Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Missing Piece

by Aranyakananda In Hinduism, there is a list of four steps toward a fully-realized life. I am not aware of any particular order that they necessarily go in, though some seem self-evident. The list is kama (love, sexual pleasure, and … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s “Mahabharata” – The Blockbuster of the Kali Yuga

by Aranyakananda As I said in the last post, I’ve been reading quite a bit on the Mahabharata. As I was reading tonight, I commented to my wife that I could envision an updated version of the epic, possibly created … Continue reading

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A Whole Lotta Mahabharata

by Aranyakananda I am on a bit of a Mahabharata binge right now. Make ready. Not too long ago I wrote on the concept of “fear of God” and how figures in the Mahabharata such as Kamsa, Krisha’s uncle achieved … Continue reading

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The Home Mandir Complexification

by Aranyakananda Over the years, we’ve collected a small bucketful of pennies that we never are in the mood to take to the bank and cash in. You either have to roll them up and take them in, or take … Continue reading

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A Lesson That Keeps On Being Taught Until It Is Learned

by Aranyakananda While my wife and I were in the process of moving, we decided to sell a table along with a set of two stools that we had barely used. It was in great shape. Still we wanted to … Continue reading

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Tending To My Crop

by Aranyakananda Y’ever seen the movie “Field of Dreams”? Remember toward the end when Ray Kinsella finds out that “Shoeless Joe” Jackson plans to take Terrence Mann out into the cornfield, presumably for a glimpse into the “great beyond” or … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tilaks

by Aranyakananda The main purpose of the tilak, in my understanding, is not in the wearing but in the act of application. It is to be a meditative practice during which one remembers his own ishta-devata. It is not to … Continue reading

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