Category Archives: drugs

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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Holi, High.

by Aranyakananda I have never taken part in Holi while high on cannabis. Am I being a prude? It would appear so by a simple survey of the news stories marking Holi that I have seen, that Holi is not … 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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Regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School: We Are All Victims of the Insanity Which is Not the True Self.

by Aranyakananda It has grown wearisome watching responses to news stories online, or Facebook postings on the subject of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Terrible thing to say, I know, because these postings have been an outpouring of love and … Continue reading

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Russell Brand: A Case-Study On the Ego and Krishna Consciousness

by Aranyakananda Recently, comic Russell Brand reached the milestone of ten years clean and sober. He is a former heroin, alcohol and sex addict. He has often attributed his recovery to meditation, and Krishna Consciousness. I believe he practices japa, … Continue reading

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Meditation, For Rest Daily – Part 3: The Sensory Deprivation Chamber

by Aranyakananda And now for the third and final installment of this little trilogy – one which I promised could prove beneficial for anyone pursuing the practice of meditation, regardless of physical ability. It is something I have not experienced … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season To Be Gloomy

by Aranyakananda We’ve all heard that the number of suicides skyrockets during the Christmas holiday season. But this post is not an indictment of Christmas. Because really the whole cycle starts when the temperature starts to drop and it combines … Continue reading

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