Category Archives: Maya

Vs. III – Reincarnation vs. Rebirth

This one does not hold as much immediate import on a day-to-day basis as the last two posts do as far as I am concerned. Because (1) it has to do with transmigration, a subject that, to most, cannot be … Continue reading

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Vs. II – Content vs. Satisfied

Contentment and satisfaction are two more states of mind that often get confused, and unfortunately often at great risk of inner peace. Like in the last post I am not going to go by any dictionary definition, but by my … Continue reading

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Yes, Master.

by Aranyakananda Anyone who has been fortunate to find his or her true Satguru in this life will often refer to this person as “Master.” The Master’s word and will becomes as good as Scripture. Master, as in…I don’t know, … Continue reading

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Rathangapani – Life Upon the Wheel

by Aranyakananda Just a note to avoid any confusion. This blog used to be called “Rolling with Vishnu.” Since the change in name and a possible change in appearance/layout, I wouldn’t want to lose connections I have made with regular … Continue reading

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The TGIF Retraction

by Aranyakananda “TGIF” has long been an expression that’s given me a giggle, and cause for reflection, as you’ve seen once or twice if you’ve followed this weblog. This morning my wife gave me yet another reason to reflect on … Continue reading

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Sense-Perception and the Big Bang While We’re At It.

by Aranyakananda The scope of this topic may be too much for me to handle. I won’t be quoting the scriptures. I may not use a lot of technical Sanskrit terms. Nevertheless: Having encountered misunderstandings about Hinduism from others, I … Continue reading

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Maya!

by Aranyakananda Inside my home, where I feel like the real me truly resides, it is quiet. It is peaceful. Just outside my window is a playground. Almost every day on that playground, at some point there is a child … Continue reading

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It

by Aranyakananda Have you ever noticed that when precipitation falls from the sky, we say “it is raining” or “it is snowing”? We could, if we had time to lollygag, say “precipitation is falling from the sky”. We certainly don’t … 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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