If you’ve ever thought ANYTHING was impossible, or the challenge was too great, then do we have the Sometimes Brilliant Show for You.
Today I’ll be talking with Larry Brilliant, pioneering physician, global philanthropist, and one of the key players in the eradication of smallpox, which has saved millions, of not a billion lives to come. He’s also the best-selling author of a brilliant new book, and a MUST read about faith or courage, Sometimes Brilliant.
And that’s just what we’ll be talking about today, about the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history.
That plus we’ll talk about the importance of juke boxes, Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm Bus, the power of a pomegranate Ben Spock, Martin Luther King, Ram Dass, time off for bad behavior, what in the world 420 and the Bhagavad-Gita have to do with anything, who’s the world’s tallest white monkey, eating car tires, and what Grandma Ida and Electric punch have to do with anything.
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A man who has always been in the right place at the right time, Larry Brilliant has engaged with some of the most prominent thought leaders, spiritual masters, heroes, and icons in the world, including Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji), Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Wavy Gravy, the Grateful Dead, the Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama. His life’s journey across continents has resulted in the direct involvement of some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century: the eradication of smallpox in India, curing blindness in over 4 million people, introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, launching Google’s philanthropic enterprises, and much, much more.
Now for the first time, Brilliant reflects on his remarkable life and his extraordinary experiences as a doctor, innovator, philanthropist, and cultural revolutionary.
As he recalls the past fifty years and all that he has seen and done, this masterful storyteller offers transformative messages of wisdom and compassion that will inspire everyone to work towards a better, more brilliant existence. His is a truly cinematic and fun journey—and a profound search for meaning that provides a new perspective on what it means to be engaged with life’s most important questions.
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- What happened with Larry Brilliant’s dad and the mafia
- What ancient coins taught him about India
- How did he meet Martin Luther King Jr, and how’d he change Larry’s life
- What does a motorcycle ride and nitrous oxide have to do with anything
- Who he miraculously got into medical school
- What was a rescue mission to Alcatraz and who was Wovoca?
- What happened with Larry and Warner Brothers?
- Who’s Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm Commune Bus and the Sterling Hog – and touring on the Silk Road
- What happened with Ram Dass and Be Here Now?
- What was it like meeting Neem Karoli Baba – aka Mahara-ji
- What is the opposite of faith, and what does doubt have to do with faith
INSPIRE #411: DISCOVER YOUR SHEER AWESOMENESS! (Kute Blackson,”You Are The One”)
INSPIRE #406: HOW TO LOVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE! (Roger Housden, “Dropping The Struggle”)
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