Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Primordial Teaching of the Bhagavad-Gita

by Aranyakananda In Bhagavad-Gita Chapter Four, Krishna says that he taught this same teaching to the Sun God, Vivasvan, and that Vivasvan taught the same to the first man. In this way, “Let there be light” was a primordial version … Continue reading

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Listening for the Music of Lord Krishna’s Flute

by Aranyakananda A few years ago, mysteriously, out of the blue, this desire to learn how to play – and a sudden love for the sound of – the flute came upon me. I never did act upon it. I … Continue reading

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I Have Discovered a Very Helpful Hindu Blog

by Aranyakananda I have discovered a blog recently which is written by a Hindu, who tells fascinating stories from the scriptures, each with a moral to the story which is applicable to daily life. I think it is important to … Continue reading

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The Saint Francis of Assisi/Paramhansa Yogananda Connection

by Aranyakananda In reading the recently released bio of Yogananda, written by Kriyananda, I was fascinated to read that Yogananda had said he was Saint Francis of Assisi in a former incarnation. In reading the biography of St. Francis, entitled … Continue reading

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Rabbinical Gurus?

by Aranyakananda I recently read a book called “Going Deep” by Gordon MacDonald.The story is about a pastor in a Christian church who comes to the realization that the key to a brighter future for his church and for the … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: Bad Luck vs. Karma

by Aranyakananda Friday the 13th always brings up a lot of talk from superstitious types who say this entire day is bad luck. I was talking it over with a co-worker last night. I said to him “I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Another Good Bit From Kriyananda’s Yogananda Biography

by Aranyakananda One of the best things I took away from Swami Kriyananda’s new biography of Paramhansa Yogananda has nothing to do with Yogananda. But it is a good bit for anyone who is unfamiliar with Hinduism who wants to … Continue reading

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