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THE BREATH WITHIN THE BREATH

KABIR (1440-1580), MYSTIC POET OF INDIA

One of India’s great poets, Kabir’s gentle influence seems to have been broad and includes Sikhism, Bhakti, and the Sant Mat (path of the saints) sect, Kabir Panthis (Kabir’s Path). Sant Mat’s primary principle is a disciplined inward devotion to the Divine. One branch of that movement is Science of Spirituality under Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, who has a substantial following in North and South America as well as India. Sant Mat spiritual practice involves Jyoti and Shabd meditation techniques. Jyoti is a basic practice in which the practitioner assumes a relaxed position and, with mind stilled, repeats any name of God with which s/he is comfortable. Shabd meditation is rather more complicated and involves an initiation process and a focus on the Inner Light and Sound.

In this reading of Kabir by Ram Dass, the core issues of life are explored. J.D.

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6 thoughts on “THE BREATH WITHIN THE BREATH

  1. How wonderful. It was not Kabir but Rumi who was able to give me an inkling of what had happened to me in 2005 when I had this second spiritual experience … so I sort of clung to Rumi for a bit. Now I shall give you a look at my own foibles and weaknesses. I loved hearing this … viewing it. It was powerful until the end when it was filled with all male (except for perhaps one) examples of those who had attained “it.” The power then melted away. It was sort of like when we moved next to this glorious St Louis Cathedral Basillica. What a beautiful place to be situated … there are actually supposed to be more mosaics inside this cathedral than anywhere. I go in… kneel … look upend see a mosaic over head of a woman kneeling in front of men. I get up and walk out. Let’s see that was 29 years ago. We still live here.

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