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Know a Yogi – Swami Vivekananda (w/ a bit of Ramakrishna)

by Aranyakananda On this blog, you will have noticed that I write a lot of Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Vidyadhishananda. I’d like to write about a few other yogis who have come to mean something to me, in a series … Continue reading

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by Aranyakananda Upon starting my current day-job back in August, just getting comfortable with the phone calls I was making, I found myself with “a case of the ums” as my supervisor put it. I said “Um” a lot. Eventually … Continue reading

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