Category Archives: Sankhya

Vaisnavaganza: Beyond the Dashavatar – the 14 Other Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda The commonly accepted list of Avatars of Vishnu includes 9, with the tenth, Kalki yet to come. This list of ten is called Dashavatar. But the Bhagavata Purana and other scriptures list 14 more avatars of Vishnu, for … Continue reading

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One Is Not The Loneliest Number

by Aranyakananda I was recently in a discussion with friends in which I brought up the Vedic aphorism “Truth is one; the wise call it by many names.” Knowing the people involved in this conversation were not fammiliar with Vedic … 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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I Don’t Believe in Atheists

by Aranyakananda Hinduism is not a religion where one is compelled to go out into the world and change anyone’s mind. All paths are valid. All paths fit the current needs of the soul behind the veil of the human … Continue reading

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The Harvard University Kumbh Mela Project

by Aranyakananda A friend came up to me today and asked me if I was going to the Kumbh Mela this year. I laughed and said no. “Why not?” he asked. “Because it’s 8,000 miles away.” Good reason. But ever … Continue reading

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A Blogger’s Wheel of Samsara

by Aranyakananda¬†¬†¬† I referred to “writer’s block” in the last post I wrote. If you follow this blog, you will have noted that I do not have writer’s block. Haven’t for quite some time. Well… the ideas keep coming. How … Continue reading

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Krishna Janmashtami In October?…I Have No Qualms About That

by Aranyakananda Back in August, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri gave a workshop in Chicago, IL. I was not able to make it there, and I thought that was that, because I was under the impression … Continue reading

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