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Dandapani - Master Your Mind


Spiritual Tools For Life

Dandapani is a Hindu priest, self development speaker and an entrepreneur of Sri Lankan ancestry. He grew up in Australia and graduated university with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He chose to leave all that behind however, and become a Hindu monk under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s top spiritual leaders, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. For the next ten years Dandapani lived a life of extreme personal discipline and training at his guru’s cloistered monastery in Hawaii.

Hindu Monk & Entrepreneur

Dandapani lived as a Hindu monk for ten years. One day he decided to leave and test everything he had learned as an entrepreneur in the ultra fast-paced environment of New York City.

This was a fascinating conversation with someone who has a very rare perspective and an an even rarer set of tools on how to live your life.

Join us as we discuss:

  • How to simplify your life
  • The key to concentration and focus
  • How to go to sleep and how to eat!
  • Why happiness is not a goal
  • How to find your life’s purpose
  • The most effective way to do affirmations
  • Why you should treat energy like money


00:00 | Trailer
02:18 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode
05:54 | Brian’s Introduction
07:24 | Seeking the right guru from an early age
08:41 | Early attraction to being a monk
12:13 | Seeking enlightenment
13:06 | Meeting his guru Suvaya Subramuniyaswami
16:39 | Learning a tool set for life
18:17 | Burning bridges to have 10 years in a monastery
19:52 | Why the need for a Hindu monastic life
22:20 | Is it going to be about levitating and going through walls
24:17 | Daily life in his monastery
27:13 | The pain of being with yourself and what your learn from that
30:04 | What Dandapani’s guru said to him when he struggled
32:07 | Taught how to do the basic things of human life
36:04 | Learn to create a lifestyle to support meditation
40:17 | Happiness is not a goal
41:07 | Ask people what their purpose is in life and they don’t know
44:49 | The process of getting to know yourself
51:19 | An unsettling time in the monastery after his guru dies
54:39 | The trauma of leaving the monastery for Los Angeles
1:00:12 | How to use affirmations beneficially
1:07:53 | “Where awareness goes, energy flows”1:09:24 Life for an ex monk in New York
1:11:39 | Learn to simplify your life
1:16:56 | How employers should deal with their employees lack of concentration
1:20:17 | How we can learn to concentrate
1:21:32 | A traumatic event can be an amazing opportunity for change and growth
1:24:59 | Reason for building an Ashram in Costa Rica
1:27:40 | How does Dandapani judge his own success
1:33:46 | How he judges successful people and uses them as role models
1:36:01 | Dandapani’s unmissable daily practice
1:37:24 | Success secrets
1:40:05 | Is celibacy hard
1:42:56 | What he has changed his mind about in the last year
1:46:18 | Phone call to the 20 year old Dandapani
1:47:14 | Best advice ever received
1:49:14 | Advice to the young person trying to find out what they want to do in life
1:51:56 | Brian’s summing up.


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