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Hi everyone!

Just sending you some updates your way.  I will start by saying that we have rescheduled the January 25 show at the Borders at Penn Circle in Pittsburgh, PA.  This will now be held on March 21 at 7:30pm.  It will be a show and CD signing.  We also have some new tour dates added.  On March 16 at 1pm, we will be having a show and CD signing at the Borders Bookstore in Tarentum, PA.  On April 26, we will be at Hoi Polloi in Pittsburgh, PA (on Galvestone Ave).  Check out the show section on my myspace page and website for more details.

I will also be making my second appearance in the German music magazine, Crawling Tunes Magazine.  My song, "Run Away and Hide" will be featured on their compilation CD which comes with the magazine.  More info will be posted soon, but February is the tentative month for the issue and comp CD.  You can also look for advertisements and features on my music in upcoming issues of Outcast Fanzine (Greece) and Twisted Dreams Magazine (US).

On March 7, I will be joining Chuck Owston and Bonfire Night at Excuses for the premiere of the song, "3 Pale Queens," the Arthurian song that features a duet between Chuck and myself and guest guitars from Jason English.  We will also be headed to the studio soon to record this song.  The evening on March 7 will feature full sets by the Celtic/Rock band Bonfire Night and the Metal/Punk/Rock band, Motorpsychos.  Jason and I will join Bonfire Night onstage for the song, "3 Pale Queens."  This is a show you will not want to miss!

That’s it for now:)  "Poet" is at the CD manufacturors as we speak!

Tiffany

Never Ever Be So Ignorant As To Forsake The Shabd


Earn the Invaluable Wealth of Shabd!

-Sant Radhaswami Sahab

An English rendering of a verse composed by Sant Radhaswami Sahab taken from the book titled “Satsang Yog , Part II” by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj.

-Translation by Pravesh K. Singh (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sant_santati
http://blog.360.yahoo.com/praveshksingh ).

The Original Verse (Phonetic Version):

“Shabd kamaae kar he meet | Shabd prataap kaal ko jeet ||

Shabd ghaat too ghat me dekh | Shabdahi shabd peev ko pekh ||

Shabd karm kee rekh kataave | Shabd shabd se jay milaave ||

Shabd binaa sab jhoothaa gyaan | Shabd binaa sab thothaa dhyaan ||

Shabd chhod mat are ajaan | Radhaswami kahai bakhaan ||”

The Translation:

[O friend! Earn the ‘shabd’ (Divine Word or Sound). | By the glorious grace of the ‘shabd’, win over time (death & rebirth). ||

Behold the banks (realm or sphere) of ‘shabd’ within your ‘ghat’ (body). | Catching hold of ‘shabd’ after ‘shabd’ see the Lord ||

‘Shabd’ enables to obliterate or erase the result or effect of our actions. | One ‘shabd’ naturally leads to another ‘shabd’. ||

Any knowledge without knowing, or in the absence of, or excluding ‘shabd’ is false knowledge or ignorance. | All meditation that excludes ‘shabd’ is hollow, toothless or incomplete meditation. ||

Do not ever, therefore, forsake the ‘shabd’, You Ignorant Being! || Radhaswami describes thus in detail. ||]

N.B.

To understand the true import of “shabd shabd se jay milaave” (one ‘shabd’ leads to another ‘shabd’) of Sant Radhaswami Sahab, the following excerpts from a discourse of Maharshi Santsewiji would be of help:

“Whoever sincerely practices the inner meditation comes to experience light within. First he sees the light and then he hears sound, too. Sound has a natural & inherent property of attracting or drawing the listener towards its source or origin. One who is capable of grasping the sound springing straight from the God Himself gets naturally drawn to Him.

The practitioner of “naadaanusandhaan” or “surat-shabda yog” (the Yog of Sound or the Union through Sound) first catches hold of the sound which is generated at the centre of the “sthoola mandal” (gross sphere of creation). Catching that sound at the meeting horizon or junction of the Gross sphere and the “sookshma mandala” (Astral or Subtle sphere), he (the practitioner) is drawn to the centre of the Astral sphere. Grasping the sound at the centre of the Astral sphere he is led to the centre of the “kaaran mandal” (Causal sphere) wherefrom he is pulled up to the centre of the “mahaakaaran mandal” (Supra-Causal sphere). Getting hold of the sound at the centre of the Supra-Causal sphere he transcends the barrier or layers of “jad” (ignorance or non-consciousness) and makes an entry into the realm of “kaivalya” or, “chetan” (pure consciousness). There he gets the “saar shabda” or “anaahat shabda” (the unstruck or quintessential sound) which takes him to the “nihshabdam paramam padam” or the highest and the Ultimate Soundless State. There he meets and merges into perfect unison with the God losing his individual identity completely. Thus, the cycle of birth and death or transmigration comes to be destroyed or annihilated for ever or permanently.”

