The Great Benefit of Satsang
as explained by Reverend Jaganath Carrera
The following quote is from the great sage and yogi, Adi Shankaracharya, one of the most profound and insightful intellects to grace our planet. It simply and powerfully explains the great benefit of satsang, “keeping company with the truth.”
To spend time with fellow seekers is an essential foundation for growth in yoga. The quote ends with the word “Jivamukti”. Jivamukti means someone who has attained Liberation while still living. It is someone who has attained the experience of unshakeable peace and joy, a state free from all suffering. Listen to these simple powerful words, first in Sanskrit, then in English.
Satsangha twe nisangha twam.
Nisangha twe nirmoha twam.
Nirmoha twe nischala ta twam.
Nischala ta twe, jivamukti.
When you are in good company, you are not in bad company.
When you are not in bad company, you don’t fall into delusion.
When you don’t fall into delusion, the mind becomes steady.
When the mind becomes steady, you are liberated.
So simple; try to regularly spend time with people who share your belief, goals, and challenges. Attend yoga classes, sacred wisdom studies, social events, anything that puts you in that good, supportive company. You will keep inspired, informed and on track. Soon you will attain the goal. You will become yourself a jivamukti, someone who is free from suffering and established in the bliss of their own true nature.
OM Shanti, shanti, shanti.