Category Archives: marriage

Non-Body-Identification

by Aranyakananda A funny thing happened last night as my wife and I rode back home after work. She was telling me about her day, and how since her schedule will be changing soon a client she works with will … Continue reading

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Bloody Know-It-Alls

by Aranyakananda Over the course of the last 15 years or more, a trend has developed in my life. I seem to come in close contact, often in close friendships with people who – I don’t know how else to … 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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A Story About The Day I Proposed To My Wife.

by Aranyakananda Today is the 9th anniversary of the day I married my wife. It is not the anniversary of the day I proposed to her, but to mark today’s milestone I’d like to tell a story about that day … Continue reading

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Sthaanunivassthan

by Aranyakananda Some time ago a co-worker and I were comparing horror stories about our respective living arrangements. He seemed much more depressed about his “situation” than I. Maybe it is because I am moving soon. At any rate, you … Continue reading

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Mandir 2.0

by Aranyakananda By the end of July, my wife and I intend to be moved to a new apartment. The one we decided on is one that we looked at a few years ago. Intriguingly it happens to sit directly … 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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