Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pujas at Home

by Aranyakananda I have a shrine to Vishnu/Krishna/Guru at home. Recently a friend of mine asked me about performing pujas, but I said that I really would not say that I do any. I think the reason was that I … Continue reading

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Have A Sattwic Memorial Day

by Aranyakananda For a long time I have not been very enthusiastic about holidays such as Independence Day, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. I never got misty-eyed about the patriotism of it all. Though my country (The U.S.A.) is great, … Continue reading

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From Whence Comes Authority to Make War in This World?

by Aranyakananda In Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna implores Arjuna to fight this battle, telling him that it is his Holy Duty as a kshatriya (a member of the protector or warrior class) to fight. Parts of the scriptures … Continue reading

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The Answer Is That There Is No Answer…Or Is There?

by Aranyakananda I have been letting my feelings kind of flow where they will, letting things work themselves out in regard to the death of my cousin (see previous post). Yesterday I attended the weekly Bhagavad-Gita discussion group at my … Continue reading

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Dealing With Death As A Hindu

by Aranyakananda A family member ended her life this weekend. I don’t think there has been a death in the family since I began to see life from the Vaishnava point-of-view. Though my wife has lost some people who she … Continue reading

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What the Avatars of Vishnu Show Us About Evolution

by Aranyakananda Most non-Hindus have probably heard of Krishna and maybe even Rama. They have heard of Buddha (who is considered to be an Avatar or Divine Manifestation of God by some). They probably have not heard of Kalki. But  … Continue reading

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Hindu Foundations of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

by Aranyakananda I was referred to the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho by another blogger recently. Since then I have read it in about 2 days, and have referred others to it, and quoted it on a couple of … Continue reading

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