05 Mar Q&A on ‘Yamas’ at the Satsang, 3rd March 2013
The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 3rd March, 2013 was ‘Yamas.’
Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Q. ‘Ahimsa is like an elephant’s foot’. What does this mean?
Dr. J: See, it contains all kinds of capacity and strength. One who learns to put up with complaints, criticism, will gain boldness. All good things will happen.
Smt. H: If Ahimsa is followed completely, all other things come on their own.
Q. How to deal with people in office, home or class, who repeatedly steal people’s credit or hard work? And in today’s society, they do not suffer, they actually get rewarded.
Dr. J: Let them receive the reward, you keep away from them.
Smt. H: Yoga doesn’t talk about tolerating nonsense. Yoga talks about action. If it happens to others, it is their problem. But if you are involved and someone is stealing your credit, you should become alert. You should see to it that whatever you work on is first shown to the boss, or all those who are supposed to know, they know it, so that when others do something, they know it. Whom the world rewards is not our concern, but people should not take undue advantage of us. We should not become the scapegoat or lesser creatures because we are following the path of spirituality. Alertness, agility is everything. Awareness about everything around has to be there.
Q. Instead of speaking truth or lies, would it be correct to not disclose a particular thing in a particular situation?
Dr. J: See, that is also hiding. If it is required to be informed, then boldly inform.
Smt. H: Reporting is important in any organization or anywhere. Report it as it is, that this is what happened. But not reporting, not saying can really create more problems. So do it.
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.