11. Definition of Sant Sat Guru
19. A Sant Sat Guru
is one who has either descended directly from the highest
division or reached that quarter by practice of Surat-Sahbd-Yog
under the immediate direction of the former.
12. Definition of Sadh Guru
20. A Sadhguru is one who has
descended from the top of the second grand division or reached
it by the practice of Surat-Shabd-Yog under the direction
of the Sant Sat Guru and is proceeding towards the
highest division. A Satsangi is one who having full
belief and confidence in Sant Sat Guru and His words
is practicing Surat-Shabd-Yog under His immediate direction
and having traversed some distance is pushing on upwards.
13. The Supreme Being is both personal
21. The name of the
Supreme Being is Radhasoami. He is impersonal, but
personal in the second and third divisions and when He manifests
Himself through humanity as Sant Sat Guru. His attributes
are mostly met with in the Sant Sat Guru, who might
be called an Incarnation of Sat Purush Radhasoami,
the True Supreme Being.
14. Definition of true salvation
22. The deliverance
of spirit entity from bondage of body, senses and mind, and
its gradual ascension and eventual entrance into the first
or highest division by the practice of Surat-Shabd-Yog
is perfect salvation according to Radhasoami Faith. At present
the Surat or Spirit entity which is a particle of the
Supreme Being or a ray from the Supreme Sun or a drop from
the Supreme Ocean of Spirit, having descended from the highest
or first region has become encased in material coverings,
and in a manner intermingled with matter and is in this, the
third region, subject to the forces or carnal desires and
passions resulting from such mixture.
15. Spirit entity, subject to birth
and rebirth in the second and third degrees
23. In its descent
from the highest region the spirit entity has become enveloped
in various coverings of matter or bodies, and so long as it
remains in the second and third division where matter exists,
it can not be freed from re-birth in the lower or higher regions.
It is only in the first or highest division where there is
no matter, that there is no re-birth.
16. Radhasoami Faith not built on scriptures of any religion
The efficacy of Surat-Shabd-Yog testified by
24. Radhasoami Faith
is not built on the basis of scriptures appertaining to Hindu
or any other religion, but on the precepts or instructions
of the Supreme Being Himself, who appeared on this earth in
human form and graciously performed the functions of a Sant
Sat Guru for the benefit of degraded humanity. The original
books of all inspired religions, however, bear sufficient
testimony to the superiority and efficacy of the Surat-Shabd-Yog
as the only means and the only highway to the highest heaven.
17. The internal sound current is the means of raising
spirit, difference of Dhwanyatmak and Varnatmak
names. The power of Sound Current or Shabd
25.The sound heard
internally is a current which has originally emanated from
the Supreme Being and is the means not only of concentrating
the will but also of raising spirit entity to the source from
which it emanated.
26. At the time of
initiation, a novice receives instructions as regards the
particulars of Shabd of each sub-division by means
of which one has to raise ones spirit entity upwards.
This is called Dhwanyatmak name, while that uttered
by tongue is called Varnatmak name.
27. It must be clearly
understood that by Shabd or Word or internal
voice is meant the spirit or life current which enlivens every
part of the body and is the main principle or essence which
supports life in and gives activity to every being or body
in the whole creation or universe. Even in this world everything
is done by means of word or sound, and all affairs are managed
through its instrumentality, as one speaks or gives order
and the other attends to it or carries it out into execution.
The instantaneous effect of word or sound on human beings
and even on animals is so apparent in everyday experience
of our life that it needs no further explanation.
18. The state of Spirit entity in
the third degree The change of its powers with the
change of its spheres
28. At present the
spirit entity of a human being is residing in the third or
material-spiritual region, and has, therefore, to do all the
work here by means of the senses and the mind which are mediums
between it and the material objects, and consequently, as
a natural result, its power has become quite hampered. But
as soon as it begins to ascend, the powers, which are now
lying dormant, become active and the spirit entity acquires
ultra-material or higher power.
19. The method of taking back the
Spirit entity to its original source is to ride the sound
29.The method for taking
back the spirit entity to its Supreme Source is first to concentrate
at the focus of eyes the spirit entity and mind which are
defused in our body and in a manner tied to external objects
by desires and passions, and next to commence its journey
homewards by attending to the internal sound, or in other
words, by riding the life or sound current which has originally
emanated from the Supreme source.
30. The current which
has been instrumental in having brought it down here must
naturally be the only True Path for its return
to the original source, and whoever finds this current is
on the path of emancipation. This current which is the spirit
and life current is called in the Radhasoami Faith, "Sound
or Word" or Holy Name.
20. Testimony of sound as given
by other religions
31. Other extant religions
also give distant allusions to this life or "Sound Current";
for instance in the Bible, we find, "In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God." The Vedas also have Nad
or Word, the Pranav or Om and so others.