Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dharma Dream

by Aranyakananda I fall asleep during movies a lot. Even when I’ve just slept until 11am, and it is only mid-afternoon the same day. Recently I was sitting at home one Sunday afternoon watching a movie. We’d just had a … Continue reading

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Daily Affirmations – Aham Brahmasmi

by Aranyakananda One can wake up in the morning and chant the mantra “Aham Brahmasmi” – “I am Brahman” and whether they believe it or not does not matter a whit. It is true whether they believe it or not. … Continue reading

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The God-Fearing Kamsa

by Aranyakananda One of the most repugnant concepts to me, in all realms of all things religious, has always been the idea of “the fear of GOD.” Being a “God-fearing man”. I have never in my life feared GOD. Maybe … Continue reading

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Just One More About Plants, I Promise.

by Aranyakananda As you may know, I recently developed a bit of a passion for filling my cubicle at work with living things, i.e. green plants and more recently flowers. A co-worker cut off branches of a lilac bush and … Continue reading

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Letting My Aum Flag Fly For Liberty and Justice

by Aranyakananda Today was Flag Day. In the U.S. if you don’t know, this is supposed to be a day to honor the stars and stripes of our national flag. I am not much for sentimental patriotism, anyone will tell … Continue reading

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Jai Hari Om Mani Padme Hum

by Aranyakananda I haven’t had a lot to say lately. I think it is because everything I feel like blogging about seems completely trite, and I do not wish to intentionally subject you to the trite. What I set out … Continue reading

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Crossing My Eyes

by Aranyakananda Whenever someone asks me to cross my fingers, I have to be honest. If you’ve read this blog enough, you’ll know I am not “superstitious” in the conventional sense. Many consider religion, faith, prayer, etc., to be superstition … Continue reading

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