Raja Yoga Discourses & LecturesProf K. Subramanyam 12/12/2009

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Date: 12.12.09
Venue: Mangal Mandir
Chanting: Raj Yoga
Chanted by: Rudranath,PhD.
Discourse: Raj Yoga
DiscourseBy: Prof. H. R. Nagendra(Guruji)
Discourse by

Prof. H. R. Nagendra (Guruji),

Vice-Chancellor, SVYASA, Bangalore, India


1.Suprabhatam, Sushwagatam……(good morning and welcome)
2.Raj Yoga is the name given to Patanjali Yoga. Four streams of Yoga Jnana Yoga (path of intellect), Bhakti yoga (path of evotion), Raja Yoga (path of will power) and Karma yoga (path of action) lead to same goal.
3.It is absolute freedom. It is freedom from tensions, diseases, bondages of mind and body.
4.Yoga is mastery over mind. In subtle form, its one dimension is to increase concentration of mind. That is focus and defocus of mind. Asana are used to increase concentration.
5.In Gross form, its other dimension is to go deep inside the process of thoughts.
6.Some of our diseased are caused by us. For example, bronchial asthma is caused by our own sensitivity. Therefore, it is said man is maker of his own destiny.
7.If mind is not controlled than person becomes neurotic. Internal system has to be changed.
8.Slowing down the breath rate by Pranayama gives internal control over mind. Whereas, following principles like non-violence, truth and non-stealing gives external control over mind.
9.‘We are free bird’ is famous quote of youth in America. What is freedom? Freedom is not slavery to sense pleasure. Stage of freedom from all bondages is called Moksha.
10.‘Slow and steady wins the race’ is peak of yogic science. Let’s contemplate on these thoughts and meditate with beautiful smile.
Vice-chancellor of S-VYASA With his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he was a NASA research assosiate and consultant at Harvard University before his interests turned to full-time involvement in human engineering and the search for ultimate Reality. His life mission is the scientific exploration of the subtle aspects of consciousness through yoga.He has 30 research papers in Engineering and 60 in Yoga.He has written more than 30 books on yoga.