Brad Branson

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It’s literally 105 degrees here in the Northwoods of America, and I decided to not only workout, but go for a bike ride afterwards in this heat.

Jeyah! Working legs like a boss lately to bump up my testosterone and put on a few extra pounds before leaning down for beach timez at the Las Vegas World Summit in August.

Gonna be so sick.

Today I wanted to bring you a video I recorded which hybridizes a bit of Eastern Philosophy with success with women, nutrition, and fitness.

Crazy mix huh, and 3 things I’m fairly passionate about, so CHECK IT OUT!!!!!



Go Beyond The Master

The koan:

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.”

Is often misunderstood in philosophical circles, as it is sometimes interpreted as a literal translation.

But all it really says is, take as much as you can from your teachers, find true masters, and move forward as quickly as possible.

But when the time comes where you meet head to head with your mentors, and reach that level, you must them on your journey to true enlightenment.

Now I’m not suggesting you say “fuck off!” to RSD if you feel you reach a certain point, what I’m saying is you need to move BEYOND the teachings, and start thinking for yourself.

You really can be TOO open minded, ending up taking on advice that might not haven’t even been meant for you.

Different people need different insights at different times, and I’ve seen countless examples where people take some concept, and whole heartedly build their life around it.

“yeah dude! I heard that you shouldn’t give a fuck what people think. So I say FUCK IT! Fuck you dude! Fuck that girl! I don’t GIVE A FUCK.”

Well, yes, not identifying with other people’s opinions is a good concept, but not a foundational pillar to how you should filter your reality.

Common sense bro.

Take it in, and see how it jives with the rest of your perception of YOUR OWN way of thinking.

Why did the old routines work sometimes? Why does Beastmode work?

Do you have the type of personality where those concepts might fit your game nicely?

Fuck Your Personality

Well, I will admit that I’m a huge proponent of recognizing how malleable your identity and personality are, so you should definitely not be close minded.

But everyone has an intrinsic inclination towards certain ways of acting.

You might enjoy fine dinners, or lounges, so no matter how open minded you are, hitting that shit LIKE A BOSS, might be a bit miscalibrated.

The same way as if you like the chilled back gorilla headspace, but constantly find yourself in the middle of a molly-popping-electro-rocking dance party, you might wanna start hitting shit up a little harder.

As I mentioned in the video, take ALL the advice, try to find the underlying themes, and how certain aspects might fit nicely into your own personality, and THINK FOR YOURSELF!

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Alright, I’m back at it, gonna get some more video editing done and hit a protein smoothie.

I’ll see you guys next week!

Peace…
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#1
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Couldn´t resist to say..
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 LOL, I wont do it either
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 Herp derp, was about to comment on Jeffy's last blog post about being stood up...But it got deleted so I am gonna spam over here :)

I like it. Why being a complete copy of someone when you can be yourself :)

hahaha the ol beastmode thing...glad I have this period over
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yeah, just read about "killing the buddha" in Jed McKennas Spiritual Enlightenment.

trying ideas/concepts out for yourself is good advice not just for newbies to handle the information tsunami on RSDN frontpage
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Great content! Although some people will disagree with Brad about the meaning of "killing the buddha". Because it can also mean to move beyond ANY FORM: "You must kill your god, If you are to advance, all fixed ideas must go."

So it's not about "becoming your own master" or "thinking for yourself". In this context, every Buddha that is depicted is not the real Buddha, because there can be no picture of this real Buddha thing. That's why in earlier buddist religions they never depicted the Buddha figure, they only had footprints in sand etc. Because as soon as you name "god" or depict it, it is no longer god but a form. And god / buddha is beyond form. 

I am writing this not to bash brad's video, but only to get things straight: We as westeners have to be careful in implementing eastern philosophical ideas into our own concepts. The thing witht "killing the buddha" is about realizing that the Buddha image is not a picture of the buddha. The picture of the buddha is only a means of directing to the buddahood within yourself.

Maybe I'm totally wrong here. Still, awesome content Brad. Hitting it up hard tonight, it's gonna be legendary.
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 Hey Brad,

Lol this might seem off topic, but I was curious as to what brand vitamins and greens do you take and also fish oils... I would really appreciate it if you could tell me that because I am trying to get my heath and fitness to where I wanted it to be, and not just by taking pills, I do live a very active lifestyle, I work out and bike as well for hours somedays, but I want to take in the best nutrition as well.

Thanks 
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Brad I think it's a false dicotomy to begin with. We will always be both the student who is an everlasting learner and the master, the teacher who passes his knowledge on. But I get your point here, at some point we don't take merely the student frame, but we have to dive into our own experience and use our own smarts.
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 Solid vid Brad, the outside videos are much cooler.

P.S. do you even lift?
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Asking for more discussion about "killing the buddha" seems so contradictory to the principle behind the message. Though, this still ties in pretty deeply with my own group think/herd mentality/anti-man social conditioning - may we have more discussion about killing the buddha? :)
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Nirvana - the last nightmare.
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brad you on some deep shit. like chet baker. knowimsayin. deep.

from personality one has to move towards his self, then towards no-self.

killing the buddha - start trusting your existence and your own experience. really it takes courage but once you make that choice and kill the buddha, you have recognized that you are a buddha too. so need for another
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Thanks brad. Needed this. One of Top 5 RSDnation front page VIDS so far
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Possibly the Coolest Man Alive!
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..Yes I am.

Don't have a guru to begin with. See them as consultants. Like Alex does.

