Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Card Game

by Aranyakananda Whenever my wife and I visit my parents we have a bit of a tradition. We play a card game that we introduced them to years ago. We don’t know what to call it so we just call … Continue reading

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Full Metal Monk

by Aranyakananda I was flipping through some posts on the facebook page of my oft-mentioned-on-this-blog Buddhist friend, the other day. He is a painter, and I was looking at some of his artwork when I came across a piece that … Continue reading

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Droppin’ A Little Bit o’ Gita

by Aranyakananda A co-worker noted that I had a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita in the corner of my cubicle today and asked me some casual questions about it. Later he joked with me about how much he had to do … Continue reading

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Fostering Cross-Culturalism and Interfaith Co-operation

by Aranyakananda The other day a friend of mine accompanied me to my weekly Gita discussion group at the local Hindu Temple. My friend is a Buddhist Monk. He was their to gain further understanding of my form of devotion. … Continue reading

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Gita Chapter 4: Avatars At a Most Subtle Level

by Aranyakananda Yesterday at my Temple’s weekly Bhagavad-Gita study group, we covered the opening verses of Chapter 4, which relate to the origins of Sri Krishna. It is in chapter 4, verse 7 where Krishna reveals the key to Vaishnava … Continue reading

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The Dharma of Lincoln

by Aranyakananda My wife and I went to see the anxiously awaited (in my household anyroad) “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role tonight. Long admirers of Day-Lewis’s versatility, long admirers of Lincoln’s strength of character (and let’s face … Continue reading

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Higher Ground

by Aranyakananda Something a friend recently said got me thinking about songs that aid me in maintaining a bhakti state of mind. Often these are songs which lead us to a state of emotional awareness. I suppose for me it … Continue reading

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