Surat Shabda Yoga for God Realisation
The Radhasoami Faith prescribes a Natural Yoga practice known as the ‘Surat Shabda Yoga’ for ‘Param Purush Samparsh’i.e., realisation of the Supreme Being. It is the practice of concentration and elevation of the spirit to the higher spheres until it ultimately reaches its origin viz., the Highest Abode -the Mansion of the Supreme Being Radhasoami Dayal.
A Scientific Method
Surat Shabda Yoga is a method of internal devotion which is neither based on traditions nor conventions. It is a scientific method for uniting the spirit current with the Original Sound Current, enabling one to have internal experiential knowledge of the metaphysical regions.
The spiritual practices at the core of this Yoga are: Sumiran-Repitition of the Holy Name ‘Radhasoami’, Dhyan- Contemplation of the Holy Form Of the Sant Satguru of the time (&) Bhajan -Listening to the Internal Sound
The devotion to a Living Adept , known as the Sant Satguru in Radhasoami Faith, is essential for practising Surat Shabda Yoga. As the Supreme Being is formless, performing devotion to his imaginary form is difficult. The Sant Satguru is the manifest form of the Supreme Being Radhasoami Dayal and therefore, His devotion can be easily performed.
Satguru is in communion with the Supreme Being
A practitioner of Surat Shabda Yoga thus begins with the devotion to the Sant Satguru who is in communion with the Supreme Being. By doing so ,the devotee can concentrate on the Form known to him.As the devotee performs Sumiran,Dhyan &Bhajan, that very Form becomes subtler and more brilliant and ultimately unites with the Form of the Supreme Being Radhasoami Dayal which is of the nature of Sat-(Truth) -Chit(Consciousness)-Prem(Love)-AnandBliss)-Prakash(Refulgence).
Articulate” Ra-Dha-Soa-Mi “at the Four Chakras
Param Guru Huzur Sahabji Maharaj, the Fifth Revered Sant Satguru of Radhasoami Faith, mentioned that Surat-Shabda- Yoga is so easy that even children can perform it. Even children are asked to articulate the Holy Name Ra-dha-soa-mi at the four nerve centres or Chakras viz., Ra–At the Navel Centre Dha–At the Heart Centre Soa–At the Throat Centre Mi–At the Eye Centre
Efficacy of Radhasoami Name
When one concentrates one’s attention and articulates Ra-dha-soa-mi at the four Chakras, it is highly efficacious in securing the Grace and Mercy of the Supreme Being. After a person gets initiation, especially the second one, he can articulate Radhsaomi Nam at the Higher chakras also so that he may secure greater Grace and Mercy of Radhasoami Dayal.
Eternal Bliss and True Salvation
Hence, a practitioner of Surat – Shabda -Yoga listens intuitively to the Inner Sound reverberating in the dfferent regions of creation. In the course of spiritual practice, the spirit entity can catch the Original Sound Current which is reverberating in the Highest Abode and thus attain Eternal Bliss leading to True Salvation.