Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (11-17th May 2013)

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
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11th May 2013 – Saturday – Suffering and Happiness
“Such terms we use often – ‘Good Morning’, ‘Happy Day’. Throughout the day we use such words but what is the meaning? Do we mean it? Are we happy when we are told we are happy? In fact, our mind remains the same. We are unable to knock out that mind and basically yoga is to knock out that mind – remain stable, accept life and respond, do your duties. These are the instructions given. But in our day-to-day life, we want the excitement and momentarily we get excited, again we are in a depressed state. We have to recognize this and carry on our duties without getting too excited. This is the message.”

12th May 2013 – Sunday – Satya
“Speak truth. These words have been told to us right from our childhood in schools and everywhere. But shall we tell the truth – That we never speak the truth? We tell lies and say that ‘We always speak the truth.’ It’s easy to speak untruth and get away. We don’t realize the consequences. See, we are not able to observe things properly, we are not very conscientious to convey them; we are never bothered to see the results, all this happens. So if you honestly ask yourself; and this I can give as a challenge to you – that do you speak the truth from morning till night? The real answer is ‘No’ but none sitting here will say ‘Yes’ because we are habituated to speak untruth and believe it. A very ordinary looking man like Gandhiji, right from the beginning decided to speak truth and right till the end he kept to that and what a change he brought into the country just speaking the truth.”

13th May 2013 – Monday – Vichar
“Trying to see the different divisions of Samadhi. Samadhi, of course, means attention but while attending, do we just attend the external appearance, form, colour? Or do we go internal to the structure, ingredients? And that way we can go further in where we understand thoroughly the thing. See, the scientist is one who goes deep, but the lay person goes by the external. So the lay persons make mistakes, the scientist is correct. So this is the way they try to divide Samadhi: the gross and the subtle.”

14th May 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagwad Gita 4.16, 4.17
“So this is an important shloka. It begins with the central idea of the gita- ‘What is Karma? what is the contrary, Vikarma? What is inaction or Akarma? These are all words that are confusing. The wise person, according to the gita, he is unaffected by the action so long as he has no desires about the fruit. This is the hardest thing. Do action, don’t stop, but don’t desire the fruits. We are unable to do this. No sooner we start the action the desire comes, and that ruins the whole thing. Actions that have to be done are done and that is the end. Don’t carry on-‘ what is happening, what will happen ‘. See, had our politicians acted like this it would have been different. But no sooner that they start an action they are looking around to see what is it that they will gain?”

16th May 2013 – Thursday – Ananda
“See, we are talking about very subtle areas, the Samadhis. Samadhi would mean a mind that is very very steady, concentrated and that is when real understanding comes. These words are okay, but the experience is very hard. One gets lost into the object. When we are supposed to be concentrating, our mind is wondering around. We are not lost, we have a little touch of one area, just like the external form, another touch of another area, colour and like that. But here, everything (else) is lost. The object. It is very hard for us to understand. But this is the sutra that has been mentioned.”

17th May 2013 – Friday – Yoga Sutra 1.50
“You see, these are the powerful ideas of Indian thinking. Variably, we remember them, talk about them. ‘Actions done, leave the reaction’, as a statement is very easy. But we don’t follow it. Actions can be of various kinds – emotional, verbal, physical. While carrying out these actions we are in an emotional state and act without considering the reactions. But the reactions do come in one form or the other. That’s what the Yogi should know.”

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