Dandapani – Master Your Mind

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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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ssanchitsaxena
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ssanchitsaxena

Very insightful….

1) Purpose in Life
2) Lean on your own Spine
3) Nothing is more important in life than knowing yourself, the path you are on and its destination
4) Are you doing your practices daily

Amazing Video.

gopi
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Can you please interview Mike Tyson with similar concept? Brain do you read this?

jrsmriver398
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jrsmriver398

Name of the song at minute 4:50

the1970barracuda
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the1970barracuda

I’ve seen this video countless time on YouTube and now I enjoy the full session, it gets me in so many ways, it inspires me and makes me focus to recalibrate my journey. In so many ways I feel deeply connected, one thing I’ve said to my family is “when I die, I wanna be buried deep inside a forest under a tree, then forget which tree and how to get there”, so many things he said go deeply in my soul and I feel them so close. I don’t have an easy life but I appreciate my time being… Read more »

divy.kukreja
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divy.kukreja

Thank You London Real and Dandapani.

Kristina Lesana Matty
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Great interview,very inspiring. Thank you Brian 💙

Lorgen Gerard
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At around 01:04:36, Dandapani explaining a situation about a girl who breaks up then finds another guy, but same personality as the previous one — It has scientific evidence/s :’)
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Just my type: why new partners are often like exes
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/10/just-my-type-why-new-partners-are-often-like-exes
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In Romantic Relationships, People Have a ‘Type’, Finds New Study
https://interestingengineering.com/in-romantic-relationships-people-have-a-type-finds-new-study

liakusumah145
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liakusumah145

Very very beautiful interview.

vidhan
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vidhan

buffering is too slow

phyllismoon
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phyllismoon

This interview was life changing & a big eye opener. I for one have taken notes on methods which will be put into practice. Much gratefulness & love for your work. How can I possibly return the favor?

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01;04;00

sankalp.shubham99
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sankalp.shubham99

Please sir, look into the website systems. Many of us are facing issues in running the video. It is not playable on Chrome somehow. I was able to watch the video one month back but now i am not able to access any of the videos

Terry
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Terry

Awesome!!!

saperex833
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saperex833

”As Presence arises, you don’t need self-esteem anymore, you don’t depend on that any more, because what dissolves is the mind-made-entity, with which you have a relationship” Eckhart Tolle

Mate
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There’s not too many genuine spiritual teachers out there, but he seems to be one of them for sure. One of the best episodes so far!

derekogilvie18
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derekogilvie18

Enlightening. Honest. Great interview ( as always) Brian.

schulteoliver252
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schulteoliver252

Thank you for this great interview! You are one of my favorite interviewer. I like how you ask interesting questions and give some of your experiences. Dandapani was a great guest and I took some things for my own life. It was not a second boring. Greetings from Germany.

jovanana477
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jovanana477

Great interview,Dandapani is interesting person.Please make a interview also with Eckhart Tolle!

Ally
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Ally

What a soul! Love this video and the practices this man went through to pass on his knowledge to us! Grateful for people like you Dandapani!

michaellbrownjr570
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michaellbrownjr570

Amazing !! Thank you Brian