Aman asked me to talk a little bit about my mystic background. Short answer is I grew up Christain and studied Lutheran theology in undergraduate then became Zen Buddhist then studied Hassidic Judaism then recently became Baha'i with an interest in Platonism.
That really doesn't describe me...
Today I received a copy of Divine mystic reflections : talks and dialogues book 1 to borrow from the Gurdwara library. It was highly recommended to me.
It is a collection of talks by Sant Naranjan Singh (compiled by Dr Harcharanjit Singh). I've found the spelling online is usually 'Niranjan'...
Shelly R. Fredman
Writing Teacher, Barnard and The Skirball
For much of my life I gazed upon the world through the windshield of a suburban car. Zooming past Midwestern strip malls, parking lots and Taco Bells, I was no mystic. A one-inch pane of glass sealed me from the outside world, and in...
by Derek Rydall
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for the spiritual seeker is meditation. For the new initiate, it can be a frustrating, even painful, experience. And for many already on the path, there's often still resistance to meditating consistently.
But meditation isn't a chore...
Pray Truth for all and say Satsriakal!
Gurdev wrote <> in the beginning of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee without giving us any instruction how to pronounce it. I wonder the preachers and translators who have always something more to describe it. Have you also something to say...
These are excellent books (Book 1 and 2). Very inspiring, deep and practical discussing on Gurmat with ample quotations from Gurbani.
If you are serious about Sikhi, then this set is one of the must read books.
Books are in English.
Available for free at www.sikhnation.com
Mystic Poetry of Mansur al-Hallaj (Translated by Bernard Lewis)
'I am the One whom I love'
I am the One whom I love, and the One whom I love is myself.
We are two souls incarnated in one body;
if you see me, you see Him,
if you see Him, you see us.