The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 11th May, 2014 was 'Purusha and Prakruti.' 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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"Today's topic is a little philosophical topic. It is a theory which tells us that we are structured of two things, one is Purusha (There are many words used for Purusha - consciousness, soul, God). To understand consciousness we have to become aware. The other part we are made of is Prakruti (matter). Matter is something which is changeful, gross and which has its own character. Three characters are continuously seen in matter and these are Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic characters. These are the three Gunas of Prakruti. Consciousness is awareness. Matter is useful only if consciousness is present. For example, in our body we have a soul and so the body (matter) is working and life goes on from childhood to old age and it undergoes changes.

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 11th May, 2014 was 'Purusha and Prakruti.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Dr. Jayadeva Yogndra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit “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 look for the ‘Knower,’ the Purusha and not the object of knowledge i.e. Prakruti.”

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 11th May, 2014 was 'Purusha and Prakruti.' 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. Please explain the terms Ishwar and Purusha. Smt. H: In yoga technology, Ishwar is known as Purusha Vishesha, that is a special Purusha, which means Purusha which is untouched by Kleshas, Purusha which is not doing any Karmas. So Ishwar doesn't want anything; Santosh (contentment) is one of God's qualities, Chaitanyamaya i.e. alive and alert, is Ishwar. He is omnipresent, omniscient and can do anything and He is all-knowing. You don't have to tell Him that I have this or that problem and to do something. God knows everything. So these are the basic qualities of God, but in yoga, God means special Purusha which is unaffected by Karmas. Q. How to avoid the outburst of emotions?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 6th April, 2014 was 'Stability Through Asanas.' 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. Which Asanas and Pranayamas help to overcome anxiety and fear? Dr. J: You see, just merely saying 'this Asana and that Asana' is not correct. There should be attitude. Smt. H: It doesn't work like that. What works is the attitude. So when the person is under depression and with some anxiety, the person should be doing some activities in life. And in activities, one part is simple Asanas. Walking is important, playing with children is important, doing even some simple work successfully is important. So we have to organize our whole life and all these problems will be taken care of. Q. If the body is not flexible in the early morning, why are all the yoga sessions advised to be done in early morning?

The topic for the English Satsang on Sunday, 6th April, 2014 was 'Stability Through Asanas.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit “Asanas, we do. But then, the attitude which is being taught today is very important. The entire personality has to go with the exercise. When you say you are relaxed, it’s not showing your hands or your legs, but your entire body - the neck, the head and the various parts. If we can achieve that, then we have done a good Shavasana and you get results. But we hardly do it that way. We merely see a picture and just physically want to imitate for a few minutes and then get up and don’t see any good. So we are learning this attitude idea, which is very important. It has been done well (in the Satsang) and I hope it will carry some good message.”

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, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.' 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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"It is very important to understand this conflict that Dr Jayadeva is referring to. Our age old traditions (Samskaras) that have been developed by extremely wise people of those times very clearly tell us what we should value in our lives – love, togetherness, good behaviour, a good character – a child should be exposed to such values since the very beginning, and here I will refer to a joint family where the grandparents, parents and children are all living together – where the elders are being respected and asked for their advice – where a decision is taken jointly keeping everyone’s suggestions in mind. A joint family does not allow pampering of likes and dislikes of any one individual or catering to one person’s whims and fancies or mood swings. A joint family encourages the importance of living together, where every person has their own value and one feels the need of everyone in the household.

The topic for the Hindi Satsang on Sunday, 16th March, 2014 was 'Bringing Up Children.' Following is the transcript of the speech made by Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra on the topic.
Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Listen to the Audio: Check this out on Chirbit “Our Theme is, how to make the child acquire some good thoughts, thoughts related to culture, etc. But unfortunately, we come to English language, we come to certain mannerisms and in the end, we are expecting that the child should have learnt our traditional Indian thinking. I see certain contradiction here.