Why We Seek to See the Inner Light (in Sant Mat Meditation): Getting Off the Wheel of Reincarnation

The Gnostic Gospels and Masters of India’s Sant Tradition Share the Goal of Contemplating the Flowing Light of the Godhead


"If anyone does not receive the Light while he is here, he will not be able to receive it in the other place either." (Gnostic Gospel of Philip, Nag Hammadi Library of Egypt)

Gnostic Book of Pistis Sophia: "All the rulers (archons) of the height have tried to deceive me into believing that I am only a body of matter without Light in it. And after this the merciless powers surrounded me, and tried to take away all the Light that was in me. But You appeared to me out of the darkness and I trusted You, O Light, and said: 'You are the one who liberated me. I thank You O Light for having compassion on me. And You have saved me, O Light, with your Gnosis [Mystical Knowledge].'"

Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj: "What is the place to be reached? When we close our eyes and see darkness, this is the realm of ignorance. When the Light dawns within you, then you understand that you reside in Noble Regions. In darkness resides ignorance and in Light resides Knowledge. For example, as we are sitting in visible light right now we are able to see one another. However, if the power goes out, ensuing total darkness, we will not be able to see others. We will not even be aware of other people, coming and going. In this analogy 'light' signifies knowledge and 'darkness' signifies ignorance.

"In the same manner when we see darkness with our eyes closed, we are in the realm of death and re-birth [we are unaware of our true nature]. When we come out of the realm of darkness and enter into the realm of Light, we will at the same time transcend the web of death. It is not possible that we can remain in darkness and be free from the net of birth and death. Having achieved inner Light we can be liberated from the cycle of birth and death."

“….We should know that the practitioner of the Yoga of Meditation attains the human form till his liberation from the mortal coil irrespective of the fact that the frame of his rebirth is long extending over many ages.” (Quintessence of Yoga: Secret of all Success, Maharshi Santsevi Paramahansa, published by Maharshi Mehi Ashram)

Swami Vyasanand Ji Maharaj: "The practitioner here experiences the joys of the Light realm. There are many regions within the Light realm, with each higher realm being exponentially larger than the previous. Also the bliss and joy of each successive realm increases greatly. In this realm of Light the practitioner sees and converses with his guru and receives further instruction for advancing. The student sees many wonders within each realm."

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