Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (22nd-27th June 2013)

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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22nd June 2013 – Saturday – To Listen
“We have been waiting and so the thoughts about the fan and light. See we have come to learn, that the mind should be still , then the learning is proper. Imagine an old Gurukul as the teacher is being asked , ‘You’ve not put on the fan, the lights are not on?’ See, a learner should have a learning attitude, listening, following, humility, now a days we don’t have that. The idea is more of show, fraternity. So in the end when we go away from here, no one will talk about the topic that has been discussed. That’s a sad thing. During the day we don’t have enough time for anything better, so we just get into these. It should be proper, that the little time that we spend, is spent in peace, spent in understanding, spent in a little enlightenment, some guidance, that will help us. But unfortunately we don’t create that attitude. We come for some fun, some laughter, seeing new faces and all these things. This is unfortunate.”

23rd June 2013 – Sunday – Tapa
“The easiest way to understand is to say a ‘no’ and carry it out. We don’t do that. We say ‘no’ and later on find out excuses why we should say ‘yes’ and that is how we are not able to carry it out. We should have that strength of mind and that is what we have to build up. If we are a determined person, when we say ‘no’ we mean it and carry it out. Some little pre-thinking is necessary with discussions and arriving at a decision. If we can do this much of our ‘no’ will have meaning. Otherwise the ‘no’ will be just verbal. This applies to all the areas of life. We want to do many things, we talk about it, but finally, we hardly do much. So let us decide that when we say a ‘no,’ we’ll mean it and not just merely talk.”

24th June 2013 – Monday – Grihastha
“So technically we are talking about ‘Grihasthashram‘. This is one out of the four Ashrams, Brahamacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa. This is naturally an important Ashram because society runs around it. The householder, he has to attend to everything in life, though he is not given any proper position, he just has to work. The Grihasthi, is one who lives in the house and takes care right from the beginning to the end. His is the heaviest work, but practically unknown to the others, who keep on driving him. You see in yoga also we talk about the Grihasthi Yogi, the Founder of the Institute believed in it. In fact he decided in his life to be a householder Yogi, and he lived that life in spite of tremendous strain. See the institute has come up, its components are householders, it has done more work in that way than had there been one yogi. It is worth considering.”

25th June 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagwad Gita 4.29, 4.30
“See this is a Shloka that tells us about the continuity of life, the continuity of processes involved in life, the various elements and all. So we don’t claim that we are the people doing. Things are happening and we are a part of that. This is the essence of the message.”

27th June 2013 – Thursday – Vanaprastha
“In Indian thinking they have tried to understand the human mind and also have advised how to gradually come out of the grip of desires. Because it is an unending thing, Keeps on growing. A child, a youth , a householder, even a Sanyasi– desires are there. So at the third stage, which is called as Vanaprasthashram, a stage where one learns to leave the home and stays away, this training is suggested. Otherwise, the unfortunate thing is people hang on to the very end and are a nuisance to family members and others. So this is Vanaprasthashram, a necessary part of growing.”

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