Obeisance to the perfect Guru, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi,
who has revealed the Truth of the Self
in flawless instruction and eloquent Silence,
and who abides as That – Brahman.
He is doubtlessly Siva, destroying the illusion of bondage.
He reveals Self-Knowledge, perfect and true.
To absorb His teaching, practice it, and realize it
is to abide in eternal peace and illimitable bliss.
The Society of Abidance in Truth (SAT Temple) is a spiritual nonprofit organization consecrated to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, especially as revealed by Sri Ramana Maharshi. These teachings emphasize nondual Self-Knowledge and deal with Self-Realization, the primary means of attaining which is the spiritual practice of Self-Inquiry.
Spiritual guidance in the various sacred events at the SAT Temple is provided by Nome, a sage who practiced the inquiry for steady abidance in Self-Realization.
The Society of Abidance in Truth is known by the acronym SAT. This corresponds to the Sanskrit term “Sat”, which means Truth, Reality, Existence, or Being.
“The whole purpose of having SAT has been one thing ever since its inception.
It is to provide a place for pure, unalloyed Truth, a place for people to realize,
and a place where people can engage in a practice that is pure Self-Knowledge.
It has been for the purpose of real spiritual freedom, real spiritual peace, a place for Truth.
Hence it is called a Society of Abidance in Truth.
A place where you can abide in Truth is sacred.
If that place is within you, within is sacred.
If it is manifest outwardly, that is also sacred.”
~ Nome, Self-Knowledge