If you’re a regular listener of this podcast you know that my approach to personal development is quite practical.
I’m drawn to self help authors who provide concrete advice — people like Brené Brown or Tim Ferris — and struggle with authors like Eckhart Tolle, who’s approach is more abstract.
This week’s guest falls somewhere in between. But it’s a fascinating conversation about Indian philosophy and spirituality.
Preetha Krishna — better known as Peethaji — is an Indian spiritual and philosophy teacher. She and her husband Krishnaji co-founded the O&O Academy.
She joins me today to talk about her new book The Four Sacred Secrets.
I ask Preethaji to tell us about those secrets, and about how we can move from a state of stress into what she calls a beautiful state.
We’re also going to talk about suffering. The cause and remedy of human suffering is an important topic in Indian philosophy and religion. Buddha taught that the cause of suffering was desire.
But Preethaji has another idea about why we suffer.
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Episode 77 Show Notes
[00:00] Welcome and Intro
[2:15] Featured interview with Preethaji
Preethaji is author of The Four Sacred Secrets and co-founder of the O&O Academy.
In this conversation, Keith and Preethaji discuss:
- Why Preethaji grew up experiencing life differently from other kids.
- The two states: a suffering state or a beautiful state
- How a beautiful state is different from enlightenment and different from living mindfully
- How a boating accident led Preethaji’s husband to a great discovery — that suffering arises from people being obsessed with oneself
- Preethaji takes us through the four sacred secrets
- Soul Sync Meditation
[31:55] Preethaji’s Instruction Manual
1. What are the habits you maintain every day to stay happy and healthy?
- Let go of sadness of the previous day and start with a cup of coffee with her husband
2. What personal development book do you recommend?
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
3. Favorite personal mantra / inspirational quote
- Live in a beautiful state and create a beautiful life
4. What’s your one guilty pleasure?
5. When your time comes, how do you want to be remembered?
- For the impact she is creating in this generation and the future generations that will be impacted
Where to find Preethaji
- Website: BreathingRoom.com
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