Podcast Episode 142: Bhagavad Gita for Modern Life with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar 

Podcast Episode 142: Bhagavad Gita for Modern Life with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar 

January 3, 2024 | 69 minutes, 48 seconds

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Podcast Show Notes

In this episode of the Ayurveda Meets Modern Science podcast, host John Douillard, DC, CAP, interviews Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar on the Bhagavad Gita: The Song of Consciousness. 

Dr. Suhas is a classically trained Ayurvedic Physician with over 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Suhas is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and an acclaimed educator in Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine. He has chaired & designed curricula for several Ayurvedic schools and is an advisor to the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

He is an advisor & consultant to Chopra Global & Chopra Foundation and is the Director of Ayurvedic Healing, an Integrative Wellness and Panchakarma Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA. 

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita, a sacred 700-verse Hindu scripture within the larger epic of the Mahabharta, is considered the supreme textbook of yoga. Bhagavad Gita is translated as the Song of Consciousness: the truth of you. As you learn and grow, you tap into your quantum body, which allows your physical body to perform.

See also The Research-Backed Benefits of Yoga for Depression

Activity Comes from Rest

Ayurveda suggests you must slow down and rest to be able to achieve truly. Dr. Suhas provides an example of a simple way to find rest: 

Start by gently closing your eyes. Focus on your senses. What do you feel? What do you hear? What do you smell? Focus on different areas of your body. What does your left foot feel like? What do your teeth feel like? 

Notice how within fractions of a second how much slower time feels, the slowness in your mind. 

Now take three conscious slow deep breaths and observe your senses again. 

End by asking yourself how you feel. 

During this exercise, make sure you are focusing on feelings and not thoughts. The feeling is the language of the soul. 

Don’t Be Attached to the Fruits of Your Actions

The Bhagavad Gita’s lessons suggest establishing your existence and performing action without attachment to the fruits of those actions. Meditating and practicing yoga can help achieve this state, but it’s crucial to apply this lesson in everyday life as well. 

An example of this is when you are giving a gift. Your goal should not be to get a gift or particular response in return. Once you expect a particular response, the gift is tainted. Instead, when you give a gift with no expectations, in return you and the recipient will receive good karma.

See also The Science of Sattva and Giving

Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s Masterclass

This six-part live webinar series taught by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar dives deep into the profound teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.

Register Here! Practical Vedanta for Daily Living: Masterclass with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar 

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar’s Books:


Ayurveda Meets Modern Science is hosted by Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, founder of LifeSpa and author of seven health books (including bestselling Eat Wheat and The 3-Season Diet), seven online courses (including Yoga Journal courses Ayurveda 101 and 201), and numerous free eBooks.

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