Category Archives: Hare Krishna

A Pilgrimage To Krishna Consciousness, Maybe

by Aranyakananda My wife and I are flying to California late this summer to visit friends and family. We will be staying in San Francisco, or very near. We have been planning this out for weeks, but it just occurred … Continue reading

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The Hamburg Beatles and a Meditation on Karma

by Aranyakananda I find inspiration in the strangest places. I think all of us must at one point or another. I think I’ve mentioned a time or 15 that I am a fan of the Beatles. At work, along with … Continue reading

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Holi Hai!…But Why?

by Aranyakananda I cannot just not write about Holi. I did so last year, I think maybe as many as three posts all Holi and Holika Dahan considered. But as far as Holi, I only wrote about Nrsimha, and Prahlada. … Continue reading

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A Follow-up to “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys”

by Aranyakananda Since I wrote my last post, I have come to a striking realization which, quite frankly I found difficult to rationalize at first, but I do stand by my original post. The issue in that post was a … Continue reading

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

by Aranyakananda I was flipping through my Facebook feed yesterday and I saw a story about an ISKCon monk undergoing the Sannyasi Ceremony and receiving saffron robes. I am not too familiar with how things are done in such a … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s “Mahabharata” – The Blockbuster of the Kali Yuga

by Aranyakananda As I said in the last post, I’ve been reading quite a bit on the Mahabharata. As I was reading tonight, I commented to my wife that I could envision an updated version of the epic, possibly created … Continue reading

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Spiritually Flighty

by Aranyakananda This post is titled thusly because given the subject-matter, one may label me as such. For you see, even though I have recently begun identifying as “Smarta with Vaisnav leanings” or some such madness, as opposed to strictly … Continue reading

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The God-Fearing Kamsa

by Aranyakananda One of the most repugnant concepts to me, in all realms of all things religious, has always been the idea of “the fear of GOD.” Being a “God-fearing man”. I have never in my life feared GOD. Maybe … Continue reading

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Jai Hari Om Mani Padme Hum

by Aranyakananda I haven’t had a lot to say lately. I think it is because everything I feel like blogging about seems completely trite, and I do not wish to intentionally subject you to the trite. What I set out … 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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