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Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - Vegetarian Quotes From the World Scriptures, Part 2
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Buddha; Dalai Lama; Thich Nhat Hanh; Surangama Sutra of Quan Yin; Jainism; Lord Mahavira; Supreme Master Ching Hai (From Crisis To Peace — The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer); Vegetarian Sikh Passages; Guru Nanak; Pythagoras; Veg Saying of Jesus from the Aramaic New Testament; Ebionite Christianity;


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James

PODCAST: Vegetarian Quotes from the World Religions, Part One: Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians — Spiritual Awakening Radio — GO TO: http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.Tumblr.com/post/62004763540/podcast-evidence-that-jesus-and-the-original

Vegetarian Saying of Jesus from the Aramaic New Testament: “Be on guard, so that your hearts do not become heavy with the eating of flesh and with the intoxication of wine and with the anxiety of the world, and that day come upon you suddenly; for as a snare it will come upon all who dwell upon the surface of the earth.” (Luke 21:34, Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe—Old Syriac-Aramaic Manuscript of the New Testament Gospels)

The first followers of Jesus, also known as Ebionites or Nazoreans, were not only kosher, but also strictly adhered to a vegetarian diet. The largest surviving collection of Ebionite scriptures is the Clementine Homilies and the Recognitions of Clement, which are vegetarian gospels that condemn animal sacrifice in any form. For example, the Book of Homilies states that God does not want animals killed at all (3.45), and condemns those who eat meat (7.4, 7.8). The original Christians were called “Ebionites”, a word derived from Hebrew meaning “The Poor.” They traced their vow of poverty back to the first Christian community described in the New Testament Acts of the Apostles (4:32-35), and were a spiritual or intentional community that shared all of their possessions in common. The passages below also show that the Ebionites’ diet was vegan – plant-based (no eggs, no dairy, and no animal products).

Jesus had a brother. He’s referred to by scholars and historians as “James the Just”. According to a wide variety of sources, James became Jesus’s spiritual successor, the next leader of this group, referred to as the “Hebrew Christians” or “Ebionites”. James was the leader and head-apostle of this group for a far longer period of time than Jesus in fact. The well-known Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman wrote a one thousand page book about him called, James the Just, The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The first words on the back cover of this book are: “James was a vegetarian.”

Peter said, “I live on olives and bread, to which I rarely only add vegetables.” (Clementine Homilies 12,6; also see, Recognitions 7,6)

“And happiness is found in the practice of virtue. Accordingly, the Apostle Matthew partook of seeds, and nuts, hard-shelled fruits, and vegetables, without flesh.” (Clement of Alexandria, The Instructor, Book 2, Chapter 1)

“John never ate meat.” (Church historian Hegesipp according to Eusebius, History of the Church II 2:3)

“James, the brother of the Lord, lived on seeds and plants and touched neither meat nor wine.” (Epistulae ad Faustum XXII, 3)

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PODCAST: Vegetarian Quotes from the World Religions, Part One: Evidence That Jesus and The Original Aramaic Christians Were Vegetarians — Spiritual Awakening Radio — GO TO: http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.Tumblr.com/post/62004763540/podcast-evidence-that-jesus-and-the-original

Vegetarian Saying of Jesus from the Aramaic New Testament: “Be on guard, so that your hearts do not become heavy with the eating of flesh and with the intoxication of wine and with the anxiety of the world, and that day come upon you suddenly; for as a snare it will come upon all who dwell upon the surface of the earth.” (Luke 21:34, Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe—Old Syriac-Aramaic Manuscript of the New Testament Gospels)

The first followers of Jesus, also known as Ebionites or Nazoreans, were not only kosher, but also strictly adhered to a vegetarian diet. The largest surviving collection of Ebionite scriptures is the Clementine Homilies and the Recognitions of Clement, which are vegetarian gospels that condemn animal sacrifice in any form. For example, the Book of Homilies states that God does not want animals killed at all (3.45), and condemns those who eat meat (7.4, 7.8). The original Christians were called “Ebionites”, a word derived from Hebrew meaning “The Poor.” They traced their vow of poverty back to the first Christian community described in the New Testament Acts of the Apostles (4:32-35), and were a spiritual or intentional community that shared all of their possessions in common. The passages below also show that the Ebionites’ diet was vegan – plant-based (no eggs, no dairy, and no animal products).