The Sound Of God And Inner Sound Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga)

"Repeat the Name of your Beloved, day and night, again and again. With care in thought, word and deed, you will cross to the other shore." — Dadu


The realm of creation in which we live is the Gross Realm. Above the Gross is the Subtle Realm [astral]; above the Subtle is the Causal; above the Causal is the Supra-Causal, and above the Supra-Causal is Kaivalya, the realm of Oneness (Pure Conscious Realm). The existence of these realms is as fixed as the Pole Star. Thus, there are five spheres of creation including the Gross Realm. Kaivalya is of Pure Consciousness and the other four realms are Non-Conscious, but coexisting with the conscious. In the creation of the Realm, first the center of each Realm must have been established. When the vibration (current) for the creation of that Realm emanated from its center, only then the creation of the Realm came into existence. In the origin of the flow or vibration, an accompanying sound must have been generated. Therefore, it is necessary to acknowledge that the specific realms have their essential central sounds.

Sound by its nature has the quality to draw one to its point of origin. In reviewing the above, it is evident that creation continues to evolve through the sound. Logically, no other means is better than the sound for transcending the concealments (realms) of creation.

The Central Sounds of the various Realms cannot be spoken or articulated; they are non-spoken (inarticulate). The practice of Nadanusandhana (Yoga of Sound) works with these very inarticulate sounds. And due to the drawing power of sound, the practice of the Yoga of Sound results in reaching the highest realm.

The five Realms of creation (Gross Realm, Subtle Realm, etc.,) described above are the five concealments which connect and permeate the body (the microcosm) and the cosmos (the macrocosm).

The Upper Nature or surat (consciousness) or Pure Conscious nature is extremely close to the essential nature of the Supreme Sovereign and therefore is perfectly suited for direct knowledge of the Supreme Sovereign. The essential nature of the Self is of a higher order than this conscious reality (Upper Nature) and is the superior of the two. Therefore, it can be said that the ksetrajna (the Self, the Unqualified, the knower of the body field) will experience the direct knowledge of one’s own essential nature along with the essential nature of God. As long as the consciousness is within even one of the four Realms of Non-Conscious nature, it cannot experience nor attain direct knowledge of the Supreme Sovereign.

It is certain that Self (spirit) will have direct knowledge and realization of one’s own essential nature as well as direct knowledge and realization of the Supreme Sovereign.

The Sound of the higher level naturally reaches far downward. Further, the flow of the subtle substance (Sound) is further than the flow of the gross substance (Sound), and naturally the subtle permeates the gross substance. This is natural in the order of creation: the subtle existing above and the gross existing below. Therefore, in the order of creation, the upper realms are subtler than the lower realms.

Subsequently, the sounds of the centers of the upper Realms are subtler than the sounds of the lower realms. Therefore, the sound originated from the center of the above realm and is sequentially grasped from the realm immediately under it. For example, the sound of the Subtle Realm can be grasped from the center or core of the Gross Realm; the sound of the Causal Realm can be grasped from the center or core of the Subtle Realm. The sequence progresses until the Divine Sound which originated from the center of the Realm of Pure Consciousness or the Supreme Sovereign will be grasped from the center of the Supra-Causal Realm. The consciousness drawn by the sound will meet with the Supreme Sovereign and after becoming one will lose its existence. This is the culmination of the spiritual journey, the journey of seeking direct knowledge of the Supreme Sovereign.

The Original Divine Sound, which originated from the Supreme Sovereign, continuously without break reverberates throughout the hearts of the entire macrocosm and microcosm. The Sound will inherently go on for the duration of creation because the evolution of creation depends upon the existence of sound. Should the Sound cease so would creation. The ancient sages call this Original Supra-Cosmic Sound Om. The literature of Indian saints speaks of the Original Sound as the Nirguna Ram Nam (Unqualified All Pervading Sound), Satya-nam (the Eternal Sound), Adi-nam (Eternal Word, the Name or Sound of the beginning) and Sar Shabd (the Quintessential Sound). It is therefore useless to search the streams of the spiritual sounds outside oneself. This task of holding sounds will be accomplished through following the internal spiritual path under the guidance of a spiritual master.

