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Sar Bachan Poetry (Selections)
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By Soami Ji Maharaj
The second volume of Sar Bachan consists of English translations of the original poetry by Soami Ji Maharaj, with the corresponding Hindi text given on the facing page in devanagari script as well as roman script. The poems convey the teachings of Sant Mat, the mystic path taught by Soami Ji. They are powerful exhortations for us to awaken to the true reality of life and devote ourselves to the only lasting relationship, with God, through devotion to the inner meditation practice. Soami Ji forcefully addresses such questions as: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Is there a rational explanation for the events of our life? Where can we go to get guidance on our personal evolution? Is it possible to achieve our human potential and fully realize our life's purpose? If so, how?

Sar Bachan Prose
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By Soami Ji Maharaj
Sar Bachan, literally meaning "words of truth," contains the fundamental teachings of the saints as explained by Seth Shiv Dayal Singh, known as Soami Ji Maharaj, the first Master in the Radha Soami line of mystics. The text is a translation of notes taken during Soami Ji's discourses and conversations over a period of many years. Soami Ji explains that this is not a new teaching, but the same mystic principles taught by all true saints throughout history. He gives details of the inner spiritual regions and the process of the creation. Also included is a collection of brief spiritual sayings by Soami Ji, presented as a series of axioms.

Spiritual Letters
Price: $11.00

By Baba Jaimal Singh
This book gives the reader a rare look into the spiritual grooming of one great saint by another and contains translations of letters written by Baba Jaimal Singh Maharaj to his disciple and successor, Maharaj Sawan Singh. Covering the period 1896-1903, when Maharaj Sawan Singh was still in government service, these letters contain personal advice as well as specific instructions and encouragement in matters of meditation and the spiritual way of life, from which all disciples and spiritual seekers can benefit. This is an entirely new edition, comprising a new translation and the complete texts of the letters (of which earlier only excerpts had been published in English).

Discourses on Sant Mat
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
This book contains a translation of twelve different discourses given by Maharaj Sawan Singh over a period of 45 years, selected by Maharaj Charan Singh. Each discourse is based on a spiritual hymn by a different saint, including Soami Ji, Guru Nanak, Guru Ravidas, Dadu Dayal, Kabir, Paltu, and Hafiz. The Master's discussions of the hymns begin with a translation of the complete hymn, followed by clear and detailed explanations of the deep spiritual truths found therein.

My Submission
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
Originally written by Maharaj Sawan Singh as the introduction to his encyclopedic two-volume Punjabi-language work Gurmat Siddhant (later published in English translation as Philosophy of the Masters in five volumes), this short work gives an overview of the main spiritual truths that are discussed at greater length in the complete text. Maharaj Sawan Singh's prose is clear, concise, and forceful imbued with the love and conviction that come from direct personal experience of the spiritual reality.

Philosophy of the Masters I
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
A comprehensive treatise containing a profound and detailed study of the Sant Mat principles, these five volumes are a translation of the original two volume Punjabi language work Gurmat Siddhant. The text includes many supporting quotations from the Adi Granth, the Bible, the Vedas, Persian mystics, and other sources. Each volume contains part of Maharaj Sawan Singh's original introductory overview called My Submission. ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS: Volume I - Spiritual discipline, satsang, seva, meditation, the law of karma.

Philosophy of the Masters II
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
A comprehensive treatise containing a profound and detailed study of the Sant Mat principles, these five volumes are a translation of the original two volume Punjabi language work Gurmat Siddhant. The text includes many supporting quotations from the Adi Granth, the Bible, the Vedas, Persian mystics, and other sources. Each volume contains part of Maharaj Sawan Singh's original introductory overview called My Submission. ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS: Volume II - Spiritual love, devotion, detachment.

