29 Mar Weekly Update: Talks on Yoga by Dr. Jayadeva (24nd March – 28th March)
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24th March 2014 – Monday – Swadhyay
“See when one is listening to good talks one can also inject good thoughts. It should be by various ways. Repeating the divine thoughts, faith, reading spiritual books earlier, discussions with spiritual people, thinking about experiences. Many ways have been suggested. The point is, if you have come with a determination to improve on yourself and inculcate some good thoughts, you have to also work at it. Just listening is not enough. This kind of work is not done. We totally depend upon someone else and that itself is not enough. See earlier listening to a talk, how much are you cooperating, except just nodding the head? So it is a point worth considering”.
25th March 2014 – Tuesday – Bhagavad Gita (6.30 – 6.31)
“See basically this capacity to be more aware is emphasized. Not being lost into your own job while you are carrying out such a serious thing like recollecting God. So you have to be one pointed. While thinking of others, don’t forget God. Keep that concept always in mind, that’s the idea.”
27th March 2014 – Thursday – Ishvara Pranidhana
“We are discussing about niyama- ishwara pranidhana. See one is as if in the highest state, samadhi, nothing there is unknown. One knows everything one desires to know exactly as it is. This is the idea, nothing unknown. Able to understand things as they are. The higher laws that ultimately lead to God. So this is the ultimate stage. But we have smaller kind of successes. It (Ishvara Pranidhana) has to be consciously cultivated. In admission to the higher laws of God, so we are just talking about this highest stage; reaching a stage where we know everything. The highest level of samadhi“.
28th March 2014 – Friday – Yoga Sutra 2.43
“See control over the body and the senses bring out purity and that is the highest. Otherwise the body is a nuisance, so also the senses, one wants to get out of it. This is the central idea”.