Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yoga Vasistha: Good company(Satsanga)

Satsanga(company of wise) is yet another gate keeper to liberation. Satsanga enlarges one's intelligence, destroy's one's ignorance and one's psychological distress. Whatever be the cost, however difficult it may be, whatever obstacles may stand in its way,  Satsanga should never be neglected. For satsanga alone is one's light on the path of life. Satsanga is indeed superior to all other forms of religious practices like charity, austerity, pilgrimage and the performance of religious rites. One should by every means in one's power adore and serve teh holy men who have realised the truth and in whose heart the darkness of ignorance has been dispelled. They  who , on the other hand, treat such a holy men disrespectfully surely invite great suffering.

These four - contentment, satsanga, spirit of enquiry, and self-control are the four surest means by which they who are drowning in this ocean of samsara can be saved.Contentment is the supreme gain. Satsanga is the best coompanion to the destination.. The spirit of enquiry is the greates wisdom. And, self-control is supreme happiness.


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