Posted 6/6/2008 4:39 PM (#6422 - in reply to #6420) Subject: RE: Satsang? (hope I spelled it right)
Satsang (Sanskrit sat = true, sanga = company) describes in Indian philosophy (1) the company of the "highest truth," (2) the company of a guru,and (3) company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about,and assimilate the truth. This typically involves listening to orreading scriptures, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating theirmeaning, meditatingon the source of these words, and bringing their meaning into one’sdaily life. Contemporary satsang teachers in the West - frequentlycoming from the Advaita Vedanta tradition - sometimes mix traditional Eastern knowledge with methods of modern psychology.
During a satsang with a master, students are likely to askquestions. Satsangs also may contain elements like lectures,meditations, singing and recitations.