Episode #25: Interview with Amarjit Singh March 24, 2021
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- Christopher and Amarjit - friends since 8th grade
- High school used to be better
- Losing fingers is just part of growing up in Arizona
- Free doughnut! Oh, Crispy Cream... forget it.
- Amarjt's spicy Chai Tea
- Ten Gurus - basis of Sikhs
- Amarjit's travel tips for India
- Guru Granth Sahib
- Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam
- Sikhism - no hell, just self realization
- Singh for men, Kaur for women - way to dismantle Indian caste system
- The Golden Temple feeds 100,000 people a day
- "If it changes, it dies"
- "The soul is perfect" so don't try to change it, just realize it
- Self realization is a process of subtraction
- Slide projector / remove slide to see white light (consciousness) = self realization
- A "colorful person" is really just neurotic
- "Are you saying I'm neurotic?" "No, you're not that colorful."
- Sikh Warrior
- Crossed swords - one to be the warrior of the soul, the other to be the warrior of world/politics
- India not really masking up (this is before spike in April)
- Indians have a different sense of personal space
- Big red X on your house if you have COVID in India - caused many suicides
- COVID response is speeding up current trends
- Kids aren't learning personal skills
- Zoom and masks both stifle communication
- Classrooms are now silent
- BSA to the rescue - the opposite of Idiocracy
- We all impact the ‘Collective Consciousness'
- Amarjit's Bodhi Tree story - kid is getting all the leaves. Amajit lets go and leaves start falling on him.
- Amijit's first retreat - He gets bullied
- "Who is the first victim of your anger?"
- Don't be clever with people, be generous
- Fight fire with fire? Maybe try water.
- Aversion or Attachement
- Are facial expressions cultural or innate?
- James channels the GGs
- Amijit's podcast - The Story of My with Amarjit Singh
- All the way from India just for this podcast
- Psychedelics? Oh, yes. Mushroom yogu, but nothing compared to meditating in a cave for 10 hours a day 40 days.