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January 21, 2020
creating a framework for raising our kids with bhakti-yoga / ISKCON’s 2nd generation of kirtan leaders are crushing it! / if Raghu & Kaustubha wrestled who would win? - the power of the brahmin / devotion, not learning or even piety, is the qualification / Bhakti isn’t sectarian / the material world as a refugee camp or a house of mirrors / devotional nicknames / the contrast between material & spiritual vision / Bhakti in the Christian tradition / Krishna breaks His word for love
January 19, 2020
yoga is not so much about moving beautifully, it’s about thinking beautifully / The mind is a computer / the manas, ahankara & buddhi / sat, chit, ananda / break down the walls! (of labels that divide us) / I love you - eat a cricket! / we identify with a body that we pass through for just a quick blip in time / blind faith collapses like a tree without roots / if this is Jeopardy I’m not choosing the Upanishads! / kindness and simplicity / Paramatma is discovered through devotion not learning
January 18, 2020
our Indian wedding / connection on the spiritual level / nihilism / in Bhakti-yoga we can be both a monk and an activist / the sacredness of all life / which came first (from the prajapatis) - the chicken or the egg? / sweet baby Krishna is the source of all the avatars / insights arise in a peaceful, even mind / Thoreau & Emerson appreciate the Bhagavad-gita / bathing our minds in the morning & evening / seeing God in nature / to see the ocean destroys bad karma / what are dreams?
January 17, 2020
Raghu's crash and how he reconnected with Radhanath Swami / further mystical stories from Raghu's life / It's all real! / Kaustaubha defeats mundane scholars with a Beatles analogy / in spiritual life it's not you got it's what you do with what you've got / the story of Jatayu from Ramayana/ the story of the squirrels for Ramayana
January 16, 2020
Who is Radhanath Swami? / the process of yoga is to purity the heart - it’s not always easy - it takes determination and patience / as we churn our hearts, so many things will come out - don’t be afraid, attached or distracted / reversals open doors to great benedictions / the greatest spiritual progress comes when through the sincerity of our will, God is pleased / the greatest way to please the Lord is to accept suffering in order to bring others happiness - compassion is the ultimate service
January 15, 2020
Samkhya philosophy - braking down the world’s material ingredients / the churning of the milk ocean / faith comes in small increments /  the good in bad within us - which will win? /  All that there is within the universe to satisfy one’s senses cannot satisfy a person whose senses are uncontrolled / the glories of Mother Ganga / the comic book pundits / makara sankranti / our technology is making us dumber
January 14, 2020
Raghunath & Kaustubha takes questions in this episode / Is Kaustubha a prepper? / drawing essential elements from yoga culture / Bhakti renaissances through history / pure Bhakti by following Lord Jesus? / esoteric revelations for meditation / the key to enter spirituality is deep humility / the saint who’s life was changed by the words of a prostitute / being born with bad karma can be a blessing / you get what you need to grow / seeing saints and devas in disguise in the streets
January 13, 2020
spiritual life means facing one’s own mortality cutting away false identities / the false premise that I am my body makes all my ideas askew / we call each other prabhu (master) / angels, ouija boards, magic 8 balls, and Paramanda's exorcism / the yuga cycles are always turning / Krishna’s just having fun loving interludes - the purusha avatars and the guna avatars take care of business / the 4 kumaras, Narada, Nara Narayana Rishi, and is Vyasadeva still alive?