Through the practice of meditation one can progressively move the consciousness inward within oneself. In the beginning the practice of subtle meditation is difficult to accomplish owing to its unfamiliarity. Through the initial practice of Manas jap (repetition of mantra [simran]), the mind begins to focus. Then one progresses to the subtler practice of Manas dhyan (dhyan, the form of deity) and prepares for the subtle meditation. Subsequently, through Drshti Yoga [Yoga of Inner Light] one practices one-pointedness. Finally, through the practice of Surat-Shabd-Yoga (the Yoga of Sound) the transcending of all the Realms is achieved.

— Maharishi Mehi Paramahansa Ji, The Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha-Darsan)

Priceless Precepts Of Huzur Maharaj, Sant Rai Bahadur Shaligram Sahab

Priceless Sermons of Sant Rai Bahadur Shaligram Sahab or Huzur Maharaj, the Second Guru of radhaswami Sect of Santmat on Surat Shabd Yog (Yoga of Divine Sound):

[||Prem-patra Radhaswami, Jild 1, Wachan 43||]

– Taken from the book “Santwaani Sateek” (Commentary on Sayings of Sants) by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj (April 1885 – June 1986) 

-Translated by Pravesh K. Singh

8 – If during meditation sound comes from the left side, the practitioner should try to shift his attention towards his upper side, and he should reduce (lessen) the pressure on the left ear or should not press the left ear at all, or should take the thumb out of the (left) ear. Then, he would find that, slowly and slowly the sound would appear to be coming from the above the centre of the two eyes. Then he should apply, or focus, his attention on that very sound.

Healing From Heaven

For those of you who have psychic abilities or a high intuition, did this ever happen to you? I am single, by choice..may I add? 🙂 Obviously I am not shy with my belief and my passion which is Healing From Heaven and the strong belief in my spiritual guides. Somehow, when I meet someone, the conversation usually goes into metaphysics. Maybe a strong part of me wants to find out right away if this person is open to the non physical world. If they are not, our connection ends rapidly. Once the conversation goes into metaphysics, the next topic is about psychics; and here’s where it starts. Most of the people I meet, as soon as they know I have a psychic ability will ask "So tell me about myself and let’s see how good you are?". Are you kidding me? I must say, this is an automatic turn off, primarily because I have no needs nor desire to prove myself to anyone, specially the "non believers". Their spiritual journey is not my quest. However this is how I see it; If you met someone for the 1st time and knew that this guy was a veterinarian, would you bring your pet to ask him for an evaluation to see how good he is as a doctor! No! What about a programmer, would you bring your laptop and ask him to optimize it! No! However when it comes to psychics, people have no problems putting them on the spot because they feel a need to be entertained! Sorry, I am not a show and definitely not on a first date! That’s a deal breaker. I am okay talking about it and sharing information. If I really like the person and notice they are open to it, I may share insights and messages I receive. .. and I also do not appreciate the messages saying "well you already know who this is and why I am calling, so I don’t need to tell you!". That is also a deal breaker (or a date breaker!). I actually take the non physical world very seriously. I don’t "mess" with it, laugh at it nor do I use it for entertainment. I respect my guides and their "power". So if you have a spiritual ability, have you ever been in this type of situation and how do you react? If you are the one who asked for a reading, why did you do it? Maybe I am not seeing the other side of the coin! Thanks for your comments.

Spiritual Politics

Spirituality in Politics: Questions for our Presidential Aspirants

Elections 2008

By Chandi Devi © 2008 All Rights Reserved

As aspirants on the spiritual path, we understand that we have individual karma that we will experience throughout our lives. We also experience the collective karma of the groups to which we belong, such as our country.

It is therefore crucial that we elect a leader who has a true sense of values in his/her heart, and not just in his/her mind. We need a leader who has a developed sense of insight and intuition; one who has control of the ego. We need a leader who is a personification of honesty, humility, integrity and honor.

In other words, we need to select a leader who will mirror our principles— someone who is a reflection of all that we cherish; someone who walks a path of integrity and mindfulness.

Is there any candidate out there who embodies these qualifications? Here are some questions to consider when you go to vote. And by the way, it is your dharma and karma to participate in this process.

We can analyze our candidates by applying the eight principles of action that the Buddha taught:

1.Samyak Darshan—Does he or she have tunnel vision or is he/she short-sighted?

Will he/she consider alternative solutions to the challenges facing our country?

2. Samyak Sankalpa—What is the candidate’s intention for the country and all of humanity? Is he/she committed to the protection of mother earth? 

3. Samyak Vak—Is the candidate straight-forward? Do you trust him/her to do the right thing? How do they feel about women and minorities in government?  

