Category Archives: karma yoga

A “What Would Krishna Do?” Moment

by Aranyakananda On Sunday, not one hour before I was to head over to my local Temple for Bhagavad-Gita study, I clicked on my Facebook account. There was a message from a guy I went to high school with, but … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ganesha Abhishekam 2013

by Aranyakananda My local temple held Ganesha Abhishekam last night. My grandfather just passed away two nights before this, and so I took this Abhishekam as a sacred opportunity to remove some of the obstacles between my grandfather and moksha. … Continue reading

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Teleyoga

by Aranyakananda I spoke on the phone one night last week with a guy who I’ve been friends with for about 17 years. We talked for well over two hours. He is my longest-lasting friendship. We are very different and … 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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Delusions of Grandeur

by Aranyakananda Recently I read an article or a purport to the Gita maybe, that said that the spiritually rajasic man is one who wears his japa bead string as a necklace with bright shiny jewels attached to it to … 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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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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