Dandapani – Master Your Mind


Dandapani is a Hindu priest, speaker on self development and an entrepreneur. Of Sri Lankan ancestry, he grew up in Australia and after graduating university with a degree in Electrical Engineering he left it all behind to become a Hindu monk under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s foremost spiritual leaders of our time, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. For 10 years he lived a life of serious personal discipline and training at his guru’s cloistered monastery in Hawaii.

Chapters:
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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fyyahfaye
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Beautiful

francescanguyen244
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francescanguyen244

“Nothing more important than know who you are, the path you’re on, and the it’s final end.” Thank you Dandapani. It’s exactly what I needed to hear today. I’m so grateful I stumbled on this talk, although, nothing happens by chance. Where our awareness grows is where our energy flows. Namaste.

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player.vimeo.com took too long to respond.FFFFFFFFFFk

legalmayank2000
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Really an enlightening talk…..so much to learn…

nikita
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Doing one thing at a time is a key to concentrate definitely applying this . Thanks LONDONREAL

John
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Wow Brian this was awesome … thank you so much!

Masii Gladenka
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How amazing is this video… thank you so much!

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positivebleak29

Hey, london real please ..!! add subtitles to episodes also it’s a humble request

Brigitta
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Where is the second part?

Deb
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I Loved this video and Dapandi what he is teaching. I can do this! Thank you Brian for giving me London Real!

Arun
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That was just one of the best advice i have been given in my life of 24 yrs. Honestly i am also struggling in life what i want to do and what i have to do. Hopefully after watching dandapani, i would be able to sort out some confusing stuffs of my life. And about the interviews, i have not seen much hindu gurus, who are such close to spirituality as well as science, though i live in India and am a Hindu. This is the first interview that i saw on London Real (don’t knew about this before). Looking… Read more »

Rajesh
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You just switched on a lightbulb in my head. Brilliant analogies. So very thought provoking and here’s the best part – in hindsight, it all seems like common sense!

vibhore
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When Dandapani said “Multitasking is a Myth it doesn’t exsit” , i googled it and found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCeGKxz3Q8Q which makes you do a quick exercise and You’re like yes it is true !

avasiljevas534
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avasiljevas534

great interview , but signing to website is the worst ever (from iPhone)

Morad Beatbox
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Love it!

rathorejyoti26125
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rathorejyoti26125

Best interview ever…..

deshpandeshilpa188
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deshpandeshilpa188

Once you or other monks of your Hawaii monastery came to Seattle probably your Guru was there..that time, and one of my dear friend insisted us coming for Aarti. I had most pleasant experience. Today, i heard some very practical down to earth advise…Thank you and keep up the good work!!

juniorelisiooficial612
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juniorelisiooficial612

Thank you for this

juniorelisiooficial612
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juniorelisiooficial612

I’ve seen all the interviews on this site and in my opinion this is the best interview

Sebastian
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I’m currently 20 years old, and that was some of the greatest life advice I could ask for. Thank you for sharing this interview.

Mayank
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Hey London Real! It’s the best interview ever. Thanks!

Sudha
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Such a beautiful conversation. Insighful questions, clear thought provoking answers. 2 hours well spent. Thank you so much. I hope to implement many of these teachings in my day to day life!

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patoffgrid562

Great conversation Brian, and i’m so glad you found the courage to ditch banking and do what you love. Your guest is a wonderful speaker, so genuine, clear, and humble. Thanks to you both for two hours of ‘Enlightenment’, and the tools to get there. I hope you get to meet the Dali Lama and Sadhguru also, if you have not already done! Namaste, best wishes from Éire ( Ireland ) … Pat

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jeancharleswyss711

Vimeo is so slow could you please put the whole episode on YouTube (unregistered mode works and you’ll still get your optins). Thanks

jason
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cool

sandeep
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It’s an amazing experience listen to him.

Munish
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Spiritual thoughts with some real scientific approach..Thanks for such a good talk.love from india.

shankar
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Really! Really! It was such a attractive speech from Guru..I loved it.

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sgomez9980959

The Best Talk I’ve ever ever heard so far.. I can feel the sincerity… had learned a lot of things.. so my grandpa wasn’t wrong (or being strict) when he nagged about “fixing the bed” “wash your dish” stuff.. wish I could teach my kids the same without them rolling their eyes

Ro
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This was, by very far, the best “on the way to enlightenment/guru/monk/motivator” guest you ever had so far on your show. This now priest, made twice in a lifetime, the most difficult choices very few human beings were faced with. Remarkable !

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deepakswangate138

Great knowledge and insight on goal finding and walking on a path to achieve the same

Nolo
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Life changing, thank you so much for this video.

Nolo
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Life changing, thank you so much for this interview.

Printassia
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Awesome video! Got a lot from it. Really loved this.

Mahmoud Ayman
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does he mean kundalini when talking about that energy rising up his spine?

rajva74200
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rajva74200

Yes

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kd1817kd434

No sound ?

Mahmoud Ayman
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amazing

Jaron
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A lot to process, incredible conversation.