Jesus had a brother. He’s referred to by scholars and historians as “James the Just”. According to a wide variety of sources, James became Jesus’s spiritual successor, the next leader of this group, referred to as the “Hebrew Christians” or “Ebionites”. James was the leader and head-apostle of this group for a far longer period of time than Jesus in fact. The well-known Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman wrote a one thousand page book about him called, James the Just, The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The first words on the back cover of this book are: “James was a vegetarian.”

Peter said, “I live on olives and bread, to which I rarely only add vegetables.” (Clementine Homilies 12,6; also see, Recognitions 7,6)

“And happiness is found in the practice of virtue. Accordingly, the Apostle Matthew partook of seeds, and nuts, hard-shelled fruits, and vegetables, without flesh.” (Clement of Alexandria, The Instructor, Book 2, Chapter 1)

“John never ate meat.” (Church historian Hegesipp according to Eusebius, History of the Church II 2:3)

“James, the brother of the Lord, lived on seeds and plants and touched neither meat nor wine.” (Epistulae ad Faustum XXII, 3)

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Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - Exploring A Course In Miracles and the Gnostic Gospels
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“Listen in deep silence. Be very still and open your mind. Go past all the raucous shrieks and sick imaginings that cover your real thoughts and obscure your eternal link with God. Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sights and sounds of this insane world. You do not live here. We are trying to reach your real home. We are trying to reach the place where you are truly welcome. We are trying to reach God.” (ACIM, Workbook For Students, from Lesson 49)


“There is a Light that this world cannot give…. This Light will attract you as nothing in this world can do. In shining peace within you is the perfect purity in which you were created. Fear not to look upon the lovely truth in you. Look past darkness to the holy place where you will see the Light.” (Text, A Course In Miracles)


“Your Voice reminds me of an Ancient Song
It was forgotten. Now I hear it again
A Word I thought had been forever dead.
(The Gifts of God)


“Homeless are they
Who would abide alone, apart from Me.
Yet would I call them home. My Voice I send
To sing in soundless places. Hear from Me
The Song a Father sings to you, His child;
A Melody from far beyond the world.
Step back and listen, for He comes to bless
And tell you that you are not
comfortless.


“I walk in stillness. Where my rest is set
Is Heaven. And the silence of the stars
Sings in a soundless circle. For the Song
Of Heaven is past hearing, and ascends
Beyond the tiny range the ear can catch,
And soars into a spaceless magnitude
Where Sound and silence meet in unity.”
(Helen Schucman, The Gifts of God)

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - Visions of Allah -- Exploring Sufi Mysticism

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Sufism is a form of Islamic Gnosticism which really does have many affinities with earlier Gnostic mystical traditions of the middle east. Like other movements of the past that embrace spiritual experience and mystic transport through the Seven Heavens, Sufis have found it useful to compare out-of-body or ascension journeys to the stripping or shedding of garments. The above quote illustrates their view that each soul on the earth-plane is wearing several garments. We are souls wearing subtle bodies or coverings; our physical body is made out of the material substance of the physical universe. We are, as the late Dr. Carl Sagan put it, “star stuff pondering star stuff.” Our bodies are made out of atoms that once came from stars and other objects in the cosmos. When we enter into contemplation and mystical states, our awareness is elsewhere; we become “dead to the world,” have risen above body-consciousness. In that sense, we have, for the duration of our meditation period, “stripped” ourselves of the garment of the body for the purpose of exploring other levels of our existence. The mystic traveler enters into what has been called “the fourth state of consciousness.” In addition to the waking state, the dream state, the unconsciousness state of deep sleep, the truly holistic explorer can also integrate into his or her experience the spiritual worlds.

