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Hinduism - What Is Surat-Shabd-Yoga?


Surat-Shabd-Yoga is a mystical discipline practiced by the Radha Soami religious group that emphasizes the union (yoga) of the spirit (surat) with the Divine Sound (shabd).

The Supreme Being emits a Divine Sound that is constantly present.

Due of their preoccupation with worldly matters, most people are unable to hear it.

Anyone may become attuned to the Divine Sound and vibrate in harmony with it with adequate instruction and dedication to a real teacher (satguru).

Con touch with a real guru is the most crucial component of this path, since only a true guru has access to the divine and is considered an incarnation of the divine itself.

The single most crucial aspect in a person's spiritual growth is devotion to a real guru, and spiritual advancement is contingent on total submission to the guru's grace.

The imagery utilized by Guru Nanak, the first of the Sikh gurus, and the Nathpanthis before him have a lot in common with this metaphor of the Divine Sound and human resonance with it.

The excessive focus placed on a guru allows this religious discipline to be performed by almost anybody, and the majority of Radha Soami followers are housewives rather than ascetics.

Sudhir Kakar's Shamans, Mystics, and Doctors was published in 1990; Lawrence Babb's Redemptive Encounters was published in 1987; and Mark Juergensmeyer's Radha soami Reality was published in 1991.

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