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sofia_smpr180

Thank you soo much for this!!!!

dreamsdeepika590
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dreamsdeepika590

Superbbbbbbb practices..Thankuuu for this awesome interview

rahakabiri1415
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rahakabiri1415

thank you so much for this video

Yash K
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Amazing. Got some really great insights on importance of basics, changing subconscious patterns, being with yourself, meditation, and concentration.

Sia Nadjimi
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Very good and mindful selection of questions.

cosmikel610
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cosmikel610

I would love to listen to this but that loud music is distracting and and gives me a headache. Can I find this somewhere else with just the voices.

Abhishek
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talk was good and informative, interesting but surprise to hear from Dandapani that life is finite. and telling that he is an Hindu monk. Hinduism tells lot about soul. How a life of a soul can be finite. It is infinite and eternal. Life of body is not the life for a Hindu. We are beyond mind. All the stuff Dandapani talks is about mind how to channel it etc but never talks who want to do it. From his point we are just the mind. And he is planing for Stuff to satisfy ego. Should a monk make ego… Read more »

Gaurav
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My friend Yoga never talks about aatma and parmatma. I never talks about anything which isn’t in your experience. And when something which isn’t in your experience how your gonna work on that? You can only work with what you have now. Your body, your mind, your emotions and your energy these are the only thing which exists into your experience and you can only work through them. Did you learned counting first or calculus?

shanky
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Of course if they dont sell spirituality how will they survive to have wine/beer.

Mayur
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Good morning! In between Dandapani mentioned about regrouping and learning in sleep. I would like to know about this aspect of training. Good day.

Sylvana
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Simply Brilliant teachings with practical tools. I highly recommend it to all inspired Souls 🙏🏾

Thulasi
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I think this would be my life changing moment .

Angelo Nasso
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What a great interview.

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Jenny Mayola

Glad to know you enjoyed this episode Angelo! Thanks! 🙂

Prince
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dope

Arul
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Loved the conversation and insights!

Tasha
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Thank You***

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Jenny Mayola

You’re welcome! 🙂

Michelle
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Michelle

Absolutely mind blowing. Thank you so so much for this!! 😘 😘

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contact377

Thank you so so much for this!!!

Jenny Mayola
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Jenny Mayola

You’re welcome! Please feel free to share with people important to you! 🙂

Bhavin
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Real nice basic life teachings, kinda going back to basics. I believe this is a must watch for every teenager in this generation.

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Jenny Mayola

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Feel free to share it people important to you. 🙂

julian739
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julian739

amazing man so simple and ofcourse you Brian
thankyou

Felipe Bernardo Theodoro
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Wow, what a great interview we have here. Really insightful, rich, really really good questions, fluid. I am blessed to have access to this. Thank you very much Brian for all your work and Dandapani for such wonderful presence, teachings and attitude towards life that made this interview possible.

I am looking forward to implement the teachings and learn more about him, AND be even more in tune with the show.

Namaste.

Iyanlah
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Iyanlah

So grateful I came across this interview on YouTube and decided to listen further. I’ll save this to watch again and let it all sink in even more. Thanks so much for sharing!

KURETI
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Thanks a lot for creating this video… Thank you

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virgilcash439

Is there a way to see this video it doesn’t play regardless of setting changes Virgilcash@gmail.com thank you

Angelana
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I am so grateful I found this video!!! I became ill and noticed I was relapsing because I let my practices go to the waste side! Almost everything Dandapani was saying I have Incorporated into my life, except the last part about knowing your destination 😂 I can not tell you how many times I have jumped in my car and just driven wherever I was pulled to, and I must say most times they were magical experience … So maybe that’s something that I need to practice , focusing on a destination and knowing that it will be just… Read more »

Pushpa
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Pushpa

Can’t play video
I want to watch this interview

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chad@callfarmer.com

Thank you !!!!

Akash-Sharma2
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Best interview I have watched ever. Thank you Brian and Dandapaniji for disseminating such insightful and worth practicing ( and practiciable!) thoughts.
Also, thank you Brian and team for providing so much good stuff free of cost, in today’s world! 🙂

Johnny
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This was a beautiful interview! The one that got mig registered for the site. Brian really had good questions, and the interview really was a wealth of practical knowledge, not just about the person as is many times the case. Thank you all involved!

Simplifiedchic30174
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Simplifiedchic30174

The Best Interview I have seen. Thank You.

Maria
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Maria

The pleasure is ours, Simplifiedchic30174. ?

kishorenanda426402
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kishorenanda426402

glad to be here, I have a small question…”How many of sleep gives us 100% charging”…Expecting for reply or any suggestions..!!!

Srikanth
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It depends on the food you eat, more the satvik type of food and less the sleep you need.

Maria
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Maria

I think a healthy adult needs between 6-9 hours of sleep, although it varies from person to person.
Also, you can check out Dandapani’s social media sites listed under the Show Notes tab. It might provide additional info. ?

Akash-Sharma2
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See “Sadhguru’s” answer on this question. You may search it on Google.

