Episodes
This comprehensive discussion weaves personal narratives, philosophical insights, and practical advice on integrating spirituality into every aspect of life. James and Justin from the  @stayspiritual   YouTube channel, along with Rahul, delve into the origins of spiritual journeys, highlighting the influence of personal challenges, such as coping with loss, and the nuanced understanding of spirituality beyond traditional practices. Emphasizing the importance of balance, consciousness, and the...
Published 04/05/24
Published 04/05/24
Exploring Advaita Vedanta and The Journey to Self-Realization with Swami Sarvapriyananda In this detailed conversation on 'The Bearded Mystic's Oneness Conversations', Rahul hosts Swami Sarvapriyananda, a renowned teacher of Advaita Vedanta and the spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of New York. Swami Sarvapriyananda discusses the concept of Brahma Gyan (knowledge of Brahman), emphasizing that the ultimate reality, according to Advaita Vedanta, is the understanding 'I am Brahman'. He...
Published 03/20/24
This episode of 'The Bearded Mystic Reacts' delves into the controversy surrounding Jay Shetty, a former Hindu monk turned self-help guru. The host reviews an article examining Shetty's claims to spiritual authority, his transition from monkhood to a lifestyle of influence and alleged wealth accumulation, and the authenticity of his backstory and teachings. The episode touches on criticisms of Shetty's fashion sense, his shift from promoting monastic simplicity to engaging with Hollywood...
Published 03/07/24
In this episode, the host reacts to a video from 'The Ranveer Show' featuring Gaur Gopal Dasji, a prominent monk. The focus of the reaction is a discussion on the Bhagavad Gita, a crucial spiritual text in Hinduism. The host critiques the simplification of the Gita in the video and addresses key philosophical differences, particularly on the interpretation of the Gita as a non-religious text. The emphasis on seeking spiritual growth and 'liberation from the clutches of our body and mind' is...
Published 02/24/24
Sunny Sharma: The Intersection of Devotion and Self-Inquiry In this engaging conversation between the host and Sunny Sharma, a popular figure in the YouTube spiritual community, a variety of topics are discussed. Sunny shares his journey from a self-help focused path toward the teachings of non-duality, explaining how his passion and commitment have fueled his creative process. He discusses the importance of surrender and devotion in his practice, the value of honesty and resonance, and...
Published 02/21/24
The Bearded Mystic Rahul N Singh reacts and conducts an analysis of Sufi Imam's benedictions at the ‘Celebrating Interfaith Harmony’ program conducted by the BAPS in New Jersey, Robbinsville Centre. The speaker also discusses the key aspects of Hindu and Islamic philosophies, highlighting similarities and advocates for unity amongst religions and within different sects of Vedanta. Further, he appreciates the initiative of the BAPS in maintaining and promoting Hindu traditional architecture in...
Published 02/15/24
Join an engaging, deep, and enlightening conversation on The Bearded Mystic's Podcast where renowned YouTuber Gary Lee Haskins  @GaryLee123   shares his spiritual journey. Topics included are the value of community, spiritual lineage, reincarnation, and the impact of meditation. The dialogue moves beyond labels and pedestals, highlighting a balance between being seen as a friend and a teacher. The importance of discernment in resonating with spiritual content online is emphasized, alongside a...
Published 02/07/24
In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, host Rahul N Singh continues the Wisdom of the Mystics series, this time delving into the teachings of Gorakh Nath Ji, a well-known poet. The episode explores Gorakh Nath Ji's poetic spiritual teachings, with a focus on how they interpret the world and inspire various paths to reach the ultimate destination. Throughout the podcast, the host emphasizes practicing spirituality with joy, happiness, and playfulness, and discusses important ideas like...
Published 01/28/24
In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, host Rahul N Singh guides us through verses 19 to 21 of Chapter 14 from the Bhagavad Gita. He delves into the concept of the three gunas - qualities that govern our actions, and the transcendental state that can be achieved when one recognizes and detaches from them. The episode further explores ways to cultivate self-awareness, the journey towards spiritual knowledge, and how to attain a divine state of being as extended by Arjuna's quest for...
Published 01/21/24
In this episode of the Bearded Mystic Podcast, host Rahul N Singh continues his interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically focusing on chapter 14, verses 11 to 18. He discusses the significance of the three gunas: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, and their influence on our spiritual journey, exploring how they manifest in our mental states and drive our actions. The episode also touches on themes like spiritual rituals, life and death, reincarnation, the pursuit of desires, and dealing with...
Published 01/14/24
In this episode, host Rahul N Singh explores the concepts of Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, the three gunas or qualities according to Hindu philosophy, as mentioned in Chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita. The discussion plunges deep into each guna, emphasizing their attributes and impacts on action and consequence. The host explains how these gunas compete to control matter and, in turn, human behaviour. He emphasizes the importance of balanced action with correct knowledge, more prevalent in the...
Published 01/07/24
In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, host Rahul N Singh reflects on the growth, milestones, and challenges faced in 2023 and the transformative life events that have shaped his spiritual journey, including meeting his guru and the birth of his son. The new year will bring revamped content, a reduced release schedule moving to an episode every two weeks, and exclusive meditation sessions for Patreon supporters. Additionally, Rahul aims to increase the quality of the podcast and shift...
