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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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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.

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

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

    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 Upanishad', a collection of the sayings of Jesus to be contemplated, leading to revelations and insight.
    Between a third and half of the sayings attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas are also included in the regular or orthodox New Testament. The rest however are not. Yet some of those sayings of Jesus associated with the Gospel of Thomas also were quoted, far and wide, in other early Christian writings too. I list some of the other texts, scriptures and authors that have quoted these "Thomasonian" sayings of Jesus that got left out of the New Testament.
    We focus on one such saying, in what other gospels and writings it's also appeared, AND how it even got included in the scriptures of other religions of the East & West! Yeshua says: "I will give you what eye has never seen, and what ear has never heard, and what hand has never touched, and what has never entered into the heart of man." (GoT # 17) This verse also was directly quoted by Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians.
    This is an axiom of wisdom about being initiated by a living teacher into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens, so other sources are shared exploring what initiation is: The Mystical Theology of Dionysius the Areopagite, The Testament of Our Lord (a Syriac gospel), The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, and there are readings from the Sant Mat satsang or spiritual discourses of Sant Kirpal Singh, also Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj, on initiation as well as about inner seeing and hearing during meditation practice.
    "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)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Loaves Without The Fishes in Early Christian Writings Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean

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

    When describing the story from the gospels about Jesus Feeding the Five Thousand, the Miraculous Feeding of the Multitude, the early church father Irenaeus, writing between 180 and 188 AD, doesn't mention anything about fish, only bread! The historian Eusebius, Arnobius, and some other early Christian writings also never mention "fishes with the loaves", only the loaves. Today, we examine the case of the missing fish, variations between different manuscripts of the New Testament, including the example of a vegetarian saying of Jesus present in the Old Syriac-Aramaic Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe Gospels (Curetonian manuscript) but nowhere to be found in the Greek. This is another installment in a series of podcasts documenting the vegetarianism of the original Jesus Movement (Ebionites, Nasoreans, Grandchildren of the Essenes, Hebrew Christians, The Apostles/Disciples, Christianity-Before-Paul).

    • 22 min
    Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib

    Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib

    Meet the Unknown Guru of Radhaswami: Maharaj Girdhari Sahib, Sant Mat History Research Update; Also: Lost Shabds of Soami Ji Maharaj and Other Mystic Poetry, the Lucknow Shabds
    The Great Soul Soami Ji Maharaj (Radhasoami) was initiated by Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India, and after Sant Tulsi's passing in 1843, Soami Ji was affiliated with a successor of Sant Tulsi by the name of Maharaj Girdhari Sahib. Thanks to Pramod for being my contact at the Lucknow Satsang, and Roohi for translating material from Hindi into English. We are blessed to access new verses of mystic poetry of Saints, which helps inspire spiritual practitioners to go within and meditate upon the inner Light and Sound of God. History can be liberating, opening up new vistas of appreciation and avenues of wisdom, as we endeavour to sit at the feet of the Masters.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Prayer For Peace or Ahimsa -- Praises To A Formless God

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

    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 "Ahimsa" means practicing non-violence in thought, word, and deed. This is such a beautiful and eloquent prayer, it is something that one could read and ponder each and every day for life, for it is not in the knowing, but in the doing and the being that we truly embody peace.

    • 5 min
    The Mystic Poetry of Maharshi Mehi

    The Mystic Poetry of Maharshi Mehi

    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 Paramhans Ji Maharaj of the Sant Mat Tradition of India. Today we remember Maharshi Mehi by reading from his spiritual classic, The Padavali, a collection of Bhakti Mystic Poetry, Hymns and Prose about discovering God within by way of inner Light and Sound Meditation Practice.

    • 47 min
    Rumi, the Third Eye, and Inner Meditation

    Rumi, the Third Eye, and Inner Meditation

    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 to be the "Seat of the Soul" in the human body, and serves as portal or gateway to the Kingdom of the Heavens (Inner Space) making it possible to access our spiritual senses of inner seeing and hearing. In Sant Mat, the Path of the Masters, the spiritual journey begins in meditation at the third eye center: "When we receive initiation from a Saint, practice Naam simran to retrace our consciousness from toes to a spot behind the eyes [Third Eye Center], only then something is accomplished."  (Baba Kehar Singh)

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Marc Shepherd ,

Deep and Inspiring

Fantastic reading of the masters from long ago. While some of the writings are controversial, they are certainly interesting and encouraging. I’ve learned some great truths from these podcasts!

Podcast listener. ,

Huge fan.

I’m a huge fan of his podcasts, but normally listen to them on YouTube. I hope this means that James will be bringing all of his shows to the iTunes platform. Every episode is a deep dive into an aspect of the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat), a subject rarely covered in a radio show format. Very inspiring.

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