Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 10Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.10Te Pratiprasavaheyah SuksmahTe: these Pratiprasava: involution Heyah: to be overcome, reduced Suksmah: subtle These Subtle Ones (Afflictions) Are Avoided By Resolving Them In Their Origin Commentary taken from "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - stray thoughts of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Hansaji""The final destruction of the Klesas is as if through making the Citta incapable of supporting them. In its gross form, the mind is active and capable of agitation. The more one remains in this external animal form, the more powerful are the Klesas.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 9Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.9Svarasavahi-Vidusah-Api-Tatha-Arudhah-AbhinivesahSvarasavahi: flowing on its own momentum Vidusah: wise person Api: even Tatha: the same way Arudhah: firmly established Abhinivesah: fear of death, clinging to the life ofFlowing On Its Own Nature, Love Of Life Exists Even In The WiseListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“So we are discussing about ‘Abhinievsa’ , the most difficult of the Kleshas. The sense of ‘I’. Even the wisest person can’t get over it. You see, he has to bring the ‘I’ in any discussion, any claims; he can’t cleverly escape that.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 7Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.7Sukha-Anusayi-RagahSukha: pleasure Anusayi: sequential attraction to, closely following Ragah: attachment, addiction Attachment Is That Which Dwells Upon Pleasure.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“Pleasure is what we chase. What doesn’t give us pleasure we avoid. This is the fundamental idea. Conversely whatever pains us we avoid, so this is the structure of our mind and this binds us. We have to get out of this circle. Even though things are not pleasant we don’t bother. So this is the main Sutra.”Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"Wherever you get happiness, joy, you get attached to it. You want happiness again and again. And that is one of the main causes of our suffering.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 10th November, 2013 was 'Avidya.'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
Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitQ. Avidya is the inability to see things as they are. Can you elaborate on this? Dr. J: This universe is infinite. We don't know how vast, but we leave it there. Smt. H: A simple example - what is our position in this whole world? Where is our Earth? How many suns are there in the whole galaxy? So many suns and so many planets are there. And then our Earth, in India, in Mumbai we are there. So that's our position. We are such tiny things. But we think of ourselves to be quite great, as if without us the world can't run, without us the house can't run. Without us everything can run. We are nothing. So first of all, we have to remove that ignorance, we have to accept things as they are. If a person is not capable, accept and move ahead. The point is seeing things as they are, i.e. try to see things clearly, see what's your position and understand accordingly.Q. In practical life, they say ignorance is bliss. How do you explain?

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 5Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.5Anitya-Asuci-Dukha-Anatmasu-Nitya-Suci-Sukha-Atma-Khyatih-AvidyaAnitya: impermanent Asuci: impure Dukha: misery Anatmasu: non-self Nitya: eternal, everlasting Suci: pure Sukha: happiness Atma: soul, Self Khyatih: taking to be, supposing to be Avidya: ignoranceIgnorance Is Taking The Non-Eternal, The Impure, The Painful, The Non-Self, As The Eternal, The Pure, The Pleasurable And The Self.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitSmt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"This is the definition of Avidya and all of us should remember that Avidya is in all of us. Avidya is ignorance or lack of right knowledge. The definition says that we believe something to be permanent when it is not, and we function like that. That is ignorance. Our body, relations, thoughts, our whole life is not permanent. Everything is changing. But we live as if everything is permanent. Something which is not pure, we believe it to be pure. The body is not pure. beauty is skin deep. We wash our hands and believe them to be clean.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 4Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.4Avidya-Ksetram-Uttaresam-Prasupta-Tanu-Vicchinna-UdaranamAvidya: ignorance, nescience Ksetram: place, field, the origin Uttaresam: followed by, subsequent Prasupta: dormant Tanu: attenuated Vicchinna: hidden Udaranam: fully operativeIgnorance Is The Field For The Others, Whether They Are Dormant, Minimized, Suppressed Or Fully Operative.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"In the Yoga Sutras, we are discussing about overcoming pain and ignorance and the beginning is ignorance. We are ignorant about ourselves, about the universe and we carry on mistakes all our life and survive. Then to overcome this, means yoga and yoga requires hard discipline. So this is the way the sutras have been introduced and we have to carry on understanding it bit by bit."Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"Today's sutra is on the first Klesha, i.e. Avidya. They say that ignorance prevails. Ignorance remains in little forms, little bigger forms, confused state, etc. In different proportions, but ignorance remains, we are all born with ignorance.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 3Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.3Avidya-Asmita-Raga-Dvesa-Abhinivesa-KlesahAvidya: ignorance Asmita: I-ness, ego sense Raga: attachment Dvesa: aversion Abhinivesah: fear of death, clinging to life Klesah: painful, afflicted The Afflictions Are Ignorance, Egoism, Attachment, Aversion And Love Of LifeListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“Kleshas cause pain and they are right form the start of life. We are born with Kleshas. And the only way to overcome them is through right knowledge."Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:"One point is clear that everybody has Kleshas. And the main Klesha is Avidhya - ignorance. We don't have right knowledge. Because of ignorance, the second one comes, i.e. ego - Asmita. Only an ignorant person would be egoistic. And Kleshas are those which will bring us back to all the pain and suffering and diseases in life. No one wants pain and all the research all over the world is done so that we are pain-free and we lead a happy, peaceful, healthy life.