May 2013

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That thousands of people the world over continue to benefit from the pioneering work of the Founder of The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Shri Yogendraji, is in a large measure due to the love, devotion and unswerving loyalty of his life partner, Smt. Sita Devi. Founder has himself paid tribute to her saying, “Without Sita, the Institute’s work would not have been possible.”

Smt. Sita Devi Yogendra was born on 1st June 1912. She was married to Shri Yogendraji on 29thSeptember 1927. She was the mother of two sons and was successfully combining the yoga way of life along with her several duties as an able homemaker.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 26th May, 2013 was 'Brahmacharya.' (Continence)Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio:Check this out on Chirbit“A Brahmachari is a person who is not married. But I remember when I was learning my classical singing, a boy who was 30 or 32 years old used to come there and the teacher said that he should marry now and not remain a Brahmachari. And the boy laughingly said ‘I am not a Brahmachari. I am Avivahit (unmarried) but not a Brahmachari.’Marrying or not marrying is not the issue. The issue is the state of mind. And if a person is living a very selfish life – me, mine, my pleasure, my money, my comforts, etc, he is going to get into an imbalanced state because somewhere this would make him so selfish that he can’t tolerate little things in life, can’t adjust, gets irritated, becomes such a perfectionist that he demands from others the same perfectionism.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 26th May, 2013 was 'Brahmacharya.' (Continence)Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio:
Check this out on ChirbitQ. What is the difference between bachelorhood and Brahmacharya? Dr. J: See, bachelorhood is an English word. You are a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science; while this Brahmacharya talks of something higher, a higher state of consciousness. Smt. H: The two words are very different, Dr. Jayadeva explained it very nicely. Brahmacharya is a very superior word. ‘Brahman’ the word itself means a man who is always with a higher consciousness, whose thoughts move with Isvara (God), whose mind is always pure and he does not indulge in anything, there is no question of pleasure seeking. He is always happy and blissful with his purity of thoughts. Q. Can a person achieve self-realization without marriage? Is he progressive in this kind of thinking?

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18th May 2013 - Saturday - Way of Life "There is a very good sentiment expressed in our in Indian culture, "Sarve Jana Sukhinah Santu"- May everyone be happy. It is a universal statement. Constantly feeling that way, talking, acting, doing. Now, rarely do we have these feelings, we do say, 'Good morning', but that is the end. To carry it further, to think well, to do something, this we are not doing. It is worth considering, whether we can maintain this kind of thought all the time."

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 1, Sutra 33Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.33Maitri – Karuna – Mudita – Upeksanam – Sukha – Dukha – Punya – Apunya – Visayanam – Bhavanatah – Chitta – Prasadanam Maitri : friendliness , pleasantness , lovingness Karuna : compassion Mudita : goodwill Upeksanam : indifference Sukha : happy , comfortable , joyous Dukha : pain , sorrow , misery Punya : virtuous Apunya : non virtuous Visayanam : regarding those subjects Bhavanatas : by cultivating habits , by constant reflection , developing attitude Citta : personality complex Prasadanam : undisturbed , peacefulThe Mind Becomes Purified By The Cultivation Of Feelings Of Amity , Compassion, Goodwill , And Indifference Respectively Towards Happy , Miserable , Virtuous , And Sinful Creatures . Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"There is a question in the sutra, whether we can we maintain a happy peaceful attitude when we are confronted by different kinds of people. Our usual reaction is if there is a good person we are nice, bad person we are angry. Throughout the day this goes on. The result is we are not very steady in our mind. Everything depends on whom we see , whom we talk to, whom we listen on telephone. The attempt here is to see that the mind remains cool.

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