Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (25th-31st May 2013)

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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25th May 2013 – Saturday – Buddha Purnima
“I don’t know whether we like this idea of Some people wishing us ‘Good Morning’. Some people get irritated. What is good in the morning? We like the same old ways and don’t suggest any changes, but these are different views. But what would be the expression that comes if we see someone new in the morning, we would like to wish someone ‘good’. That is the custom. In old India they would say ‘Namaste‘. In present culture, it is, ‘wish you a good morning’. The point is whether we find these kinds of statements good, or is it just a waste of time. What are your views?”

26th May 2013 – Sunday – Brahmacharya
“What could sadden us is that inspite of so much being said about self control and all that, our present life is based only on pleasure, only on sensual experiences, films and film stars. And it will continue. If you know it is going worst, the relief can only happen if we can think a little more on ourselves, our life; and for this we should read something that can help. It need not be very lengthy writing. It could be something very little. I would strongly recommend this book – Bhagwad Gita. Read one or two verses and see what all we are interested in, everyday. And gradually it can help bring change in your attitude.”

27th May 2013 – Monday – Vihar
“We talk about recreation. I don’t know whether you have recreation, or don’t have any. Different answers are there. You see recreation has to come, that is natures way. Do certain work, get tired, take up another work. See if we can have that mind, to constantly shift, that is enough. Sometimes we get so much work, that we forget to take care of ourselves. So recreation is a necessity.”

28th May 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagwad Gita 4.20
“Most of you know that a period of marriage is not a very pleasant one. And unless you have a steady mind, you can’t live it happily. So that’s the learning. And many get that learning and they are able to function well in life. So we have very very small examples. Forty years we lived together (today is the anniversary day of Dr. Jayadeva and Hansaji) with no quarrels , only good feelings for each other. See the talk on Bhagawad Gita, is related to these ideas- ‘Do your duties and leave the rest’. See if we go after the results, there is no end of unhappiness, so don’t look at them, look at the work that you have to do. This is a message that can guide you all through your life. Attention on work. It’s not an easy thing. But some do try and they are a great help to the society.”

30th May 2013 – Thursday – Achar
Achar is the technical word, behaviour. Much importance is given to this in the old culture. Next comes Vichar, thinking. Then is another Vihar. So this is the way it goes. But these are things that we have said, not necessarily followed. Now a days one goes according to ones wish, and so many actions are done which are wrong. But no way to check it, no way to correct it, no way to punish. So it is on the increase. You see in yoga we try to follow these things sincerely, and try to see that at least our life is lived in the proper way, we don’t go after the others- there would be no end to that. But let us be as correct as possible, that is the whole idea.”

31st May 2013 – Friday – Yoga Sutra 2.1
“These words, ‘Kriya Yoga’ are used. Many such words are there, this is a very special word. Ashtanga Yoga is the correct word used for the Eight Fold Path. Kriya Yoga is the word used here for these Kriyas – Tapa, Swadhyaya, Ishvar Pranidhan and Saucha, Santosh. You see, these are the basics. When you learn Yoga, these have to be learnt. We make a very serious mistake in just reading about them and skipping them. ‘Speak Truth’, now who cares about it? Though it is considered the most important step when learning yoga. We only run to Asanas, believing that is the real yoga. So these steps are very important and unless they are followed systematically, the results don’t come. We are trying yoga for years and still no unusual results come. We still have headaches, we still have body aches and still have certain diseases and we have tensions and all that.”

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