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.
The Sages Are In the Pages / Bhakti Yoga Wisdom
An introduction to the essential bhakti-yoga text Srimad Bhagavatam highlighting how to transform our lives through the hearing and contemplation of timeless yoga wisdom.
Our Life is a Dream – Wake Up!
The ancient texts of yoga wisdom share that, in one sense, The world we live in is an illusion or like a dream. When we are having a bad or fearful dream, there is no point in trying to correct our situation within the dream. Rather the solution is to wake up! The wisdom of the sages of the Srimad Bhagavatam is the way to do it. (covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.1-1.1.3)
Defining the Word "Yoga"
"Yoga is a practice which empowers one to overcome the obstacle of the mind, for the purpose of the self experiencing it's own true nature."
The sages of the Srimad Bhagavatam place their questions to the learned and saintly Suta Goswami, including how the people of our difficult age can find atma suprasidati, complete satisfaction of the self. (covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4-1.1.11)
Expanding the Space Between Stimulus & Response Through Yoga
Raghunath Cappo & Kaustubha Das discuss transcendental sound, true happiness as an internal experience, the material world as a warped reflection, expanding the space between stimulus and response through sattvic yoga lifestyle, and Raghu's fat head. (Covers Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.12-1.1.19)
Choose Your Addictions Carefully
Raghunath & Kaustubha discuss how the mind is going to get addicted to something - so choose the addictions that lead to getting grounded, connected, and liberated, through Bhakti Yoga. Plus the appearance of the young sage Sukadeva Goswami the six symptoms of the soul found in all life (humans, animals and plants), equality and difference in human beings, and how life is a series of questions and answers but certain questions can lead to atma suprasidati (complete satisfaction of the soul).
Human Life is Meant For Inquiry Into the Absolute Truth
Raghunath & Kaustubha discuss the answer to the big question by the sages, "How can people find complete satisfaction of the self?" The answer is pure devotion. They also discuss that human life is meant for inquiry into the absolute truth, that knowledge and detachment come automatically with bhakti, that much of the yoga (asana) in the West, as well as America in general, could benefit from some sattva guna, the slippery slope into tamas, and recalibrating on Mondays.
I’ve been listening since it started
These guys are very special souls. Raghunath is very charismatic and just naturally has such a great perspective that he’s well known for - maybe got a million people into Krishna. Kaustubha brings the balance, which is a lesson in itself. It really is my favorite podcast.
A man needs a maid
I found out about this podcast back in April and I’ve been binging every day since. Some how Raghunath came to mind (probably readin something about hardcore) and i gave him a search because i honestly didn’t know anything about him other than he sang in bands. I don’t binge 1 or 2 episodes but sometimes 8. I’m a letter carrier and mostly walk half a marathon a day so I need something to keep my mind clean and distract myself from the monotony of shoving advertisements in tiny door slots or far off mailboxes. I’m drawn to this podcast because every day my heart gets a little cleaner listening to it. I can’t hire a maid to clean up my heart so listening to spiritual wisdom will have to be my path.
Thank you all.
Practical understanding of vedas
This podcast is a beautiful conversation on the core concepts behind Bhagavad Gita. I found this gem through Joe Rogan podcast and now has become a daily listening experience.