Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (15th December – 19th December 2013)

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra

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15th December 2013 – Sunday – Positivity
“It is certain now that if we bring positive thoughts in the mind, we experience happiness and Ananda (bliss), then there will be no sadness in the mind. This method is simple and straight forward. But we are not able to do this. If you will notice, right from the morning we keep thinking wrong things. Note down what you think during the whole day. If something happens, those kind of thoughts begin and by evening we are scared. This is a wrong training given to the mind. If we are learning yoga, then we need to bring in enthusiastic and blissful thoughts. The technique is very simple. Bring happiness and bliss in life and automatically the wrong kinds of thoughts will reduce. Such a simple technique.”

16th December 2013 – Monday – Vanaprastha “See we are thinking about a very strange stage in Indian sociology. Giving away , giving up. See, the word that is used is vanaprastha. ‘Vana’ meaning forest, a stage when a person leaves the home and enters the jungles ,forests, where he thinks he belongs. The luxury that he lived , the big bungalow, and family and all that, he gives it up. So naturally the responsibilities come on the other members and he wants that they should take over. Now how correct that is, we have to just think. Should you give up everything and let your relatives manage or should you keep up with all the responsibilities yourself and take care of your house , your family and what not? Its a question worth thinking. But in the old Indian times we believed that after a certain stage, say 50-60, the individual has to learn to give up and not hold on. I don’t know what would be your opinion, whether you’re in favour of giving away or remaining responsible till the end. Spend a little time thinking on that.. any ideas?”

17th December 2013 – Tuesday – Bhagavad Gita 6.5 – 6.6
“So do you agree with the proposition, that, “you are your worst enemy and can become also your best friend”? I think we will not agree. We take it that we are taking care and we are not enemies, but in every little action mistakes are occurring and these mistakes can be quite serious. Right from the morning when we get up we are making mistakes – eating the wrong food, thinking in the wrong way and what not. How to check? This is the problem. We are unable to check, we just normally, automatically do things. So we have to discuss this proposition; are you your best friend or are you your worst enemy?”.

19th November 2013 – Thursday – Sanyasa Ashrama
“So now we come to this sanyasa idea. Usually yogi, sanyasa, sadhu, all these are mixed up. See sanyasa is again a state of mind. A person as if loses interest in material life, he leaves, he may even be carrying on his routine activities, and yet that kind of deep interest, specially of acquisition is lacking. This is a good state because we generally have the reverse. We want to acquire, possess, call things are own and a lot of quarrels and fights. See , within this modern world, such an idea has any meaning? Or whether we like to maintain our own individuality, hold on to our possessions and carry on. This is the kind of question, I don’t know if any of you would like to answer it.”



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1 Comment
  • Irina
    Posted at 04:33h, 23 December Reply

    Dear Dr. Jayadeva, Hansaji,

    I would like to say big thanks for your daily lecture. It helps me to live my life with right altitude. And I’d like to thanks your team who is updating it daily lectures on net. They are doing great job.
    In one of the last lecture Hansaji was asking question: Why Patanjali put before yamas, niyamas and then asanas?
    I would like to share with you some of my thoughts.
    I think Patanjali did lots of study before writing this book and he found that yogis who was practicing only asanas and neglecting yamas, niyamas could not still reach Samadhi, despite all efforts. (You can’t meditate if you did something wrong, your mind will be too disturbed and you will only hypnotize your-self).
    So, Patanjali put yamas and niyamas on the first place for reminding us how important it is.
    Then asanas for knowing your body. Through this knowledge you will start to realize the flow of pranas. Then awareness about sens of orans will come. Whene you truly see how they function and effect you. No need to control them any more. How said Dr. Jayadeva: it will come naturally. Then, when you internally in harmony and externally nothing can disturb you. Concentration will come very easy, without tension. Purusa will realize her-self and Samadhi will be achieve. I felt like this, I may be wrong.
    Thank you very much for guiding us.
    With lots of love Irina (France)

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