October 2013

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 4Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.4Avidya-Ksetram-Uttaresam-Prasupta-Tanu-Vicchinna-UdaranamAvidya: ignorance, nescience Ksetram: place, field, the origin Uttaresam: followed by, subsequent Prasupta: dormant Tanu: attenuated Vicchinna: hidden Udaranam: fully operativeIgnorance Is The Field For The Others, Whether They Are Dormant, Minimized, Suppressed Or Fully Operative.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"In the Yoga Sutras, we are discussing about overcoming pain and ignorance and the beginning is ignorance. We are ignorant about ourselves, about the universe and we carry on mistakes all our life and survive. Then to overcome this, means yoga and yoga requires hard discipline. So this is the way the sutras have been introduced and we have to carry on understanding it bit by bit."Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"Today's sutra is on the first Klesha, i.e. Avidya. They say that ignorance prevails. Ignorance remains in little forms, little bigger forms, confused state, etc. In different proportions, but ignorance remains, we are all born with ignorance.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 20th October, 2013 was 'Goals in Life.'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. How do we judge ourselves? Smt. H: If you don't know what you are, then who else will know? So there is no question of judging; observe yourself, how much you can do in a day, how much you feel comfortable with, make a diary. This has to be done in various areas - how much can you eat, what time would be more comfortable, how much sleep you need, how much activity your body can take, etc. So know thyself thoroughly well, then only can you move ahead in life. You are going to progress slowly, slowly, no doubt about it.Q. What are the parameters to know that progress is occuring?

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 3Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.3Avidya-Asmita-Raga-Dvesa-Abhinivesa-KlesahAvidya: ignorance Asmita: I-ness, ego sense Raga: attachment Dvesa: aversion Abhinivesah: fear of death, clinging to life Klesah: painful, afflicted The Afflictions Are Ignorance, Egoism, Attachment, Aversion And Love Of LifeListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“Kleshas cause pain and they are right form the start of life. We are born with Kleshas. And the only way to overcome them is through right knowledge."Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"One point is clear that everybody has Kleshas. And the main Klesha is Avidhya - ignorance. We don't have right knowledge. Because of ignorance, the second one comes, i.e. ego - Asmita. Only an ignorant person would be egoistic. And Kleshas are those which will bring us back to all the pain and suffering and diseases in life. No one wants pain and all the research all over the world is done so that we are pain-free and we lead a happy, peaceful, healthy life.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 13th October, 2013 was 'Overcoming Our Ego.'Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
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“Our I-sense or Ego is the outcome of Ignorance (Avidya). These are our Kleshas (afflictions) and we are born with them. A young child does not demonstrate this ego but when this child goes to school, we instill this I-sense within the young child by teaching him that this school bag belongs to him, this water bottle belongs to him, this is his mother or his father or his sister etc. And such is necessary too to be able to function in this world. It is his homework and he has to complete it, he cannot say otherwise. Hence, this I-sense is important but when we impose this I-sense on others, then it becomes Ego.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 13th October, 2013 was 'Overcoming Our Ego.'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. These days my wife keeps asking me why I don't smile. What shall I do? Dr. J: After listening to this lecture, you will smile because you will not think 'I, me, mine' all the time. Smt. H: The joy is in living for others. We should not say, this is me, this is my personality and I will not smile. We should learn to smile. It's not much to ask for. One should make a conscious effort. Be relaxed, think that God is great, accept her and smile.Q. How can energy come inspite of bad qualities?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 13th October, 2013 was 'Overcoming Our Ego.'Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Satsang
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio:“The solution given here is to not use the word ‘I’. But we are unable to function without it. Like goats, all day we keep doing ‘Main, main, main’ (Me, me, me). In reality, we do many contrary things and don’t keep this in mind. Our mind gets so caught up that we cannot see good in others. This is a spiritual subject and those who are interested in spirituality, should think on this.”“The solution given here is to not use the word ‘I’. But we are unable to function without it. Like goats, all day we keep doing ‘Main, main, main’ (Me, me, me). In reality, we do many contrary things and don’t keep this in mind. Our mind gets so caught up that we cannot see good in others. This is a spiritual subject and those who are interested in spirituality, should think on this.”- Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 2Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.2Samadhi-Bhavanarthah-Klesa-TanukarnarthascaSamadhi: of that Bhavana: too Arthah: control, regulation Klesa: of all Tanukarnarthah: through Nidrodhah Ca: without a seed, seedless Kriya Yoga Is For The Cultivation Of Samadhi And For The Attenuation Of AflictionsListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“The ultimate in yoga is Samadhi and a removal of the Kleshas. So having completed the first chapter, we talk about these things that the entire effort so far has been to bring in Samadhi and stop the Kleshas. Kleshas are some kind of wrong thoughts; we have seen them earlier. Clearing them makes the mind steady and steadiness brings in understanding. So that’s the sequence."

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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29th September 2013 - Sunday - Relaxation and tension “There is tension in speaking and there is tension is in your coming here and listening. Tension is there all the time. Finally, it is your attitude that matters. If you take life as it comes – no tension; and if you take every event in life as a great event, challenge, tension is there. We have to learn how to accept. Otherwise we are always trying to get ready and face and that is causing tension. We have never learnt it till the end that a balanced mind, which carries out its activities, does its job, can become relaxed. But a mind which is not ready, always trying to prepare itself, face situations, rise up, achieve excellence, gets into tension. We have to accept life and it can be of great help. Accept it as it is and do your best.” 30th September 2013 - Monday - Tapa