Listening to the Inner Sound: The Perennial Practice of Shabd Yoga (Paperback)

Listening to the Inner Sound: The Perennial Practice of Shabd Yoga By David Christopher Lane, Andrea Diem-Lane Cover Image
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Listening to the inner sound to achieve higher states of consciousness has a long history and can be found in different religious traditions around the world (ranging from Gnostic Christianity to Islamic Sufism to Tibetan Buddhism). In this presentation we will explore the originations of shabd yoga and trace it over time (in its various manifestations) up until the present day. In so doing, we will want to see how listening to the inner sound is theologically interpreted in varying cultures on distinct continents. Who would have imagined that a relatively unknown spiritual master living in Agra, India, from 1818-1878, would eventually influence the lives of millions around the world? Shiv Dayal Singh, the founder of Radhasoami, has had an impact on a number of disparate fronts, including religion, literature, music, education, industry, philosophy, consciousness studies, and even culinary habits. This book provides a brief overview of the impact that Shiv Dayal Singh (honorifically called "Soamiji Maharaj") has had in the spread of shabd yoga worldwide, as well as his ethical influence in the sphere of vegetarianism.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781565436855
ISBN-10: 1565436857
Publisher: Mount San Antonio College/Philosophy Group
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2018
Pages: 84
Language: English