Category Archives: gratitude

Vinayeshwar

by Aranyakananda My wife and I just spent a good part of the last week in the Indianapolis area with two dear friends of ours. I became acquainted with one of them through this very weblog in the spring of … 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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Let Them Be.

by Aranyakananda “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about … Continue reading

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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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The Home Mandir Complexification

by Aranyakananda Over the years, we’ve collected a small bucketful of pennies that we never are in the mood to take to the bank and cash in. You either have to roll them up and take them in, or take … Continue reading

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A Lesson That Keeps On Being Taught Until It Is Learned

by Aranyakananda While my wife and I were in the process of moving, we decided to sell a table along with a set of two stools that we had barely used. It was in great shape. Still we wanted to … Continue reading

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Bloody Know-It-Alls

by Aranyakananda Over the course of the last 15 years or more, a trend has developed in my life. I seem to come in close contact, often in close friendships with people who – I don’t know how else to … Continue reading

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