Category Archives: jnana yoga

Same Thing, Different Day

by Aranyakananda Today I noticed something as I sat at my cubicle and a co-worker and I bounced our respective work-related frustrations off one another. It gets us through the day – “You won’t believe what this person just said … Continue reading

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“Use Your Outside Voice.”

by Aranyakananda When it comes down to it, all we really have to rely on is that inner voice that guides us through many a trial. I believe that the inner voice is the voice of the Jnana yogi, but … 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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The Intoxication of Now

by Aranyakananda The title of this post was not meant to parody Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, though it does just happen to be so that I am currently in the middle of Tolle’s “A New Earth”. Though I … Continue reading

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Tending To My Crop

by Aranyakananda Y’ever seen the movie “Field of Dreams”? Remember toward the end when Ray Kinsella finds out that “Shoeless Joe” Jackson plans to take Terrence Mann out into the cornfield, presumably for a glimpse into the “great beyond” or … Continue reading

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“Now Go Further”

by Aranyakananda Without at all being mindful that Navratri was imminent, I recently checked out a book on Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the guru of Swami Vivekananda. Ramakrishna, the “God-Intoxicated” devotee of the Divine Mother Kali implored his students “You are … Continue reading

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Vaisnavaganza: Beyond the Dashavatar – the 14 Other Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda The commonly accepted list of Avatars of Vishnu includes 9, with the tenth, Kalki yet to come. This list of ten is called Dashavatar. But the Bhagavata Purana and other scriptures list 14 more avatars of Vishnu, for … Continue reading

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