Category Archives: Divine Consciousness

Yes, Master.

by Aranyakananda Anyone who has been fortunate to find his or her true Satguru in this life will often refer to this person as “Master.” The Master’s word and will becomes as good as Scripture. Master, as in…I don’t know, … Continue reading

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Rathangapani – Life Upon the Wheel

by Aranyakananda Just a note to avoid any confusion. This blog used to be called “Rolling with Vishnu.” Since the change in name and a possible change in appearance/layout, I wouldn’t want to lose connections I have made with regular … Continue reading

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Blucky

by Aranyakananda …and speaking of luck, per the last post on this blog, last night I was in Hobby Lobby (a place so very Christian in reputation that I was worried I would burst into flames just walking in) and … Continue reading

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The Sacred Architecture of the Vastu Shastra

by Aranyakananda My father is a home builder. With his birthday having just passed when I started working on this post, and having visited my parents beforehand to take them both out for dinner, naturally I have been thinking about … 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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Personal Association

by Aranyakananda As an avid Facebooker, I find great amusement in getting involved in conversations on other people’s walls. In doing so I often strike up a good report with friends of friends who I do not know. This is … Continue reading

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“Use Your Outside Voice.”

by Aranyakananda When it comes down to it, all we really have to rely on is that inner voice that guides us through many a trial. I believe that the inner voice is the voice of the Jnana yogi, but … Continue reading

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