Category Archives: existentialism

The Quantum Album: 3: Timespace of the Subatomic Flea

One of the more – oh I don’t know – mystical elements of Quantum Physics is the idea that “time” is a “dimension” just like the three others we are familiar with. And this doesn’t really relate a lot to … Continue reading

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Reflections

by Aranyakananda Last night gave us a rare opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse, which turned the mood blood-red for the second time this year. To misquote Peter Noone, I “don’t know much about astronomy, but I do know” … Continue reading

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Sense-Perception and the Big Bang While We’re At It.

by Aranyakananda The scope of this topic may be too much for me to handle. I won’t be quoting the scriptures. I may not use a lot of technical Sanskrit terms. Nevertheless: Having encountered misunderstandings about Hinduism from others, I … 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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It

by Aranyakananda Have you ever noticed that when precipitation falls from the sky, we say “it is raining” or “it is snowing”? We could, if we had time to lollygag, say “precipitation is falling from the sky”. We certainly don’t … Continue reading

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The “I” and the “Me”

by Aranyakananda Every so often just a sliver of a memory pops into my head and if I think about it long enough it brings something back that is of value. Yesterday I remembered that when I was early in … Continue reading

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“Feedback Is On The Action, Not On You”

by Aranyakananda The title of this post is inspired by a quote I read recently from a yogi giving a talk on detachment. He used to soft term “feedback” when we all know he meant “criticism”. We dwell on both … Continue reading

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