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - Close Your Eyes And See -- Satsang Edition

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A Satsang Edition featuring numerous readings from an extremely wide variety of sources, Spiritual Masters and Sacred Texts: About Practicing Meditation on Inner Light and Sound at the Third Eye Center; The Timeless State Gives Birth to Time and the Way Back is to Become Timeless Again: Guru Nanak; Swami Ji Maharaj’s commentary on the Jap Ji; Kabir in the Adi Granth; a Sakhi of Kabir; Kabir Vani; Anurag Sagar (Ocean Of Love); Shiv Brat Lal; Baba Kehar Singh’s Commentary on the Anurag Sagar; Yeshua in the Gospel of Thomas; footnote from Love’s Last Madness; Swami Ashutosh Baba; Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj; Ajahn Sumedho on the Sound of Silence; Edward Salim Michael, author of the book, “The Law of Attraction — Nada Yoga and the Way of Inner Vigilance”; Gurdeep Singh, Scholar, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, from Abstract of Presentation Papers in, “Spiritual Consciousness Studies, Spircon 2010”, Agra; Harmony Of All Religions by Swami SantSevi Ji Maharaj. And as always, many vegan messages are included promoting the vegan diet during each program.


“Love is too big for just one nation, and God is too big for just one religion.” (Michael Franti)


“Neither inherited beliefs nor those taken on hearsay can advance a seeker on the path of divine revelation.” (Note from the Darshan Singh poetry book, Love’s Last Madness)


“Just as a coded document shows the way to a Hidden Treasure, just so this bijak shows the way to realize the soul; It teaches such words to the soul but there is seldom anyone to understand them.” (Sakhi of Kabir)


“Death enshrouds the whole world, including all the superstitious wisemen. Kabir says, ‘Only those will be freed who find the Path of Love.’” (Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth, by Nirmal Dass, SUNY Press)


Kabir says, “Recognize me and manifest the Guru in the form of the Sound Current behind the eyes [at the Third Eye Center]. Then you will have no doubts left. If you want to be free from anxiety, then catch the Sound Current. When ever you are in trouble, sit down for doing simran. When you reach the state of concentration, then you are surrounded by a protective aura automatically.” (Anurag Sagar)

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - The Search For Extra-terrestrial Life with Doug Vakoch of the SETI Institute, Part 2

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It will be one of the greatest moments in science, and also one of the greatest moments in history. After decades of searching, a signal from extraterrestrials is received by a radio telescope on Earth. SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) analysts quickly check the transmission using other instruments, and prepare to announce the great discovery. The media descends on the story and soon millions of people around the world are reading the news. Then what?

Psychologist and SETI scholar Doug Vakoch has been exploring this question for years. He is the Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, as well as the only social scientist employed by a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) organization. Dr. Vakoch researches ways that different civilizations might create messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space, allowing communication between humans and extraterrestrials even without face-to-face contact. He is particularly interested in how we might compose messages that would begin to express what it’s like to be human.


Link to Part 1:
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8-Minute Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: Guru Purnima Message 2014 — Happy Master’s Day! 

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8-Minute Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: Guru Purnima Message 2014 — Happy Master’s Day!


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GuruPurnimaMessage2014
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8-Minute Sant Mat Satsang Podcast: Guru Purnima Message 2014 — Happy Master’s Day! Devotees of Eastern spiritual paths pay homage to their Guru or Spiritual Teachers especially on this day.

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast - Sirio Carrapa of Sant Bani Ashram, Ribolla, Italy
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PODCAST: Interview of Sirio Carrapa of Sant Bani Ashram, Ribolla, Italy — on Spiritual Awakening Radio — Click the Play Button to Listen

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - The Search For Extra-terrestrial Life with Doug Vakoch of the SETI Institute, Part 1
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Douglas Vakoch is the Director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, as well as the only social scientist employed by a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) organization. Dr. Vakoch researches ways that different civilizations might create messages that could be transmitted across interstellar space, allowing communication between humans and extraterrestrials even without face-to-face contact. He is particularly interested in how we might compose messages that would begin to express what it’s like to be human.


Dr. Vakoch leads the SETI Institute’s project to compose interstellar messages of the kind that may some day be sent in reply to a signal from extraterrestrials. As a member of the International Institute of Space Law, he examines international policy issues related to sending such responses. He serves as Chair of both the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Study Group on Interstellar Message Construction and the IAA Study Group on Active SETI: Scientific, Technical, Societal, and Legal Dimensions.


