Category Archives: Gandhi

Would You Rather…

by Aranyakananda A good friend of mine died in January. From time to time I get to thinking about things he used to say. Little bits of wisdom, whether they appeared as such or just talk. One of the things … Continue reading

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Quod est Necessarium est Licitum

by Aranyakananda Most of the Latin I have learned has been from Dr. Sheldon Cooper of “The Big Bang Theory.” Having said that, I’d like to followup an earlier post which I titled “Reductio Ad Absurdum” with another piece on … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Militant Buddhism

by Aranyakananda For about a year now, there has been a violent clash in Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims which has in recent months come to the proverbial boiling point. Buddhist Monks in Myanmar are taking up arms against the … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti, Neither or Both?, Continued: Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

by Aranyakananda Just like with many things in life, there are two very different schools of thought in the world as to how one should live one’s life. Karma yogis say that a life not lived for others is not … Continue reading

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Real Change

by Aranyakananda As anyone paying attention to the news in the U.S. will know, the Supreme Court is currently deliberating over the constitutional basis of same-sex marriage. Right now the issue is in the hands of the nine Ladies and … Continue reading

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On the Wrong Side of History

by Aranyakananda Whenever debate over any contentious political issue really heats up, one often hears that one side or the other is “on the wrong side of history.” I am not trying to start a war but usually it is … Continue reading

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Update On My List of “5 Ideas” As Suggested By Swami Vivekananda

by Aranyakananda Back in January after attending the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s birth at my temple, I came home and wrote on this blog about Swami Vivekananda’s assertion that we all should have 5 ideas by … Continue reading

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