Magdalena
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I keep listening and it has so many good info 🙂

Magdalena
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Love this interview, so many insights 🙂

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Maria

Thank you! We’re glad you loved the episode, Magdalena. ?

loveonajourney
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Gems!

jeannierichelle285
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jeannierichelle285

Great interview. So happy I watched it all. FYI The Secret isn’t as simple as you described 🙂 it also refers to having a feeling attached to what you want to manifest and it refers to “inspired action” not just I want it and it will come. Just wanted to clarify that. Thank you for this interview.

Eugene
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beautiful

Olivia
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Olivia

Excellent insight. Brian, please stop touching your head, face, ears, eyes, etc sooooo much. Distracting to viewers while interviewing a guest.

vkruger06
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vkruger06

Negativity

torresperkins741
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torresperkins741

I got so much from this interview. Amazing stuff. Thank you Brian and thank you Dandapani!

jamiesimko3
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jamiesimko3

Top notch! Great episode about how we need to keep bringing it back to the basics and simplifying our lives every day. Thank you for this, Brian and Dandapani!

Andre Lyons
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Another excellent episode. Thank you

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abidmakani523

Very thought provoking episode. Brian, Thank you for bringing all the learning through your great work to all the people.

Dominic Jones
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Wonderful episode. Thank you 🙂

Marion
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Thank you ?

one
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one

It is hard for non English speakers to catch up with.please include subtitles.

72dubie .
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Thank you for this fantastic interview and great energy between both men.

Siddharth
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very insightful video!!!

Ravi
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Ravi

Great video! Great questions from Brian and very inspiring replies.
Would like to see more insightful gurus here in the near future. Namaste.

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kul.abhishake@gmail.com

Dandapani and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev are similar when they talk about life. Although, spiritually Sadhguru is highly advanced.
Would like to see him on the hot seat. Thank You for this interview!!

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rockrsclub@gmail.com

Amazing and inspirational content and people like Brian and Dandapani are creating awareness through understanding the power of mind, concentration and meditation which everybody can learn and suceed in their lives. Thank you very much for the great video.

Kieren
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Have you heard our episode with Mantak Chia? If you liked this, then you’ll probably like that. 🙂
https://londonreal.tv/mantak-chia-sexual-healing/?channel=london-real

nebs
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nebs

I Love this. Good topics and discussion

Vineet
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I am watching this interview over and over again in order to capture all his teaching in my subconscious mind.

Sreekanth
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This is a significant interview. I liked it very much.

Roeles
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I have learned so much in this interview, his principles for live are so simple and so true. Thanks for this interview.

prajeshravi
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prajeshravi

Had a real manual ( say hint )for how to live a life ,from Mr Dandapani.Thanks Londonreal efforts for giving us new hints about life from various personality.My best wishes to change more people lives.

kishnee
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This video is a great tool for living. I really loved all the talks of Dandapani, and i really appreciated the questions on the part of Brian. Much gratitude to both of you.

ridib
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practice makes man as well as women perfect……today after watching a little promo on youtube actually understood the importance of practice ……..

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arunpl001

The comment section says, Share your thoughts. Yes, I am thinking about my thoughts and mind after watching this interview. Thank you very much to both of you and the people behind this. It is wonderful to know that there are gurus leading their students in the right path throughout their life.

jamie curtis
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Great to see this interview getting so much love – it was also one of my favourites. I’ve listened back to it about 4 times now! So relevant, and so many practical takeaways. Great interview Dandapani, Brian and LR Team!

acctgirl83
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acctgirl83

This was amazing! Absolutely loved it. Will need to bookmark this video and watch it again to make sure I fully get it. I’m sure I got distracted during the interview. Need to learn to focus. Thanks Dandapani!!

ab2284
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ab2284

This was an amazing interview, simple, straight from the heart, very practical and so easy to understand. And this breaks so many myths about Hinduism, monastic life and life in general. Thanks Brian for really great questions and Dandapani for simply amazing, genuine answers..!! Truly grateful.

Michael Alvares
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what a great interview. very insightful. lots learned. thank you Brian!

Iwc Man
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One word – WOW!
Thanks Brian for this

Simon de Gooijer
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I have been looking for a guy like this! Thanks 🙂

Jen Bond
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Wow, super guest and interview. Thanks, Brian and the London Real Team. Happy holidays, everyone.

Zsolt Kismartoni
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Truly inspirational!

Zsolt Kismartoni
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Great interview!

Nathan de Veer
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He makes me think a lot about Peter Sage. Very insightful and inspirational. Thank you Brian and Dandapani for an amazing interview!

Kelli Tudeberg
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By far the best interview you’ve done so far! 🙂

Avirat
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audio is dropping again and again..

Vishwanath G Shirodkar
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Such a great place to learn about life. I was searching for Anita Moorjani’s videos and ended up to LondonReal. This site is has something in it which attracts you, not too jazzy, and especially the style in which they shoot. From India :):)

may2016
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may2016

love it a lot to learn.
a first step for me is to learn to focus on 1 thing at a time. learn to focus

Florencia Renedo
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Brian, you have done amazing interviews… But this one is beyond great. Thank you!!!