Are you living with reality? Paula Crossfield sits down with Dr. Robert Svoboda to talk about learning to live with reality as it is.
In this conversation, Dr. Svoboda speaks about how he came to study at the Ayurvedic College in India, he explores what Ayurveda has to offer the modern world, and looks back on some of the lessons he learned from his mentor, the revered Aghori Vimalananda.
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Living With Reality
What does it mean to live with reality? Dr. Svoboda talks about the meaning behind the title of this new podcast and the important teaching around accepting the way things are that he received from the Aghori Vimalananda.
“It is always better to live with reality, because if you don’t – you can be sure that reality will come to live with you.” – Aghori Vimalananda
A Serendipitous Journey (6:55)
Dr. Svoboda shares his early experiences in India. He looks back at the auspicious events that led him to study at the Ayurvedic College and meet his mentor.
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The Science of Life (33:25)
What does the practice of Ayurveda offer to the modern world? Dr. Svoboda closes the show with a reflection on some of the ways that Ayurveda can complement the current systems of Western medicine.
“There are many good things to be said about modern medicine. Unfortunately, by virtue of focusing on crises, Western medicine is not so useful in the context of trying to prevent a crisis from occurring. That is what Ayurveda is all about.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda