80 episodes

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.

Wisdom of the Sages Raghunath Cappo & Kaustubha Das

    • Religion & Spirituality

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.

    77: Training the Mind to See the Divine in Everyone

    77: Training the Mind to See the Divine in Everyone

    Monday makeover / a wave is coming - the gravity of a spiritualist / the 12 mahajanas / you can’t cram gardening / transformation through regular hearing / train ourselves to see the good & overlook the shortcomings / yoga etiquette / etiquette is the ornament of the bhakti yogi / the purpose behind every aspect of ritual or etiquette lies in how it effects our mind / the cat in the basket

    • 57 min
    76: Use the Dream to Wake Up from the Dream

    76: Use the Dream to Wake Up from the Dream

    apocalyptic New York & Krishna’s invitation to dance above it / responsible in this world & conscious of what’s beyond / Bhishma stories / finding the blessing in misfortune / 3 levels of wisdom / no complaining allowed / “untimely” deaths of spiritual people / use the dream to wake up from the dream / keep going 1 level deeper in our realization / bhakti dreams / Krishna’s joy in respecting an elder /

    • 56 min
    75: Kirtan & Temples (What They’re All About)

    75: Kirtan & Temples (What They’re All About)

    grihasta vs grihamedhi / making the home an ashram / kirtan is the sacrifice for this age / simple & connected make for a good kirtan leader / kirtan brings people together / Tolstoy’s definition of art / centuries of devotion invested in India’s temples / how temples should bring out the best in us / the sacrifice of japa / Bhagavad-gita’s austerity of speech truthful, pleasing, beneficial, not agitating - Bg. 17.15 / personal charisma vs spiritual substance / Krishna’s pastimes make you fall in lo

    • 56 min
    74: My Body is Meant for the Service of Others

    74: My Body is Meant for the Service of Others

    respect to “essential personnel” / there’s always a storm coming up / cows, brahmins & devotees / sarvatra sama darshina - seeing God everywhere / elephants! / living with animals & Gus living up to his potential / Yuddhisthira’s mindset / we’re not playing the victim anymore / self care vs self sacrifice /my body is meant for the service of others / rationalization is the intelligence serving the false ego / Duryodhana couldn't find anyone more qualified - Yuddhisthira couldn’t find anyone le

    • 57 min
    73: Taking Questions from the Listeners – Volume 4

    73: Taking Questions from the Listeners – Volume 4

    raghu for mayor / fall in love with Krishna / keep a standard for those you get close to / yoga culture is designed to influence the mind / note if what we are consuming brings up our lower nature / religious practices mix of scriptural tenets with human interpretation & application / religion- take the good & improve it vs reject it / focus on spiritual purpose being happiness & meaning / does the power of mantra lie in pronunciation or in intention / karma’s complicate - make the best with what you’ve

    • 56 min
    72: The Internal & External Lives of a Yogi


    72: The Internal & External Lives of a Yogi


    the gift of being a dented can / pointing the finger ourselves / the yogi is dealing with two worlds / loving without possessing / a sadhu is childlike / living internal & external at the same time / our inner orientation is I am the servant of God / we don’t destroy our desire, we purify it / serving to God and the devotee is identical / create a love triangle by bringing in the Paramatma / bhutta suddhi - purifying ourselves from material misidentification

    • 58 min

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