The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 15th September, 2013 was 'Pratyahara' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
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Pratyahara is to go inwards. This is linked to our state of mind... it's a means to lean towards our consciousness, to exit the external world / stimuli by shutting down our sensory organs namely our eyes, ears, our sense of touch, taste and smell.
Our senses link our inner self with the external world. And they are functioning continuously without a break. We are always alert and aware of whats going on outside and interested to try everything, touch everything, desire to taste / to see everything that exists outside, the question to understand is, how much?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 15th September, 2013 was 'Pratyahara'. 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 Chirbit Q. How to be unaffected by the senses in this householder state? Dr. J: One easy way would be to buy ear plugs. It would save you from unnecessary talks. Smt. H: Being a householder does not mean we let go of all discipline. We must do things only when they are necessary. I always say in the pregnancy camp, when parents have a small child, the child will wake up many times at night. Now the child will need its mother as the mother will be feeding it. So the father need not wake up every time. If both wake up, both their sleep will be disturbed and they will start fighting. So the father needs to use ear plugs and sleep. Now householders should have clarity on how much each should be involved. Q. My husband enjoys food, especially one item. He wants to eat that all the time. I am saturated with eating this with him for so many years. Please advise on how to deal with this.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd June, 2013 was 'Aparigraha.' (Non-covetousness). 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 “Today we are celebrating Mother Sita Devi’s birth anniversary. I would like to share some instances from her own life. After marriage, Founder Shri Yogendraji hardly had any money. He had already started a yoga institute and was busy with the Institute’s work. Mother too learnt slowly and joined him in his work. In those days, she owned only three Saris. As jewelry she had only a Mangalsutra in the neck, a pair of earrings and a bangle for her hand. She used to be content with that and was dedicated to the work at the Institute. She never cared about how many clothes she had or what she would wear at a wedding or occasion, in any case she was not involved much in socializing as the language here was different. She was Kannada speaking and she had married a Gujarati. So she lived life happily even with few things.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd June, 2013 was 'Aparigraha.' (Non-covetousness). 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
Check this out on Chirbit Q. How do you deal with a person who has the tendency to buy more than is required and then fill the home with clothes? Dr. J: Well, if a person has that tendency to get attracted, then naturally the people who are selling things are going to go round and round and make a good business. You are not a businessman. So you can leave that person be. Smt H: You are talking about the family member who is like this. What is Dr. Jayadeva’s attitude? More than three or four pairs of Kurtas and Pyjamas, he will make a bundle (of the rest), tie it up with a towel and keep it in a corner. He will use only three-four pairs. If you are having something extra, it is going to bother you at many times. So we have to have some such planning that something extra has to be kept aside and then quietly give it away to somebody who can then distribute. We have to let go of these things. Q. I believe that the more relations you build, the more love grows, so this (Aparigraha) does not apply to relationships. Am I wrong?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 26th May, 2013 was 'Brahmacharya.' (Continence) 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 “A Brahmachari is a person who is not married. But I remember when I was learning my classical singing, a boy who was 30 or 32 years old used to come there and the teacher said that he should marry now and not remain a Brahmachari. And the boy laughingly said ‘I am not a Brahmachari. I am Avivahit (unmarried) but not a Brahmachari.’ Marrying or not marrying is not the issue. The issue is the state of mind. And if a person is living a very selfish life – me, mine, my pleasure, my money, my comforts, etc, he is going to get into an imbalanced state because somewhere this would make him so selfish that he can’t tolerate little things in life, can’t adjust, gets irritated, becomes such a perfectionist that he demands from others the same perfectionism.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 26th May, 2013 was 'Brahmacharya.' (Continence) 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. What is the difference between bachelorhood and Brahmacharya? Dr. J: See, bachelorhood is an English word. You are a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science; while this Brahmacharya talks of something higher, a higher state of consciousness. Smt. H: The two words are very different, Dr. Jayadeva explained it very nicely. Brahmacharya is a very superior word. ‘Brahman’ the word itself means a man who is always with a higher consciousness, whose thoughts move with Isvara (God), whose mind is always pure and he does not indulge in anything, there is no question of pleasure seeking. He is always happy and blissful with his purity of thoughts. Q. Can a person achieve self-realization without marriage? Is he progressive in this kind of thinking?