Monthly Archives: January 2013

What’s It Take To Get a ‘Namaste’ From Conan O’Brien?

by Aranyakananda If you have watched Conan O’Brien throughout his career on “Conan” on TBS, or NBC’s “Late Show” or “Tonight Show”, you will have noticed that at the top of the show when he announces some of his guests’ … Continue reading

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Even the Gita Says The Hindu Scriptures Are Unnecessary to the Wise

by Aranyakananda One of my favorite things about Hinduism is a line in the Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter 3, verse 46, which reads thusly: To the knower of Brahman (Spirit), all of the Vedas (scriptures) are of no more utility than is … Continue reading

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Krishnacore

by Aranyakananda For this post I want to link to a website called Krishnacore. When I first started out on this path of yoga, I was under the impression I had to remove many worldly influences from my life. I … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Atheists

by Aranyakananda Hinduism is not a religion where one is compelled to go out into the world and change anyone’s mind. All paths are valid. All paths fit the current needs of the soul behind the veil of the human … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part V – The Teachings of Krishna and the Bharat War

by Aranyakananda It is hard for many to believe that on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra, right betwixt two massive armies raging for battle, Krishna and Arjuna sat down and had an 18-chapter heart-to-heart. I am one of these people. … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part IV – The Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda In the last post I made the point that Krishna walked the Earth. To many this is not a point of contention, nor is it to me. Much evidence has been brought to show that Krishna, and even … Continue reading

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A Pure Reflection of the True Spirit of Sanatana Dharma/Personality of God-head vs. Impersonal Brahman

by Aranyakananda “Truth is one. Sages call it by many names” This being my 200th post on this weblog, I’d like to get back to a focus on Vishnu and Vaisnavism. In doing so, in these next several posts I … Continue reading

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