205 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

    • Hinduism
    • 5.0, 494 Ratings

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.

    Questions & Answers – Volume 21

    Questions & Answers – Volume 21

    what can we do “in the moment” to control emotions & “get a grip”? / what are practical ways to give back to your teachers on the regular - can giving also be considered just being better than you were the day before? / what advice would you give to someone who is on this spiritual path, but in a relationship with someone who is not? / how does the absolute nature of God reconcile with the relative nature of language? / how do we know when the best action is to bear the insult or to stand up?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Selfless Love is the Highest Dharma

    Selfless Love is the Highest Dharma

    The most bountiful branches bend low / gorgeous dead ends / Pariksit accepts the curse as a blessing and prepares to die / is it sectarian to recognize different levels of practice? / the sages ask Suta to share the essence of yoga teaches that give complete satisfaction to the soul / Suta shares that Bhakti is the highest dharma / Bhagavad-Gita’s instruction to abandon all dharma but the highest

    SB 1.19.4 - 1.19.7 (& S.B 1.2.6)

    • 55 min
    4 Life Lessons from the Curse of the Sage's Son

    4 Life Lessons from the Curse of the Sage's Son

    wise people can see curses as blessings / wise people recognize that even good people sometimes act out of character, and are inclined overlook another’s faults / wise people acknowledge their own misbehavior and feel a purifying sense of repentance / wise people are inclined to acknowledge their own offense towards another & disinclined to accept another’s offense towards themself / dvija-deva-gobhyaḥ - the care for the culture of wisdom, God consciousness and the cows

    SB 1.19.1 - 1.19.3

    • 55 min
    Banning Quarrel & Hypocrisy from the Mind & Heart

    Banning Quarrel & Hypocrisy from the Mind & Heart

    be like a swan / when arrogance & false prestige replace humility / banning the influence of quarrel & hypocrisy from the mind & heart / upstart incarnations / Bhakti-yogis are never inclined to avenge themselves / the mantra that grants perfection - to show respect to all and demand it from none

    SB 1.18.31 - 1.18.50

    • 57 min
    The Yoga Culture Turns the Microscope on Oneself

    The Yoga Culture Turns the Microscope on Oneself

    as birds fly in the sky as far as their capacity, the devoted describe Krishna as far as their realization allows / hunting was allowed for a few, but always discouraged / life’s difficulties can be seen as favorable / sometimes good people act out of character - the influence of the age of quarrel makes us see only the bad / the yoga culture turns the microscope on oneself / repentance comes in the mind of a good soul as soon as they do something wrong

    SB 1.18.23 - 31

    • 55 min
    The Yogi’s Freedom

    The Yogi’s Freedom

    wisdom of the Bhagavatam is what is dear to the Bhakti-yogis / hearing Bhagavatam elevates one beyond any unfortunate background / it’s the qualities that make the teacher, not the birth / yogis are self controlled - not controlled by body or mind / real freedom is freedom from the control of the body and mind / from darkness lead me to the light / by bhakti-yoga one automatically achieves the pleasure of devotion, perception of God, and detachment from material things
    SB 1.18.17 - 22 (& 7.5.30, 11.2.42)

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
494 Ratings

494 Ratings

bhakta derek ,

Still giving a 5 star review

I love the podcast as an accessible platform for sangha (away from sangha) and teachings of the bhagavatam.
But Raghunath’s uncontrolled tongue kind of ruins a lot of episodes. Anything from interrupting Kaustuba, remarks on racial issues, tangents. It’s not as charismatic as one might think.

Radha and Govinda ,

Best way to start our day!

Best podcast ever! Forever grateful for you guys. Love it!

hudsonhouse21! ,

I love this podcast

I continue to be inspired on a daily basis. One day I shall write a letter and share how influential this podcast has been for my life. But for now I just want to say that I love Raghu’s charisma, insight, humor and commentary and never think he’s obtuse or rude! Rather a wonderful inspiration and I look forward to deepening my practice.

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