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Do you ever stop and think about why you do what you do everyday? Australian psychologist turned Hindu Monk, Swamini Supriyananda, provides insightful answers to your contemporary questions and challenges. Her captivating anecdotes, infused with the philosophies of the ancient Hindu teachings, are guaranteed to inspire us to think about it!

Do you ever stop and think about why you do what you do everyday? Australian psychologist turned Hindu Monk, Swamini Supriyananda, provides insightful answers to your contemporary questions and challenges. Her captivating anecdotes, infused with the philosophies of the ancient Hindu teachings, are guaranteed to inspire us to think about it!
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Do you ever stop and think about why you do what you do everyday? Australian psychologist turned Hindu Monk, Swamini Supriyananda, provides insightful answers to your contemporary questions and challenges. Her captivating anecdotes, infused with the philosophies of the ancient Hindu teachings, are guaranteed to inspire us to think about it!

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Episodes

Keep it Real - Time for the Timeless

4/17/2019
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Swamini Supriyananda talks about how time can play tricks on us. Sometimes we think we have plenty of time, so we go about planning to use that time - and before we know it, the time runs out. Other times, we think we have no time, therefore we cannot achieve what we need to get done. We learn how to optimize the time we have in any situation, by using it to find what is timeless.

Duration:00:07:03

Keep it Real - Pride is Crime

4/11/2019
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There are many ‘rags to riches’ stories you may have heard, but there are countless ‘riches to rags’ stories that you may have not. Swamini Supriyananda describes how ‘pride’ is a robber. Pride in temporary and superficial traits only sets us up for disappointment in the future, binding us to what is ‘finite’. Learn to see clearer who we really are, (the ‘infinite’), by letting go of your pride.

Duration:00:11:05

Keep it Real - Know The Truth

4/8/2019
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Swamini Supriyananda talks about how we can remove everything that we know to not be true, so that all that remains is the truth and nothing more. The truth also referred to as knowledge, is what removes sufferings and will lead us to enlightenment.

Duration:00:11:17

Keep it Real - Pulling the wool away from our eyes

4/4/2019
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Swamini Supriyananda talks about how our attachments prevent us from seeing things or people for what they are. Our ultimate attachment is to our body, and to who we think we are. We learn that we are nothing but infinite truth, and that the only obstacle stopping us from being infinite is our attachment - how willing are you to let go?

Duration:00:08:18

Keep it Real - Choose your inspiration

4/3/2019
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Have you ever thought about how we are attached to simple things and habits? Swamini Supriyananda talks about how our attachments and habits can blind us and make us do things that are not correct. We learn how to detach from the lower.

Duration:00:08:38

Keep it Real - Chameleon like

3/28/2019
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You are what you eat, and the company that you keep. This episode talks about the importance of carefully choosing the company we keep, especially in our thoughts. Swamini Supriyananda explains the meaning of truth, and why our thoughts and presence should be centered around what is true.

Duration:00:07:55

Keep it Real - Know The Truth

3/20/2019
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Swamini Supriyananda talks about how we can remove everything that we know to not be true, so that all that remains is the truth and nothing more. The truth also referred to as knowledge, is what removes sufferings and will lead us to englightement.

Duration:00:10:25

Keep it Real - Detach from the lower

3/14/2019
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Have you ever thought about how we are attached to simple things and habits? Swamini Supriyananda talks about how our attachments and habits can blind us and make us do things that are not correct. We learn how to detach from the lower.

Duration:00:08:18

Keep it Real - Choosing your crew

3/6/2019
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This episode talks about the importance of surrounding ourselves with the right kind of people and how much of an impact this can make in our life. Swamini Supriyananda talks about the story of sage Valmiki, one of the most influential sages of India.

Duration:00:11:17

Keep it Real - Who Are You?

2/28/2019
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Swamini Supriyananda talks about how we associate our identity with our profession or our net worth. She brings to light the concept of disconnecting ourselves from our body, mind and intellect. She so cheerfully tells us how to think about who we really are.

Duration:00:09:07

Keep it Real - Attachments

2/20/2019
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We tend to be attached to things whose importance significantly deplets over time. Only later do we realize that being attached to those things weren't in our best interest after all. Swamini Supriyananda gives us great examples on these things and also tells us what we're trading off for these attachments.

Duration:00:08:23

Keep it Real - Prepare for Death

2/13/2019
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Good things, just like everything else, comes to an end. Every living creature dies. Swamini Supriyananda talks about how to prepare for the inevitable. If death is the destination, she tells us how we should treat the journey.

Duration:00:07:47

Keep it Real - Prepare for Death

2/13/2019
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Good things, just like everything else, comes to an end. Every living creature dies. Swamini Supriyananda talks about how to prepare for the inevitable. If death is the destination, she tells us how we should treat the journey.

Duration:00:07:47

Keep it Real - We're all Selfish

2/8/2019
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We tend to use objects for as long as they have a value, and the moment it is worthless, we discard it. Swamini Supriyananda shines light on our inner selfishness and reminds us to keep our higher goal in mind.

Duration:00:07:44

Keep it Real - We're all Selfish

2/8/2019
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We tend to use objects for as long as they have a value, and the moment it is worthless, we discard it. Swamini Supriyananda shines light on our inner selfishness and reminds us to keep our higher goal in mind.

Duration:00:07:44

Keep it Real - Limitless

1/31/2019
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What type of king would you be? Swamini Supriyananda vivaciously retells one of his timeless stories: a powerful annecdote reminding us to think about how we we choose to live our lives.

Duration:00:09:51

Keep it Real - Limitless

1/31/2019
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What type of king would you be? Swamini Supriyananda vivaciously retells one of his timeless stories: a powerful annecdote reminding us to think about how we we choose to live our lives.

Duration:00:09:51

Keep it Real - Life is Fleeting

5/3/2018
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Our lives are uncertain as we don’t know what will come next. Everyday the news is filled with natural disasters, political unrest and economic crisis. We see our loved ones suffer through health issues or relationships. Bhaja Govindam keeps reminding us that we don’t know what tomorrow holds. The past is gone - so be present in the moment. Swamini Supriyananda invites us to reflect on some thought provoking questions and leaves us pondering on whether we are preparing ourselves for that...

Duration:00:09:53

Keep it Real - Life is Fleeting

5/3/2018
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Our lives are uncertain as we don’t know what will come next. Everyday the news is filled with natural disasters, political unrest and economic crisis. We see our loved ones suffer through health issues or relationships. Bhaja Govindam keeps reminding us that we don’t know what tomorrow holds. The past is gone - so be present in the moment. Swamini Supriyananda invites us to reflect on some thought provoking questions and leaves us pondering on whether we are preparing ourselves for that...

Duration:00:09:53

Keep it Real - Change your perception

4/8/2018
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We all get so easily distracted by things that we even know we don't want. When there's something we really want, we talk ourselves into it, and if there's something we don't want, we talk ourselves out of it. In the text, Bhaja Govindam, Adi Shankaracharya recognizes that we often have that internal conversation, but shifts us into a deeper practice of repeated action, so we do things that are conducive for us. Not just saying it once, but over and over again. Swamini Supriyananda explains...

Duration:00:08:24