Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
30 June 2019
To knowledge satsang means: a spiritual discourse or sacred gathering, meaning being in the company of the truth or right association. Knowledge informs that man and woman are free from unwanted emotions when in satsang, but not free from unwanted emotions when not in satsang.
Knowledge informs that only wanted emotions prevail during every moment of satsang, which is the truth as well, beside the truth that is present in the spiritual discourse in the sacred gathering, meaning a satsang.
Wisdom reveals that, if the truth were real, the truth would be present everywhere. This implies that, if the spiritual discourse or sacred gathering were the truth, unwanted emotions would not be present when not in a satsang because unwanted emotions are not present in a satsang.
Wisdom reveals that, if the truth were real, the truth would be present in every moment of daily life. This implies that, if the spiritual discourse or sacred gathering were the truth, unwanted emotions would not be present in any moment when not in a satsang. This is because unwanted emotions are not present in any moment in a satsang.
Wisdom reveals that every moment in daily life is spiritual because every moment in daily life is manifested by the intelligence in life and not by man. Wisdom reveals that light is spiritual, because light is present in every moment everywhere in daily life.
Wisdom reveals that light is spiritual, because light is not made by man. This is because light is manifested by the intelligence in the moment and that light is neither made by man nor by woman.
Wisdom reveals that sound is spiritual, because sound is present in every moment everywhere in daily life and sound is not made by man. Wisdom reveals that nature is spiritual because nature is in every moment in daily life and neither nature nor the moment in nature is made by man or woman.
Wisdom reveals that whatever is in the moment in nature is a transformation of nature. The transformation of nature in the moment is by the intelligence in the moment in nature.
Wisdom reveals that whatever is in the moment in daily life is a transformation of nature, because whatever is in daily life is a transformation of nature. Man cannot make matter. Wisdom reveals that whatever is in daily life is not made by man or woman, though it appears to be made by man or woman.
Wisdom reveals that acceptance of every moment in daily life and whatever the moment contains in daily life is satsang.
The enlightened realise that daily life as it happens is satsang to man and woman.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The moment of receiving and reading this article is satsang. There are no unwanted emotions present now: what a wonder. Yet, this is a sombre moment in which there is appearing an understanding that anything made, spoken (spiritual or non-spiritual), enacted, thought, experienced, accessible to any of the senses is illusory. Thus, the entire scope of man’s life is a manifestation of the intelligence of life. The entire scope is an ‘as-though’ wrapped in a cocoon of light. This light, shining to mankind through the wisdom of the wise, as in this article, is the gift for every human being to find himself – if he or she is meant to.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator’s Note:
That the truth is present everywhere and in every moment remains hidden from the spiritual, who think they are in a satsang that they think it is separate from their everyday life. The same applies to the practice of meditation, yoga or prayer. Man believes that meditation or yoga has a real beginning and a real end, which he can choose and determine as a doer. This deception holds a person captive in the illusion that actions are real in life. In prayer, man wishes from God to change what is, according to his own wishes and needs. This desire for something other than what is present in the Here and Now, albeit illusory, strengthens the non-acceptance of the existing as it is. Man needs to understand that what is is light or "God" or “Truth”. So how could man find God or Truth if he does not accept the divine and true in the Here and Now as it is? These insights into his worldly, spiritual and religious everyday life are withheld from man as long as he does not get the understanding – if it happens – that is revealed here in this wise article by Dr. Shankar that Satsang is always and everywhere.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.
Dutch translator’s note:
Many are looking for special circumstances to become silent and to receive understanding; a holy place or someone who can give them understanding. A satsang seems to offer this and the only thing you have to do is go there and listen. Dr. Shankar demonstrates in this article that our whole daily life is the holy place and the teacher. Observing in the moment how life is happening, is so nearby and yet so far away for the mind who restlessly jumps between past and future.
Paula Smit, The Netherlands.