Q&A Tag

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 31st August, 2014 was 'Pratyahara.'

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 throw light on reincarnation as understood in yoga. Dr. J: It is reincarnation - something that you have seen, you try to remember. Something that happened during the day, you try to remember, that means you are re-living it. Smt. H: The Bhagwad Gita tries to explain this, that when required, God takes some form to help humanity and that is called reincarnation. As and when the time comes, every person goes to a new life after death. And if there is upliftment in one birth, in the next birth, you grow still further than that. So there is no loss of action in life. We have to pay for every action we do. Then one day the stage comes when a person is born as the embodiment of clarity, knowledge and strength and when this happens, thousands of people benefit from him/her. Q. How to get rid of the fears of the past which are deep-rooted in the subconscious mind?

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 Chirbit Q. 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?

A special Satsang was held on Sunday, 20th July, 2014 in memory of Dr. Paranjali J. Yogendra, son of Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra. The topic of the English Satsang was 'Spirituality in Today's Times.'

Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.

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Q. What is the the definition of spirituality in yoga? Dr. J: Simplicity and hard work. Smt. H: And in whatever work you do, keep in mind that you are doing the work of God, or that you are not the doer, you are just an instrument in doing the job. This body, mind and intelligence are used to do the work. So the 'Me' and 'Mine' and 'I did' should go, then only can God be experienced.

Q. We do good things in a happy way, yet from within, we want a word of appreciation. Will we ever be able to get spiritual?

A special Satsang was held on Sunday, 13th July, 2014 to celebrate the occasion of Guru Purnima. The topic of the Satsang was 'Guru-Shishya' (Relationship between an Guru and his disciple)

Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.

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Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. We are on the path of improvement but at times we slide backwards. What do we do to rise up again? Dr. J: I think the effort to rise must be checked. We have to just carry on the way that has been shown. Smt. H: Falling and getting back again is a very beautiful experience. We learn from it. Get up again and start walking again. So no problem. This happens many times, but don't worry, move ahead again. Q. Our daughter's engagement is going to break. We are very tense. What can we do?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 29th June, 2014 was 'Asteya' (Non-Stealing)

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. (Referring to the Mangal Geet sung at the end of every Satsang)Should we then reinforce this message "Sab Mangal Hai" ('Everything is auspicious') instead of "Sab Mangal Ho" ('May everything be auspicious')? Smt. H: Let's be very practical and clear that right now, everything is not 'Mangal.' So first let's have the feeling that 'Let some Mangal happen.' Once it happens, then things will definitely be different. Right now, every human has more and more desire and is not at all content. That is why we have this prayer that says 'Let everything be good.' And so that goodness starts from within and you see good all around, that is when it will become "Sab Mangal Hai." Q. If you acquire some good knowledge from a certain source, can you share it with others without taking permission from that source?

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 English Satsang on Sunday, 25th May, 2014 was 'Ahimsa.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
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Q. Which technique should be used to manage anger? Smt. H: There are many techniques. Some people, when angry, lock themselves in the bathroom and start singing. Some people just go for a run for 1 or 2 Kms and come back. Some people take a cold bath, some go for shopping but don't buy anything. Some do some Asanas, Pranayama or meditation. There are various ways, every human will have to find out for themselves what helps them overpower their anger immediately. But something has to be done. Any yoga technique will help. Do Jalneti, then automatically the mind will settle down. Find out according to the time and situation what you can do. If your boss is shouting, you can do Yogendra Pranayama IV, which he will not be able to see. Main thing is bring some compassion, understand and love for the opposite person in your mind and don't react.

Q. My wife watches TV serials and recounts them with me. What can be done about this?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 18th May, 2014 was 'Saints of India.' 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. Are Gautam Buddha and Gorakshanath saints or more than that? Dr. J: I feel that this session of Q&A should not be there. It is easy to get answers to these questions. Listen peacefully to whatever is said and return home in peace.  Smt. H: What do you mean by saint and more than that? A person is everything - A saint, a teacher, a preacher, a guide, a father, a mother, everything. That's it. Q. What is the characteristic of a true saint?

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 English Satsang on Sunday, 6th April, 2014 was 'Stability Through Asanas.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. Which Asanas and Pranayamas help to overcome anxiety and fear? Dr. J: You see, just merely saying 'this Asana and that Asana' is not correct. There should be attitude.  Smt. H: It doesn't work like that. What works is the attitude. So when the person is under depression and with some anxiety, the person should be doing some activities in life. And in activities, one part is simple Asanas. Walking is important, playing with children is important, doing even some simple work successfully is important. So we have to organize our whole life and all these problems will be taken care of.  Q. If the body is not flexible in the early morning, why are all the yoga sessions advised to be done in early morning?
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