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Q&A on ‘Mind’ at the Satsang, 20th Jan 2013

Q&A on ‘Mind’ at the Satsang, 20th Jan 2013

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 20th January, 2013 was ‘Mind.’

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
Q. Can extra-curricular activities like music, dance, etc. contribute in relaxing or quietening of mind during anxiety or general non-stop activities of mind?
Dr. J: Technically it can, but unfortunately we have many extra-curricular activities and the real activities are very few.
Smt. H: It will benefit, but we should learn it properly. Learn music, rhythm, dance, for your intellect, read good books and ponder on them, learn art, play games. But be self-reliant in these activities. In games like tennis, cricket, you are dependent on somebody and if they don’t come, you can’t play.Q. How is the mind the cause of attachment as well as of Moksha (liberation)?
Dr. J: As we think, so we act and our thoughts are never in one line of direction. We are thinking something and another prominent thought comes in the way. This kind of mind does not allow us to move ahead.
Smt. H: The moment we do any activity under the influence of emotions, we have to face the consequences of the action. If you shout at someone or cheat someone, you will come across someone in the world who will do the same to you. But if you do work with a level-headed mind, you can gain Moksha which is freedom from all this entanglement of action-reaction, cause and effect.

Satsang is an open meeting held every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Mumbai. It involves an interesting presentation to the public, made by the students of the Teacher Training Course. Each week, a new presentation of a Yogic concept is made in a simple way through skits and decoration for the general public, followed by a short speech from our Gurus, Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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