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The Daily Vedantic, hosted by James Beshara, is a daily Podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of Vedanta; the “perennial philosophy” as Aldous Huxley often called it. Originating over 5,000+ years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern philosophy and studied daily by titans like Emerson, Thoreau, Carl Jung and Alan Watts — the teachings of Vedanta, stemming from the Vedas, offer essential and pragmatic insights that anyone can use to live a life full of peace and prosperity. The aim of The Daily Vedantic is to make this philosophy as accessible as it is profound.

The Daily Vedantic James Beshara

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The Daily Vedantic, hosted by James Beshara, is a daily Podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of Vedanta; the “perennial philosophy” as Aldous Huxley often called it. Originating over 5,000+ years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern philosophy and studied daily by titans like Emerson, Thoreau, Carl Jung and Alan Watts — the teachings of Vedanta, stemming from the Vedas, offer essential and pragmatic insights that anyone can use to live a life full of peace and prosperity. The aim of The Daily Vedantic is to make this philosophy as accessible as it is profound.

    Iniquity and Injustice

    Iniquity and Injustice

    Join James in an exploration of the pervasive themes of iniquity and injustice in today's episode of The Daily Vedantic. With raw honesty and deep introspection, James looks into the complex realities of suffering and societal inequities that plague our world. Drawing from ancient wisdom and contemporary insights, he elucidates three fundamental perspectives on this challenging topic. From the sage advice of Swami to the profound observations of Christ and Ramatirtha, James offers a nuanced understanding of the nature of injustice and our role in addressing it. Ultimately, he underscores the importance of inner work and self-awareness as the cornerstone of meaningful change in a world fraught with contradictions and disparities.



    The Daily Vedantic is a daily podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads (⁠https://www.thedailyvedantic.co⁠). Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern Philosophy, and loved by Western giants from Emerson to Thoreau to Carl Jung and Alan Watts, studied daily by Joseph Campbell to Aldous Huxley to Arthur Schopenhauer and countless others, The Daily Vedantic aims to make this ancient philosophy as modern and accessible as it is simple, practical — and profound.



    James Beshara (⁠https://www.twitter.com/jamesbeshara⁠) is a renowned startup founder of multiple companies, a prolific startup investor in 200+ others including some of the biggest startup names on the planet, a husband and father of three little girls, and philosophy student and teacher in Los Angeles.



    James also co-hosts Yoga For Your Intellect (⁠https://www.YFYI.co⁠), a biweekly long-form conversational podcast with his teacher Joseph Emmett ( ⁠https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyourintellect⁠ ).



    James is a student of Swami Parthasarathy, the acclaimed author of Vedanta Treatise (⁠Vedanta Treatise – The Eternities⁠)  and teacher at Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India. As James says often, when you’re ready for the real thing, Swami’s daily lectures are where the true wisdom and systematic discovery of the world’s oldest continually studied philosophy resides: ⁠https://www.vedantaworld.org⁠


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    • 11 min
    Ignorance in Desire

    Ignorance in Desire

    In this thought-provoking episode, James reflects on the teachings of Alan Watts regarding the inherent ignorance in our desires. Through poignant anecdotes and insightful analysis, James challenges listeners to question the notion that fulfillment lies in external pursuits. He elucidates how the pursuit of happiness often leads us astray, as we mistakenly believe that our desires are fulfilled by acquiring material possessions or external achievements. James emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and gratitude in uncovering the true source of happiness within ourselves. Join James as he navigates the labyrinth of desire, illuminating the path to inner fulfillment and self-awareness.


    The Daily Vedantic is a daily podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads (⁠https://www.thedailyvedantic.co⁠). Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern Philosophy, and loved by Western giants from Emerson to Thoreau to Carl Jung and Alan Watts, studied daily by Joseph Campbell to Aldous Huxley to Arthur Schopenhauer and countless others, The Daily Vedantic aims to make this ancient philosophy as modern and accessible as it is simple, practical — and profound.



    James Beshara (⁠https://www.twitter.com/jamesbeshara⁠) is a renowned startup founder of multiple companies, a prolific startup investor in 200+ others including some of the biggest startup names on the planet, a husband and father of three little girls, and philosophy student and teacher in Los Angeles.



