Satsang / Satsanga / Satsangam is a word which comes from Sanskrit, meaning "to associate with true people ", to be in the company of true people - sitting with a sat guru, or in a group meeting seeking that association. Inner satsang is to raise the consciousness to a level of realization that soul (atma) and Lord (Parmatma) are One.
- Sat (Sanskrit) = true; see also Sacca, Sacha and Satyagraha
- Sangha (Sanskrit) = company or association
According to Liselotte Frisk, satsang is:.
... 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.
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.
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.
Learning materials related to Yoga oracle#82 Satsang at Wikiversity
- The dictionary definition of सत्संग at Wiktionary (Sanskrit)
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