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.

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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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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.

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

julian739
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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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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

virgilcash439
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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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Can’t play video
I want to watch this interview

chad@callfarmer.com
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Thank you !!!!

chad@callfarmer.com
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FEEDBACK: video player… you cant adjust the resolution (my iphone X) thru (mobile site) to stop the player from hanging up…icon doesnt show just your instructions

chad@callfarmer.com
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FEEDBACK: video player… you cant adjust the resolution (my iphone X) thru (mobile site) to stop the player from hanging up

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FEEDBACK: video player… you cant adjust the resolution on the iphone X mobile to stop the player from hanging up

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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The Best Interview I have seen. Thank You.

Maria Ducentes
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The pleasure is ours, Simplifiedchic30174. ?

kishorenanda426402
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glad to be here, I have a small question…”How many of sleep gives us 100% charging”…Expecting for reply or any suggestions..!!!

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

Maria Ducentes
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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. ?

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

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 🙂

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

loveonajourney
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Gems!

jeannierichelle285
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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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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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Negativity

torresperkins741
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I got so much from this interview. Amazing stuff. Thank you Brian and thank you Dandapani!

jamiesimko3
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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!