, Maine, United States
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Introduction EMail: SantMat_Mystic['at']Yahoo['dot']com Seven Things I Believe (and Experience) *1) God is Real. *2) God is Love, the Ocean of Love and Compassion. *3) All of the world scriptures teach about the same manifestation of God as inner mystical Light and Sound. *4) Our true identity is soul, the Self. Soul is part of God and therefore is, like God, pure love. *5) During this human existence we have an opportunity to experience God. *6) As we experience communing with God's love during meditation -- Surat Shabd Yoga, we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the "Kingdom of the Heavens" that are within us. "We travel back from the realm of Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State." (Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love. *7) As we get initiated into the Mysteries of the Spirit by a Living Teacher (Sant Satguru), the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Finding God is our reason to be here: "It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth." (Adi Granth)
Interests "Sant Mat" means: "The Way of the Saints" or "Path of the Masters". The term "Sant Mat" was coined by Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, during the 19th Century, but the Sant tradition, with its many guru-lineages or branches, is a spiritual movement that dates back many centuries to ancient India. Sant Tulsi Sahib was of the opinion that the Sant movement goes back to the time of Krishna thousands of years ago, that Krishna knew of Sants during his day, the age of the Bhagavad Gita.
Favorite Movies Spiritual Films, Spiritual Cinema Circle, What Dreams May Come, What the Bleep, Matrix, Kundun, Little Buddha, Contact, Somewhere In Time, Comedy, Office Space
Favorite Music Sitar to Sabbath, Zeppelin to Harmonic Overtone Chant, Hyden to Hendrix, Indian Classical and Bhakti Devotional Music, Coptic and Aramaic chant, Electronica, Down Tempo, Music of the Spheres -- Shabd Naam (No Batteries Required). The Yoga of Inner Sound is the most advanced practice of hearing, the highest art of listening. By being united with the Heavenly Music (Audible Life Stream, Shabd, Naam) --- the Inner Sound Current during meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga/Nada Yoga practice), focusing upon the Quintessential Sound or Sar Shabd, the ascending soul eventually attains the Soundless Sphere beyond all regions of Light and Sound, reaching the True State of Kaivalya: Oneness with the Supreme Being in the Pure Conscious Realm. The ultimate goal is to merge into the upper level of Kaivalya known as the Ocean of Love and Compassion, the Ultimate Reality of God in the Nirguna or Formless State, also described by some with terms such as Radhaswami (Lord of the Soul), Anami (The Nameless One) and Anadi Purush (Soundlessness).
Favorite Books Sant Mat, santmat, Radhasoami, radha soami, radhswami, surat shabd, inner Light and Sound Mysticism, God..... Especially writings by Genuine Living Masters, All serious Sant Mat Books authored by Qualified Teachers, Competent Masters, Sant Satgurus, Ethical, Honest, Compassionate, and Wise Preceptors, Lovers of the Beloved! Satsang Discourses by Swami Sant Sevi Ji Paramahans: The Harmony of All Religions, Quintessence of Yoga: Secret of All Success, OM-Viwaychan, Yoga-mahatmya, Jag Mai Esha Rahna, Gurumahima, Satya Kya, Lok - Parlok - Upkari, Parmatma Darshan, Santmat Mai Sadhna Ka Swaroop, History of the Radhasoami Faith, and, Petals of Love, by Dada Ji Maharaj (Agam Prasad Mathur) The Philosophy of Liberation (Moksa-Darsan) by Maharishi Mehi, The Padavali of Maharshi Mehi, Gyan Ratan of Sant Dariya Sahib, Ratan Sagar of Sant Tulsi Sahab, Ghat Ramayana of Sant Tulsi Sahab, Shabdavali of Sant Tulsi Sahab - Saint of Hathras, India, Shri Guru Granth Sahib--Adi Granth, Jap Ji-Morning Prayer of Guru Nanak, genuine/early sections of, The Dasam Granth, attributed to Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Paramhans Advait Mat Granth, Kabir Vani: Bijak of Guru Kabir (Ramainis, Shabdas, and Sakhis), Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love), The Saakhi Granth of Kabir, Sukh Niddn, Amar Mul, and, the Brahm Nirupan, Panch Vani of the Dadu Panth, Bhajans of Dadu Dayal, Radhasoami (radha soami), Sar Bachan Radha Soami Poetry and Prose of Soami Ji Maharaj