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Radha Soami

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  1. an Indian philosophical or religious movement


Radha Soami: Radhasoami is a spiritual movement that originated in 19th century India, and is considered by adherents as a true way to attain God realization. The Radhasoami faith is also referred to as Sant Mat, the "Path of the Sants." The word "Radhasoami" itself is actually a combination of two words: "Radha" and "Soami"; the combined word thus refers to the "Lord of the Soul" or God. It also can be interpreted to mean the "Master Soul" or "Spirit Master" who guides the disciple to higher states of consciousness. Like Sant Mat sects, Radhasoami emphasizes the use of listening to inner sound accessed by, combined with personal loyalty to a given living Master, for devotees to attain desired states of spiritual advancement.

  • also known as Radha Swami

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Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z (2002)

by James G. Lochtefeld

Radha Soami Modern Hindu religious community founded in 1861 in the city of Agra by Shiv Dayal Singh, more commonly referred to as Soamiji Maharaj. Soamiji's family had been influenced by Tulsi Saheb, a devotional (bfcakti) saint who ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by Irving Hexham

RADHA SOAMI MOVEMENT: a HINDU REFORM movement which emerged after the death of Shiv Dayal, who incorporated SIKH beliefs and practices around a form of YOGA. The movement differentiates itself from the Sikhs in that the GURU ...

Google previewPocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements (2009)

Over 400 Groups, Individuals & Ideas Clearly and Concisely Defined by Irving Hexham

Radha Soami Satsang. Hindu reform movement. It emerged after the death of Shiv Dayal (1818-1878), who incorporated Sikh beliefs and practices into a form of *yoga. The movement differentiates itself from *Sikhism in that the guru replaces ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hinduism (2012)

by Denise Cush, Catherine Robinson, Michael York

Punjab: Radha Soami Satsang Beas (Mystics of the East Series). Subramanian, V.K. 1996. Sacred Songs of India. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications. Thielemann, S. 1999. The Music of South Asia. New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation.

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice

Amritsar: Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Qazi, N. B. G. 1971. Lai Shahbaz Qalandar. Lahore: Ishtaq Ahmed. Qurcshi, Rcgula B. 1986. Sufi Music of India and ...

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