Satsang (Meeting)

Satsang literally translates from Sanskrit as the company of truth. In gatherings of satsangees (like-minded inquirers) the atmosphere for reflection and observation is built, and one’s own study is greatly enhanced. The closest company we have is our own mind, so to have a reflection of truth and higher thinking in the form of other satsangees can be of the utmost benefit. It allows us to work with our individual mental limitations and transcend our habitual tendency to feel small, unworthy and fearful.

Making an in-depth study into the changing nature of the mind allows a direct and potent sifting process to take place. This process of introspection makes us aware that anything that changes can neither be controlled nor expected to remain the same and therefore, it cannot offer us permanent security, satisfaction or provide a truthful answer to any issue.

It is the confusion on this point that causes all human beings to suffer at some stage of life. When we accept the nature of the mind, and of all creation, as changing, we begin to write our own book of wisdom that offers us a healthy cross reference of detachment when things don’t go the way we had hoped or expected.

Whether in a group or private session, meeting in a safe space to converse together, contemplate and meditate undoubtedly offers the chance to nurture our inner strength. This empowers us to remain present and free under all circumstances.