    James also co-hosts Yoga For Your Intellect (⁠https://www.YFYI.co⁠), a biweekly long-form conversational podcast with his teacher Joseph Emmett ( ⁠https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyourintellect⁠ ).



    James is a student of Swami Parthasarathy, the acclaimed author of Vedanta Treatise (⁠Vedanta Treatise – The Eternities⁠)  and teacher at Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India. As James says often, when you’re ready for the real thing, Swami’s daily lectures are where the true wisdom and systematic discovery of the world’s oldest continually studied philosophy resides: ⁠https://www.vedantaworld.org⁠


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    • 12 min
    For Giveness

    For Giveness

    In this enlightening episode, James focuses on the concept of forgiveness, exploring its true essence beyond mere letting go of malice. Drawing from Christian teachings and the Bhagavad Gita, James highlights forgiveness as the act of giving completely, even before it is deserved. He emphasizes how forgiveness, as exemplified by Christ, has the power to dictate divine forgiveness and connects us deeply with the divine. James challenges listeners to extend this notion of giving completely to all aspects of life, not just to those closest to us but to everyone we encounter. He shares a poignant story from a recent gathering where Swami's simple yet profound response to a question about greatness encapsulated the essence of giving. Join James as he invites listeners to embody the transformative power of giving in their lives, creating space for abundance, peace, and true fulfillment.


    The Daily Vedantic is a daily podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads (⁠https://www.thedailyvedantic.co⁠). Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern Philosophy, and loved by Western giants from Emerson to Thoreau to Carl Jung and Alan Watts, studied daily by Joseph Campbell to Aldous Huxley to Arthur Schopenhauer and countless others, The Daily Vedantic aims to make this ancient philosophy as modern and accessible as it is simple, practical — and profound.



    James Beshara (⁠https://www.twitter.com/jamesbeshara⁠) is a renowned startup founder of multiple companies, a prolific startup investor in 200+ others including some of the biggest startup names on the planet, a husband and father of three little girls, and philosophy student and teacher in Los Angeles.



    James also co-hosts Yoga For Your Intellect (⁠https://www.YFYI.co⁠), a biweekly long-form conversational podcast with his teacher Joseph Emmett ( ⁠https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyourintellect⁠ ).



    James is a student of Swami Parthasarathy, the acclaimed author of Vedanta Treatise (⁠Vedanta Treatise – The Eternities⁠)  and teacher at Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India. As James says often, when you’re ready for the real thing, Swami’s daily lectures are where the true wisdom and systematic discovery of the world’s oldest continually studied philosophy resides: ⁠https://www.vedantaworld.org⁠


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    • 8 min
    Deserving What You Desire

    Deserving What You Desire

    In this episode, James reflects on the wisdom encapsulated in Charlie Munger's simple yet profound quote: "If you want to get a good spouse, you've got to deserve a good spouse." He dives into the deeper meaning behind this statement, emphasizing the importance of deserving what we desire in all aspects of life, not just in relationships but also in business and career pursuits. James highlights how this perspective shifts our focus from mere desire to deserving through diligent effort and conscientious action, echoing the cosmic law reiterated by Swami that we get what we deserve, not merely what we desire. Join James as he invites listeners to contemplate this fundamental principle and embrace a mindset of deservingness in their journey towards fulfillment and success.



    The Daily Vedantic is a daily podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads (⁠https://www.thedailyvedantic.co⁠). Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern Philosophy, and loved by Western giants from Emerson to Thoreau to Carl Jung and Alan Watts, studied daily by Joseph Campbell to Aldous Huxley to Arthur Schopenhauer and countless others, The Daily Vedantic aims to make this ancient philosophy as modern and accessible as it is simple, practical — and profound.



    James Beshara (⁠https://www.twitter.com/jamesbeshara⁠) is a renowned startup founder of multiple companies, a prolific startup investor in 200+ others including some of the biggest startup names on the planet, a husband and father of three little girls, and philosophy student and teacher in Los Angeles.



    James also co-hosts Yoga For Your Intellect (⁠https://www.YFYI.co⁠), a biweekly long-form conversational podcast with his teacher Joseph Emmett ( ⁠https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyourintellect⁠ ).



