Satsang or association with a devotee means engaging in spiritual activities like listening to Srimad Bhagwad and other Kathas, Chanting the Holy name of the Lord, singing Bhajan-Kirtan and having Prasad together in a group.
When we start practicing spiritual life, we embark on a journey towards the destination of the Ultimate truth, our eternal Lord.
Satsang/Association plays a very important role in shaping the character of devotees. It helps devotees in inculcating habits which are required for the path of self-realization or Bhakti. Also, it helps devotees in quitting any unwanted habits or practices which are not suitable for spiritual life. We become like the people we mix with. To become spiritual, we need to associate regularly with the devotees.
The importance of Sadhu sanga cannot be stressed enough. As mentioned in the scripture , even a moments association with a pure vaishnava can bestow upon one all auspiciousness, for the devotees of the Lord are always eager to share with others the transcendental bliss that they experience in their service to the lotus feet of Sri Krishna and lord ram. One is said to take on the qualities of the people with whom one associates.
Just as by association with a thief, one is prone to eventually start stealing, similarly, when one associates with the devotees of the Lord, whose hearts are saturated with intense loving attachment for lord ram then one will undoubtedly develop similar attachment to the lotus feet of the Lord, having been purified by their association and having received their mercy
“After bathing in the waters of the sacred Ganges many times, one becomes purified, but just by the sight of you (Vaishnava Goswami), the fallen souls are purified. This is your great power.”
In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.19.8 Suta Goswami says ‘svayam hi tirthaani punanti santah’ – which means sages could verily sanctify a place of pilgrimage just by their presence.
In CC Madhya 22.54 Lord Chaitnya Mahaprabhu says
‘sādhu-saṅga’, ‘sādhu-saṅga’ — sarva-śāstre kaya
lava-mātra sādhu-saṅge sarva-siddhi haya
“The verdict of all revealed scriptures is that by even a moment’s association with a pure devotee, one can attain all success.”
Sri janki bhawan conducts Kathas/Satsang throughout the year around different places in India for the benefit of the society at large. Conducting all these activities is a costly affair and our organization depends on the donation by devotees for conducting these programs, in today world satsang is inneeded for people who living in ingoraranse of material world