Monthly Archives: February 2013

Faux Meat: The Gateway To HELL!

by Aranyakananda I don’t believe in “The Devil” but if His Unholiness did exist, I am sure that vegetarian “meat” would have been his idea. People always ask me why I would eat something that looks just like meat but … Continue reading

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Green Tea Cubicle Puja

by Aranyakananda My practice of what I call pujas, at home, is very limited. Even more so since I broke my leg and my range of motion in my devotional space has been stunted. But I do what I can. … Continue reading

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Dharma in the Vatican (Testiculos Habet Et Bene Pendentes!)

by Aranyakananda A little background on the Latin subtitle of this post: Legend has it that one of the Popes in the Middle Ages was later found out to be a woman. She is known today as Pope Joan. Legend … Continue reading

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A Ladder Within a Wheel Within a Loop Within a Larger Loop.

by Aranyakananda The world is an odd place. In our lives we are but climbing a ladder, all the time going ’round and ’round clinging to a wheel that is not real but convinced it is all that is real, … Continue reading

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On the Wrong Side of History

by Aranyakananda Whenever debate over any contentious political issue really heats up, one often hears that one side or the other is “on the wrong side of history.” I am not trying to start a war but usually it is … Continue reading

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Update On My List of “5 Ideas” As Suggested By Swami Vivekananda

by Aranyakananda Back in January after attending the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s birth at my temple, I came home and wrote on this blog about Swami Vivekananda’s assertion that we all should have 5 ideas by … Continue reading

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How to Give Obiesance to 330 Million Gods Every Day.

by Aranyakananda And now for something completely different: It is said that there are 330 million gods in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). The Vedas mention 33, or 33 groups of them, but then the word for “groups” is the same word … Continue reading

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