Category Archives: determinism

The Intoxication of Now

by Aranyakananda The title of this post was not meant to parody Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, though it does just happen to be so that I am currently in the middle of Tolle’s “A New Earth”. Though I … 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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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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In Defense of the Notion of Karma When Someone Treats You Like Shit.

by Aranyakananda I recently was given the opportunity, via Facebook, the modern forum for all things philosophical, to ponder the following quote: “If someone treats you like shit, just remember there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal people … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Atheists

by Aranyakananda Hinduism is not a religion where one is compelled to go out into the world and change anyone’s mind. All paths are valid. All paths fit the current needs of the soul behind the veil of the human … Continue reading

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The Past Has Passed

by Aranyakananda I would say a good chunk of the stress we experience in life is directly related to things that we expect to happen. Things we sit up at night worrying about. It is irrational, because, well, logically, the … Continue reading

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Vivekananda’s Assimilation of Five Ideas

by Aranyakananda “If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library.” – Swami Vivekananda I cannot believe we are only 12 … Continue reading

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