Fortunate are those who engage in Satsang. Through Satsang we are given the gift of knowledge by which we learn that there is no other truth other than the Creator. Paramatma’s melody resonates within and the essence of Paramatma’s nectar fills the soul to calm and stabilize the restless mind. Those who are in the company of Saints and Sat Sangis feel the loving embrace of the Creator. The mind and body becomes drenched in the love of Paramatma and a state of Sehej Avastha, complete stability, is attained. Those who remain distant from Satsang become susceptible to vices, stuck in Moh Maya, illusion of worldly love and attachment. Similar to a spider that spins silk and entangles in its own web they are unable to break free. Blessed are those that strive for the dust of the feet of the Holy Saints as they receive praise in this world and the next.
When we engage in Sat Da Sang we surround ourselves with positive energy and are inspired to do Seva, Simran and Satsang. When we are around those who are not attached to Paramatma our mind stays restless and further entangles in worldly attachments and illusions. Satsang gives us stability and peace of mind, Seva gets rid of ego and Simran helps us remember Paramatma even while fulfilling worldly duties. Sat Da Sang can be compared to a piece of sandalwood. If placed close to firewood for some days then even the firewood begins to embody the fragrance of the sandalwood. Just like this, we absorb the positive energy that we surround ourselves in Satsang.
When Hazrat Abdul Kadir Gilani Ji offered the apple to the Khalifa and it was filled with ants and rotten from the inside, it symbolized the state of the Khalifa’s mind which had become negative and submerged in ego. Hazrat Abdul Kadir Gilani Ji then showed him to the importance of Sat Da Sang and awakened him to the fact that only the Creator was true.