June 2013

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 30th June, 2013 was 'Positive Thinking'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“Today’s topic is Positive Thinking/Rituals. There are many negative rituals which are harmful and in the process positive rituals are also lost. In the old days the tradition of Sati was there where if the husband died, the wife also had to die. Her hair would be removed, her bangles broken, etc. These rituals were filled with violence and negativity. A person’s perspective of another would change with a change in the situation. There were many such wrong rituals such as, if a lady having her period touched someone, it was considered bad, if a Shudra (untouchable) touched a Brahmin (higher caste) by mistake, the Brahmin would take a bath. These rituals we will not be able to accept.However, if there are positive rituals by which we gain mental peace and faith, by which fear, tension and anxiety are removed, then they are necessary for us. These are small things which do not take up much of our time. However there should not be rigidity in rituals. If you can’t do some of the externalized rituals such as going to the temple or Masjid, etc. at least you can close your eyes and experience the same peace as you feel there.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 30th June, 2013 was 'Positive Thinking.'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
Check this out on ChirbitQ. Why does the human mind tend towards negative thoughts more than positive thoughts? Dr. J: The teachings from childhood are responsible for this. Smt. H: We are made in such a way, our structure is such that our mind keeps running here and there. From childhood, if we do not learn to train our mind to think positively, it will keep holding on to negative thoughts. Training the mind is necessary.Q. Does positive attitude lead to positive happenings in life?

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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22nd June 2013 - Saturday - To Listen "We have been waiting and so the thoughts about the fan and light. See we have come to learn, that the mind should be still , then the learning is proper. Imagine an old Gurukul as the teacher is being asked , 'You've not put on the fan, the lights are not on?' See, a learner should have a learning attitude, listening, following, humility, now a days we don't have that. The idea is more of show, fraternity. So in the end when we go away from here, no one will talk about the topic that has been discussed. That's a sad thing. During the day we don't have enough time for anything better, so we just get into these. It should be proper, that the little time that we spend, is spent in peace, spent in understanding, spent in a little enlightenment, some guidance, that will help us. But unfortunately we don't create that attitude. We come for some fun, some laughter, seeing new faces and all these things. This is unfortunate."23rd June 2013 - Sunday - Tapa

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 1, Sutra 38Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.38Svapna-Nidra-Jnana Alambanam-VaSvapna : dream Nidra : state of dreamless sleep Jnana : knowledge , awareness Alambanam : object of concentration Va : or ( other practices from 1.34 to 1.39)Or By Taking As The Object Of Meditation The Images Of Dreams Or The State Of Dreamless Sleep (The Mind Of The Yogin Gets Stabilized) Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"The description is about sleep. These are all areas for keeping the mind steady. It can be deep sleep or even dreams. If one can concentrate and record it helps. Various such suggestions have been given, how to keep the mind steady and this is one of the means."

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd June, 2013 was 'Tapa.' (Fortitude).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
Check this out on ChirbitQ. In adverse situations, people have a tendency of becoming a victim of bad habits. How can this be avoided? Dr. J: Take a big foolscap paper and start writing from the morning the word ‘No, No, No…’ Smt. H: In adverse situations, it is imperative to stick to our healthy routines without slackening of our efforts. Eating, sleeping, walking and practising Asanas on time, singing, reading, writing something, etc. these healthy habits should be inculcated in daily routines. Adverse situations will come and go, you will remain strong, not weak. This is Tapa – being very strict with your time-table.Q. How to increase the strength of our mind and stop thinking about consequences during adverse situations?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd June, 2013 was 'Tapa.' (Fortitude).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“Why should one do Tapa in yoga? Because sometimes a person becomes a slave of his weaknesses. As Dr. Jayadeva said, learn to say ‘no’ and mean it. What is not to be done, should not be done. But our determination wavers and we keep doing it. We are not able to develop our inner strength.

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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16th June 2013 - Sunday - Santosh “A man who has contentment is always happy. He doesn’t run after more and more. others might call it less, but for him it is enough. Great men in Indian history were all contented. Raja (King) Janak did not think of starting a war for more and more territory. He believed in God and he believed in the situations that would always do good to him. All his life he was very happy. Tilak, Ghandiji, all are the examples. They were able to do a lot. Contentment towards property, towards family, towards money, towards relations, towards situations, all this is required. There is a recent example in our Couples’ Class, a young man came, handsome, nice, good looking and a well placed person in life. And the person with whom he got married, she was practically blind; they got married, and came to know only later on in life. But he had accepted that if they both are there together -fine, and he was totally contented. He didn’t think of anything else, never objected to anything in life and they are living very happily. Whatever you are, God always provides everything. Just live within that.”17th June 2013 - Monday - Upeksa