January 12, 2020
purusha & prakriti / I’m a tiny speck but I have worth / the bad odor of religion / the arrogance of thinking there is nothing beyond us / seeing the divine though nature / creation stories - where do we place our faith / the Supersoul is giving advice within / Brahma is born from the navel of Vishnu and the Devas are empowered with universal responsibility / Krishna’s only concern is sweet loving adventures / Srimad Bhagavatam is the commentary of the Vedanta Sutra by the author himself
January 11, 2020
as long as I’m complaining I’ll never be able to go within / what good is philosophy if it has no practical application? / tolerance is a key to meditation - big deal if you can do lotus / what is real surrender / don’t go wide, go deep / don’t try to see God - but act in such a way where God will see you / Raghunath, why are you yelling at God? / the entire yoga system can be seen as a way of purifying our intention / yoga, the Vedas, knowledge, dharma, etc. are meant for realizing Vasudeva
January 10, 2020
My kids should change! / harmonizing the ego with the self through karma-yoga / different types of liberation /  every object is radiating the influence of one of the three gunas (modes of nature) / passion sandwich - keeping the mornings and evenings sattvic / connect with Laxmi or Radha - #don't sacrifice goats
January 9, 2020
The material world is fools gold / willingly limiting oneself / knowledge is born of sattva / Loosening the knot in the heart which forces us to identify with the body / bring the unsteady mind back under the control of the self / the richness of Indian-Vedic Culture / beauty is skin deep / what is Vishnu tattva / Vishnu is the soul of the universe
January 8, 2020
Discussion regarding curing abnormal tendencies towards Illusion through hearing truth, genuine radical responsibility, the real blessings on the yoga path, the Paramatama, the cleansing of the heart step by step thorough Bhakti Yoga beginning with faith and ending in Divine love, on the spiritual level the form is less important than the substance, getting connected to the electric charge of spiritual power, doing kirtan in public, and the value of serving great souls.
January 6, 2020
Raghunath & Kaustubha discuss the answer to the big question by the sages, "How can people find complete satisfaction of the self?" The answer is pure devotion. They also discuss that human life is meant for inquiry into the absolute truth, that knowledge and detachment come automatically with bhakti, that much of the yoga (asana) in the West, as well as America in general, could benefit from some sattva guna, the slippery slope into tamas, and recalibrating on Mondays.
January 5, 2020
Raghunath & Kaustubha discuss how the mind is going to get addicted to something - so choose the addictions that lead to getting grounded, connected, and liberated, through Bhakti Yoga. Plus the appearance of the young sage Sukadeva Goswami the six symptoms of the soul found in all life (humans, animals and plants), equality and difference in human beings, and how life is a series of questions and answers but certain questions can lead to atma suprasidati (complete satisfaction of the soul).
January 4, 2020
Raghunath Cappo & Kaustubha Das discuss transcendental sound, the material world as a warped reflection, expanding the space between stimulus and response through sattvic yoga lifestyle, and Raghu's fat head. (Covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.12-1.1.19)
January 3, 2020
Yoga is a practice which empowers one to overcome the obstacle of the mind, for the purpose of the self experiencing it's own true nature. The sages of the Srimad Bhagavatam place their questions to the learned and saintly Suta Goswami, including how the people of our difficult age can find atma suprasidati, complete satisfaction of the self. (covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4-1.1.11)
January 3, 2020
Yoga is defined as a practice which empowers one to overcome the obstacle of the mind, for the purpose of the self experiencing it's own true nature.  The sages of the Srimad Bhagavatam place their questions to the learned and saintly Suta Goswami, including how the people of our difficult age can find atma suprasidati, complete satisfaction of the self. (covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4-1.1.11)
January 2, 2020
The ancient texts of yoga wisdom share that, in one sense, The world we live in is an illusion or like a dream. When we are having a bad or fearful dream, there is no point in trying to correct our situation within the dream. Rather the solution is to wake up! The wisdom of the sages of the Srimad Bhagavatam is the way to do it.  (covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1-1.1.3)
January 1, 2020
An introduction to the  essential bhakti-yoga text Srimad Bhagavatam highlighting how to transform our lives through the hearing and contemplation of timeless yoga wisdom.
December 28, 2019
Raghunath & Kaustubha discuss how true happiness is an internal experience, as the nature of the soul is spiritual happiness, and when we seek happiness through externals we enter into a disappointing competition for limited resources.
December 27, 2019
Raghunath & Kaustubha discuss Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 24, and how our conception of attraction and repulsion exist entirely in the mind, and how yogis transcend the fluctuations of the mind.
December 27, 2019
Raghunath and Kaustubha discuss Srimad Bhagavatam 4th Canto Chapter 25 and the need to learn to surf (adapt to the constantly changing waves of life).
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