Join philosopher, educator and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences Thom Knoles for conversations with leaders, teachers, authors and professors designed to inspire and provoke deeper insight. Thom is an renowned expert on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda. For over 40 years, he has personally taught meditation to tens of thousands of students and consulted to governments and private corporations.
The Crisis of Governance and Your Role in Its Resolution
In this episode, Thom explains that the crisis of governance is not with ‘the government’ or whatever other body is ‘in charge’, but rather with our view that ‘they’ are the problem, and that there is little or nothing ‘we’ can do about it.
Truth - That Which Never Changes
Thom Knoles discusses Truth as that which does not change, how it can be detected in all fields of life, and how, by allowing change to form our sense of identity, we succumb to suggestibility. Vedic Meditation takes our awareness from the field of ever-change into an experience of that which is beyond change, and reveals to us the truth of our own identity, as an implicit statement of pure knowingness.
Fear and Fearlessness - The Pinnacle of the Development of Human Consciousness
Thom Knoles discusses the state of fearlessness, how all fear is based on something unreal and how to learn to transcend fear and yet be fully participating in life. Living a life in fear is worse than death. Fearlessness is the pinnacle of the development of human consciousness. Through the regular practice of Vedic Meditation, we achieve it spontaneously.
Self-Reliance And The Few Who Lead the Many
Thom Knoles discusses the mechanics of Self-reliance, how it is embedded inside ourselves, how true Self-sufficiency is not about isolation but about being one of the few who lead the many, and how to take responsibility for our own experience instead of waiting for others to behave better. To live fully, we take possession of what we actually are – and what we are is the Universe living inside a human body.
The Relevance of Yoga Today with Eddie Stern
Thom Knoles and Eddie Stern discuss what yoga is really, why and how it has maintained relevance over several thousands of years and the importance of having a teacher to guide you through the experience. In their exploration, Thom and Eddie expound on the commonality of the variations of Vedic knowledge as expressed through the points of view of Ashtanga Yoga and the basic principles of Vedic Meditation.
Produced by Eric Cahan
State of Consciousness and Social Change
Thom Knoles discusses the social relevance of expanded awareness, how consciousness alone dictates behavior, and the mechanics of the spreader effect: how having merely 1% of the population practising Vedic Meditation is demonstrated to stimulate spontaneous right action in the broader, non-meditating community.
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This podcast has some profound wisdom in it which I keep revisiting in my life. Thom’s way of speaking is engaging and mesmerising.
The Gold Standard for Vedic Philosophy
This podcast is probably the gold standard for up to date information on Vedic Philosophy. Thom interviews experts and thought leaders to provide broad perspective on Vedic Philosophy, as well as ‘solo’ shows he does that articulate a specific topic deeply and with great clarity.
You can always count on this podcast to shift your perspective. No matter what state of mind you may be in, or which episode you choose to listen to, there is always something that seems to be exactly what you needed to hear. It is a great gift to have access to this incredible knowledge in such an accessible (& free!) way. Enjoy! JGD!