Samkhya

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 2, Sutra 25 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.25 Tad Abhavat Samyogabhavah Hanam Taddrseh Kaivalyam Tad: its Abvhavat: lack or absence Samyoga: union Abhavah: absence, dissolution Hanam: removal, cessation Tat: that Drseh: of the knower Kaivalyam: liberation, enlightenment If It (Ignorance) Has Disappeared, There Is Absence Of Conjunction - The Thing To Be Avoided, This Is Liberation For The Seer Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“We are using this word ‘Prakriti’, which means – ‘the creator’- matter. The matter out of which this whole universe is made. And spirit- consciousness, which has nothing to do with all this; just awareness. These are important terms which if you are learning ‘Samkhya’, you have to understand- matter and spirit. Matter is the external world. Spirit is the awareness. When the two are mixed, that is where the problem is. We are unable to understand matter as separate from spirit. So the entire exercise in Yoga is to separate the two, till a stage is reached where spirit is by itself. So this is the way the whole thing goes- learning to separate the spirit from matter.”

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 11th May, 2014 was 'Purusha and Prakruti.' 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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"Today's topic is a little philosophical topic. It is a theory which tells us that we are structured of two things, one is Purusha (There are many words used for Purusha - consciousness, soul, God). To understand consciousness we have to become aware. The other part we are made of is Prakruti (matter). Matter is something which is changeful, gross and which has its own character. Three characters are continuously seen in matter and these are Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic characters. These are the three Gunas of Prakruti. Consciousness is awareness. Matter is useful only if consciousness is present. For example, in our body we have a soul and so the body (matter) is working and life goes on from childhood to old age and it undergoes changes.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 11th May, 2014 was 'Purusha and Prakruti.' 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 “This entire universe is functioning for this ‘Knower.’ Unfortunately, the object of this knowledge – the tables and chairs and houses and people, they occupy the central position and we are all after that. Even if the house is still good, what it’ll be in the end is not known. But we are not really working with the change. We are just caught up in different problems. And there is so much suffering. The simplest solution is look for the ‘Knower,’ the Purusha and not the object of knowledge i.e. Prakruti.”

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 11th May, 2014 was 'Purusha and Prakruti.' 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 explain the terms Ishwar and Purusha. Smt. H: In yoga technology, Ishwar is known as Purusha Vishesha, that is a special Purusha, which means Purusha which is untouched by Kleshas, Purusha which is not doing any Karmas. So Ishwar doesn't want anything; Santosh (contentment) is one of God's qualities, Chaitanyamaya i.e. alive and alert, is Ishwar. He is omnipresent, omniscient and can do anything and He is all-knowing. You don't have to tell Him that I have this or that problem and to do something. God knows everything. So these are the basic qualities of God, but in yoga, God means special Purusha which is unaffected by Karmas. Q. How to avoid the outburst of emotions?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 21st April, 2013 was 'Gunas.' 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 “Our problem is whether that we are totally lost and confused. We have got so many things around us that don't allow us clarity and in a way it creates problems. Overeating can create many health problems, diseases, mental tensions and what not. But we don't realize that. See our eating habits are very very bad. They are cause of practically 80% of our disease but we just can't correct them.
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