4. Samyak Ajiiva—Might there be a hidden agenda to cater to the richest, most powerful corporations? Will he/she be a strong advocate for global warming and other environmental issues? Will the candidate stand up for the middle and less privileged class?  

5. Samyak Vyayama— As concerns regarding health care mounts, what is the perspective towards a holistic approach to health care?  

6. Samyak Karmanta—Do you trust this candidate to clean up the mess he/she will inherit and to reverse or reduce the disarray of the current administration?  

7. Samyak Smrti—How does this person conduct himself or herself under pressure? Have you analyzed their body language, speech and answers? Are they defensive or open?  

8. Samyak Samadhi—Is this person spiritually mature and tolerant of other persuasions or do they still live in the dark ages when it comes to religion/spirituality?  

We welcome you to add to this and share your thoughts!  

God Does Exist! See Him For Yourself!

A gentleman went to a forest for a stroll. While moving around the jungle he came to a cottage. He saw a hermit sitting there. This gentleman approached him and asked out of curiosity, “Baba (a term used in Hindi speaking region to respectfully address a sage)! What are you doing in the quiet of this lonely forest?” The sage replied, “I meditate on God here.” “Does God really exist?” asked the gentleman. The sage replied, “Yes, He does.” The gentleman opined, “I don’t believe in God.” The sage calmly replied, “You don’t believe in God just as I don’t believe in America.” The gentleman was unsettled, “You don’t believe in America? Baba! There are so many people who have gone there, visited different places there and have come back.” With the same equanimity with which Baba had begun, he responded, “Several great souls or sants have gone to the God as well, met Him and have come back.” The gentleman was now getting restless to convince the recluse, “It appears, Baba, you don’t believe my words. You please go to Delhi. You will have to spend some money to purchase a plane’s ticket which would fly you to England. You board another flight there which would land you in America. There you can see things for yourself.” Baba said, “You see! You don’t have to even spend any money to meet God. Yes, of course, you would have to devote some time. First of all, you practice ‘maanas jap’ (mental recitation of a sacred mantra given by a Guru) and ‘maanas dhyaan’ (trying to visualise the form of the Guru or some preferred deity). Then attain single-pointed ness by practicing ‘drishti-yoga’ (gazing intently in the front of the centre of eyes as taught by an adept Guru). That bright point would take you into the realm of light. There you would listen to the sound getting hold of which would, in steps, make you grasp the Central Sound which shall, in turn, escort you into the Soundless State – the abode of God. There you can see Him for yourself.” The gentleman now thought of another way to convince the recluse, “Baba! You still don’t believe me? O.K., you see, there is a thing called Globe. On that Globe, the map of the whole world is engraved. There, to the west of India, you can see the map of America. Then you would surely believe my words.”  Baba said, “OK, you please listen to me. There is a city called Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar in India. A sant by the name of Maharshi Mehi Parahans ji Maharaj lived there. He wrote a book titled “Satsang Yog” that consists of four parts. In the fourth part of the book he has prepared a map of ‘pind’ (micro-cosmos or our body) and ‘brahmand’ (macro-cosmos) and titled it “A Schematic Diagram of ‘Pind’ and ‘Brahmand’”. That cosmological map very clearly shows that to the very north of where you (the soul) exist (currently), the Supreme Sovereign God resides (in His pure form). The way to reach Him is also very clearly laid out in that diagram so that you don’t have to loiter anywhere in the outside world. First go to the ‘Ajnaa Chakra’ (also called ‘Teesra Til’, the Tenth Door, or the Third eye). Proceeding from there you can travel all the way up to the Kingdom of God (where he alone lives, by going where you also become ‘Him’) via ‘Sahastra Dal Kamal’ (Thousand Petalled Lotus), ‘Trikuti’, ‘Shoonya’ (Void), ‘Maha Shoonya’ (Great Void) and ‘Bhanwar Gufa’ (Whirling Cave). There you could see God for yourself, and then you would surely believe my words.” The detailed sketching of the spiritual cosmology, the inner confidence and the probity with which the sage had been talking had a magical effect on the gentleman. With folded hands he submitted humbly, “Baba! I do believe you. God does exist.” 

–   Maharshi Santsewiji Paramhans would often relate this story in his discourses.-  

Translated into English by Pravesh K. Singh

Spirituality In Politics: Questions For Our Presidential Aspirants


Elections 2008

By Chandi Devi © 2008 All Rights Reserved

As aspirants on the spiritual path, we understand that we have individual karma that we will experience throughout our lives. We also experience the collective karma of the groups to which we belong, such as our country.

