Category Archives: religious conversion

Leading By Following

I am hard-pressed to related this to Hinduism but here it is anyway. Since I haven’t written anything in forever, another blogger threatened to stop blogging as well. I don’t tell you this out of a sense of pride I … Continue reading

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The Hamburg Beatles and a Meditation on Karma

by Aranyakananda I find inspiration in the strangest places. I think all of us must at one point or another. I think I’ve mentioned a time or 15 that I am a fan of the Beatles. At work, along with … Continue reading

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Czech Out What’s Going On in Europe

by Aranyakananda Okay that was an awful pun. But I stand by it. But, moving on: In the most recent issue of Hinduism Today the editors take us on a tour of some of the hotspots in the Hindu diaspora … Continue reading

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Sorry, Mormons

by Aranyakananda Now that I have said in my last post that Abrahamic religions are “authoritarian” and that Dharma is not, but instead is “authoritative”, except for the Manu-samhita and the Gita depending on how you read it, let me … Continue reading

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An Internal Debate Regarding PTO on Hindu Holidays.

by Aranyakananda I took Monday, October 14th off from work. I’d casually mentioned it to my mother that I had off that day and she asked me why later. I told her it was because of Canadian Thanksgiving (my wife … Continue reading

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OK Where Was I? Ah Yes…A Whole Lotta Mahabharata: The Whole Thing Started When…

by Aranyakananda You’ll have to forgive me. I don’t know how to write a proper blog post title any more. I’ve been a little sidetracked by other pursuits, but some of my most recent posts were on various topics surrounding … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hindu?

by Aranyakananda If you follow the Western-Hindu.org blog you will know that its author, Tandava, while very well-versed in Hinduism, often posts on the exploits of other bloggers. By that I mean the blog often simply introduces new and interesting … Continue reading

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