Sant Mat gets discussed quite a bit here because I was a member of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (a contemporary Sant Mat movement) for many years, along with other regular Church of the Churchless commenters.
I'm more familiar with Sant Mat than any other religion, spiritual system, or mystical path. So when Osho Robbins emailed me with news that he was starting a "True Sant Mat" blog, naturally I was curious.
And, upon request, gave him some advice about how to set the blog up, since we're both using the TypePad blogging service.
Osho's goal is to discuss the real teachings behind Sant Mat.
That's intriguing, since Sant Mat bills itself as the real spirituality behind organized religions. It's a never-ending undertaking, attempting to peel away the onion layers of untruth and arrive at the core of reality.
I just read through all of the True Sant Mat posts. (Here's the blog's short URL: www.tinyurl.com/SantMat)
A central theme, which makes a lot of sense to me, is that Sant Mat's Sach Khand ("heaven," basically) isn't some objectively real spiritual region where a seeker of God comes face to face with the highest divinity.
Rather, Sach Khand is a state of consciousness, right here and right now.
Now the truth is YOU WILL NEVER GET THERE. Why? because it is impossible. There is no such place - except in your mind. Of course you CAN get there IN YOUR MIND - just as you create dreams every night. The dreams APPEAR to be REAL. So Sach Khand or the inner flight of the soul will APPEAR to be real.
...SATGURU means one who has realized the TRUTH (ie. the ONENESS). Metaphorically speaking we say he lives in Sach Khand. This simply means that he lives in TRUTH (ONENESS). He is not ALL-KNOWING and he has not traversed any inner regions, since there are none.
...The ONE is ALL THERE IS. You can also call it the NOTHINGNESS. Because there is nothing there. It is not even a place - it does not exist within TIME and SPACE. It is the ABSOLUTE NOTHINGNESS - there is not even any EMPTY SPACE there. There is also NO TIME there.
You cannot ARRIVE there because (1) it is not a PLACE and (2) there is NO TIME and (3) there is NO YOU to arrive. As long as you think in terms of YOU and GOD - you are in DUALITY.
Take a look at Osho's blog. Leave some comments over there. Even if you don't know much about Sant Mat, I think you'll find his non-dual take on reality interesting.