Philosophy of the Masters III
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
A comprehensive treatise containing a profound and detailed study of the Sant Mat principles, these five volumes are a translation of the original two volume Punjabi language work Gurmat Siddhant. The text includes many supporting quotations from the Adi Granth, the Bible, the Vedas, Persian mystics, and other sources. Each volume contains part of Maharaj Sawan Singh's original introductory overview called My Submission. ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS: Volume III - True worship, austerities, cleanliness, awe and affection, prayer, humility, dharma.

Philosophy of the Masters IV
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
A comprehensive treatise containing a profound and detailed study of the Sant Mat principles, these five volumes are a translation of the original two volume Punjabi language work Gurmat Siddhant. The text includes many supporting quotations from the Adi Granth, the Bible, the Vedas, Persian mystics, and other sources. Each volume contains part of Maharaj Sawan Singh's original introductory overview called My Submission. ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS: Volume IV - The Lord and the Lord's will, truth, the negative power, sound current, name of God.

Philosophy of the Masters V
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
A comprehensive treatise containing a profound and detailed study of the Sant Mat principles, these five volumes are a translation of the original two volume Punjabi language work Gurmat Siddhant. The text includes many supporting quotations from the Adi Granth, the Bible, the Vedas, Persian mystics, and other sources. Each volume contains part of Maharaj Sawan Singh's original introductory overview called My Submission. ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS: Volume V - Inner divine music, initiation, practice of Surat Shabd Yoga, the perfect Master.

Spiritual Gems
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
This book is a collection of letters written by Maharaj Sawan Singh to his disciples in Europe and America between 1919 and 1948. These letters were the main source of guidance for his early disciples who did not have the opportunity to meet their Master in person. The letters discuss all aspects of the Sant Mat teachings, giving guidance on meditation and living in the will of the Lord while discharging one's worldly obligations. Not limited by time or place, by national or cultural differences, the practical advice and loving words contained in this book are equally relevant to modern devotees on the spiritual path.

The Dawn of Light
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By Maharaj Sawan Singh
Consisting mainly of letters written between 1911 and 1934 by Maharaj Sawan Singh (affectionately known as the Great Master) to his first American disciples, this volume also contains a brief history of Sant Mat in America and a concise summary of the Sant Mat teachings. The letters were written at a time when there were no Sant Mat books to provide guidance and inspiration for those early disciples, very few of whom had the opportunity to meet their Master in person. Full of affection and practical wisdom, the letters explain all aspects of the teachings and give detailed descriptions of the inner journey and the way of life required of the devotee.

Discourses on Sant Mat II
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By Maharaj Jagat Singh
A collection of spiritual discourses given by Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh Ji Maharaj (1884-1951). A chemistry professor by profession, His discourses are brief, simple, clear and to the point. He speaks vividly about the Master, the downfall of the soul and how the soul can return to its True Home with the help of the Name of God.

The Science of the Soul
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Die to Live
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
This book consists of questions and answers concerning meditation, asked of Maharaj Charan Singh during the 1960s and 1970s. The reader will find practical advice and encouragement in his explanations of the technical as well as devotional aspects of meditation. The book begins with an overview of the teachings of the saints, and covers (in question and answer format) the purpose of meditation, creating an atmosphere for meditation, the meditation practice, the effects of meditation, and ends with a section on grace, love and devotion as they relate to meditation. The title refers to the meditative state known as dying while living, when the soul withdraws from the physical body and enters the spiritual realms within.

Divine Light
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
The main portion of this book consists of letters written by Maharaj Charan Singh to his disciples in the West between 1959 and 1965. A brief overview of Sant Mat, also published separately as The Path, is included as its first section. The letters offer guidance and practical advice on all aspects of the spiritual path, from the meditation technique itself, to morality, harmony in the home, the vegetarian diet, and other issues facing the spiritual seeker.

Light on Sant Mat
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
The first part of this book consists of abridged translations of 12 discourses, followed by excerpts from almost 400 of Maharaj Charan Singh's letters to Western seekers and disciples between 1952 and 1958. Using examples and stories from everyday life, the discourses explain the fundamental universal truths taught by the perfect Masters of all ages. In his letters, Maharaj Charan Singh gives encouragement and advice on practical problems of daily living, as well as on meditation and the inner spiritual path.

