Category Archives: Mahamantra

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by Aranyakananda “Auspicious” is a word that I never heard until I began reading Hindu texts and commentaries on said documents. “Inauspicious” was a word I was familiar with, oddly enough. But I had never heard anyone employ its opposite, … 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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Vaisnavaganza: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu/Radha Krishna

by Aranyakananda Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a reincarnation of Krishna, not considered a direct avatar of Vishnu, but for all intents and purposes, the very same, I would say. Since at the end of my last post I touched on the … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Kali Yuga

by Aranyakananda I have not always been, nor am I now, clear on what yuga or phase of creation and destruction we are currently in. Since most agree that the Kali Yuga begun in 3102 B.C. while Krishna walked the … Continue reading

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Krishnacore

by Aranyakananda For this post I want to link to a website called Krishnacore. When I first started out on this path of yoga, I was under the impression I had to remove many worldly influences from my life. I … 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, Neither or Both?

by Aranyakananda I don’t often write an entire post announcing posts which have not been written, but, well I just felt like it tonight. Coming soon, in a series of three (or maybe four, I’m not too sure) posts, I … Continue reading

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