Excerpted from, The State of Sehaj, by Baba Somanath Ji

Baba Somanath, The Satguru of Baba Ram Singh. The Satguru of Baba Somanath was Hazur Baba Sawan Singh

“With their mouths, all the people in the world are repeating his name. They say, ‘Ram, Ram’ or ‘Hari Krishan,’ ‘Gobind, Gobind,’ — these all are names of the Lord, so everyone is repeating these names. But unless you repeat the real Naam of the Lord in your heart, it is impossible to meet the Lord. It is as if you play a record which has bhajans of the Lord on it; it will go on playing and playing but the machine does not know what bhajan it is playing, and it is not going to do any good for you. In the same way no matter how much we say with our mouths it is not going to work; unless our heart is connected with our mouth we cannot achieve anything. Even if we go on repeating the name ‘Ram, Ram,’ for a hundred years, still we are not going to get anything. Rare are those who do the Simran of Naam in their heart.

“Now those who have manifested Naam within themselves have also achieved liberation. So that is why he says here, ‘Unless you connect yourself within, God Almighty is far away from you.’ (verse from Guru Amardev Ji, Third Sikh Guru) You have a mouth and also a heart, but unless you connect your heart and mouth and do the Simran with your heart you are far away from Him.” (Baba Somanath)

I make my request before the perfect Guru;
Somanath bows down, folding both his hands: “Take the souls beyond the domain of the mind.”
Otherwise, who knows what the mind may do and when it may attack.
In the blink of an eye it soars from the nether worlds to Mount Meru, the peak of Brahmand.
Who can say what byways it may frequent or where it may lure the unwary.

There is only one way to kill the mind; fix your contemplation in Satguru’s lotus feet.
Day and night go on repeating the True Name; take hold of the kernel and cast aside the chaff.
Attach your consciousness to the All-Conscious, Primal Sound Current.

— From the Bhajan (Hymn) of Baba Somanath: Mana Ki Gati Agama Apaaraa

Bhakatana aage binati mori, name Somanaatha dou kar jori
Kisa bele yeha mana kyaa kari; pala me pataala meru shikhari
Kisa raaste bhaagaa, kaune thauraa.

Eka upaaya te mana ko maare; charana dhyaana sataguru ke dhaare
Sata Naama japa nitya uchaare; tat grahana kara chorde asaare
Chitta se cheta lago dhuna saaraa.



This Living School of Spirituality called Sant Mat is also known as: The Way of the Saints and Poet-Mystics, Radhasoami, and, The Path of the Masters. The meditation practice is Surat Shabd Yoga: "Union (Yoga) of the Soul (Surat) with the Inner Light and Sound of God (Shabd).”

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