It is therefore crucial that we elect a leader who has a true sense of values in his/her heart, and not just in his/her mind. We need a leader who has a developed sense of insight and intuition; one who has control of the ego. We need a leader who is a personification of honesty, humility, integrity and honor.

In other words, we need to select a leader who will mirror our principles— someone who is a reflection of all that we cherish; someone who walks a path of integrity and mindfulness.

Is there any candidate out there who embodies these qualifications? Here are some questions to consider when you go to vote. And by the way, it is your dharma and karma to participate in this process.

We can analyze our candidates by applying the eight principles of action that the Buddha taught:

1.Samyak Darshan—Does he or she have tunnel vision or is he/she short-sighted?

Will he/she consider alternative solutions to the challenges facing our country?

2. Samyak Sankalpa—What is the candidate’s intention for the country and all of humanity? Is he/she committed to the protection of mother earth? 

3. Samyak Vak—Is the candidate straight-forward? Do you trust him/her to do the right thing? How do they feel about women and minorities in government?  

4. Samyak Ajiiva—Might there be a hidden agenda to cater to the richest, most powerful corporations? Will he/she be a strong advocate for global warming and other environmental issues? Will the candidate stand up for the middle and less privileged class?  

5. Samyak Vyayama— As concerns regarding health care mounts, what is the perspective towards a holistic approach to health care?  

6. Samyak Karmanta—Do you trust this candidate to clean up the mess he/she will inherit and to reverse or reduce the disarray of the current administration?  

7. Samyak Smrti—How does this person conduct himself or herself under pressure? Have you analyzed their body language, speech and answers? Are they defensive or open?  

8.  Samyak Samadhi—Is this person spiritually mature and tolerant of other persuasions or do they still live in the dark ages when it comes to religion/spirituality?  

We welcome you to add to this and share your thoughts!  

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Surat Shabd Yoga: Meditation Upon The Current Of The Spirit

Radhaswami Dayal ki Daya Radhaswami Sahai:
"Grant Merciful Radhasoami Thy Grace and Protection"

The Current of the Spirit is: the Current of Love (Bhakti) and Bliss (Ananda), The Current of Divine Light, Seen as Inner Light During Meditation, the Holy Light-Stream, and Heard as the Sound Current, the Music Within During Meditation (Surat Shabd Yoga: Union of the Awareness, the Attention-Faculty of the Soul with the Current of the Spirit, the Audible Life Stream that Flows into the Ocean of Love, God, Radhasoami, Oneness)

The Current of the Chaitanya Spirit [Spiritual Consciousness] is flowing in the reverse direction in this Region [Pinda Desh, Material Plane] and is getting dispersed through the sense-organs. It cannot therefore get perfect and unalloyed happiness and its condition cannot remain always the same. It is therefore necessary that one should make this Current flow in the right direction, i.e. make it ascend upwards within oneself. If he does so, his spirit would one day reach its Original Reservoir and attain perfect and eternal bliss.

All the Jivas [souls that have incarnated into the Physical Plane, Pinda Desh], having their Spirit seated in the region of the eyes in the physical body, function through their mind and sense-organs i.e. the Current of the Spirit flows outwards through the mind and the sense-organs and it has established its contact chiefly with material objects.

One feels pleasure in turning his Attention towards and in thinking about or in meeting those persons for whom he has affection. Similarly, he gets joy and pleasure when those enjoyments and objects for which he has attachment or in which he frequently indulges come before him or he comes into contact with them or makes use of them. This is the reason why the Current of the Spirit flows again and again, or very frequently, in their direction.

Although it is quite clear that whatever joy, bliss and pleasure the mind gets from the sense-organs with the help of other Jivas and the objects and enjoyments of the world, is really present in the Current of the Spirit, yet the people are unaware of this fact. If the Current of the Spirit would not flow down to a particular sense-organ and would not flow from them to the enjoyments and objects of the world, no joy or pleasure would ever be experienced.

This practice can make the Spirit reach its Original Abode from where it descended in the beginning of the creation and on reaching there, it would have the darsana [vision, darshan] of the Supreme Being Merciful Radhasoami Who is its True Father and Mother and Whose ansa [ray, particle, emanation] it is, and would also be able to attain Highest Bliss.

The Supreme Being Merciful Radhasoami has been pleased to shower His great Mercy on the Jivas in the present times, in as much as he has made the practices of the Surat Sabda Yoga so easy that a child, a young man or an old man, male or female, a family man or an ascetic, can easily perform its practices to some extent at least and can also secure the result in this very life and get some joy and bliss internally within himself and also see his salvation being gradually achieved and he can also experience the Grace and protection of the Supreme Being which are always available to one engaged in the practices of this Yoga.

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