The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 23rd March, 2014 was 'Yamas.' (Restraints) Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. May we say the truth even if our truth might hurt others? Smt. H: Truth is something which is seeing things as they are and conveying them as they are. If things are like this, it can never hurt others. But if we bring emotion into it, it hurts others. Suppose my mother has cancer and I have to tell her and if I speak truth, it may hurt her. But if I say blankly, that they say it is a cancer, still more tests are going on and whatever it is, we will do the needful. Then it may not disturb her. But if I start crying and get disturbed and say ‘What will happen to me after you go’ and all that, then that would hurt too much. So unfortunately, these emotions create the whole problem. Truth as it is, is very clinical, very simple, straight forward and we should be speaking truth. Q. Sometimes it takes a long time for the truth to uphold. How to keep patience till then?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. Our son is 20 years old. Usually he comes home late at night. Dr. J: See, at the age of 20, I think you should give some liberty to him. You can't go on insisting like to a child of 8 or 10 that he comes home early. Smt. H: We should have such a good friendship with our children that they can come home and share what they are up to and you can also share in their happiness instead of giving advise all the time about what is right and wrong. These days children are very intelligent and know what is right and wrong. So it is better not to force and advise them, rather maintain a friendly atmosphere at home and joint management, then everything will be safe and there will be no need to worry. Q. We are both atheists who have strong value systems. Do you think religion is necessary to imbibe good values?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 was 'Victory Over Bad Habits.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. How to overcome smoking, the yoga way? Dr. J: First thing is, don't buy cigarette packets. Smt. H: If you are determined that you really want to stop smoking. Make one decision in the mind and from all sides help will come to you. Medical placebos and medicines are available which help reduce dependency on smoking. Come for the 7 Day Camp here and your habit will go. Q. I have an impatient nature and tend to find a solution to my problems in a hurry. How to overcome this weakness?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 12th January, 2014 was 'Disciplines and Routines.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. When daily we see our children doing things and spoiling their health and they do not want us to interfere, what is our duty? What do we do? Do we leave them as they are? Dr. J: We need not be too harsh on young children. We can join them and ourselves take up the activity and in a very pleasant way, tell them the benefits. It has to be done in a better way than just forcing. Smt. H: Understand that with a child you need to be very creative. We have to understand their overall food habits and certain things. Suppose you made a certain vegetable the child doesn't like, okay, what do we get from vegetables? Fibers, vitamins and minerals. Now vitamins and minerals you will get from honey. So let the child eat his chapatti with honey and get up, no problem. And for fiber what you need to make him eat is groundnuts or sprouts. So we have to be more creative and not rigid, that "You have to eat this vegetable, this is bad and this is good." Don't be so harsh on children and that's how they will slowly pick up the habit. Or sometimes with a loving tone just tell him, "Just eat one spoon for me." Such things, slowly, slowly should be introduced and not forced upon. Q. How to be active daily and every moment? Is there one way or one Asana to get rid of lethargy?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 15th December, 2013 was 'Positivity.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. Positive thinking attracts positive happenings. How does this happen? Dr. J: We are showing a pleasant and happy, cheerful face, naturally the response will be good. If we are appearing unhappy, disturbed, then the response will be bad. So to a good extent, our own expressions will lead to the reactions. Smt. H: You create your own world. If you think good things, good will happen, if you think bad things, bad things will happen. If you worry, worrisome situations will increase. So clearly, we should make our own world right. Live will faith. Q. Are Gunas synonymous with electrons, protons and neutrons?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 1st December, 2013 was 'Do Miracles Exist?' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. Is Sayyam possible in present times? Smt. H: Yoga talks of Sayyam- Dharna, Dhyana and Samadhi. Yoga does not talk about unscientific things. What yoga offers is definitely possible. It's just that in present times we don't see any persons on this path and if they are, we don't know about them. But it definitely is possible. Q. Sometimes when something wrong happens, what is that? Can miracles be negative also?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 10th November, 2013 was 'Avidya.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. Avidya is the inability to see things as they are. Can you elaborate on this? Dr. J: This universe is infinite. We don't know how vast, but we leave it there. Smt. H: A simple example - what is our position in this whole world? Where is our Earth? How many suns are there in the whole galaxy? So many suns and so many planets are there. And then our Earth, in India, in Mumbai we are there. So that's our position. We are such tiny things. But we think of ourselves to be quite great, as if without us the world can't run, without us the house can't run. Without us everything can run. We are nothing. So first of all, we have to remove that ignorance, we have to accept things as they are. If a person is not capable, accept and move ahead. The point is seeing things as they are, i.e. try to see things clearly, see what's your position and understand accordingly. Q. In practical life, they say ignorance is bliss. How do you explain?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 20th October, 2013 was 'Goals in Life.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. How do we judge ourselves? Smt. H: If you don't know what you are, then who else will know? So there is no question of judging; observe yourself, how much you can do in a day, how much you feel comfortable with, make a diary. This has to be done in various areas - how much can you eat, what time would be more comfortable, how much sleep you need, how much activity your body can take, etc. So know thyself thoroughly well, then only can you move ahead in life. You are going to progress slowly, slowly, no doubt about it. Q. What are the parameters to know that progress is occuring?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 13th October, 2013 was 'Overcoming Our Ego.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. These days my wife keeps asking me why I don't smile. What shall I do? Dr. J: After listening to this lecture, you will smile because you will not think 'I, me, mine' all the time. Smt. H: The joy is in living for others. We should not say, this is me, this is my personality and I will not smile. We should learn to smile. It's not much to ask for. One should make a conscious effort. Be relaxed, think that God is great, accept her and smile. Q. How can energy come inspite of bad qualities?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 was 'Tension and Relaxation.' Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra.
Smt. Hansaji and Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. In corporate jobs, the deadlines never end. Sometimes you cannot avoid stress. How to deal with it? Dr. J: Don't extend yourself into corporate business. If you get into corporate business - more stress. If you remain at a lower level - less stress. Smt. H: Dr. Jayadeva's philosophy is very clear - more and more promotion, more and more stress, so don't accept promotion. It would help to learn the art of management. Any work can be done with or without stress. So we have to learn how to enjoy the work and not get tense. Tension comes when we are result oriented. There may be a fixed target, but what can you do? You can only plan and work every minute. Tension will not help meet the target. If the target is not met, reorganize and try again. Plan and systematize your work. The mind should be work oriented, not result oriented. And if you could concentrate more on the work, everything will fall into place. Q. Can you share some suggestions when there is emotional stress when there is disagreement between two or more people?