Category Archives: afterlife

The Quantum Album: 4. Live Die Repeat

I watched the Tom Cruise action flick “Live Die Repeat” with my wife this weekend which doesn’t have a thing to do with the Quantum Physics theme of the last few posts, but it sort of set of a chain … Continue reading

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The Quantum Album: 2. Live Metal

Coming from a Catholic background it is hard to conceptualize the Great Beyond as not a place where “I” go when “I” die and “I” enjoy everything “I” enjoyed in life forever and ever amen, etc. Over the years I … Continue reading

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On Being Enlightened vs. Being Self-Realized

by Aranyakananda I was asked the other day if there is a difference between being “enlightened” and being “Self-realized”/”Self-actualized” whichever you prefer. And if so, is it wrong to say “I am enlightened.” Let me deal with the second question … Continue reading

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On the Winter Solstice and the Gita

by Aranyakananda As usual lately, I am a little late to the party on certain subjects when it comes to blogging. But yesterday was the Winter Solstice. The beginning of winter, yet it marks the day when daylight hours begins … Continue reading

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My Diwali Light For 2013

by Aranyakananda Over the weekend my temple held Lakshmi puja along with fireworks to celebrate Diwali. My wife and I were out of town to visit a friend who had recently received a rather grave medical diagnosis and prognosis. A … Continue reading

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A Response to “Let’s Aim For a Post-Theistic Society” by Professor Vasant Natarajan

by Aranyakananda Last time I attended Bhagavad-Gita study group at my temple one of the men there made a casual reference to an opinion column in “The Hindu”. I later asked him to direct me to the piece because I … 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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