The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. Our son is 20 years old. Usually he comes home late at night. Dr. J: See, at the age of 20, I think you should give some liberty to him. You can't go on insisting like to a child of 8 or 10 that he comes home early. Smt. H: We should have such a good friendship with our children that they can come home and share what they are up to and you can also share in their happiness instead of giving advise all the time about what is right and wrong. These days children are very intelligent and know what is right and wrong. So it is better not to force and advise them, rather maintain a friendly atmosphere at home and joint management, then everything will be safe and there will be no need to worry. Q. We are both atheists who have strong value systems. Do you think religion is necessary to imbibe good values?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.' 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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"It is very important to understand this conflict that Dr Jayadeva is referring to. Our age old traditions (Samskaras) that have been developed by extremely wise people of those times very clearly tell us what we should value in our lives – love, togetherness, good behaviour, a good character – a child should be exposed to such values since the very beginning, and here I will refer to a joint family where the grandparents, parents and children are all living together – where the elders are being respected and asked for their advice – where a decision is taken jointly keeping everyone’s suggestions in mind. A joint family does not allow pampering of likes and dislikes of any one individual or catering to one person’s whims and fancies or mood swings. A joint family encourages the importance of living together, where every person has their own value and one feels the need of everyone in the household.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.' 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 Theme is, how to make the child acquire some good thoughts, thoughts related to culture, etc. But unfortunately, we come to English language, we come to certain mannerisms and in the end, we are expecting that the child should have learnt our traditional Indian thinking. I see certain contradiction here.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 9th March, 2014 was 'Value System.' 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 “When you know that something you are saying is false and wrong, you should not say that. But we have no courage. We have other considerations and so we have got into the habit of telling things that can help us in getting is out of a bad situation. So we have included a lot of untruth, cheating and what not. A man who speaks truth is a man with a conviction. He is not bothered whether a certain statement will help him or hurt him. He is just concerned with whatever is the fact and he will speak out the correct thing, the right thing, the truth. Now we have slowly come out of that and we keep on telling things that give us immediate benefits. All are untruth. And we are carrying on. But this has become a habit.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 9th March, 2014 was 'Value System.' 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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"We have to sit down and quietly think about 'What do I value in my life?' When we begin our life, we deal with situations according to the existing circumstances then, we take opportunities where we find them, following what others are doing blindly - if someone is lying or cheating to get rid of a situation, we do the same in a similar situation, thinking it is alright to do so if everyone is also doing the same. We follow what our parents do and how our siblings behave; we see and learn from the people around us and this is how we live our life. We forget that each of us is different. When I look closely at people, I see everyone running after happiness, let’s understand that happiness and pain flow together. Where there is happiness, there will be pain too. Therefore, yoga philosophy suggests we develop some clarity on how we want to live our lives. What should I give more importance to in my life? The importance should be given to that which helps me lead a better life today as compared to yesterday, or a better tomorrow as compared to today – this would be the path of self-development.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 was 'Victory Over Bad Habits.' 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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"The first thing to do is identify which habits are supposed to be good habits and which are bad habits. The definition is such that habits which hurt our body or do not allow our body to be healthy are bad for us. Habits which increase our Kleshas, our ego, our attachment, hatred, selfishness, are bad habits. Habits are actions done without thinking. It just happens.Any compulsive behaviour is bad. Yoga states it very clearly that one should think and then act. The purpose of every action should be clear before the action is done. The decision should never be taken under the influence of likes and dislikes. If this is not done, then slowly over a period of time, we form bad habits.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 was 'Victory Over Bad Habits.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. How to overcome smoking, the yoga way? Dr. J: First thing is, don't buy cigarette packets. Smt. H: If you are determined that you really want to stop smoking. Make one decision in the mind and from all sides help will come to you. Medical placebos and medicines are available which help reduce dependency on smoking. Come for the 7 Day Camp here and your habit will go. Q. I have an impatient nature and tend to find a solution to my problems in a hurry. How to overcome this weakness?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 was 'Victory Over Bad Habits.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Satsang
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit “You see, one of the bad habits we have is to say that I have no bad habits. That makes it easy. Realizing that I have a bad habit could have helped. But this doesn’t come out from our mouth. Things enter into us and we automatically do things and while we are doing it we realize that this is a bad habit. But our standard statement is, “Next time I’ll not do that.” But that next time doesn’t come. So what it means is, when I know that it is a bad habit, I have to there and then decide and act. If I have taken a cup of tea, and I have decided I should not take it, I should immediately put aside the cup and not say that when I finish, “Next time, I will not take it.” This happens in every area. We give some leniency. That leniency also has to go. If you know that this is a bad habit, you just act on that and never again touch it.” - Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd February, 2014 was 'Yoga and Interpersonal Relationships.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Satsang
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit "We are not able to take people as they are. We get upset. We want the world to move according to our wishes. The world doesn't move like that. There's lot of learning in all the situations that occur in life. But we should be good learners. Just as in the incident that was mentioned (in the Satsang skits), the learning was there and the person took up the learning and they are happy. So the basic thing is our attitude in life. This little life that we have been given is very meaningful. It's ultimately for our good. Whatever comes, let us accept and enjoy. If only this approach is maintained, most of the problems that we are unhappy with will turn out to be pleasant. Try and see."

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd February, 2014 was 'Yoga and Interpersonal Relationships.' 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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"Everything has been very nicely explained in the presentation today. The point to remember is that each of us is unique and no other person is like us. What you may be able to think may not be possible for someone else. And God is great, he has designed that opposites come together, that varieties come together… it is a test to learn to live with it. The formula is very clear… 1. Accept everyone as they are.