The Final Frontier of The Superhuman: A Solo Podcast with Kapil Gupta

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Key Takeaways

  • Elites do things their OWN way in their craft or profession – they ignore the status quo, and follow their instincts
    • BUT in the realm of spirituality or self-improvement, they do the exact opposite – they begin to listen to so called ‘experts’ and traditionalists
    • If that superhuman were really serious about spirituality or whatever, he’d approach it the way he approached his own craft – by debunking the nonsense before he accepted a single word
    • “Why would you bow down to the status quo, and the common thinking, if you never did that in your own profession”
  • Two of the best quotes I may have ever heard:
    • “Ask any of your meditation instructors if they can turn off their thoughts at will”
    • “The things that you read in books, you can actually discover by reading yourself, by going deep inside yourself… and then you can know everything and anything, because all of nature’s secrets are embedded within you, rather than reading 400 pages of something that can be said in a paragraph and a half, so that you can go to cocktail parties and brag about how you’ve read 15 books this year.”
  • Happiness is just a concocted idea created as a reaction to misery

Intro

Now what?

  • After you’ve achieved all your success, become famous, made millions or billions of dollars…now what? How will you fill your time?
  • “It is shocking to me…many of the super humans in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, when they were creating their own craft, when they were making their own art… they did everything their own way. When they achieved what they wanted to achieve, they then delved into spirituality, and self-optimization, self-development, and self-improvement.”
    • “When they delved into that arena – they went completely against their own principles. In their craft, they didn’t listen to ANYBODY. They did things according to what their instincts told them. When they delved into the world of self-development and spirituality, they began to listen to the so called ‘experts’ and traditionalists, and they did everything that they never did in the creation of their own great craft.”

The New Fashion Statement

  • “Human beings love to subscribe to fashions, so that they can show off and demonstrate how intelligent they are”
    • Fashion = 20 minutes of mediation per day, doing a silent retreat, reading as many books as possible
    • “It’s the new fashion statement as to how many books you’ve read, and how many silent retreats you’ve been to”
  • “If a superhuman was going to be a true artist in his own domain, then why should he succumb to the status quo in any domain that he touches”
    • If that superhuman were really serious about spirituality or whatever, he’d approach it the way he approached his own craft – by debunking the nonsense before he accepted one single word
    • “If you’re ultimate in your own craft, then why do you succumb to nonsense in these other things?”

Kapil Comes Out Swinging

  • “Ask any of your meditation instructors if they can turn off their thoughts at will”
    • Ask them – “When emotion gets to you, are you able to understand that emotion has nothing whatsoever to do with you?”
  • “The things that you read in books, you can actually discover by reading yourself, by going deep inside yourself… and then you can know everything and anything, because all of nature’s secrets are embedded within you, rather than reading 400 pages of something that can be said in a paragraph and a half, so that you can go to cocktail parties and brag about how you’ve read 15 books this year.”
  • “The mind is a complete illusion, and it creates nothing but illusion, and all of one’s reality is created by this mind”

Real Talk

  • “‘What is consciousness? What is the best way to practice mindfulness? Is all of this a simulation? How can you pursue life extension?’ All of this is pseudo intellectual nonsense!”
    • None of the people who ask these things are interested in getting anywhere
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION – CAN YOU TURN OFF INVOLUNTARY THOUGHT – That is an absolute SUPERPOWER
  • “When involuntary thought is turned off, one arrives at the truth. All the things that one is seeking, through these meditations and mindfulness practices, and all of this pony tail type chasing of the Eastern tree – all of these things come for free without effort! If one is truly sincere, if one truly wants to get somewhere, instead of just dawning the fashion trends of the spiritual world…you as a superhuman, can turn your DNA in this direction, so that you can cultivate and discover what the truths really are, the same way you discovered them in your own profession”

Screw the Culture

  • “Why would you bow down to the status quo, and the common thinking, if you never did that in your own profession”
  • “Every culture is saturated by trivial ideas, regurgitated concepts, and nonsense. It is NOT based upon truth.”

Happiness Does Not Exist

  • “The mind creates for us the entire reality that we believe to be true. Because we believe it to be true, these beliefs have consequences, and our entire life, all our actions and the things we think, are based upon those beliefs. This is a MASSIVE departure from reality.”
    • This is why we suffer from emotional turmoil, sadness, and depression, and why we chase “the mythological idea of happiness”
      • “Happiness does not exist. There is no happiness. The only reason the idea of happiness even exists is because misery is everything. If there was no misery, there would be no happiness.”
      • “Happiness is a concocted idea that is created as a reaction to misery”
      • Any why does misery exist? – Because the truth is not known

The Truth

  • “Truth, peace, clarity, insight…they all lead to dispassion. They lead to a person who is untouched no matter what happens to him. That’s a holy grail.”
  • “Be superhuman in all things. Not just in the craft that you pursue. Understand that if you come to a domain that you know very little about, virtually everything that you hear will be wrong, the same way it was wrong in your own profession.”

These notes were edited by RoRoPa Editing Services

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