The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 5th May, 2013 was 'Ahimsa.' (Non-violence) 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 “The first step in the path of yoga is Ahimsa (Non-violence) - How should you deal with the external world? Because unless we do that, we will not be able to internalize ourselves as we are stuck in dealing with the outside world. So the first step is not to hurt others, or speak to them harshly or think badly of them. We do Karma through our hands, legs and speech. Intellectual people generally do Himsa through speech. When angry, even when you are quiet, you express anger through the eyes. Getting disturbed by anybody and hurting others so that they get disturbed, both are Himsa. Both are wrong.

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27th Apr 2013 - Saturday - Dr. Jayadeva's birthday celebrations "I'm here and feeling well about others. Its a good day. Wish you all the best." 30th Apr 2013 - Tuesday - Bhagwad Gita 4.13 "There is a description of the creator. Not seen and never involved in our presence and creating, everything's created, the mountains are created , the rivers are created , but we have never seen him do anything. It is a belief. So you have to live on that belief. That there is something which is running the whole show and behind every event. Just that belief is necessary, not to use our intelligence."

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 30 Vyadhi-Styana-Samsaya-Pramada-Alasya-Avirati-Bhrantidarsana-Alabdhabhumikatva-Anavasthitatvani-Cittaviksepah-Te-Antarayah Vyadhi : disease, illness , sickness Styana : inefficiency , dullness Samsaya : indecision , doubt Pramada : carelessness , negligence Alasaya : sloth , laziness Avirati : sensuality , craving Bhranti darsana : false views or perception Alabdhabhumikatva : failing to attain stages of practice Anavasthitatvani : inability to maintain Cittaviksepah : distractions of the mind Te : they are Antarayah : obstacles , impediments From that comes Realisation of the individual Self and the obstacles are removed. Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "We discuss the usual kind of difficulties that come in our way and especially in our progress in yoga. We know them. They are part of our character. Disease is one. We fall sick, few times in a year. We are lazy, mind is uncertain, doubtful. Illusions, disillusionments, not finding our correct objective, goal. That kind of uncertainty, we are never a 100% sure about what we do. Various such things are mentioned. You see, these are the obstacles which are part of our personality. Even the best men have these unfortunate qualities. Naturally in learning of yoga they come as a hindrance. Suddenly doubt comes, suddenly laziness and all that. So these have been mentioned as our enemies. Unless we can overcome them, we can’t get full-heartedly into learning yoga.

  Hansaji picsSmt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra has been in forefront of The yoga movement in the last four decades, as a teacher, teacher-educator, an excellent communicator in the Television medium, and as an author of several books on Yoga. She lends a patient ear to anyone who takes his/her problem to her and provides an insight which helps the person to get a grip and find a satisfactory solution. Thus she is a caring counsellor too.

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.

Celebration of a Yogic Life By: Sadhakas of The Yoga Instit0 Pub: The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Mumbai First Edition 2012 Paperback, INR 100/- Celebration of a Yogic Life, a very inspiring book, profiles the life of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra, the son of Shri Yogendra and his wife and partner Sita Devi. Shri Yogendra was the father of the modern yoga renaissance and Founder of the Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz (E.), Mumbai, the oldest Institute of its kind in the world, founded in 1918. Born on April 27, 1929, the first born of two sons, Dr. Jayadeva has lived an extraordinary life. He grew up in the Institute; his environment and influences were steeped in yoga from the very beginning. He was totally surrounded by the yoga lifestyle. As a quiet, reflective boy, he spent considerable time pondering the principles and practices of yoga. He completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan under Mumbai University. In the early 1950s, he was asked by Shri Yogendra to organize various educational and training programs. He has contributed many innovations to yoga education. For example, he introduced “the methodology of teaching yoga to different groups with specially customized syllabi and programs.” Dr. Jayadeva has authored eight books and participated in numerous research studies and publications, beginning in 1951. He is the editor of the monthly journal of The Yoga Institute – ‘Yoga and Total Health’ for the past 51 years.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 21st April, 2013 was 'Gunas.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit “Our problem is whether that we are totally lost and confused. We have got so many things around us that don't allow us clarity and in a way it creates problems. Overeating can create many health problems, diseases, mental tensions and what not. But we don't realize that. See our eating habits are very very bad. They are cause of practically 80% of our disease but we just can't correct them.