Monthly Archives: March 2012

Digital Maya

by Aranyakananda I saw a book at the public library today about a computer program in which you can digitally create animated worlds, scenery, people, on your computer. Think Pixar. The program is called Maya. I thought that was quite … Continue reading

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Cleaving Duality and Destroying the Effects of Karma

by Aranyakananda When you wake up and meditate on the point between the eyes, the Third Eye, the Window to the soul, meditate on living in Divine consciousness. Imagine your consciousness being uplifted to this point, and all of your … Continue reading

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Yogananda Biography Full of Digressions and Personal Issues.

by Aranyakananda I have finished reading the new biography of Paramhansa Yogananda, written by one of the Guruji’s most cherished disciples, Swami Kriyananda. I am sure that Kriyananda’s devotion to his guru is pure and true. And I don’t feel … Continue reading

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A Couple of Preliminary Notes on “Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography”

by Aranyakananda I have finally began to read “Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography” by Swami Kriyananda. I am only about half the way through it so I cannot give a full opinion on it. I surely will later. One thing in … Continue reading

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The Gita and the War on Drugs

by Aranyakananda There has been a lot of talk on various media recently about the “War on Drugs”. A lot of people seem to think we need to give up this idea as a quaint relic of the past. An … Continue reading

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Prasna Upanishad: The Sense Organs of God

by Aranyakananda In the Prasna Upanishad there is a discussion between Prana (life force) personified and the five senses. I have taken this to represent a conversation between God and man just as the Bhagavad-Gita is. I take this Upanishad … Continue reading

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Vishnu: The Perceivable Manifestation of Brahman

by Aranyakananda I was reading the Kena Upanishad last night and I came across the passage translated: “That which is not comprehended by the mind, but by which the mind comprehends – know this to be Brahman.” So it got … Continue reading

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