Buddha Or Badass? How To Reconcile Spirituality And Ambition

Would you rather be the type of person who is self-actualized, spiritual, and always connected to their purpose?

Or would you rather be the type of person who is working hard, accelerating their career, and making money?

This is the current dilemma that so many of us have — but it’s a false one. You don’t have to choose between being a Badass or Buddha. You can be both. And believing you can’t, could be the one brule holding you back in your life.

Moving To The Next Level Of Mastery


There was a time in Vishen’s life where he believed this brule, too, because it’s one that we’ve all been told: you can be a hippie or a businessman, you can have peace or money, you can enjoy yourself or work hard. During one phase, Vishen was only concerned with self-actualization and not with business. In another phase, he found that he was so driven by his goal that he ended up having no time to rest.

But he learned from his personal mentor (who’s also one of the world’s leading MBA teachers and author of The Quest for Personal Mastery), Srikumar Rao, that there’s a way to integrate your Badass and Buddha sides. Being spiritual doesn’t mean being passive or giving up on creating positive change.

This is why Vishen says “the most spiritual people shake things up… they move mountains, build legacies, feed millions.”

By integrating both sides, you end up ascending to a whole new level. Life flows with you when you’re on this level. You end up achieving being able to move those mountains, build your legacy, live a better life, and leave a better world.

So how do you move to the next level? Vishen shares Srikumar Rao’s 5 tools to bridge the gap between spiritual and business mastery. Watch the video to find them out.


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How do you integrate your spirituality and your ambition? Share in the comments below.

Srikumar Rao

Srikumar Rao

Dr. Srikumar Rao is the founder of the revolutionary Creativity and Personal Mastery course, which he used to teach at some of the best business schools in the world including Columbia, Haas, Kellogg, University of California at Berkeley and London Business School. The course covered his pioneering work in discovering the connection between self-awareness and happiness, as well as work life success. This course has been extensively covered in the media including the New York Times,the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Guardian, Business Week and dozens of other publications. He’s conducted workshops for executives of Microsoft, Google, Morgan Stanley, American Express, IBM, Goldman Sachs and dozens of others. And he continues to teach thousands of people how to live happy and fulfilling lives.

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