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A Response to “Let’s Aim For a Post-Theistic Society” by Professor Vasant Natarajan

by Aranyakananda Last time I attended Bhagavad-Gita study group at my temple one of the men there made a casual reference to an opinion column in “The Hindu”. I later asked him to direct me to the piece because I … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day and Vasant Panchami

by Aranyakananda Amongst the many of my “favorite things” about Hinduism is that many of the festivals, though various themselves, have various interpretations as to their root and significance, region to region in India. Being a Western Hindu born into … Continue reading

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The Avatar-ness of Mother Theresa

by Aranyakananda There is a varying opinion as to what makes one an avatar. Recently some discussion of this came up at my Temple’s Bhagavad-Gita discussion group. We were talking about how God, if truly coming in the form of … Continue reading

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Recollections From Deepavali 2011

by Aranyakananda Since my friends and I will be watching Swami Vidyadhishananda give his Mahashivratri message next Saturday, I thought I’d post an account of an experience I had while watching Swami V give his Deepavali message last year. It … Continue reading

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