Astanga Yoga

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 31st August, 2014 was 'Pratyahara.'

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 Chirbit Q. Please throw light on reincarnation as understood in yoga. Dr. J: It is reincarnation - something that you have seen, you try to remember. Something that happened during the day, you try to remember, that means you are re-living it. Smt. H: The Bhagwad Gita tries to explain this, that when required, God takes some form to help humanity and that is called reincarnation. As and when the time comes, every person goes to a new life after death. And if there is upliftment in one birth, in the next birth, you grow still further than that. So there is no loss of action in life. We have to pay for every action we do. Then one day the stage comes when a person is born as the embodiment of clarity, knowledge and strength and when this happens, thousands of people benefit from him/her. Q. How to get rid of the fears of the past which are deep-rooted in the subconscious mind?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 31st August, 2014 was 'Pratyahara.'

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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"Prati A Ru - Means go towards your own source. That is the stage. The first four stages are where you are very much into the material world, understanding it and gaining experience from it, learning to handle it. Don't get so involved in it that you may forget yourself. We understand our duty towards the external world in the Niyamas.
The whole point is that our sensory organs are continuously involved in the external world and we forget that there is something which is inner with us, called consciousness, what you may label as God.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 2, Sutra 28 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.28 Yoganganusthanat Asuddhiksaye Jnanadiptih Avivekakhyteh Yoganga: steps of Yoga Anusthanat: by the sustained practice Asuddhi: impurities Ksaye: with the elimination Jnana: wisdom, knowledge Diptih: light, brilliance a: until Vivekakhyateh: discriminative knowledge For By The Sustained Practice Of The Accessories (Steps) Of Yoga, The Impurities Are Destroyed, And Enlightenment Of Wisdom Reaches Discriminative Knowledge. Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

"So we come to the next important sutra and that has to tell us about the various tips of yoga and how they work. They work at reducing the various hindrances, impurities and make it easier for subsequent yoga. Basically what we have to understand is that yoga would mean overcoming of the Kleshas - overcoming of those defects which we keep on talking about - Avidhya, Asmita, Raga, Dvesha, these have to be overcome and this overcoming work is carried out by the various techniques. So that's what the sutra is telling us, that when we follow yoga, we are actually working at overcoming these kinds of hindrances. We can't just forget that. We can't just talk of yoga and believe that we will land into the yogic land. Things like untruth, these have to be overcome.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 24th August, 2014 was 'Saucha (Purity/Cleanliness).'

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 Chirbit Q. We are taught that we should either talk positive and good or keep quiet. But if we are keeping quiet, others take advantage of us. They make us do all the work because we don't say 'No' and they pass on their part of the work also on us. What should we do? Dr. J: Just observe the work and forget the rest. Don't think. Smt. H: Who says don't say 'No'? You can always say 'No'. And always take the responsibility with a question mark. Like I remember Dr. Jayadeva's grandfather, Founder's father. He was a school teacher and he was alone. His wife was no more. He used to go to the market to buy things. So on the way some neighbours would say, 'Kaka, you are going to market, get some lemons and coriander for us." And he would say, "If possible, I will bring." If suppose he has lots of luggage, he will not bring it. So this is how we can carry on; "If possible, I will do it." And if we can't at all, just say, "I wont be able to." Be clear, be truthful. And as far as his case was concerned, majority of the time, it was possible for him to bring it. The point is, learn to say 'No' and if you are doing it, do only how much you can in an allotted time. Don't extend the time of your work. Then it is okay, work. Nothing is wrong. Q. How to overcome gas problem the yoga way?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 24th August, 2014 was 'Saucha (Purity/Cleanliness)' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic. Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra Listen to the Audio: If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/Bngwq2 Check this out on Chirbit "One easiest way...

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 was 'Brahmacharya.' 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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“This topic is something which is very much misunderstood. Usually Brahmacharya is taken to mean celibacy, not getting married, to become a Brahmachari (as the word comes from there). All our saints and sages were householders. Brahmacharis were more of a sect, which was for the training of our mind. And they were living for a purpose, and so that marriage would not be a distraction for them, they had a different path.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 29th June, 2014 was 'Asteya.' (Non-Stealing).

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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“Asteya comes in Yamas. Yamas are those things which are natural instincts. If a person is not aware, he will naturally do anything for his own benefit. This is what the sage Patanjali has said we must grow above. A thief will steal. He will make sure no one is looking, but he will steal. He will use all his intelligence to steal without being caught.
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