The Bearded Mystic Podcast

The Bearded Mystic Podcast

Spiritual seeker Rahul N Singh host of The Bearded Mystic Podcast explores the Hindu philosophy of Advaita Vedanta or Nonduality in a very simple, direct and practical way. Episodes include discussions into eastern scriptures like The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads etc and discussions about everyday spirituality. Rahul has been a spiritual seeker for over 20 years and has an open-minded approach to spirituality and finds that there is no one size fits all approach. A new episode is uploaded every Sunday. Subscribe to the channel and don’t miss out on a single episode.

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January 23, 2022 28 min

In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 58 - 61. Shri Krishna guides on how we can meditate on the Supreme Self and how to remain steady in wisdom!

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong Available here on Amazon

If you would like to dwell deeper in the Bhagavad Gita, I recommend Swami Gambhirananda's transl...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 55 - 57. Shri Krishna guides on how to go beyond our material desires and how to focus our attention beyond pairs of opposites!

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong Available here on Amazon

If you would like to dwell deeper in the Bhagavad Gita, I recommend Swami Gambhi...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 52 - 54. Shri Krishna guides on how to be absorbed in samadhi, the transcendental realm of Brahman and the root is knowledge. Then Arjuna asks Shri Krishna how an enlightened person lives.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong Available here on Amazon

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In this special episode, the Bearded Mystic talks about 2021, the achievements, the proud moments along with the vision for 2022.

To get more detail on what will happen in 2022, you can find it on this Blog Post on Patreon that is accessible to everyone: https://www.patreon.com/posts/60549889

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In this special episode, the Bearded Mystic goes into a deep dive of Advaita Vedanta or Nonduality.  The Bearded Mystic goes through 5 questions that were asked by the listeners of the podcast and gives his honest opinion about the future of the non-dual path.

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 49 - 51. Shri Krishna guides us on how to be in the transcendental realm of the Supreme and how liberation is available for those that lovingly surrender to the Timeless Wisdom.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong Available here on Amazon

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 47 - 48. Shri Krishna discusses how we have free will and control our actions. We must also remember to not be attached to the fruits of our actions or even the ultimate outcome, otherwise this attachment will cause anxiety and disturbance within the mind. We are to utilize our yogic awareness through the knowledge of Bra...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 44 - 46. Shri Krishna discusses how to live with the pleasures of what nature has provided in terms of the body and how can we transcend to the pleasures of Brahman. Also this episode breaks down what a Brahmin really is.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://w...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 39 - 43. Shri Krishna discusses what the focus should be for Arjuna and how he can master the understanding of Sankhya Yoga and day to day actions in life.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ692DJF...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 31 - 38. Shri Krishna summarizes for Arjuna how to approach the war. He is given two outcomes if he loses the battles and dies or if he is victorious. Balance is the key in this message.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 26 - 30. Shri Krishna summarizes the concept of death so that Arjuna is now clear that the atman cannot die and therefore we need to embrace our own mortality.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ69...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 21 - 25. Shri Krishna explains exactly what You are. 

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ692DJFF6D4 

I hope you enjoyed listening to the 7th episode of the Thoughts on The Bhagavad Gita and if you ar...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 16 - 20. This episode goes deep into understanding what is real and what is unreal.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ692DJFF6D4 

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 11 - 15. This episode discusses the importance of understanding death, the eternal nature of life and how we are to be centered in stillness during pain and pleasure and to perceive them as fleeting shadows.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/d...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 6 - 10. This episode discusses what the ultimate purpose of the Gita is and we discover how Arjuna reaches the point where he surrenders to Sri Krishna.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ692DJFF6D4...

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September 23, 2021 21 min

In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the importance of Gyana or Knowledge and why it is the absolute Supreme Path towards enlightenment, towards liberation. Karma (selfless service), Bhakti (devotion/worship) and Dhyana (meditation) all need Gyana (knowledge) to go to the Eternal State of Brahman. 

To listen to Satinder Sartaaj's song Aarti: https://youtu.be/QxEL53vdjmc

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 1 - 5. This episode discusses Krishna's first words to Arjuna that may shock you and then is followed with Arjuna's responds back to his dear friend.

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ692D...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the importance of having a guru but the importance also applies to the sincerity of the seeker. There can be gurus for entertainment or gurus for serious spiritual growth. It is up to us who choose and who we choose may depend on a number of factors. 

I hope you enjoyed listening to this 22nd episode and if you are interested in listening to me ponder more about spirituality and ...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast introduces a brief commentary on the 1st chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 36 - 47. This episode discusses the importance of women's rights and when we see these rights taken away, it truly means the Mahabharata is still continuing. 

Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=c...

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In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses whether it is best to scroll through social media posts for spiritual practice or should we spend time reading spiritual texts of any tradition. Is it important to understand the whole context instead of misinterpreting a captivating quote on social media?

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