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“Through him, She…”

I am finally reading the “Gospel of Ramakrishna” which I picked up over the summer. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a Sanatana Dharmist in the truest sense I can think of. He tested every path for himself: From Daulism to Advaita, … Continue reading

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Vishvarupa and the Probability Waves

by Aranyakananda The title of this post is not my fictional band’s name. It is about a theory put forth in a very unique book I’ve just finished reading, called “The Yoga of Time Travel” by Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Indie Spiritualist” by Chris Grosso

by Aranyakananda Many people in this modern age, who are pursuing a spiritual path, when asked how it all began, will cite a moment of clarity. And a desire, a wish to discover “more” to life. Often this desire is … Continue reading

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This Week In Hinduism

by Aranyakananda It has been brought to my attention that its been about 45 days since I’ve written anything. And my ego tries to tell me this is bad because it wants that “I” define myself as a writer. And … Continue reading

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OK Where Was I? Ah Yes…A Whole Lotta Mahabharata: The Whole Thing Started When…

by Aranyakananda You’ll have to forgive me. I don’t know how to write a proper blog post title any more. I’ve been a little sidetracked by other pursuits, but some of my most recent posts were on various topics surrounding … 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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Jai Jai Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

by Aranyakananda It’s been a while since I really considered posting here. My wife and I’ve been moving, and Lord Ganesha, for a while, dammed the river of words that had until recently flowed forth on this blog. I blame … Continue reading

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A Book Review, Sorta’, of “Dharma Punx” by Noah Levine

by Aranyakananda I am in the process of reading “Dharma Punx” by Noah Levine upon repeatedly hearing if referenced, mainly by friends of the Buddhist persuasion. From what I understand, Levine seems to be a living guru to many. He … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part I – “Do (5%) Good”

by Aranyakananda Target has a program called the Do Good program. On a sign in the store it appears like this: “Do % Good” and inside the top “o” of the percent symbol is a 5 and in the bottom … Continue reading

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Know a Yogi II – Rajarsi Janakananda

by Aranyakananda James J. Lynn (later to be given the name Rajarsi Janakananda by Paramahansa Yogananda) was an oil man. He made millions of dollars. But all the money he made was not enough. He had it all, but perhaps … Continue reading

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