"Philosophy of Santmat"
Sant-Mat ('Science of Spirituality') is the path to perfect liberation of the soul. It is the worship of the Supreme Divine Power.The expression Sant Mat literally means the "point of view of the Sants". Soami ji Maharaj drew from the Hindu,Sikh,and various sufi traditions to formulate his own cosmology and spiritual path,later on his teachings and spiritual path became the basis of Santmat. The Basis of Radha Soami Satsang Beas Mat.
Although Sant Mat was born centuries ago in India, it is in many ways an ideal spiritual path for the modern seeker. Sant Mat couples a powerful meditation practice with a dynamic, inclusive, positive way of living. People new to Sant Mat often say they were attracted by its simplicity, integrity, and effectiveness in fostering real spiritual growth.
Santmat is the true bhakti of God,The Path of santmat doesnt follow any rituals like Fasting,Temple Worship or any other rituals, it simply follow the path of real bhakti by spending 10th of the total duration of the day, it means 2.30 hours of total 24 hours in the day
Santmat Has various rules that evry follower must follow,the rules are :
Sewa : Sewa is a necessity for every follower for the removel of the bad deeds(also called BAD KARMAS). When we do sewa our mind feel down to earth and the pulse to serve people from one's innerself, While doing Sewa its atmost importent to insure the comfort of others instead of ourselves.As Gurbani teach us that "Guru ki Sewa Safal hai, je ko kare mann chit laye"
Satsang : The Satsang is also mandatory for every follower,As Sant says "Satsang teko janiye jite eko namm bakhaniye"In Radha Soami centers all across india the satsang is held twice a week. and in main center of Radha Soami Satsang Beas,at Dera Baba jaimal Singh (Amritsar) by the living Master Baba Ji on the selected sundays of week.Baba ji give Darshan on a day Before Satsang on selected saturdays.In Radha Soami Philosophy a follower should litsen to satsang after doing sewa.whatever we litsen in satsang we should apply that when we sit for surat shabad yog.In satsang the various problems faced by followers while simran is also solved.So satsang is a necessity for a folower who wants to succeed in the spiritual life.
Vegetarianism :The followers of santmat should restrain themselves from non-vegeterian food. they should completly avoid eating eggs as well as products which use the egg as a content, they should avoid non veg products too, they should check on back of every product,If there is a Red logo published it means that its a non veg product and we as a follower of santmat should not eat it.Followers should restrain themselves from all type of alcohalic substances and Tobacco products
Life Style : The path of santmat recommends ethical living i.e. inculcation of forgiveness, non-violence, mercy, sweet speech, charity, purity, non-avarice etc. is considered sine qua non- an 'essential stepping-stone' (although not a sufficient step) to Spirituality. It is believed that it is very difficult to become a good human being ` first, but if one becomes good, it is easy to find God! It is the overcoming of the lowermost aspects of the Mind.