January 2014

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 10Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.10Te Pratiprasavaheyah SuksmahTe: these Pratiprasava: involution Heyah: to be overcome, reduced Suksmah: subtle These Subtle Ones (Afflictions) Are Avoided By Resolving Them In Their Origin Commentary taken from "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - stray thoughts of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Hansaji""The final destruction of the Klesas is as if through making the Citta incapable of supporting them. In its gross form, the mind is active and capable of agitation. The more one remains in this external animal form, the more powerful are the Klesas.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 12th January, 2014 was 'Disciplines and Routines.'Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on ChirbitQ. When daily we see our children doing things and spoiling their health and they do not want us to interfere, what is our duty? What do we do? Do we leave them as they are? Dr. J: We need not be too harsh on young children. We can join them and ourselves take up the activity and in a very pleasant way, tell them the benefits. It has to be done in a better way than just forcing. Smt. H: Understand that with a child you need to be very creative. We have to understand their overall food habits and certain things. Suppose you made a certain vegetable the child doesn't like, okay, what do we get from vegetables? Fibers, vitamins and minerals. Now vitamins and minerals you will get from honey. So let the child eat his chapatti with honey and get up, no problem. And for fiber what you need to make him eat is groundnuts or sprouts. So we have to be more creative and not rigid, that "You have to eat this vegetable, this is bad and this is good." Don't be so harsh on children and that's how they will slowly pick up the habit. Or sometimes with a loving tone just tell him, "Just eat one spoon for me." Such things, slowly, slowly should be introduced and not forced upon.Q. How to be active daily and every moment? Is there one way or one Asana to get rid of lethargy?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 12th January, 2014 was 'Disciplines and Routines.'Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit“In all activities in life, we do not appreciate the value of regularity and routines. We do things for a little while and we are tired. We pick it up again after long. In the meanwhile, not much good occurs. This is a defect in our personality. Those who are consistent, succeed. In the stories of great men and women, there are those who take up things and have followed them regularly. This applies in all areas. It is an attitude of the mind and naturally it spills over in our activities. We want to improve but we don’t want to pay the price. The unfortunate result is that we don’t improve at all.