19 Sep Swadhyaya (Self Study)
|Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra|
“This kind of sentence – ‘Who am I?’ is quite popular. We immediately give our name and qualifications and believe that we have mentioned everything. We hardly have gone deeper to understand our awareness, our own sense of ‘I.’ External things we know – I know my surname, I know my place of sty and all that. But the deeper understanding of life, the purpose and meaning, the direction and the ultimate satisfaction, this we hardly know and we never try to know the end because we are very busy with other things. This is a very sad thing.
The lesson is, let us understand ourselves. Let us understand our purpose. Let us decide to enjoy and not just make more money and run here and there ad never understand why we are here. That would be a very sad thing.“
Just listening to a lecture or reading a book is not Swadhyaya. We have to work. Too much reading or television is a waste of our valuable life. Sit quietly and spend time with your Self.“
Q & A
Q. What should be the purpose of our life?
Q. I do not get good sleep. What to do?
Q. How to take the first step for Swadhyaya on ourselves?
Q. Rising inflation is becoming a big threat to a person’s satisfactory life. What is your opinion?
A. Dr. Jayadeva – Well, you have spoken this, everyone has heard. If they have heard you, they will give you some money.