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Satsang is like quest for our soul’s nest

Published: 21st April 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2013 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

Today, we observe that people feel a need to attend satsangs. Why is it so? Time comes in everyone’s life when the soul requires its food for blissful living and well-being. It is because the soul recognises only the truth and its power, and it goes on its natural mode to fulfill it. This is the truth called sat.

The more we are with the truth, the more we improve ourselves. As we participate in satsangs, we are within our true selves. Satsangs prompt us to improve, and finally proof comes to us in the form of an experience or through varied experiences.

When we don’t experience a satsang, we feel that life falls apart into many fragments. That means bliss and contentment is not a continuous experience in our life. In fact, we don’t know the truth that life runs on fixed tracks called fixed ideas and mindsets about life itself.

You may have your own notions, assumptions and presumptions about life. Attending satsang and further absorbing and assimilating the teachings of the guru remove all these theories and notions deep-rooted in us. How do satsangs improve us? Your soul itself is waiting for a golden opportunity to reveal itself to you in all its glory of being pristine and pure. The divine vibrations emitting in a satsang brings out peace and harmony to your mind and reveals the tranquil state of your soul without any stress or strain; which is sat-chit-ananda.

Our soul works purely on vibrations. It works on how the cosmic energy is working. If not in a satsang, our own tendencies, the present and the past karma cover our soul totally. In a satsang, the soul automatically opens itself up to receive grace. It percolates and starts vibrating. It starts generating vibrations that will draw the right kind of people to you, the right kind of contacts and prosperity; and a sense of happiness and contentment overpowers you. In short, all your noble desires will come true. That is why the scriptures, saints, sages and enlightened beings always advise us to be as much as possible in satsangs.

Just like we require food for the body, likewise satsangs act as food for our soul. We require satsangs for the soul to be nourished, nurtured and cherished forever. Attending satsangs helps us to make firm resolutions with God and divinity. Satsangs make us spiritually strong. Whatever we resolve as a wish starts coming true. The power of our soul is unleashed the moment we are in a satsang. That is why we feel very calm and composed. We feel a sense of relief and unburdened of our problems and worries. Satsangs fill us with confidence to display the right kind of grit and determination.

When we are born, we are like a bird in the nest. In the bird family, the mother bird builds the nest between two branches. Anytime, the branch may give way but the bird is not worried about it at all because it has the soul power that prompts the bird that this nest is enough to bear its body weight, to bear the weight of the eggs as well as the chicks when hatched. From our point of view, the nest looks fragile, but still the mother bird is not worried. For the bird, it is not the instinct but pure consciousness or soul power. The soul prompts the bird on how to take care of itself and its chicks. In the same manner if we nurture our soul through satsangs our ‘nest’ is ‘taken care of’. This is how nature teaches us wisdom in innumerable ways.

ashram-india@shrinimishamba.org



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