Dr. Vakoch has published widely in scholarly books and journals in psychology, anthropology, astronautics, and the relationship between the arts and sciences. He is the editor of several books, including Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Civilizations Beyond Earth: Extraterrestrial Life and Society, Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective, and Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Nature, Science, and Der Spiegel. As a spokesman on the cultural aspects of SETI, he has been interviewed on radio and television shows on the BBC, NPR, ABC, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and many others.


In addition to being a clinical psychologist (Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook), Dr. Vakoch has formal training in comparative religion (B.A., Carleton College) and the history and philosophy of science (M.A., University of Notre Dame). His broad background gives him unique insights into the significance of SETI as a human enterprise in deeper self-understanding. In addition to his position at the SETI Institute, Dr. Vakoch is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. (SETI Website)

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - Exploring the Spiritual Message of Gospel of Thomas & Wisdom of Jesus -- There is a Light Within

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This is a program about the spiritual message of the Gospel of Thomas in light of the “Thomas” tradition. Though nowadays associated with Egypt because the Nag Hammadi texts were discovered there, these surviving pages of the Gospel of Saint Thomas are copies of an even earlier Greek manuscript most likely originating is Syria, which was, and remains, home-base of the “Saint Thomas” Branch of Christianity, the Syriac-Aramaic Church of the East. This Thomas school of spirituality has left behind a huge collection of writings, which, as usual, has never been given much attention in the West or by the media. Similar teachings are found in several other books attributed to Thomas, also the voluminous literature of later generations of Syriac Mystics, Manichaeans, Mandaeans, and the Daqin group in China, the Luminous Religion of the Light (大秦景教流行中國碑). Hear readings from the Gospel of Thomas, other Gnostic and mystical texts, and during the last segment of the program will be presented an introduction to Inner Light Meditation.

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast - Finding the Lost Books of the Bible and Nag Hammadi Scriptures of Egypt
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“There is nothing hidden that won’t become exposed, and nothing buried that won’t be raised.” (Jesus, from Saying 5, Greek Gospel of Thomas, discovered at an ancient rubbish dump in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt)


Many of the sacred texts that were left out of the Euro-Roman Bible or “canon of scripture” tended to promote personal spiritual experience of the Kingdom of Heaven via contemplative meditation. They promoted a spiritual way of life, not institution building. The teachings of these early Saints of the Jewish church (the Hebrew Christians or Ebionites), Syrian, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Christianity were never fully understood and embraced in the West, and that’s the reason, in my view, why these other books were left behind. George Bernard Shaw was right: Christianity has never failed — it hasn’t been tried yet.

Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcasts - Exploring the Sikh Religion and Scriptures of India
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3 GNOSTIC PODCASTS: Marvin Meyer on the Gnostic Gospels, Part 1 (of 3) — Press the Play Button Here to Listen: http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.tumblr.com/post/62998787109/podcast-marvin-meyer-on-the-gnostic-gospels-part


This week on Spiritual Awakening Radio my guest was Professor Marvin Meyer. We had a great discussion about the Gnostic Gospels — the Nag Hammadi Library, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and Gospel of Judas discoveries in Egypt. Meyers has translated most all the Gnostic scriptures in English and published numerous best-selling books on these lesser-known Jewish and Christian mystical movements of antiquity, their spirituality and history. This week’s program is Part One of a Three-Part Series on the lost Gnostic Tradition of the West.

A Note about the Gnostic Mystics


Before the Sufis were the Gnostics of antiquity. Some of those were Masters of Inner Light and Sound, vegetarians, and had a similar view of the cosmos, teaching the soul must be initiated by a living Master into the “Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens”, repeat Names of God, see inner Lights and hear inner Sounds associated with the various heavenly regions. And their ultimate goal, like Sant Mat Mysticism, was to, via meditation practice, ascend through the heavens and reunite with the Nameless (Anami) God at the level of the Eighth Plane or Inner Region, the Ultimate Reality. Historically, there was some interaction and dialogue between the Gnostics and early Sufis, even as there has been some closeness and fellowship between the Sufis and the Sants of India.


The term “Gnostic” is used by the Sufis including Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and is a word also found in the Adi Granth and bhajans of the Sants.


