The western world locks people up for this, slapping on the mental illness label; marginalizing the targeted individual into a dark abyss. Take heart: *Grace abounds.
This satsang सत्संग – a word which comes from Sanskrit, meaning to associate with others in the company of the “highest truth,” the company of a guru, or company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth. Satsang is a Hindi term derived from the Sanskrit of ‘satsangha’, which is based on the root word: ‘Sat’ (Sanskrit), which means ‘true’, and in Indian philosophy, “gathering together for the truth” or, more simply, “being with the truth”. (Indian philosophy – the recording of facts – is the first, original philosophy existing on earth upon which all Greek, Roman, European and Western cultures borrowed from (plagiarized, looted, stole, desecrated) and rewrote in accordance with their own socioeconomically geopolitical powermonger-in-world-theater goals. The first recorded holy war (predating the nation that would become Rome) occured in India, and this began the obfuscation of truth and the beginning of human trafficking as resources.) Seekers become enlightened (released from the bondage of ignorance caused by the conditioning and programming of the world) while being in the company of the truth. Their ability to realize the truth and release from the blinding veils of illusion is related to their innermost degree of searching and Grace, which is the unknowable, undefinable, all-powerful supernatural power of God, the creative force of all existence, beyond space and time.
*This satsang is filmed at the Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram in Tiruvannamalai, India. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. The word (title) Bhagavan भगवान , ‘भ’ stands for Bhoomi or Earth, ‘ग’ stands for Gagan or Space, ‘व’ stands for Vayu or Air, ‘आ’ stands for Agni or Fire, ‘न’ stands for Neer or Water. The earliest writings define this as complete splendor, virtue, glory, opulence, knowledge, dispassion; the supreme personality of Godhead, the omniscient being who has the complete knowledge of creation, dissolution, knowledge, ignorance, etc. Hence, the absolute truth. The link in the first sentence of this paragraph is to the website devoted to him, so I will only relate that the ‘takeaway’ relevant to this satsang and what you witness here – why this is titled ENLIGHTENMENT – is this: Sri Ramana Maharshi spent much time in silence, with the explanation that enlightenment came in his presence, and that is exactly happened for all truth seekers on their spiritual path who spent time in his presence, time varying by individual but a shared end result of reaching samadhi, or nirvana. Such is the power of God in human form. Like Jesus.
Here we witness Grace conferred in this video.
The featured image of the two ripples creating one vesica piscis form while being one as water is a visual example of ‘Hari Om’, a greeting form that sums up, I think, the analogy of the water and the wave. Although there are numerous waves in the ocean, big and small, rough and gentle, they are all made up of the same material which, is water. Further more the waves cannot exist apart from water. So is it with us as well. We cannot exist without the feeling of our being. In deep sleep, which is invariably a blissful state for all, we exist though we are forgetful of our name and form, which is why we wake up and reflect that we had a wonderful sleep. So is it with self consciousness. Once we understand our true nature to be the being, the spirit, we understand ourselves to be an immortal being. This is the release from the bondage of ignorance: ENLIGHTENMENT.