Light on St. John
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
When addressing a Western audience, Maharaj Charan Singh often took the Gospels of the New Testament as the basis of his discourse. The original book in English was transcribed from such talks and presents a mystic interpretation of the Gospel according to John, explaining the universal truths it contains which transcend religious doctrine. The Gospel is quoted verse by verse with Maharaj Charan Singh’s explanations following each verse. Each Chapter ends with questions and answers about various aspects of the Bible and the Christian religion.

Light on St. Matthew
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
Transcribed from recordings of discourses to Westerners in India and America, this book contains Maharaj Charan Singh's explanations of the Gospel according to Matthew. He explains the universal mystic significance of Christ's teachings, including his many parables and the Sermon on the Mount. Questions and answers are also given at the end of each chapter, pertaining to the verses of the Gospel found in that chapter.

Quest for Light
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
This book contains a selection of more than 500 letters written by Maharaj Charan Singh from 1965 to 1971 to foreign seekers and disciples. Gracefully written, yet candid and direct, these letters offer practical guidance imbued with deep understanding of the struggles faced by modern devotees of the spiritual path. The reader will find illuminating responses on such subjects as karma, destiny, marriage, vegetarian diet, drugs and alcohol, morality, meditation technique, and inner experiences.

Spiritual Discourses I
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
Originally published in 1964, the first volume contains condensed translations of 19 discourses delivered by Maharaj Charan Singh at meetings around the world. Each discourse focuses on one particular aspect of the teachings, so the book can be read from beginning to end as a long essay on Sant Mat. Maharaj Charan Singh's style is simple yet eloquent; he uses many examples from nature and everyday life to illustrate the mystic truths he presents.

Spiritual Discourses II
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
This second volume was first published in 1997 and contains translations of eight complete discourses delivered by Maharaj Charan Singh in India. Typically, Maharaj Charan Singh takes a hymn by an Indian mystic of the past, which he then discusses passage by passage, relating it to the contemporary challenges faced by his disciples as they attempt to live according to the principles of the Path. In illustrating his points, he brings quotes from other saints as well, thus expanding the universal reach of his discourses.

Spiritual Heritage
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
This book is based on transcriptions of meetings with foreign guests at the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, located in Beas, Punjab, India. During the meetings, Maharaj Charan Singh reminisces about his life with Maharaj Sawan Singh and Maharaj Jagat Singh; he reflects on the development of the Dera, the relationship of Baba Jaimal Singh with Maharaj Sawan Singh, some early disciples, the Sant Mat tradition, and the universality of the spiritual path. Using a conversational approach, humour, and gentle wisdom, Maharaj Charan Singh explains fundamental spiritual truths through anecdotes and stories.

Spiritual Perspectives (Set of 3 Vols)
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
For almost 40 years, Maharaj Charan Singh held question and answer sessions with his foreign disciples, discussing all subjects relating to the spiritual teachings of the masters. This collection includes almost 2,000 of these Q&As organized according to subject and presented in three volumes: (I) Understanding the Basics, (II) Walking the Path, and (III) Living the Life. The collection also includes most of the Q&As previously published in Master Answers and Thus Saith the Master. Topics include karma and recincarnation, free will, soul and Lord; need for a master; relationship of master and disciple; initiation and the four vows; meditation; effort and grace; positive attitude; living the Sant Mat way of life; and the practical questions of everyday life.

The Path
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By Maharaj Charan Singh
This brief volume, which is also included as the first part of the book Divine Light, is an excellent introduction to Sant Mat. It contains Maharaj Charan Singh's thorough and clear explanation of all the basic principles of the teaching of the Saints. Numerous quotations from the writings of both Eastern and Western mystics demonstrate the universality of these spiritual truths.