Monthly Archives: December 2012

How To Make “Yada Yada Yada” Your Mantra

by Aranyakananda In Hindi, the word “yada” can mean alternately “wherever” or “whenever” or presumably even “whatever” as indicated by the phrase from Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 4, Verse 7, perhaps the most important verse for Vaisnav Hindus. In this verse, Krishna … Continue reading

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On Not Dying, At Least Not Any Time Soon

by Aranyakananda On the plane ride into Winnipeg on the fateful day I have written about in the last two posts, I happened to notice a fellow passenger was wearing a New York Yankees cap. I recognized this to be … Continue reading

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Protection

by Aranyakananda Since the staircase tumble which I described in the last post took place in Winnipeg, now that I am home I went to get further x-rays today and another doctor’s opinion on the prognosis. I am happy to … Continue reading

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Regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School: We Are All Victims of the Insanity Which is Not the True Self.

by Aranyakananda It has grown wearisome watching responses to news stories online, or Facebook postings on the subject of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Terrible thing to say, I know, because these postings have been an outpouring of love and … Continue reading

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Russell Brand: A Case-Study On the Ego and Krishna Consciousness

by Aranyakananda Recently, comic Russell Brand reached the milestone of ten years clean and sober. He is a former heroin, alcohol and sex addict. He has often attributed his recovery to meditation, and Krishna Consciousness. I believe he practices japa, … Continue reading

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Um…ॐ…

by Aranyakananda Upon starting my current day-job back in August, just getting comfortable with the phone calls I was making, I found myself with “a case of the ums” as my supervisor put it. I said “Um” a lot. Eventually … Continue reading

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Ode To Ravi

by Aranyakananda I have to take this opportunity to reiterate (I think I’ve discussed it before) how eternally grateful I am to the recently departed sitar master Ravi Shankar. When I first began to meditate, I could not figure out … Continue reading

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