“To move spiritually upward within one’s self, through and beyond the realms, is to progress towards union with the Supreme Sovereign. This practice is devotion to the Supreme Sovereign and is unfailing. This spiritual practice is for attaining the perfect Knowledge of the Self and is also called the Antarik Satsanga (inner effort to meet the Supreme Sovereign).
“Listening to and study of the discourses on this sacred knowledge is an important step in the Sant Mat tradition. Listening to satsang (spiritual discourses) is prescribed as an essential activity.
“The personal and private instruction in the art of this spiritual practice should be received from a Satguru (an accomplished spiritual master). Once the [meditation] technique has been learned, one should practice it regularly and daily according to the instructions given by the master.
“The transition from the waking state to the dreaming state is automatic and results in mental cares being left with an ensuing sense of relaxation. Similarly, in concentrating the mind and positioning it toward one-pointedness (intense internal transition), mental cares are left behind and a sense of ease pervades.”
— Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, Philosophy of Liberation (Moksha Darshan) — A Manual of Sant Mat Mysticism