Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 20Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.20Drasta Drsimatrah Suddhah Api PratyayanupasyahDrasta: the seer Drsimatrah: power of seeing Suddhah: pure Api: even though Pratyaya: the cause Anupasyah: appearing to seeThis Seer Is Consciousness Only, Even Though Pure He Re-PerceivesListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“They talk of the seer that is consciousness, and the seen that is external world. The external world is just for seeing, it's pure, it doesn’t have any particular picture on it, but what we see is all coloured, it’s not pure. These are where the problem comes. We get mixed up. We have the capacity to see the external world as it is. But we just can’t see. We see it in some colours, some form, some shapes. This is what the Sutra is saying.”

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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11th May 2014 - Sunday - Purusha and Prakruti
“This entire universe is functioning for this ‘Knower.’ Unfortunately, the object of this knowledge – the tables and chairs and houses and people, they occupy the central position and we are all after that. Even if the house is still good, what it’ll be in the end is not known. But we are not really working with the change. We are just caught up in different problems. And there is so much suffering. The simplest solution is to look for the ‘Knower,’ the Purusha and not the object of knowledge i.e. Prakruti.”

13th May 2014 - Tuesday - Bhagavad Gita (6.44 - 45)

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
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5th May 2014 - Monday - Achar
"See, Achar is the topic- 'Behaviour'. These are important words. See the actions that we do, they become responsible for our future life. But we are not so mindful. Actions are done and we see the results when they come. However in Indian thinking it is different. The entire life is based on your actions and one has to be careful. Don't just do anything anytime. You can practically mold your whole life on the basis of what you are doing now. So that care has to be taken. While doing an action, be careful."

6th May 2014 - Tuesday - Bhagavad Gita (6.42 - 43)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 19 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.19Visesa Avisesa Lingamatra Alingani GunaparvaniVisesa: specialized, particularized Avisesa: unspecialized, unparticularized Lingamatra: undifferentiated Alingani: without a mark, undifferentiated, subtle Gunaparvani: state of the gunasThe Stages Of The Gunas, The Defined, The Undefined, The Indicated Only And The Irresoluble Primary Matter Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“We are thinking with the Samkhya. This is a system - Samkhya and Yoga. So we are thinking from that point, about this external world, how it is made; there are discussions of that kind. There are things that are Vishesha - seen in form, colour, size and shape in the material world. And then there are Avishesha which have none of these characteristics but which are there, in the nature of awareness, consciousness, they are there. So these mix up the world and once we understand it, then problems are less. We get unnecessarily get bungled up in changeful things, pain at loss, happiness at gain and that kind of fluctuation goes on all our life. So Samkhya makes us understand that these kinds of external changes go on happening. They are not the reality.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 18

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.18

Prakasa Kriya Sthiti Silam Bhutendriyatmakam Bhogapavargartham DrsyamPrakasa: lustre, brilliance, brightness Kriya: of activity Sthiti: steadiness Silam: having the nature of Bhuta: the elements (earth, water, fire, air, space) Indriya: mental sense organs Atmakam: consisting of Bhoga: experience Apavarga: liberation, freedom Artham: for the purpose of Drsyam: the seenThe Seen (Objective World) Is Of The Nature Of Intelligence, Activity And Inertia, It Consists Of The Elements And Organs (Powers Of Sensation), Its Purpose Is Experience An Release (Of The Self)Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:“We are studying what is called as ‘Samkhya’, This and Yoga , they go in combinations, it is a Shastra. See it has to deal with numbers- Sankhya. There are categories, out of them the chief is ‘Prakriti‘- matter. So we are trying to study, in good details about material life, the material world and its nature and as a result realize its insignificance and create a little distance. Otherwise we are too attached to matter. Considering that as the only thing, the most important thing, which is wrong. See matter is for us to observe, to see, once we have done that then there is no significance. It is we who see, that is important. But we forget all that. We get lost into things, get affected by them and our whole life is a mixture of pleasure, pain. So this is what this Sutra is trying to tell us about the three basics. The three basics in Samkhya are Prakash, Kriya, Sthithi. Stithi is the stablest stable thing. This table is steady. My movement of the hand is movement –Kriya- and the eyes give me the visión -Prakash. So these are the three units, and they make up my whole world. If the vision is not there nothing exists. If I’m not trying to exert, no action. If external elements are not there to provide me light, again, no progress. So there is a mixture. The material objects, the individual and knowledge. I don’t know if these things are clear.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 17 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.17Drastrdrsyayoh Samyogah HeyahetuhDrastra: to the seer Drsyayoh: of the seen Samyogah: union Heyah: to be avoided Hetuh: the causeThe Bond Of The Seer And The Seen Is The Cause Of The Pain That Is To Be Avoided Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:"See what we are doing are technical books containing philosophy, metaphysics. But the essence if practical. We misunderstand, misconstrue, have wrong ideas and live a totally wrong life. The external world is here, we take each item as ultimate and sacrifice ourselves all our life, that's a lie. So that's what the sutra tells us. See the real form, the Swaroop. If you do that, then you'll recognize the differences. Consciousness is different and materiality is different. If we are to maintain just pure consciousness, there is no problem, but we lose that and get mixed up. And there is our problem.”

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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14th April 2014 - Monday - Vitarka "See, this samadhi is the highest in yoga. It is a deep concentration. One gets lost into the object and as a result realizes. Samadhi itself means realization. It's not easy because our realization is of very general nature, external, but here realization would mean depth, understanding to the deepest. So this is of course academic discussions, just academics, but we will go through it.”15th April 2014 - Tuesday - Bhagavad Gita (6.35 - 6.36)