Clearing knots in mind
Satsang means the company of reality, being in touch with the truth. It is not just singing some complicated songs which you don’t understand. Music is one part of it. The second part is understanding the logic.
Satsang means the company of reality, being in touch with the truth. It is not just singing some complicated songs which you don't understand. Music is one part of it. The second part is understanding the logic.
The third part is reposing in deep meditation and being with yourself. So which is the right company? That which makes you feel light, which makes you feel the problem is very trivial as compared to what you thought. That is no satsang which makes you perceive an exaggerated view of the problem. It is where you can drop what people think about you and be authentic.
Music is 'Laya Yoga.' Laya is dissolving. This is the highest form of Samadhi (unity with the Divine). Sound is a form of energy. Your whole body is made up of atoms. When you sing bhajans, the sound energy vibration gets absorbed into every particle of your body.
Just like a microphone absorbs sound and converts it into electricity, the body absorbs the vibrations and converts it into consciousness. If you are sitting and listening to gossip or violent music, then that gets absorbed by your body and does not give a nice feeling. When you hear the Knowledge, or chant with all your heart, that elevates your consciousness.
So, when you sit in satsang your entire body gets soaked in energy and transformation happens. When we sing Sanskrit bhajans, then the mind which is so ancient identifies the impressions of all these old bhajans, our consciousness is being united and somewhere deep inside sharing is happening. And the bhajans or mantras make deep impressions in the mind where they remain for a long period. It is like a brush. Each bristle joined together can clear all the knots in mind.
That is why even though we don't know the meaning of some of the words, we simply chant them because just chanting them have a positive effect. It is not the meaning that is important. Just the sound is good enough. So when we sing, we don't have to see how much we sing, and where we are singing. Just close your eyes and be one with the music, the sound. You dissolve into the space that is through Bhajan.
We usually think Bhajan is just singing songs. It is not like that. Bhajan means sharing. Divine is love and when you blossom in that love, you share the love. When you sit in satsang, when you meditate, you bring yourself close to that source of inner music, all joy. And once when consciousness is integrated and united - that state of consciousness is called joy.
Nature runs with a rhythm! Our Body runs with a rhythm! When knowledge, meditation and music runs in a rhythm, the life becomes so harmonious. And when our rhythm is harmonious with the nature, life is such a beautiful experience to be in. (Follow @SriSri on Twitter)