April 2014

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 17 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.17Drastrdrsyayoh Samyogah HeyahetuhDrastra: to the seer Drsyayoh: of the seen Samyogah: union Heyah: to be avoided Hetuh: the causeThe Bond Of The Seer And The Seen Is The Cause Of The Pain That Is To Be Avoided Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"See what we are doing are technical books containing philosophy, metaphysics. But the essence if practical. We misunderstand, misconstrue, have wrong ideas and live a totally wrong life. The external world is here, we take each item as ultimate and sacrifice ourselves all our life, that's a lie. So that's what the sutra tells us. See the real form, the Swaroop. If you do that, then you'll recognize the differences. Consciousness is different and materiality is different. If we are to maintain just pure consciousness, there is no problem, but we lose that and get mixed up. And there is our problem.”

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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14th April 2014 - Monday - Vitarka "See, this samadhi is the highest in yoga. It is a deep concentration. One gets lost into the object and as a result realizes. Samadhi itself means realization. It's not easy because our realization is of very general nature, external, but here realization would mean depth, understanding to the deepest. So this is of course academic discussions, just academics, but we will go through it.”15th April 2014 - Tuesday - Bhagavad Gita (6.35 - 6.36)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 16Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.15Heyam-Dukham-AnagatamHeyam: to be avoided Dukham: pain, suffering Anagatam: which has not yet come The Pain Which Is Yet To Come Is To Be Avoided Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"See the pain that is yet to come, that is the problem. Pain that has happened, is not a problem. That is the sutra.”

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 6th April, 2014 was 'Stability Through Asanas.'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. Which Asanas and Pranayamas help to overcome anxiety and fear? Dr. J: You see, just merely saying 'this Asana and that Asana' is not correct. There should be attitude. Smt. H: It doesn't work like that. What works is the attitude. So when the person is under depression and with some anxiety, the person should be doing some activities in life. And in activities, one part is simple Asanas. Walking is important, playing with children is important, doing even some simple work successfully is important. So we have to organize our whole life and all these problems will be taken care of. Q. If the body is not flexible in the early morning, why are all the yoga sessions advised to be done in early morning?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 6th April, 2014 was 'Stability Through Asanas.'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“Asanas, we do. But then, the attitude which is being taught today is very important. The entire personality has to go with the exercise. When you say you are relaxed, it’s not showing your hands or your legs, but your entire body - the neck, the head and the various parts. If we can achieve that, then we have done a good Shavasana and you get results. But we hardly do it that way. We merely see a picture and just physically want to imitate for a few minutes and then get up and don’t see any good. So we are learning this attitude idea, which is very important. It has been done well (in the Satsang) and I hope it will carry some good message.”

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 23rd March, 2014 was 'Yoga for the Golden Years.'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. In the golden years, when physical strength is decreasing, how to increase mental strength? Smt. H: The point is, if the body is weak, the mind has to become strong and if mind is weak, the body becomes strong. So in young age, the mind is weak and body is strong and in old age, it is the other way round. So to increase mental strength, this is the path- become more self-reliant. You do things yourself. If you want a glass of water, you get up and get the water. If you have to go out, decide who can come with you and if no one can, go alone. As much as possible, self-reliance is necessary. Sometimes if need be you can take help. But making demands from the family will send them further away from you and if someone is forced to help you, they will do it grudgingly. So try and avoid demands and reduce your needs to the bare minimum.Q. On growing older, the children are supporting their mother and becoming unreasonable. What can the father do in this case?

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 15Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.15Parinama-Tapa-Samskara-Duhkaih-Gunavritti-Virodhat-Ca-Dukham-Eva-Sarvam-VivekinahParinama: of change, transformation Tapa: anxiety, anguish, torment Samskara: imprints in the unconscious Duhkaih: by reason sorrows Guna: of the qualities Vrttih: activities, fluctuations, modifications, changes Virodhat: contradictory Cha: and Duhkham: because sorrow Eva: is only Sarvam: all Vivekinah: to one who discriminates(Material Objects) Being Of The Nature Of Pain, Resulting From Changes, Anxiety, And Memory-Potential And By Reason Of The Opposition Of The Modifications Of The Qualities - To The Discriminating All Is Nothing But Pain. Commentary taken from 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Stray Thoughts of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra & Hansaji'"The changefulness of things becomes a factor contributing to pain. A wise Yogi sees this. The fool does not. The presence of impressions becomes a source of unhappiness. One cannot forget the earlier pleasure. Old memories remain and cause sadness. The very nature of the Gunas is changing and while Sattva is pleasant, Rajas is painful and Tamas us dulling. These keep on changing and all these things make the wise man understand the nature of the external world.