Sadhna Satsang (Introduction):

In Maharaj’s words :
“Attending Sadhna Satsang is a matter of discipline and self-regulation.When you come here to be a part of the satsang , you must make it your objective to overcome and overpower all the shortcomings of the mind – anger, criticism, jealousy etc. You should attend the satsang with a conscious conviction that your life hereafter must change for good .”

The first Sadhna Satsang was organized by Swamiji Maharaj in 1936 at Haridwar. Sadhna Satsangs are Spiritual Congregations to tone up life and living of the devotees.

Here the disciples live along with their Spiritual Master in a spiritually surcharged environment for a fixed number of days. The Devotees attend Sadhna Satsang, to become a fully disciplined Sadhakas under Satvik (Pious & Wholesome) Diet, Proper Behavior and Proper Effort at fixed timings. The Sadhna Satsangs are arranged at in different places throughout the year like Dalhousie, Gohana and Haridwar.

With prior permission a limited number of devotees can participate in a Sadhna Satsang.

The Daily Schedule in a Sadhna Satsang :

The daily schedule in a Sadhna Satsang is as follows:

                                      Daily Schedule in A Sadhna Satsang
Jaagran (Wake-up Bell) : 4.00 a.m.
Meditation Session followed by Bhajans
(This is followed by tea, morning walk and getting ready)
: 5.00 to 6.00 a.m.
Breakfast : 8.00 a.m.
Meditation Session : 10.00 to 10.30 a.m.
Recitation of Bhakti Prakash : 11.00 to 11.30 a.m.
Lunch : 12 noon
Maun (Silence Period) : 1.00 to 3.00 p.m.
Amritwani Satsang
(This is followed by tea and evening walk)
: 3.30 to 4.30 p.m.
Meditation Session and Kirtan (Reciting devotional songs) : 6.00 to 7.00 p.m.
Dinner : 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Vinod Sabha
(Joke session to lighten up the mood), followed by the recitation of Scriptures and Bhajans (Last Sitting of the day)
: 8.30 to 9.30 p.m
Maun (Total Silence) & Sleep : 10.00 p.m.

The following three types of discussions are also forbidden during Sadhna Satsangs

  • Dhan Charcha (discussing worldly wealth)
  • Ann Charcha (food served is the gift of God; so no food-related discussion)
  • Jan Charcha (discussing other people and their lives, in short, gossiping)

It was Swamiji’s desire that the devotees carry out the principles of Sadhna in their daily lives as well.

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