Description : Chapters: Radha Soami, Sant Thakar Singh, Contemporary Sant Mat Movements, Baba Faqir Chand, Radha Swami Satsang, Dinod, Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Kirpal Singh, Bhagat Munshi Ram, Sirio Carrapa, Shiv Dayal Singh, Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, Manav Dayal I.c.sharma, Sant Darshan Singh, Sant Baljit Singh, Anand Swarup. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 83. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Contemporary Sant Mat Movements are esoteric philosophy movements active in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and especially India. These movements assert that Sant Mat shares a lineage with Sikhism and contains elements of thought found in Hinduism, such as karma and reincarnation. They further assert that Sant Mat also contains elements found in Sufism and has inspired and influenced a number of religious groups and organizations. They refer to this spiritual path as the "Science of the Soul" or Sant Mat, meaning teachings of the saints. More recently it has been described as "The Way of Life" or "Living the Life of Soul." It incorporates a practical yoga system known as Surat Shabd Yoga. Contemporary Sant Mat movements claim to incorporate a personal and private path of spiritual development in the common tradition of mystics past and present. They discuss the irrelevance of rituals, priestly class, mandatory contributions, or compulsory gatherings. The basic teaching of contemporary Sant Mat, as described by its Masters, is that everything lies inside us and that God is within. The outside world is only an image or a reflection of the inner reality . So self-knowledge or knowledge of the higher self and God-knowledge (taken as a practical project rather than a theoretical inquiry) are the topics of Sant Mat. Kirpal Singh describes Sant Mat as a synonym for...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=100320
Description : An in-depth profile of the co-founder of the psychedelic rock group offers insight into the battles with drug abuse and mental illness that shaped his artistic vision, in an account that traces his evolution from a precocious youth to an internationally acclaimed musician. Original.
Description : MSIA, the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, has been called the Cadillac of cults. Those interested in new religions may only know of MSIA from these kinds of labels. However, when looked at from a qualitative sociological perspective, a more complex story of religious innovation and cultural change can be told.