A special Satsang was held on Sunday 20th July 2014 in memory of Dr. Patanjali Jayadeva Yogendra's (15th July 1975 - 24th July 2012) birth as well as death anniversary. Dr. Patanjali was the son of Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji Yogendra. He was the Secretary and Treasurer of The Yoga Institute, Assistant Editor of the monthly journal, Yoga and Total Health and also taught Samkhya philosophy to the students of the teacher training course at the Institute.

In his honour, an English Satsang on 'Spirituality in Today's Times' was conducted. It began with a beautiful presentation on Dr. Patanjali's life and personality. Followed by this, some Sadhakas of The Yoga Institute who were also friends of Dr. Patanjali, shared their memories with the audience. The teacher trainees then made an intresting presentation on the theme of the Satsang, which was followed by Dr. Jayadeva and Hansaji's thoughts on the same.

Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.

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“I think the things were explained very well (in the Satsang). One thing is very clear that we don’t have to mix spirituality and materialism. Life is life and all these things (that were explained) are needed. And that is why it is said that we should practice the Purusharthas. Do your duty, earn money, have recreation and see to it that all the things we are doing are always with some purpose, understanding, some discipline to reach a better level of consciousness.

A special Satsang was held on Sunday 13th July 2014 to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima. The topic for the Hindi Satsang was 'Guru-Shishya' (Relationship between the Guru and his disciple)

Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.

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“We must always remain in a balanced state. If you noticed in the Bharatnatyam performance today, the dancer had a pleasant expression on her face throughout the dance inspite of having to do many turns and standing on one leg, etc. We can equate this with our life. When problems arise, we too tend to go round and round and face situations. But the Sadhana here is to maintain your balance throughout so that no matter what, we will not fall.

A special Satsang was held on Sunday, 13th July, 2014 to celebrate the occasion of Guru Purnima. The topic of the Satsang was 'Guru-Shishya' (Relationship between an Guru and his disciple)

Following is the transcript of the Q & A between the audience and Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra.

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Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Q. We are on the path of improvement but at times we slide backwards. What do we do to rise up again? Dr. J: I think the effort to rise must be checked. We have to just carry on the way that has been shown. Smt. H: Falling and getting back again is a very beautiful experience. We learn from it. Get up again and start walking again. So no problem. This happens many times, but don't worry, move ahead again. Q. Our daughter's engagement is going to break. We are very tense. What can we do?

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 6th July, 2014 was 'Brahmacharya.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
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“This topic is something which is very much misunderstood. Usually Brahmacharya is taken to mean celibacy, not getting married, to become a Brahmachari (as the word comes from there). All our saints and sages were householders. Brahmacharis were more of a sect, which was for the training of our mind. And they were living for a purpose, and so that marriage would not be a distraction for them, they had a different path.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 29th June, 2014 was 'Asteya.' (Non-Stealing).

Following is the transcript of the speech made by Smt. Hansaji Yogendra on the topic.

Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra
Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra

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“Asteya comes in Yamas. Yamas are those things which are natural instincts. If a person is not aware, he will naturally do anything for his own benefit. This is what the sage Patanjali has said we must grow above. A thief will steal. He will make sure no one is looking, but he will steal. He will use all his intelligence to steal without being caught.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 29th June, 2014 was 'Asteya' (Non-Stealing)

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. (Referring to the Mangal Geet sung at the end of every Satsang)Should we then reinforce this message "Sab Mangal Hai" ('Everything is auspicious') instead of "Sab Mangal Ho" ('May everything be auspicious')? Smt. H: Let's be very practical and clear that right now, everything is not 'Mangal.' So first let's have the feeling that 'Let some Mangal happen.' Once it happens, then things will definitely be different. Right now, every human has more and more desire and is not at all content. That is why we have this prayer that says 'Let everything be good.' And so that goodness starts from within and you see good all around, that is when it will become "Sab Mangal Hai." Q. If you acquire some good knowledge from a certain source, can you share it with others without taking permission from that source?