13 Jan Dr. Jayadeva Talking on “Disciplines and Routines”
The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 12th January, 2014 was ‘Disciplines and Routines.‘
Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Listen to the Audio:
“In all activities in life, we do not appreciate the value of regularity and routines. We do things for a little while and we are tired. We pick it up again after long. In the meanwhile, not much good occurs. This is a defect in our personality. Those who are consistent, succeed. In the stories of great men and women, there are those who take up things and have followed them regularly. This applies in all areas. It is an attitude of the mind and naturally it spills over in our activities. We want to improve but we don’t want to pay the price. The unfortunate result is that we don’t improve at all. The effort and sacrifice is not there. This is true in all activities. We have an old saying, practice makes a man perfect. But we don’t understand. We believe in doing things whenever we like, for pleasure. This is not the way things can be done if you want o have success. Success would require regularity and consistency for long. This is a simple rule. It applies to yoga also. Those who follow yoga systematically have gained much. Yogendraji was a weak boy when he was 15 or 16. The school teacher took interest in him and made him to do exercise and made him do it regularly every day in his own presence. Within a month, his health improved. Within three months he became a champion in the area where he lived. Later on he took up yoga and followed it up and as a result, he became a good student of yoga also. This is a very simple thing. Take up something which is good, be convinced that it is good for you and see that you do it regularly. It you do it for some time regularly, the result will be there.”
– Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Satsang is an open meeting held every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Mumbai. It involves an interesting presentation to the public, made by the students of the Teacher Training Course. Each week, a new presentation of a Yogic concept is made in a simple way through skits and decoration for the general public, followed by a short speech from our Gurus, Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.