March 2014

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd March, 2014 was 'Yamas.' (Restraints)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. May we say the truth even if our truth might hurt others? Smt. H: Truth is something which is seeing things as they are and conveying them as they are. If things are like this, it can never hurt others. But if we bring emotion into it, it hurts others. Suppose my mother has cancer and I have to tell her and if I speak truth, it may hurt her. But if I say blankly, that they say it is a cancer, still more tests are going on and whatever it is, we will do the needful. Then it may not disturb her. But if I start crying and get disturbed and say ‘What will happen to me after you go’ and all that, then that would hurt too much. So unfortunately, these emotions create the whole problem. Truth as it is, is very clinical, very simple, straight forward and we should be speaking truth.Q. Sometimes it takes a long time for the truth to uphold. How to keep patience till then?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.'Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitQ. Our son is 20 years old. Usually he comes home late at night. Dr. J: See, at the age of 20, I think you should give some liberty to him. You can't go on insisting like to a child of 8 or 10 that he comes home early. Smt. H: We should have such a good friendship with our children that they can come home and share what they are up to and you can also share in their happiness instead of giving advise all the time about what is right and wrong. These days children are very intelligent and know what is right and wrong. So it is better not to force and advise them, rather maintain a friendly atmosphere at home and joint management, then everything will be safe and there will be no need to worry.Q. We are both atheists who have strong value systems. Do you think religion is necessary to imbibe good values?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.'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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"It is very important to understand this conflict that Dr Jayadeva is referring to.Our age old traditions (Samskaras) that have been developed by extremely wise people of those times very clearly tell us what we should value in our lives – love, togetherness, good behaviour, a good character – a child should be exposed to such values since the very beginning, and here I will refer to a joint family where the grandparents, parents and children are all living together – where the elders are being respected and asked for their advice – where a decision is taken jointly keeping everyone’s suggestions in mind. A joint family does not allow pampering of likes and dislikes of any one individual or catering to one person’s whims and fancies or mood swings. A joint family encourages the importance of living together, where every person has their own value and one feels the need of everyone in the household.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.'Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Satsang
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit“Our Theme is, how to make the child acquire some good thoughts, thoughts related to culture, etc. But unfortunately, we come to English language, we come to certain mannerisms and in the end, we are expecting that the child should have learnt our traditional Indian thinking. I see certain contradiction here.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 14Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.14Te-Hlada-Paritapa-Phalah-Punya-Apunya-HetutvatTe: they Hlada: pleasant, delight Paritapa: pain, agony, anguish Phalah: fruits Punya: virtuous Apunya: non-virtuous Hetutvat: having as their cause (the punya or apunya)They Have Pleasure Or Pain As Their Fruit, By Reason Of Virtue And ViceListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“The emphasis is on good and bad actions. You see, if we have done good acts then there is happiness. Unfortunately, we mention about the bad happenings during the day. We don’t recognize the bad actions that we are doing. This is what the verse is trying to tell us.”Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"Recently we have been doing the sutras which talk about the actions done under the influence of Kleshas, because of ignorance, or ego, attachment, hatred, selfishness or fears. So if these Kleshas are the base of any of our actions, then these actions are labelled as bad actions and they are going to give you pain. But if we do good actions with proper knowledge, level-headedness, no attachment but understanding our duty with care, compassion and full faith, then these actions would give us happiness.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 9th March, 2014 was 'Value System.'Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Satsang
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit“When you know that something you are saying is false and wrong, you should not say that. But we have no courage. We have other considerations and so we have got into the habit of telling things that can help us in getting is out of a bad situation. So we have included a lot of untruth, cheating and what not. A man who speaks truth is a man with a conviction. He is not bothered whether a certain statement will help him or hurt him. He is just concerned with whatever is the fact and he will speak out the correct thing, the right thing, the truth. Now we have slowly come out of that and we keep on telling things that give us immediate benefits. All are untruth. And we are carrying on. But this has become a habit.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 9th March, 2014 was 'Value System.'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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"We have to sit down and quietly think about 'What do I value in my life?'When we begin our life, we deal with situations according to the existing circumstances then, we take opportunities where we find them, following what others are doing blindly - if someone is lying or cheating to get rid of a situation, we do the same in a similar situation, thinking it is alright to do so if everyone is also doing the same. We follow what our parents do and how our siblings behave; we see and learn from the people around us and this is how we live our life. We forget that each of us is different.When I look closely at people, I see everyone running after happiness, let’s understand that happiness and pain flow together. Where there is happiness, there will be pain too. Therefore, yoga philosophy suggests we develop some clarity on how we want to live our lives. What should I give more importance to in my life? The importance should be given to that which helps me lead a better life today as compared to yesterday, or a better tomorrow as compared to today – this would be the path of self-development.