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The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 8th June, 2014 was 'Faith.'

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. How to find the answer to whether we should do something or not, without getting confused. Dr. J: If you are in need, you must do; if not in need, then don't do. Smt. H: Then before deciding on how to do anything, you have to keep your mind quiet. Stop thinking and analyzing. Analyze before, but then keep your mind quiet. And then, the first thought that comes to you, do that, because it hardly matters in Nature whether you are going this way or that, as long as you are going. That is important.   
Q. What is Ishvar and what is Devata?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 8th June, 2014 was 'Faith.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Satsang
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
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“There is a saying in Sanskrit, ‘Shraddha-mayo 'yam purushah.’ It means that a human being is made of Shraddha / faith. The more the faith, the greater is the person. We have little faith. Real faith is never in some material thing or to attain something, it is only in God. He is behind everything that is happening. But we are not able to have such faith, so our faith has no meaning. There should be no vested interest behind faith. Faith is peace. When a person is peaceful and wise and thinks accordingly, he has real faith. We are unable to reach such a state and so our faith is weak and many times we do not get certain things. Keep faith and you will automatically get things.”

- Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 28th April, 2013 was 'Developing Faith.' 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
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Check this out on Chirbit Q. My friend, a strong believer in God, lost his Ram and Hanuman Bhakta wife yesterday. He is inconsolable. How can he be helped? Dr. J: See, we can’t be calculative. This faith has to be total. There is always a test. We should have total faith, be on the right track. Smt. H: Death is something that has to be accepted in a second. When we are born, our time of death is roughly fixed. So we can’t alter that state when the person dies. We have to accept what we can’t alter. There is an example that Shastri has given, a man lost his wife, and he told God ‘I want her back, give her to me.’ She was brought back to life. But even after that, she got paralysed, then had heart trouble and suffered. Her life was so miserable that she was better off dead. The man realized that what God had done was right. So it is better to think that whatever happens, happens for the good.  Another story I had read said that a child had died and everyone in the village was crying. A saint passing from there was laughing. When asked why, he said that ‘You are burning his body here, but the child’s soul has already taken birth somewhere else and he is going to be a great person. So this is a moment of joy, not sorrow.’ So he could foresee and so didn’t see death as a matter of sorrow. So these are stories that show us that we have to just accept. We feel pain, but try and remember the person fondly. If some person goes to America, he is not physically there but we are fine. So in the same way, we should look at death. Accept and start getting back to your work.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 28th April, 2013 was 'Developing Faith.' 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 Chirbit “With faith, man can maintain his balance of mind and is able to perform his duties. But this faith doesn’t come easily. When a child is small, it has faith in parents. But as and when the ‘I’ sense increases, he starts thinking for himself and faith in parents goes away. As we grow older, we think we know more than our parents or more than everybody. So we are born with faith. A child has faith that he will get nutrition from the mother and its life depends on it. But as the ‘I’ sense increases, faith is the main thing that reduces and we don’t even realize that our life becomes like an anchorless boat. If the wind blows it one way it will sail in that direction, if the wind blows the other way, the boat will sail in that direction. So steadiness of mind disappears. We get angry or worried at any small thing. There is no faith in our lives anymore. 

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 29 Tatah Pratyak Cetana Adhigamah Api Antaraya Abhavah Ca Tatah : gross thought or reasoning Pratyak : individual Cetana : consciousness Adhigamah : understanding, realization Api : also Antaraya : of obstacles or impediments Abhavah : absence , removal Ca : and, also From that comes...

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