Satsanga is an aid on the yogic path to
moksha (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth). It
helps remove negative thoughts, earthly attachments and mental
obstacles that block the path. Satsanga keeps people engaged in
spiritual-centered thoughts and focused on their paths.
On an esoteric level, satsanga is
associated with the inner quality of sattva (goodness or
purity), one of the three qualities of nature (prakriti).
Sattva manifests as thoughtfulness, knowledge, peace and contemplation. A sattvic person makes a natural satsangi, or seeker of truth.
Satsanga can include
reading or listening to spiritual teachings, and then reflecting on
and discussing their meanings. It means assimilating those meanings
into daily life. In a broader sense, satsanga can include the guidance
of the inner voice awakened as the potential of the higher Self is realized.