Category Archives: neurology

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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Superficial Sword-Waving, As It Were

by Aranyakananda Y’ever find yourself arguing the most trivial points imaginable? Like why anyone could possibly like country music? Or how anyone could possibly drink Dr. Pepper? Well I, unfortunately have found myself on that end of these very same … Continue reading

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Dreams on Film

by Aranyakananda Increasingly popular in stating one’s disbelief in a story told, is the phrase “pics or it didn’t happen” or “film or it didn’t happen” or something similar. Basically what is being said is that unless I see evidence … Continue reading

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Holiday Yoga

by Aranyakananda From the week of Thanksgiving, all the way through Christmas, one hears the word “stress” increasingly creeping into every day interaction. That is how it is in the U.S. anyway. That is all I know. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Impetuous

by Aranyakananda During meditation, more often than is probably necessary, my “meditation” includes a session in which my mind mulls over and chews up all of the spiritual difficulties I am currently facing. It is neither a “confessional” nor a … 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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Lunch-Break Wheelchair Suryanamaskar

by Aranyakananda Suryanamaskar is intended to be done at dawn, as the sun rises, ideally, I think. But there are really no rules when it comes to dharma. Therefore, on Saturdays I have come to practice my own version of … Continue reading

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