Published 12/31/23
In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, Rahul N Singh continues his discourse on the Bhagavad Gita, focusing on Chapter 14 verses 1 to 5. It delves into the transcendence of the three gunas (Sattva, Rajas, Tamas) and how they bind the Atma to the body. Rahul explains these verses in the context of both Sankhya philosophy and Vedanta, illustrating how these gunas influence human consciousness and effect the reincarnation cycle. The podcast also serves as a platform for a wider...
Published 12/24/23
In this episode, the host, Rahul N Singh, delves into the Bhagavad Gita, focusing on Chapter 13, verses 30 to 35. He talks about Hindu philosophical concepts like Karma, Prakriti, and Atma, elaborates on the idea of Akarta (non-doer within actions), and explores the concept of cause and effect. He further discusses the wisdom shared by Sri Krishna, the discernment between the physical body and the Atma that exists within, and the significance of the third eye in achieving enlightened...
Published 12/17/23
In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, host Rahul N Singh continues his exploration of the Bhagavad Gita, focusing on Chapter 13, Verses 25-29. He delves into the philosophy of Dhyana in Ashtanga Yoga, the practice of self-inquiry, the paths of knowledge, meditation and Karma Yoga, and the concept of Sankhya or Jnana Yog. Rahul also discusses the understanding of Formless Awareness, the importance of practice, and the significance of a guru in spiritual development. He also reflects...
Published 12/10/23
In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, host Rahul N Singh continues his exploration of the Bhagavad Gita, focusing on Chapter 13, Verses 21-24. He delves into the concepts of Prakriti (nature), the three gunas (qualities) that define our experiences, and the Jiva Atma's journey to realize its true identity as the witness consciousness. Rahul emphasizes the importance of understanding Prakriti and the gunas to transcend the cycle of birth and rebirth. Join him on this insightful...
Published 12/03/23
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the teachings of the mystic Mira Bai ji, who was a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. She is a celebrated Bhakti saint, particularly in the North Indian Hindu tradition. I hope you enjoyed listening to the Wisdom of the Mystics series. If you want to listen to more episodes about Non-Duality and a deep dive into the Bhagavad Gita, please follow/subscribe to this Podcast. Thoughts on the Upanishads, Conversations with...
Published 11/26/23
Host Rahul N Singh delves into an in-depth analysis of the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13, Verses 17-20. In this episode of The Bearded Mystic Podcast. He explains the concepts of the field of experience, knowledge of all categories, ultimate reality, and the Brahman being in detail. Rahul integrates various philosophies including Sankhya and Vedantic philosophies and discusses the role of prakriti and individual atmas. He also encourages listeners to support the podcast on Patreon and invites them...
Published 11/19/23
Join Rahul N Singh, host of The Bearded Mystic Podcast, as he continues to explore the pearls of wisdom from Bhagavad Gita, focusing on Chapter 13 verses 13 to 16. This enlightening dialogue sheds light on divine concepts such as Brahman, Atma, Parabrahman and the relation to understanding our true, eternal nature. Rahul discusses the paradoxical perception of Brahman as both the observer and the observed in our existence and how the notion of Brahman transcends sensory experience and...
Published 11/12/23
Understanding Virtues and Behaviors through the Bhagavad Gita | The Bearded Mystic Podcast In this podcast episode, host Rahul N Singh continues his exploration of the Bhagavad Gita, focusing specifically on chapter 13 and verses 8 to 12. He delves deep into the virtues, habits, behaviours, and attitudes that purify one's life and illuminate it with the light of true knowledge. Rahul emphasizes the importance of humility, straightforwardness, non-violence, patience, simplicity, honesty,...
Published 11/05/23
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses discusses the teachings of the mystic Ravidas Ji. The episode explores Ravidas Ji's poems and delves into their profound wisdom, emphasizing the concepts of oneness, unity in diversity, and the true understanding of spirituality. I hope you enjoyed listening to the Wisdom of the Mystics series. If you want to listen to more episodes about Non-Duality and a deep dive into the Bhagavad Gita, please follow/subscribe to this...
Published 10/29/23
This episode discusses the 13th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 1 - 7.  Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong If you enjoyed listening to the 84th episode of the Thoughts on The Bhagavad Gita and want to listen to more episodes like this on the Bhagavad Gita, or on Non-Duality, or the wisdom of the Mystics please follow/subscribe to this Podcast. New episodes are uploaded every Sunday. Thoughts on the Upanishads,...
Published 10/22/23
This episode discusses the 12th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 15 - 20.  Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong If you enjoyed listening to the 83rd episode of the Thoughts on The Bhagavad Gita and want to listen to more episodes like this on the Bhagavad Gita, or on Non-Duality, or the wisdom of the Mystics please follow/subscribe to this Podcast. New episodes are uploaded every Sunday. Thoughts on the Upanishads,...
Published 10/15/23
This episode discusses the 12th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 12 - 14.  Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong If you enjoyed listening to the 82nd episode of the Thoughts on The Bhagavad Gita and want to listen to more episodes like this on the Bhagavad Gita, or on Non-Duality, or the wisdom of the Mystics please follow/subscribe to this Podcast. New episodes are uploaded every Sunday. Thoughts on the Upanishads,...
Published 10/08/23