Satsang is a lively, ancient spiritual practice from India, derived from the Sanskrit words, Sat– the essence or reality and Sang means association.
The word Satsang refers to a meeting of people who gather and engage in a relaxed, conversation about the nature of reality, self-realization, spiritual life, and all aspects of human experience from the most ordinary to the most cosmic.
Satsang always includes kirtan. If company is spiritual, such as in the presence of saints and devotees, then the person will be more strongly magnetized along the spiritual path. Satsang, therefore, is an important principle for spiritual seekers to abide by.
What Happens At Satsang
Satsang means association with Sat or Reality. One who knows or has realized Sat- the Reality is also regarded as Sat. Such association with Sat or with one who knows, Sat is absolutely necessary for all. We chant and sing in the glory of the Supreme during the kirtan.
Gurunanak Dev Ji says: “The one who sails on the Boat of Truth/Naam, who sings the Glory of God will cross over and merge with the God’s love. This is the most simplest and quick path to meet your Creator.”
Without the Kripa/Grace/Blessings of Masters, you can’t manifest them in your life and you will remain ignorant. Blessed are those who have Master’s presence in their life, blessed is the place where Masters visit.
Kirtan is a significant practice which helps to purify your negative emotions and helps to open your heart Chakra.