Russell Perkins wrote much about the Gnostic tradition from a Sant Mat perspective, and actually gave a number of Satsang talks based on the Gospel of Thomas at Sant Bani Ashram in New Hampshire a number of years ago. If those turn up online somewhere as MP3s I’ll gladly share the links.







PODCAST: Marvin Meyer on the Gnostic Gospels, Part 2 (of 3) — Press the Play Button Here to Listen: http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.tumblr.com/post/63586231295/podcast-marvin-meyer-on-the-gnostic-gospels-part


This program is another instalment of my conversation with best-selling author, Professor Marvin Meyer, translator of numerous Gnostic Gospels: The Gnostic Bible, The Gospel of Thomas, Gospels of Mary Magdalene, The Secret Teachings of Jesus, The Unknown Sayings of Jesus, Ancient Christian Magic, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus: The Definitive Collection of Mystical Gospels and Secret Books about Jesus of Nazareth, Gospel of Judas, etc…. An insightful discussion about the spiritual goals of Jewish, Christian, and Hermetic Gnosticism. We even take some time to speculate about the “People of the Nag Hammadi Library”, those Egyptian monks that once copied and contemplated the texts, also what’s inside the caves near the discovery site of Nag Hammadi and descriptions of other nearby locations in the same region of Egypt.


Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on Gnosticism, the Nag Hammadi scriptures, and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament.


The word “Gnostic” comes from the Greek and means “One Who Knows”, someone who is acquainted with the divine realms, is someone who not only has faith or an intellectual belief-system, but also direct spiritual experiences of the divine. In other words, a Gnostic is a mystic, a contemplative soul devoted to a life of stillness, prayer, meditation practice, and inward journeys of ascension through various heavenly realms on the way back to God in the Eighth Plane, beyond the Seven Heavens.







PODCAST: Marvin Meyer on the Gnostic Gospels, Part 3 (of 3) — Press the Play Button Here to Listen: http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.tumblr.com/post/64367557668/podcast-marvin-meyer-on-the-gnostic-gospels-part


A discussion about the lost spirituality of the West, the Gnostic tradition — the final installment of my conversation with best-selling author, Professor Marvin Meyer, translator of numerous Gnostic Gospels: The Gnostic Bible, The Gospel of Thomas, Gospels of Mary Magdalene, The Secret Teachings of Jesus, The Unknown Sayings of Jesus, Ancient Christian Magic, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus: The Definitive Collection of Mystical Gospels and Secret Books about Jesus of Nazareth, Gospel of Judas, etc….


“I am inviting you into the exalted, perfect Light. Moreover as for this Light, when you enter it you will be glorified … you will become gloriously glorious, the way you first were when you were Light.” (Gnostic Book of Trimorphic Protennoia)


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All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio,

James

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3 GNOSTIC PODCASTS: Marvin Meyer on the Gnostic Gospels, Part 1 (of 3) — Press the Play Button Here to Listen:
http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.tumblr.com/post/62998787109/podcast-marvin-meyer-on-the-gnostic-gospels-part


This week on Spiritual Awakening Radio my guest was Professor Marvin Meyer. We had a great discussion about the Gnostic Gospels — the Nag Hammadi Library, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and Gospel of Judas discoveries in Egypt. Meyers has translated most all the Gnostic scriptures in English and published numerous best-selling books on these lesser-known Jewish and Christian mystical movements of antiquity, their spirituality and history. This week’s program is Part One of a Three-Part Series on the lost Gnostic Tradition of the West.


A Note about the Gnostic Mystics


Before the Sufis were the Gnostics of antiquity. Some of those were Masters of Inner Light and Sound, vegetarians, and had a similar view of the cosmos, teaching the soul must be initiated by a living Master into the “Mysteries of the Kingdom of the Heavens”, repeat Names of God, see inner Lights and hear inner Sounds associated with the various heavenly regions. And their ultimate goal, like Sant Mat Mysticism, was to, via meditation practice, ascend through the heavens and reunite with the Nameless (Anami) God at the level of the Eighth Plane or Inner Region, the Ultimate Reality. Historically, there was some interaction and dialogue between the Gnostics and early Sufis, even as there has been some closeness and fellowship between the Sufis and the Sants of India.


The term “Gnostic” is used by the Sufis including Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and is a word also found in the Adi Granth and bhajans of the Sants.


