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Satsang / Satsanga / Satsangam in South Asian religions is being in the company of the truth or the good, by sitting together with a guru or a group of spiritual students.


सत्सङ्ग (Sanskrit):


According to Liselotte Frisk, satsang is:.[1]

... a traditional activity in the Indian spiritual context, meaning "being with good/righteous companions." Satsang is a sitting together with an enlightened person who usually gives a short speech and then answers questions.[1]

This typically involves listening to or reading scriptures, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating their meaning, meditating on the source of these words, and bringing their meaning into one’s daily life.[citation needed]

According to Krishnamurti, satsang means "association with the good:[2]

Needleman: [...] I was reading a book the other day which spoke of something called "Sat-san".

Krishnamurti: Do you know what it means?
Needleman: Association with the wise.
Krishnamurti: No, with good people.
Needleman: With good people, Ah!
Krishnamurti: Being good you are wise. Not, being wise you are good.
Needleman: I understand that.
Krishnamurti: Because you are good, you are wise.[2]

See also[edit]



  • Frisk, Liselotte (2002), "The Satsang Network", Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 64–85, ISSN 1092-6690 
  • Krishnamurti, Jiddu; Needleman, Jacob (1971), Conversations with Jacob Needleman 

External links[edit]

Learning materials related to Yoga oracle#82 Satsang at Wikiversity