Instead, they are big halls designed for satsangs where the guru or his designated representative gives talks for an hour or so based on the teachings of previous saints. Radhasoami satsangs, particularly those at Beas and at Dayalbagh , have advertised themselves as a scientific enterprise. The movement started in Agra, its contemporaneous headquarters are in Beas, with parallel branches found in India and outside India. I argued that understanding how consciousness evolved in the first place was elemental and that would-be mystics should also be trained skeptics. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Radha Soami. The present guru at Dayalbagh, P. It is a simple point, but one which has devastating implications for any religion that believes that it has already uncovered the ultimate truth of the universe.
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Satsangi the current head of Dayalbagh Satsang Agra want to emphasize how Radhasoami serves as dzyalbagh scientific model for exploring higher states of consciousness.
Why even worry if a Nobel prize winner or a top notch scientist sides with your view if you are truly interested in the research because it is evidence and not authority figures that matters in the end. Guru Maharaj Ji has accepted it and identifies with Krishna and other incarnations of Vishnu. Not once has a Dayalbagh or Beas guru corrected a previous master in their lineage as being mistaken.
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Comments containing links will be moderated first, to avoid spam. Instead, the guru sits in the sanctum with the satsang group of Sikh faithfuls and they listen to preachings from the Adi Granth and sing hymns together.
Comment Form is loading comments Even then, he replied. Views Read Edit View history. However, they are also different from Hindus and Sikhs because they reject the concept of a sacred scripture, rituals such as Karah Parshad and pilgrimage gatherings and ceremonies.
Continuing such scientific exchanges seems to be the only practical course in making universal appeal at the global level for the ultimate consciousness perspective of Radhasoami Faith its due place in the evolving inner science of consciousness. If our senses can and do betray us about what we see and hear and smell, so too can our consciousness mislead us about the reality of our inner experiences.
And, as such, gives one pause about whether Radhasoami is really a science or just wants to appear scientific so that its spiritual practices and aims will be taken more seriously.
Professor of Philosophy, Mt. Have Radhasoami gurus at Beas and Agra demonstrated this same kind of apprehension about its leaders and their history? This is like physicists today never questioning Aristotle or never doubting Newton.
Nevertheless, we should not prematurely pontificate about their significance but rather encourage an open-ended inquiry into their ultimate meaning and purpose.
Satsangi, heard my entire talk and later after some impromptu remarks I made at a panel discussion, he spoke for about ten minutes expressing his disagreement with my emphasis on being skeptical of the mystical. They are active outside India, and attracted converts to their movement.
Radhasoami satsangs, particularly those at Beas and at Dayalbaghhave advertised themselves as a scientific enterprise. They must, if they are serious in their quest, allow alternative and contravening interpretations of their inner experiences and not merely reconfigure such to fit their metaphysical schema.
This page was last edited on 31 Marchat Dayalbagh, on the other hand, is genuinely trying to conduct original research in shabd yoga by studying the brain waves of deep meditators fayalbagh their community. But they must be careful not to massage the resulting data to conform to a preset paradigm. The present guru at Dayalbagh, P. However, and my however here is a large one, Dayalbagh like Beas appears to have an underlying motive for why they are pursuing a neuroscientific understanding of consciousness and it is not as objective and value free as one might suspect.
This is altogether commendable. Encyclopedia of Global Religion.
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An independent forum for a critical discussion of the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber. Do you like this website? The Radhasoami are strict vegetarians. How can Radhasoami really be taken seriously as a scientific path if one cannot question its very foundation? What is Radhasoami Satsang Beas trying to accomplish by this sleight of hand entitlement?
The Logic of a Modern Faith. If Radhasoami really wants to be a science then it has to do that which it has failed to accomplish so far: No, and herein lies the heart of the problem with Radhasoamis billing themselves as a science.