09 Feb Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jaydeva (3rd Fedruary – 6th February)
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3rd February 2013 – Monday – Akrishna Ashukla karma
“You see this black and white is not only in our business but is in the karma also. Actions are not white nor black, but a mixture. Black means bad and white means good. Our actions are of that kind; apparently we try to show that we are good but internally we’ve got poor intentions. So yogi doesn’t do that. He avoids that kind of action. He doesn’t do actions or if he does it, then he’s careful to make it known”.
4th February 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagavad Gita (6.17)
“You see there is a nice shloka as if defining what is yoga. Yoga is equilibrium. Extreme is not yoga. Equilibrium in food habits, sleep in the mental states, activities… all these areas expose our weakness. We are not moderate in our food, pleasures, actions, work. If we examine everything we do, is not in moderation. Its always extreme. If we like something, we overdo… we just cant control ourselves! That is where the mind gets disturbed. Actions are done incorrectly and many things happen. So there is a point worth our consideration, whether we can ever maintain that balance. I think its a serious question”.
6th February 2013 – Thursday – Muddha citta
“You see the discussion about types of chitta. You see we have a chitta, but we don’t know its quality. It could be dull, it could be stupid, it could be clever. See we are talking about a dull chitta. Dull, stupid, it cannot see its own good, eventually it suffers because it makes mistakes- Continuously mistakes and an inability to learn. So naturally in learning yoga, you have to be careful- whether you are slipping into that kind of chitta or you maintain a chitta which is very clever and naturally it can learn better. So these are discussions about the chitta, in which there are various stages, various qualities, various types- to warn us and to improve on it.”