14 Oct Faith (Satsang)
Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
|Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra|
“You see, the trouble is that we listen to all this but basically we are very intelligent people. We are intellectual, egoistic and all this that we listen to has no meaning. We appreciate this when we are broken down and completely lost. We are at such a stage that a kind of belief, a kind of faith starts and once it has established, it stays also. But fortunately or unfortunately, God doesn’t put us into that situation often. So we live on believing in our own intelligence egoistically, forcing our will for a very very long time. And during that time, wisdom doesn’t dawn. We do all kinds of foolish things that are harmful. This is the story and it’s not easy for one person to tell the others to have faith. It comes only when God slaps us and we are totally down. So we have to wait for that time.“
“We say that we have faith, but how will we prove that we have faith? Lots of Puja, going to temples, walking to the temple with bare feet, all these things make us think we have faith. But in the Bhagwad Gita it is said these things are not needed. Maintain balance in every situation. Then it will mean we have faith. Surrender completely to Him. He is the one who does everything. Nothing can happen if God does not will it, not even a leaf can move. We say these sentences but we don’t believe in these things. We want other things.
So when faith goes, a person becomes weak, energy becomes zero, diseases come and there are problems. So the Bhagwad Gita says – whatever happens is good.“
Q & A
Q. Which qualities are required to promote faith?
Q. I lost my father when I was very young. In this case, how can I be positive that whatever happened happened for the best?
Smt. Hansaji – Many people have a father but do not have much to do with him. Sometimes they do not listen to the father, refuse to take guidance, want to live life in their own way and are busy with their own lives. So somehow, this thinking that my father died so early, how can that be good… has no meaning. It is a theoretical hypothesis. Actually when a person goes, when there is a problem, a solution always comes. Keep that faith. If something is lost, there are many things that are also gained in its place which we are not able to see and that is where the problem comes.
Q.Is extra marital relation a sin or is society wrong?
Smt. Hansaji – The purpose of marriage is that both together move ahead and lead a spiritual life. marriage is required for spirituality, otherwise it is not required. Because, in marriage comes steadiness, discipline, clarity and restlessness goes away. Marriage is for our own growth. But if we keep extra marital relations, what is the point of a marriage? Then don’t marry, keep relations. But if you have married, discipline the mind.
Q. One can have faith in self, but in today’s world, how far can you have faith in others?
Q. How does a person who suffers from depression develop faith?
Smt. Hansaji – The main thing is to be involved with work for which you have a passion. Depression occurs when a person is free. An idle mind is a devil’s workshop. Sincerely be involved in work, learn yoga, do the teacher training course, then the depression can be managed or can even go. Only medicines will also not solve the problem. Along with them, yoga and involvement in work will help.