    James is a student of Swami Parthasarathy, the acclaimed author of Vedanta Treatise (⁠Vedanta Treatise – The Eternities⁠)  and teacher at Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India. As James says often, when you’re ready for the real thing, Swami’s daily lectures are where the true wisdom and systematic discovery of the world’s oldest continually studied philosophy resides: ⁠https://www.vedantaworld.org⁠


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    • 5 min
    Systematic Approach

    Systematic Approach

    In this episode, James dives into the profound insights of the "Vedanta Treatise: The Eternities," a comprehensive book by A. Parthasarathi that serves as a guiding light through the vast landscape of Vedantic philosophy. He highlights the book's remarkable clarity and accessibility, making it a rare gem among the myriad texts on this ancient wisdom. James emphasizes the systematic approach of the treatise, offering a structured journey from orientation to deep philosophical exploration. Whether through the book, online lectures, or immersive courses, the systematic nature of Vedanta unfolds subtly, transforming one's understanding of the universe and oneself. Join James as he invites listeners to embark on this enriching journey of self-discovery through the timeless wisdom of Vedanta.



    The Daily Vedantic is a daily podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads (⁠https://www.thedailyvedantic.co⁠). Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern Philosophy, and loved by Western giants from Emerson to Thoreau to Carl Jung and Alan Watts, studied daily by Joseph Campbell to Aldous Huxley to Arthur Schopenhauer and countless others, The Daily Vedantic aims to make this ancient philosophy as modern and accessible as it is simple, practical — and profound.



    James Beshara (⁠https://www.twitter.com/jamesbeshara⁠) is a renowned startup founder of multiple companies, a prolific startup investor in 200+ others including some of the biggest startup names on the planet, a husband and father of three little girls, and philosophy student and teacher in Los Angeles.



    James also co-hosts Yoga For Your Intellect (⁠https://www.YFYI.co⁠), a biweekly long-form conversational podcast with his teacher Joseph Emmett ( ⁠https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyourintellect⁠ ).



    James is a student of Swami Parthasarathy, the acclaimed author of Vedanta Treatise (⁠Vedanta Treatise – The Eternities⁠)  and teacher at Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India. As James says often, when you’re ready for the real thing, Swami’s daily lectures are where the true wisdom and systematic discovery of the world’s oldest continually studied philosophy resides: ⁠https://www.vedantaworld.org⁠


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    • 10 min
    The Power of Patience

    The Power of Patience

    In this episode of The Daily Vedantic, James reflects on the often misunderstood concept of patience and its profound implications in our lives. Drawing from personal anecdotes and wisdom shared by mentors like Jeff Jordan, James explores how patience transcends mere waiting, embodying trust, humility, and faith. Through stories of post-traumatic growth and the analogy of olive trees, James illustrates the transformative power of patience in navigating life's challenges and uncertainties. Join us for a deep dive into the essence of patience and its profound impact on our well-being and success.


    The Daily Vedantic is a daily podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads (https://www.thedailyvedantic.co). Dating back to over 5,000 years ago, the source of nearly all Eastern Philosophy, and loved by Western giants from Emerson to Thoreau to Carl Jung and Alan Watts, studied daily by Joseph Campbell to Aldous Huxley to Arthur Schopenhauer and countless others, The Daily Vedantic aims to make this ancient philosophy as modern and accessible as it is simple, practical — and profound.



    James Beshara (https://www.twitter.com/jamesbeshara) is a renowned startup founder of multiple companies, a prolific startup investor in 200+ others including some of the biggest startup names on the planet, a husband and father of three little girls, and philosophy student and teacher in Los Angeles.



    James also co-hosts Yoga For Your Intellect (https://www.YFYI.co), a biweekly long-form conversational podcast with his teacher Joseph Emmett ( https://www.instagram.com/yogaforyourintellect ).



    James is a student of Swami Parthasarathy, the acclaimed author of Vedanta Treatise (Vedanta Treatise – The Eternities)  and teacher at Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India. As James says often, when you’re ready for the real thing, Swami’s daily lectures are where the true wisdom and systematic discovery of the world’s oldest continually studied philosophy resides: https://www.vedantaworld.org


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    • 14 min

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