The Vedic World View
Summary: Join philosopher, educator and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences Thom Knoles for conversations with leaders, teachers, authors and professors designed to inspire and provoke deeper insight. Thom is an renowned expert on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda. For over 40 years, he has personally taught meditation to tens of thousands of students and consulted to governments and private corporations.
A Conversation with Mark Krassner Thom Knoles speaks with Expectful founder and CEO Mark Krassner about meditation as a tool to empower mothers through pregnancy and beyond, the role that meditation can play in fertility, prenatal development and the birthing process, and how meditation can benefit child-rearing for parent and child alike. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles discusses the distinction between gratitude and deserving. The correct approach to gratitude is: You Deserve The Best. We don't feel unworthy, and we don't settle. As our consciousness grows, our idea about what is actually the best changes. It expands. We demonstrate our gratitude through acceptance of it. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles discusses the distinction between contentment and enlightenment. To harness enlightenment, we bring our internal state of fulfillment into action. Because fulfillment seeks need, enlightenment is always on the move. Contentedness likes to stay put, happy within its own experience. For that reason, contentedness itself is not a goal. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles discusses the fallacy of control. The notion that you are in charge, or should be, is the root of enormous suffering for oneself and for others. Learn how success is gained by letting go of control, not by being a control freak. Choice is Hell. Choicelessness is Heaven. Success is a product of letting go. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles discusses the mythology behind suffering, what causes it and how to minimize its impact. To eliminate suffering, we must first understand the mechanics of its creation, the potential for addiction to it, its relationship to stress and the collective influence born of the role suffering plays in western religious teachings. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles discusses the concept of deserving power, the mechanics of how we develop it and its use as a metric for our own enlightenment, and explores the correlation between what we desire, the source of desiring and what we truly deserve. Produced by Eric Cahan
A Conversation with Kevin Kelly Thom Knoles speaks with Kevin Kelly about the evolutionary roles of human intelligence versus artificial intelligence and machine learning, the possibilities and implications of so-called artificial consciousness and the responsibility of encoding morality within the DNA of new predictive technology. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles answers listener questions about vegetarianism, self-healing, violence, empathy, the Wim Hof Method and more. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles speaks with Eitan Yardeni about the Vedic and Kabbalah perspectives on happiness, the distinctions between real and Illusory versions of it and how to sustain happiness that is independent of outside influence. Courtesy of The Rubin Museum of Art. Produced by Eric Cahan
Thom Knoles speaks with Graeme Wood about the movement toward religious fundamentalism, the political and cultural impact of ISIS and the implications of religious hegemony. Produced by Eric Cahan & Mike Martinez
Thom Knoles speaks with Dr. Lana Morrow about the relationship between brain performance and higher states of consciousness, whether neurological capacity is a reliable diagnostic of elevated consciousness and to what extent technology can be used to train the brain into a state of enlightenment. Produced by Eric Cahan & Mike Martinez
Thom Knoles discusses how to live a life without fear. To harness the constructive aspects of change requires a higher consciousness state which willingly embraces change as a constructive force. Once achieved, personal invincibility is born of it. Produced by Eric Cahan and Mike Martinez.
Thom Knoles speaks with Dennis McKenna about the similarities and differences between meditation and the use of plant medicines such as ayahuasca and psilocybin, their role in the development of higher states of consciousness and how they may be complementary. Produced and moderated by Eric Cahan & Mike Martinez.
Thom Knoles discusses how karma works, and how making it work for you is easier than you think. We design our experiences, good and bad, great and small. A misunderstanding of karma obscures our vision, and keep us bound to an incorrect belief that out experiences are designed by someone or something else. Produced by Eric Cahan & Mike Martinez
Thom Knoles speaks with Lodro Rinzler about the similarities and differences between Buddhist and Vedic philosophies, their origins, and how those philosophies are expressed in the way in which people actually practices techniques from each tradition. Produced by Eric Cahan & Mike Martinez