Category Archives: Buddhism

“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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Vs. III – Reincarnation vs. Rebirth

This one does not hold as much immediate import on a day-to-day basis as the last two posts do as far as I am concerned. Because (1) it has to do with transmigration, a subject that, to most, cannot be … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is Next To Godliness and Godliness is Apparently Calculable

by Aranyakananda First off I don’t really believe that old aphorism that “cleanliness is next to godliness”. If that were true, I’d be going straight to Hell in a handbasket, I am sure. But the idea fits well with another … Continue reading

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100 and 8

by Aranyakananda “Auspicious” is a word that I never heard until I began reading Hindu texts and commentaries on said documents. “Inauspicious” was a word I was familiar with, oddly enough. But I had never heard anyone employ its opposite, … 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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A Follow-up to “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys”

by Aranyakananda Since I wrote my last post, I have come to a striking realization which, quite frankly I found difficult to rationalize at first, but I do stand by my original post. The issue in that post was a … Continue reading

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

by Aranyakananda I was flipping through my Facebook feed yesterday and I saw a story about an ISKCon monk undergoing the Sannyasi Ceremony and receiving saffron robes. I am not too familiar with how things are done in such a … Continue reading

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