Category Archives: politics

A Few Thoughts on Militant Buddhism

by Aranyakananda For about a year now, there has been a violent clash in Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims which has in recent months come to the proverbial boiling point. Buddhist Monks in Myanmar are taking up arms against the … Continue reading

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Reductio Ad Absurdum

by Aranyakananda The last post I wrote had to do with people making judgements on the spiritual path of others, and I compared it to a social trend I have noticed wherein people gravitate toward the crime and court reports … Continue reading

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How To Survive the Kali Yuga, Part II

by Aranyakananda Not too long ago I wrote a post on the Kali Yuga, and different Hindu – and in some cases specifically Vaisnava Hindu – practices that are “prescribed” in order for a jivan to navigate his/her way through … Continue reading

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Vaisnavaganza: Prithvi Devi, Mother Nature

by Aranyakananda In a recent post, I described Vishnu’s descent into the material world as Prithu. According to this myth, the Earth had gone barren and Prithu was going to destroy it, possibly to start over. But the Earth turned … Continue reading

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Real Change

by Aranyakananda As anyone paying attention to the news in the U.S. will know, the Supreme Court is currently deliberating over the constitutional basis of same-sex marriage. Right now the issue is in the hands of the nine Ladies and … Continue reading

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The Vedic Intention Behind Capital Punishment

by Aranyakananda My wife has been watching the Jodi Arias trial intently, and I have caught a few glimpses here and there; enough to know that her story is falling apart. If found guilty of the heinous crime of passion … Continue reading

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On the Wrong Side of History

by Aranyakananda Whenever debate over any contentious political issue really heats up, one often hears that one side or the other is “on the wrong side of history.” I am not trying to start a war but usually it is … Continue reading

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