Truths about life from the timeless wisdom of the Bhakti-yoga tradition - fun, relevant, and deep. Learn about dharma, yoga, bhakti, and how it relates to all the basic questions of life. This show is about how to live your best life, let go of the external distractions, and uncover the spiritual happiness that lies within the heart as the true nature of the soul.
Raghunath and Kaustubha's connection goes back to their teens in the New York Hardcore Punk Scene of the early 80s, through serving together as Bhakti-yogi monks in the 90's, to sharing their experiences in the world of yoga in the 21st century.
Yoga is All About Distilling Our Motive
wake up from the dream / Brahma - in the dark both literally & figuratively / representing the lineage / how to distill one’s motive? / two factors in spiritual progress - our endeavor & grace / the cats and the monkeys / karmic motive (worldly enjoyment) - jnanic motive (escaping from worldly suffering) - bhakti motive (pure devotion) / it’s not sectarian - karma, jnana & bhakti are found throughout the world’s spiritual traditions
Interview with Tukaram Das / Commitment is the Grease
progressive resentment vs destructive resentment / managing resentment / what is good? / the will for the other to grow / commitment is the grease
Questions & Answers – Volume 36
how do you set healthy boundaries, or know if it’s pushing your limits when it come to serving others? / how does one become fearless? / how do you balance being an householder & a devotee? / How does one constructively manage grief and sorrow, and learn to grow from them after one has already intellectually accepted yoga principles? / who is Jesus? / please explain to me in detail about the subtle body, mind & paramatma in dual perspective and how to understand the various manifestations of Lord Vishnu?
Waking Up From Misconceptions of “I” & “Mine”
this perspective changes everything / the knowledge lights up everything - like the sun / when the lights go on in the movie theater we wake up to reality / truth is the balm / enjoyment on the transcendental level / we go through many bodies even in this one life / the karmī thinks of this world as “mine,” and the jñānī thinks “I am” everything
SB 2.9.2 - 3
Identifying with the Body is Like Living in a Dream
the service mindset is the key to happiness / be careful what you label yourself as / remembrance, knowledge & forgetfulness are provided by God in the heart / confirmation bias / Vyasadeva’s meditation / remember Y2K? / the comedy of a phony king / imitating Krishna’s cool / reconnecting / the child’s desire for the moon
Interview with Keli Lalita (aka Kate 108)
finding spirituality as a young teen / nirodhana through kirtan / hardcore as trying for bhakti / being a double dropout / wanting a guru as a child / meeting Edwin Bryant / 108 - “Art Nerd” Krishnacore band / room to be myself in the band