28 Dec Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (24th December – 27th December 2013)
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24th December 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagavad Gita 6.7 – 6.8
” You see we are going over some very old literature. The dates can be as old as 2000 years. And they have said that has made an imprint , not only on the Indian mind but on the European mind as well. They practically salvaged these old writings, they found them out, published them and spoke highly about them. So we are reading such old writings, which have meaning, which had earlier meaning also and which today are found to be very useful. They are related to life, life which we are living, but we are too busy to think about it. We just have food to eat and a bed to sleep in, that kind of things are enough, why and why for, this doesn’t touch us much. So we have these shlokas that tell us about my mind , that is quiet, which we don’t unfortunately have. It has full control over itself and which is called as an abode, a residence, a home of God- That is the mind. And that mind besides the worldly thinking about nuts and bolts and rupees and paisa, it think about life itself. This thinking we hardly carry out, but it has meaning- why are we there in this world? what is our purpose? what happens when we are not in this world? what is it that we can do so that we can get the most of it? Such are the questions that they asked themselves and lay down in writing , which is called the Bhagavad Gita. ”
26th December 2013 – Thursday- Asmita
“See we shall think a little about, ‘quiet mind’. As you know, there are techniques you have done, like sukhasana, the idea is to settle down; it is not just a theory, but in practical life also – when you are mentally quiet, steady, then better clarity is there. See you can definitely learn it, but you can also use it in your day to day life. In the office if you go with a mind which is full of anxieties and worries and what not, the thinking is not that clear. When you settle down, and peaceful, then you are able to see things and act. This is a very fundamental point, which is used in yoga. All these meditative techniques, sukhasana and vajrasana… things of that kind they total up after wards and at the end, after you’ve performed your yoga, will bring a lot of peace. The activities you do later on, come out better”.
27th December 2013 – Friday – Yoga Sutra 2.3
“These are words, we hear them all the time. The catch is whether we can really practice them, practice even the simplest. It may be speaking the truth , it may be non stealing. But whether we have that inner urge to control. That is the essence of the whole thing. That urge to control. We have to develop it”.