Russell Perkins wrote much about the Gnostic tradition from a Sant Mat perspective, and actually gave a number of Satsang talks based on the Gospel of Thomas at Sant Bani Ashram in New Hampshire a number of years ago. If those turn up online somewhere as MP3s I’ll gladly share the links.


PODCAST: Marvin Meyer on the Gnostic Gospels, Part 2 (of 3) — Press the Play Button Here to Listen:
http://SpiritualAwakeningRadio.tumblr.com/post/63586231295/podcast-marvin-meyer-on-the-gnostic-gospels-part


This program is another instalment of my conversation with best-selling author, Professor Marvin Meyer, translator of numerous Gnostic Gospels: The Gnostic Bible, The Gospel of Thomas, Gospels of Mary Magdalene, The Secret Teachings of Jesus, The Unknown Sayings of Jesus, Ancient Christian Magic, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus: The Definitive Collection of Mystical Gospels and Secret Books about Jesus of Nazareth, Gospel of Judas, etc…. An insightful discussion about the spiritual goals of Jewish, Christian, and Hermetic Gnosticism. We even take some time to speculate about the “People of the Nag Hammadi Library”, those Egyptian monks that once copied and contemplated the texts, also what’s inside the caves near the discovery site of Nag Hammadi and descriptions of other nearby locations in the same region of Egypt.


Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on Gnosticism, the Nag Hammadi scriptures, and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament.


The word “Gnostic” comes from the Greek and means “One Who Knows”, someone who is acquainted with the divine realms, is someone who not only has faith or an intellectual belief-system, but also direct spiritual experiences of the divine. In other words, a Gnostic is a mystic, a contemplative soul devoted to a life of stillness, prayer, meditation practice, and inward journeys of ascension through various heavenly realms on the way back to God in the Eighth Plane, beyond the Seven Heavens.


PODCAST: Marvin Meyer on the Gnostic Gospels, Part 3 (of 3) — Press the Play Button Here to Listen:
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A discussion about the lost spirituality of the West, the Gnostic tradition — the final installment of my conversation with best-selling author, Professor Marvin Meyer, translator of numerous Gnostic Gospels: The Gnostic Bible, The Gospel of Thomas, Gospels of Mary Magdalene, The Secret Teachings of Jesus, The Unknown Sayings of Jesus, Ancient Christian Magic, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus: The Definitive Collection of Mystical Gospels and Secret Books about Jesus of Nazareth, Gospel of Judas, etc….


“I am inviting you into the exalted, perfect Light. Moreover as for this Light, when you enter it you will be glorified … you will become gloriously glorious, the way you first were when you were Light.” (Gnostic Book of Trimorphic Protennoia)


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Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean - A Vegetarian Islamic Sufi Order Called Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship
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PODCAST: A Vegetarian Islamic Sufi Order Called Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship Based in Philadelphia is the Focus Today on Spiritual Awakening Radio — Click the Play Button to Listen.

My guest is Art Hochberg of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, a Sufi group based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Today we explore the teachings of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, a Sufi Mystic from Sri Lanka. Coleman Barks, famous translator of Rumi poetry, was a follower of Muhaiyaddeen.

Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, the Man in the Dream

"Coleman Barks, a poet and translator into English of the works of the 13th-century Sufi poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi, has described how he met Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in a dream on May 2, 1977. As a result of that meeting, he began to translate the poems of Rumi. Coleman finally met Bawa Muhaiyaddeen in person in September, 1978 and continued to have dreams where he would receive teachings. In Coleman’s estimation, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen is on the same level of enlightenment as Rumi and Shams Tabrizi, the companion of Rumi." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bawa_Muhaiyaddeen

"In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate: The first thing we must do is to accept the fact that God is always with us. He stays with us, even if everybody else leaves us. He is the One who will never turn aside. He will always share our sorrows and joys. God is within us and we are within God. Have trust in Him, have faith in Him, and let His truth be in you. Whatever disease may come, whatever sufferings and sorrows may afflict us, we must surrender all of them to God. To surrender to God and live in that state until the last day of our lives will be our exaltedness." (M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Questions of Life Answers of Wisdom Vol. 1)

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