Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jai Gurudev Vidyadhishananda-ji

by Aranyakananda Swami Vidyadhishananda-ji assured me of a general upswing in fortunes in August, and I am happy to report that I have obtained full-time work for the first time in a year and a half, beginning on Aug 6. … Continue reading

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When Even a False Guru Reveals Truth, How Can You Dismiss Anything Completely?

by Aranyakananda Back in the Spring, before I was writing this blog, I read about a film made about a “false guru” calling himself Kumare. He made the film to see what people would buy into. I was appalled when … Continue reading

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Vacation Dharma

by Aranyakananda Going on vacation to visit family, one tends to expect drama. I did when my wife and I visited her family in Winnipeg last week, but instead I got dharma. Dharma seemed to follow us wherever we went. … Continue reading

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On Being a Closet Hindu

by Aranyakananda Usually – almost always in fact – the term “in the closet” refers to a homosexual who is not open about their sexuality. The title of this piece is not meant to suggest that I am a homosexual … Continue reading

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Gurus Are Everywhere

by Aranyakananda Yes, there is a lesson to be learned from every person you meet. Why do you think they passed through this little speck of Lila that you call your life? They are there to teach you something. This … Continue reading

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Lessons From This Year’s Gurupurnima

by Aranyakananda I got to have a darshan with Swami Vidyadhishananda with several members of my Temple by video live feed on Tuesday. We had some technical difficulties but his truth came through, regardless. We got what we needed out … Continue reading

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