“SATSANG is the only cure of loneliness”
Swami Satyananda has glorified the importance of Satsang in the modern lifestyle for getting rid of many evils which are caused due to idle mind.An inner void provokes one to run after materialistic possessions.Desires can never be fulfilled.The moment one desire gets fulfilled,another arises.A person finds himself trapped in this vicious circle of desires.The happiness and satisfaction obtained is very shortlived by such possessions.And as the novelty wanes,a sense of boredom starts creeping into the mind.Even one may take up activities like playing cards or other games,they are also not the permanent cure of loneliness or boredom.
Satsang with books of great men not only cures this dire disease of loneliness but also fills the mind of the reader with happiness and peace.Good divine thoughts slowly and gradually eradicate evil thoughts and evil qualities from the personality of the reader.Talking to God in solitude innocently is also a form of Satsang.Prayer is an extremely powerful tool.
“God knows about all our needs and requirements.We think he does not know.”
So prayer if done with an open heart with full faith and trust is fulfilled. Kirtan is an excellent form of Satsang. God’s name is extremely potent.And with music,its vibrations fill the whole environment with a lot of positive energy.This positive energy is a very powerful medicine even for the cure of cancer and H.I.V.Daily kirtan for half an hour not only removes depression,anxiety,worries etc. but also awakens the latent spirituality of an individual.Kirtan,if done in a group is excellent.But for many people it is not possible to attend group kirtan,so they can derive the divine energy of kirtan by using cassettes or C.D’s at home.One can select any mantra of one’s religion.Swami Sivananda glorified the chanting of the Mahamantra-‘Hare Ram Hare Ram,Ram Ram Hare Hare…….’ and the Maha Mritunjay Mantra. Swami ji used to sing kirtan anywhere and everywhere,even in the scorching sun.He was known as the Kirtan Samrat.
“Kirtan is the easiest way to realize God”
‘Bhav Samadhi’ can be easily and quickly obtained by kirtan.When alone,keep on singing some kirtan and depression,negative thinking will run away by the back door.Especially in the old age, kirtan, name of God is an excellent company.