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Nicotene, the “More Money, More Problems” Principle, and Bhagavad-Gita 2:62-63

by Aranyakananda I have been finding so many times in recent weeks that conversations I have with friends/family will show me in real world experience, things that I thought I knew but it turns out I had only read them … Continue reading

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How the Highway and Miscommunications Play Into My Personal Dharma

by Aranyakananda Every time I start a new job it seems that the old specter of caffeine consumption shows its ugly face again. I came into Hinduism realizing that my present life brings with it several specific dharmas. One of … Continue reading

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Hinduism and Hippies. What’s the Deal?

by Aranyakananda Though Americans have been interested in Hinduism ever since the time of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden was published in 1854, and took well to the message of Swami Vivekananda in the 1890s and Paramahansa Yogananda in the first … Continue reading

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The Gita and the War on Drugs

by Aranyakananda There has been a lot of talk on various media recently about the “War on Drugs”. A lot of people seem to think we need to give up this idea as a quaint relic of the past. An … Continue reading

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The Bhagavad-Gita: A Scripture Whose Influence Has Guided Generations of Change

by Aranyakananda I read somewhere, probably on the sleeve of a copy of one of the translations of the Bhagavad-Gita itself, how this scripture greatly influenced the work of Henry David Thoreau. Having been immersed in the Gita myself at … Continue reading

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