The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd June, 2013 was 'Tapa.' (Fortitude).Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. In adverse situations, people have a tendency of becoming a victim of bad habits. How can this be avoided? Dr. J: Take a big foolscap paper and start writing from the morning the word ‘No, No, No…’ Smt. H: In adverse situations, it is imperative to stick to our healthy routines without slackening of our efforts. Eating, sleeping, walking and practising Asanas on time, singing, reading, writing something, etc. these healthy habits should be inculcated in daily routines. Adverse situations will come and go, you will remain strong, not weak. This is Tapa – being very strict with your time-table.Q. How to increase the strength of our mind and stop thinking about consequences during adverse situations?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th June, 2013 was 'Santosh.' (Contentment).Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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Check this out on Chirbit Q. Rising inflation causes insecurity. How to overcome this feeling? Smt. H: Yogah Cittavritti Nirodhah – Stop thinking. Insecurity comes when there is lack of faith. Faith needs to be developed. There was one person who came to me, all worried about inflation and the future. Are you getting food to eat today?” He said, there was no problem in that. So I told him, “Then be happy.” We don’t know what will happen in the future. Learn to live in the present and that would solve the problem.Q. Material possessions don’t make much difference to me. But I want more and more time with my husband. Is that wrong?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 9th June, 2013 was 'Sauca.' (Purity of Mind and Body).Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. Does Sauca also mean purification of thoughts? Dr. J: Most definitely. Smt. H: Yes, it is very necessary to bring about purity of thoughts in the mind. Always try to have good thoughts and remove wrong thoughts.Q. How do we maintain purity of thought when today’s world is full of negativity? Dr. J: Well, there is a lot of trash in the trash cans, still we are maintaining internal cleanliness. So even if there are so many unclean things, we can maintain cleanliness. Smt. H: This is what we are trying to say. The world is what it is, but you should do something for yourself. See to it that you don’t start thinking negatively or start doing wrong things just because others are doing it. At least you can keep yourself in check and do your work well.

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.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. 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 Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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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.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. 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?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 19th May, 2013 was 'Asteya.' (Non-stealing)Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. Why do we get greedy? Dr. J: That is our natural tendency. A child also is greedy, even though very young. Smt. H: We are born with ignorance. And with ignorance, we develop wrong value systems. And this greed is also one of those things.Q. How to conquer fear of a bad future? Dr. J: Consult an astrologer. Smt. H: Why are we breaking our heads by thinking about the future? Let us learn to be in the present. Right now, the present is in my hands, let me work hard and make myself better and better Stop thinking about the future. Plan, but live in the present. Don’t allow your mind to run too much into something which is not there, something you don’t know about.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 12th May, 2013 was 'Satya.' (Truth)Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. Giving advice is a good thing. Dr. J: So give advice if it is a good thing. Smt. H: Firstly see to whom you are giving advice. Give only the advice which you yourself follow. Otherwise it is a lie and has no meaning. Advice only someone who wants the advice. Don't go around giving unsolicited advice.Q. How to handle or deal with a person who speaks lies?

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.
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Check this out on ChirbitQ. 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.