What is Satsang
Satsang / Satsanga / Satsangam is a Sanskrit word:
“Sat” means true and “Sangha” means company / community
Satsang means being together in truth, meeting together with the heart’s intention to reconnect, to remember what we really are. It is a coming together in order to be in that what is our own true nature, our home – that which is beyond words.
It is a giving up of our unconciously self-induced separateness back to being this Nothingness and Everythingness at the same time. You being the Whole while still at the same time expressing as this individual human body.
A meeting together with the goal to remember that ultimate Love, your true Essence, God or however you want to name That. Even the word goal might mislead and can maybe become an obstacle for some people, because Truth is always here without effort, without having to do anything or accomplish anything, it remains eternally untouched while nevertheless all forms keep on changing endlessly.
There is often the reoccurring question wether it is it necessary to have a teacher in the outside. One who guides you in finding back to your own heart, to this divine spark within you, someone you is guiding you until you have found your guru in your own heart. (Guru actually just means teacher in sanskrit)
I believe that it can be very supportive on your path, if you have found a true master. Saying that, every path is different so only your heart can know what is right for you, and life itself serves us always by presenting us constantly with the perfect experiences for learning and growing.
For me personally I am utterly grateful for all my experiences, all the people who crossed my path and made me learn and grown – back towards my true Essence. I am and will always be grateful beyond words for my beloved teacher Ammaji (Mata Amritanandamayi Ma), who has given me more than I could have ever hoped for.
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Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings in all the worlds be happy