So, with that in mind let's turn to one of GLPs own players on the subjects, Acolyte: Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1194419
When dealing with spiritual teachings posts, a good practice is to research the original source, otherwise we risk to have just personal views from students, who may or not have understood the teachings.
A post from the poster above mentions his resources:
The only people I know that use the words BARAKA BASHAD, specifically spelled this way, are those or Eckankar... Are you an 'ECK-ist'?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 788337
On Sant Mat now :)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the Sant Mat origins in the 13th century. For contemporary movements claiming a Sant Mat lineage, see Contemporary Sant Mat movements.
Sant Mat (Hindi: संत मत) was a loosely associated group of teachers that became prominent in the northern part of the Indian sub-continent from about the 13th century. Theologically, their teachings are distinguished by an inward, loving devotion to a divine principle, and socially by an egalitarianism opposed to the qualitative distinctions of the Hindu caste system, and to those between Hindus and Muslims.
The sant lineage can be divided into two main groups: The northern group of Sants from the provinces of the Punjab, (Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh), who expressed themselves mainly in vernacular Hindi, and the southern group, whose language is archaic Marathi, represented by Namdev and other Sants of Maharashtra.
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