Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (17th-23rd August 2013)

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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17th August 2013 – Saturday – Om
“The world is not specially created for us. In fact its the other way around, we create our world. There are some who are very happy in their life, who does that? See individuals create an approach, some are jovial , some are otherwise, it is for our own interest. If we don’t build up a particular kind of an approach which we generally like to do, life is flowing, watch- and experience. I don’t know if it is a very difficult proposition.”

18th August 2013 – Sunday – Ahar, Vihar, Achar, Vichar
“These are the basic thoughts. The food that we eat, recreation, our behaviour and the kind of thinking. We get lost into just food and pleasure. There are processes you know that increase your weight. Sometimes persons lead to bad temper, easily angry, so joy of living is not available. We need not make everybody laugh all the time, but at least we should be mild mannered and accept people and move away from them at the right time. But overload of food and drinks, its spoils the whole thing. Now in yoga we are talking of disguise of balance – a balanced state of mind. We are not able to give attention to that. Our attention is on unbalanced condition. Excitement, anger, show; the very purpose living and enjoying it is missed. Yoga is a very good science. It teaches us all the educative things – life, living, meaning of life and things like that. So while we are coming to yoga, let us not get lost in just eating and enjoying. Let us see how we are living – living part of life.”

19th August 2013 – Monday – Mudha Citta
“So this is yoga, that Yoga defines four kinds of Citta. Citta, mind- that is dull, that is disturbed, that is occasionally steady and that is fully steady. That is what is the area of work. We will start from the dull and then go up to the one pointed. That is where yoga takes us.”

20th August 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagavad Gita 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
“You see these are the ethic shlokas. People who don’t hurt, who don’t think evil, have no jealousy and all that, good qualities, naturally such people do not suffer. There is no pleasure, no pain. See these words are used – ‘Samkhya yoga’, but in place of this kind of considerate behaviour, they are inferior; one’s attitude is like that. Actually the two are the same. Usually known as Samkhya yoga, it is just a use of word. Maintaining even a balance of mind and not getting swayed, this is the idea.”

22nd August 2013 – Thursday – Kshipta Citta
“We don’t appreciate the work that was done in the old times, in understanding the human mind and to correct it. We only read these writings, many many thousands of years old and go over it in a mechanical way. The fact that they are recognized and are remembered- give them some credit! See in the earlier times, reference to a few of these kinds of ideas was quite enough to enliven that thought process and that kind of a change, but we are not reaching that. We mechanically go about it and that is the end. So what we have to try here is come down to the level of inner quiet, peace, understanding , clarity and we generate that and it can help us in our day to day life. Then we have achieved something , otherwise it is very mechanical.”

23rd August 2013 – Friday – Yoga Sutra 2.13
“These sutras, they are very ancient and tell us about the continuity of life. We are not aware. We see it happening on ourselves or others and as a result, life and death and a continuity. So this is a general warning that is given in the start.”

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