Satsang? (hope I spelled it right)
soulfire
Posted 6/6/2008 2:54 PM (#6420)
Subject: Satsang? (hope I spelled it right)



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What exactly is a satsang? I've never heard the word before enrolling here...
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Tracy Martin
Posted 6/6/2008 4:39 PM (#6422 - in reply to #6420)
Subject: RE: Satsang? (hope I spelled it right)



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Wickipedi:


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.

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Paul Joseph
Posted 6/7/2008 5:06 PM (#6435 - in reply to #6422)
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In comparitive everyday English usage, it appears to me to be likened to what in Church services are termed, 'homilies'.

Whatever they are, Christine's are a very blessed contribution to my spiritual development; speaking personally and just for myself that is.

Thanks Christine.
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Rose
Posted 6/11/2008 1:54 PM (#6534 - in reply to #6422)
Subject: RE: Satsang? (hope I spelled it right)



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This is great! I love that definition.

Love and Peace to you!
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