Category Archives: Buddha

Vaisnavaganza: Buddhavatar

by Aranyakananda To many Vaisnavs, the most recent Avatar of Vishnu was Buddha. And there are two main schools of thought as to his avatardom, at least amongst Vaisnavs: 1. Vishnu incarnated as Buddha to a “false religion” to separate … 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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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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A Few Thoughts on Militant Buddhism

by Aranyakananda For about a year now, there has been a violent clash in Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims which has in recent months come to the proverbial boiling point. Buddhist Monks in Myanmar are taking up arms against the … Continue reading

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Declaring “Happy Time!”

by Aranyakananda A dear friend of mine has taken up the practice of declaring that it is time for a “Happy Moment” on Facebook posts. It is at these moments, or whenever his friends read these posts, when we are … Continue reading

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The Unconditional Love of a Liberated Soul

by Aranyakananda I am blessed enough to be in the acquaintance of many benevolent entities who give their all to be kind and understanding – loving even – to anyone that they meet. I know people who will answer questions … Continue reading

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Vaisnavaganza: Beyond the Dashavatar – the 14 Other Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda The commonly accepted list of Avatars of Vishnu includes 9, with the tenth, Kalki yet to come. This list of ten is called Dashavatar. But the Bhagavata Purana and other scriptures list 14 more avatars of Vishnu, for … Continue reading

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