“Enlightenment isn’t a magical state you achieve once, it’s a dynamic state that’s constantly moving.” – Daniele Bolelli
On today’s episode, Daniele is sharing his views on Daoism, enlightenment, and radical kindness that bring greater understanding. Listen in as Daniele and I explore what happens when we romanticize the concept of religion and philosophy, how Daoism teaches you to get back up, and how creating his own understanding of actions and philosophy led to less anxiety and greater peace.
Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, and university professor. He was born in Italy and currently lives in Los Angeles.
His first solo book, “La Tenera Arte del Guerriero,” was published when Bolelli was 22 years old. This work, which is a philosophical exploration of martial arts, went on to become a cult classic in Italy even outside the confines of martial arts circles.
His second book entitled “iGod: Istruzioni per l’Uso di una Religione Fai da Te” was published in Italy in 2011. This wild ride through comparative religion will be released in the United States in early 2013. Bolelli’s third book, “50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion,” was published in the United States in December 2011. Some of the most influential thinkers to have affected his world view include Tom Robbins, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Thomas Paine, Henry David Thoreau, Lao Tzu, and Heraclitus.
After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Anthropology, and earning graduate degrees at UCLA (in American Indian Studies) and CSULB (History), Bolelli began teaching at several colleges in Southern California.
Bolelli was featured in “I Am Bruce Lee” which broke Spike TV’s rating record for documentaries. He has appeared as a guest on popular podcasts such as Duncan Trussell’s, Adam Carolla’s, and Joe Rogan’s.
You can learn more about Daniele at http://www.danielebolelli.com/