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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 ChirbitQ. 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, 2nd June, 2013 was 'Sauca.' (Purity of Body & Mind).Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio:Check this out on ChirbitSauca in yoga comes under Niyamas and Niyamas are something we have to do for ourselves, nobody else will do it for us. Self-responsibility, self-duty. Now this duty has to come at different level. Cleanliness is given so much importance in spirituality. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Clean situations, clean thoughts, clean mind, clean action, so naturally the person will reach to the highest.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 9th June, 2013 was 'Sauca.' (Purity of Mind and Body).Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Check this out on ChirbitQ. Does Sauca also mean purification of thoughts? Dr. J: Most definitely. Smt. H: Yes, it is very necessary to bring about purity of thoughts in the mind. Always try to have good thoughts and remove wrong thoughts.Q. How do we maintain purity of thought when today’s world is full of negativity? Dr. J: Well, there is a lot of trash in the trash cans, still we are maintaining internal cleanliness. So even if there are so many unclean things, we can maintain cleanliness. Smt. H: This is what we are trying to say. The world is what it is, but you should do something for yourself. See to it that you don’t start thinking negatively or start doing wrong things just because others are doing it. At least you can keep yourself in check and do your work well.

The topic for the Satsang on Sunday, 4th August , 2012 was Sauca (Cleanliness)Following is a translation of Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji’s speeches as reported by the students of the Teacher Training Course.Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra"We take care of our outer cleanliness,...