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Wisdom From The Smiling Panda

Wisdom From The Smiling Panda

By Kushagra Singh
Wisdom from the Smiling Panda is an effort to spread ideas that uplift, inform and (hopefully) transform you to believe – in yourself, the universe and affirmative action.

I draw inspiration from the Indian epics – Ramayana and Mahabharata. I’m deeply fond of the teachings of Shri Krishna and you’ll hear a lot from and about Him in this podcast. Lust for personal growth has led me to ditch a thriving theatre and civil construction business to attain a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy. Reading, writing, and sharing stories of growth fulfills me like nothing else.
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Programming The Mind For Desirable Experiences

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How to make eating a spiritual experience— a Vedic perspective.
In this episode, I share why it is essential to have a meditative eating experience. Eating is integral to living, if done right, it can make you truly come alive. I quote a couple of verses from Gita that you can meditate upon before eating food. The verses I quote are 4.24 and 15.14.
December 1, 2021
No time to die?
In this episode I narrate to you a special story from the life of Ved Vyas which helps us reconcile with an ultimate truth about life: death!
October 13, 2021
Portrait Picture of The Prince of Kashi
Rumi said, what you seek is seeking you. The Upanishads take you a step ahead. Wondering what it is? Let this five minute story enlighten you.
August 23, 2021
The mysterious formula of work without expectations.
In this episode we discuss the most misquoted and misunderstood verse from the Gita. We further try and understand the essence of Krishna’s wisdom on conscious action.
July 5, 2021
Mother Mary and Her Great Expectations
Jesus is a glorious historical figure revered by countless humans since centuries. Let us meet his mother in heaven and ask her about her opinion about her divine child ;)
April 29, 2021
Pandemic Dharma: Our Karma Yoga in Covid Era and Beyond
I list out some practical steps we can take to boost our immunity and give ourselves a greater chance to beat the virus.
April 21, 2021
Two Seekers and a Lesson in Patience
Listen to a potentially life-transforming story of how Narada and his interactions with two seekers can help us cultivate, surrender and patience.
January 19, 2021
Gratitude and why its so important in Manifestation
A short and sweet reminder on how gratitude is the first step towards manifesting a happy life. I record this episode for a friend's virtual coaching program on manifestation. 
December 30, 2020
How To Use Water To Change Your Life For The Better
In this episode, I share a simple trick that can enhance your life experience using a basic life necessity, i.e., water :))
December 16, 2020
'Triple A' Strategy of Reconciliation
Ever screwed up in life and have no idea how to reconcile with your mistake?  Allow this episode to be of help! 😎  This episode is based on a blog called 'Art of Reconciliation' on You can follow my blog for more wisdom-filled stories. 
October 29, 2020
Jesus And The Fisherman: A Cure For Overthinking
If you have ever been afflicted with overthinking, allow this episode to present an interesting perspective from the life story of Jesus. Also, in this episode, I share when and why it is okay to delve in the past or the future. I additionally share tips on how to stay present—all under 10 minutes. 😎  If you are listening to this on Apple Podcasts, please do rate and review the podcast. 
October 2, 2020
Understanding Love Languages
In today’s episode, we learn about the concept of Love Languages. Wouldn’t be it be cool to know how exactly you can feel more loved? To know about your love language, you can try the quiz below: For couples: Couples Quiz - The 5 Love Languages® For Singles: Singles Quiz - The 5 Love Languages®
September 22, 2020
Hookwink Destiny
A story of Mr and Mrs Verma demonstrates how grace can hoodwink even karma and bring abundance. 😎
September 13, 2020
Story time: What Goes Around Comes Around
In this special mini-episode, I narrate to you a story of ‘Akbar-Birbal’ that teaches us how what goes around comes around. 😁 If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please do follow and rate the podcast and share it with your friends. 😇🙏
September 5, 2020
Programming The Mind For Desirable Experiences
In this episode, I take you through the most well known and impactful technique to program your mind for success. I also share a couple of personal life examples when I achieved my goals using the technique mentioned in the episode. I quote the work of two of my favourite spiritual teachers in this episode: Dr Wayne Dyer and Dr Joe Dispenza. I highly recommend you to check out their work. Thank me later. 😁 I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I enjoyed it bringing it to you. Please rate, subscribe and follow the podcast if you haven’t already.
September 3, 2020
Seekers, Brothel And Why Attention Of The Mind Is Key
In this short episode, I share you why it is so vital to channelise where you put your attention. I also share with you the concept of RAC and leave you with a short exercise to work with until we meet in the next episode. All packed in under ten minutes! You do not want to miss this episode. Please do follow the Podcast on Spotify, if that is where you listen to podcasts. If you are listening to this on Apple Podcasts, please do subscribe and rate this. I am grateful for your presence.
August 26, 2020
An Easy Breathing Technique to beat Stress and Anxiety
How you breathe affects your state of mind and vice-versa. In this short episode, I share with you a super easy breathing technique that can help you feel calmer and relaxed in a matter of minutes.  Check out Sonia Choquette's website whose teaching has inspired this episode: Please do follow, rate and review the Podcast. I am really grateful for your support. 
August 19, 2020
Krishna and a new idea of God: My Krishna story
Krishna is one of the most beloved deities across all cultures and religions. Listen to this episode on how His grace filled presence has had such an indelible impact in my life and how you too can seek His help in your life journey.  
August 13, 2020
The Essence of Giving
In this episode of the Wisdom From The Smiling Panda Podcast, I narrate a beautiful story of a shy little boy with a big heart. I would love to know your takeaway from the episode. ☺️
August 4, 2020
Three kinds of karma: the link to destiny and free will
We all know about the concept of karma but do you know that there are three categories of karma? Listen to this episode to find out more.  Also, If you have ever wondered about destiny and free will, this episode is for you. :) 
July 29, 2020