Dr. Jayadeva Talking on ‘Value System’

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

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“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.

So this is the whole thing…we are not speaking truth. We speak lot of lies and we are carrying on. But these things leave a mark on our personality and we are growing weaker. Had we spoken the things correctly, truthfully, we would have strength and we would not have this kind of weaklings. We have many instances like that where a person holds on to whatever is the truth and doesn’t bother about any results. They have addressed these things in the old literature, scriptures, but we don’t want to follow it.

You see, just my telling you to speak the truth, to speak the things as they are, don’t try to cheat, don’t speak lies, if these statements could help, I think you would be a different person. And you will be able to succeed telling the truth, whatever the result. Can you believe it? Can you believe that speaking the truth is the right thing and will help you in the worst conditions? – ‘Well I have spoken truth and I have seen the results.’ Try it out. ”

– 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.

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