Category Archives: Jesus

The Unconditional Love of a Liberated Soul

by Aranyakananda I am blessed enough to be in the acquaintance of many benevolent entities who give their all to be kind and understanding – loving even – to anyone that they meet. I know people who will answer questions … Continue reading

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Aum Yeshuaya Namah! and Happy Easter! हैप्पी ईस्टर!

by Aranyakananda I don’t really say “Happy Easter” too much not being a Germanic Pagan, nor a practicing Christian. But I have always considered how Jesus the Christ fits into my own Vaisnav worldview. I have considered him an avatar … Continue reading

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From One Tilak to Another ( An Ash Wednesday Story)

by Aranyakananda Whenever the various Catholic Holy days come around on the calendar, I tend to reflect on where I’ve been, where I am, how I got here, what I used to believe, what I used to supposedly believe because … Continue reading

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“Where Have All The Vaishnavs Gone?” or “Vaishnavism in a Skeptic Age”

by Aranyakananda It seems to me that most Vaisnavs are devotees of a particular manifestation of Vishnu. Namely Rama or Krishna. Most Vaisnavs are really “Kraishnavs” or “Ramites.” Shiva has His own avatars but most Shaivites I know worship Shiva … Continue reading

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Even the Gita Says The Hindu Scriptures Are Unnecessary to the Wise

by Aranyakananda One of my favorite things about Hinduism is a line in the Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter 3, verse 46, which reads thusly: To the knower of Brahman (Spirit), all of the Vedas (scriptures) are of no more utility than is … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Atheists

by Aranyakananda Hinduism is not a religion where one is compelled to go out into the world and change anyone’s mind. All paths are valid. All paths fit the current needs of the soul behind the veil of the human … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part V – The Teachings of Krishna and the Bharat War

by Aranyakananda It is hard for many to believe that on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra, right betwixt two massive armies raging for battle, Krishna and Arjuna sat down and had an 18-chapter heart-to-heart. I am one of these people. … Continue reading

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