You can deleguate nearly everything.. But you can't deleguate thinking.
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Kill your idols.
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Good article brad, really deep. 
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?HMnnn!
The wheels in my mind go round and round.
I like how lots of the new rsd vids have underlying values of Tyler's philosophical pimping.
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Totally agree about thinking for yourself and taking what works according to what creates more leverage in one´s growth, a while ago i was reading a lot your blog, BRADBRANSON.COM ;)  because most of your content addressed lots of issues that i was having at the time, also i read an learn tons from articles of Julien, Tyler, Alex and Jeffy.

what i don´t agree thought is what you say about some stuff working depending on your age, i guess if you don´t feel comfortable doing stuff that other guys may do has more to do with how congruent you feel with it at the moment and not so much with age, place of birth, looks or size, etc

cool stuff
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 For instance now i´m working on staying relaxed no matter what happens around me, your article reminding me the "sedona method" helped me a lot
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 Learnt alot from this, cheers bro
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damn nigga respect on your username
J Dilla R.I.P. wrote:
 Learnt alot from this, cheers bro
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I want to see a Brad Hotseat! :)
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_H77Ledl_I

Relevant
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ChinaBoy~ wrote:
 Herp derp, was about to comment on Jeffy's last blog post about being stood up...But it got deleted so I am gonna spam over here :)

I like it. Why being a complete copy of someone when you can be yourself :)

hahaha the ol beastmode thing...glad I have this period over
Thanks for the spam...  ;P
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Mountaineer- wrote:
yeah, just read about "killing the buddha" in Jed McKennas Spiritual Enlightenment.

trying ideas/concepts out for yourself is good advice not just for newbies to handle the information tsunami on RSDN frontpage
Yeah that was the original place I heard this.  Luv that book so much.
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Maha wrote:
Great content! Although some people will disagree with Brad about the meaning of "killing the buddha". Because it can also mean to move beyond ANY FORM: "You must kill your god, If you are to advance, all fixed ideas must go."

So it's not about "becoming your own master" or "thinking for yourself". In this context, every Buddha that is depicted is not the real Buddha, because there can be no picture of this real Buddha thing. That's why in earlier buddist religions they never depicted the Buddha figure, they only had footprints in sand etc. Because as soon as you name "god" or depict it, it is no longer god but a form. And god / buddha is beyond form. 

I am writing this not to bash brad's video, but only to get things straight: We as westeners have to be careful in implementing eastern philosophical ideas into our own concepts. The thing witht "killing the buddha" is about realizing that the Buddha image is not a picture of the buddha. The picture of the buddha is only a means of directing to the buddahood within yourself.

Maybe I'm totally wrong here. Still, awesome content Brad. Hitting it up hard tonight, it's gonna be legendary.
Yeah, I didn't wanna go this deep with it, but yah, these teaching hit on different levels of paradigms.

Using the Plato's cave analogy, it works at the level of realizing the shadows, then again when you leave the cave and head outside.

Different paradigms of consciousness.  Haha, anyone even get that analogy, don't feel like exlaining further...
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SEAN PUA wrote:
 Hey Brad,

Lol this might seem off topic, but I was curious as to what brand vitamins and greens do you take and also fish oils... I would really appreciate it if you could tell me that because I am trying to get my heath and fitness to where I wanted it to be, and not just by taking pills, I do live a very active lifestyle, I work out and bike as well for hours somedays, but I want to take in the best nutrition as well.

Thanks 
http://www.bradbranson.com/the-brad-diet-masterlist/
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A-Fresh wrote:
 Solid vid Brad, the outside videos are much cooler.

P.S. do you even lift?
Nah...
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iRyan wrote:
I want to see a Brad Hotseat! :)
Things are in motion, there is a master plan.
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detourxl~ wrote:
Thanks brad. Needed this. One of Top 5 RSDnation front page VIDS so far
Thanks man!
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 lovely new indian style Brad ... :)
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Sweet man. What if I high-five the buddha instead of killing him? Is that still cool? Lol.
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 good stuff Brad ! solid
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Hahahaha OMG What. The. Fuck YOU ARE HUGE!!!  Hilarious.

This video was your best ever -- totally outstanding delivery, made me jealous I'm not in the forest on a bikeride as well.  Seriously engaging delivery here you can really blatantly see the improvement from the work in the LAIR. :)
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go to 1h 11m 50 secs
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 [=rgb(17, 17, 17)]Budda rejects the term "sin" as meaningless, and not only sees nothing evil in sexual pleasure but regards it as, highly legitimate, perhaps as the highest pleasure there is and certainly as something to which, everybody has a right.

Buddha also speak's of suffering as a person attached to outcome and negitive attachment's including object's or people.Buddha say's negitive attachment's are the cause of suffering and to live in the moment is to be free of suffering.

Last but not least,Buddha say's to have compasion,exeptence and love for everyone equally including one's self.

In my own word's,If you exept yourself you will become congruent in everything you do,if you love everyone equally you will truly love every women that hit's your bed,if you live in the moment you will never miss a women from the past and you will never fear rejection in the future,if you incorperate a few of the teaching's from Buddha you will find the teaching's to be very helpful in taking your inner game to new level's.

One last note,make every women a cherish.

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Awesome video man.  You seem more real in this video, very relatable.  That's awesome. Not that you weren't before, I'm just saying.  Plus absolutely great advice, too.  When is your next trip down to ATL my friend?  It's been almost a year!
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