Category Archives: Satan

Sacred Garbage

by Aranyakananda Beginning the process of eliminating the amount of “stuff” we have, which will in turn lead to the packing process for moving out and into a new apartment has pointed out to me an interesting aspect of my … Continue reading

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Faux Meat: The Gateway To HELL!

by Aranyakananda I don’t believe in “The Devil” but if His Unholiness did exist, I am sure that vegetarian “meat” would have been his idea. People always ask me why I would eat something that looks just like meat but … Continue reading

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From One Tilak to Another ( An Ash Wednesday Story)

by Aranyakananda Whenever the various Catholic Holy days come around on the calendar, I tend to reflect on where I’ve been, where I am, how I got here, what I used to believe, what I used to supposedly believe because … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking Halloween

by Aranyakananda Halloween comes out of a rich tradition in the Celtic world in which the religion was one very much of the natural, physical world. In that world, ghosts, goblins etc. were feared, and certain observances were undertaken to keep the dead, well…dead. Such as … Continue reading

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Rally Up the Demons of Your Soul

by Aranyakananda In the summer of 2009, when I was in the midst of an epic journey of discovery through the writings and talks of Paramhansa Yogananda and the Bhagavad-gita, my favorite currently functioning band since I was 16, Green … Continue reading

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Bhagavad-Gita From Two Angles

by Aranyakananda It is interesting to me how the Bhagavad-Gita can hold so many different meanings, can lead to different aspects of the truth, when looked at from differing perspectives. I just want to write about one example. The Kurukshetra … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks in All Possible Circumstances

by Aranyakananda Having ceased believing in a system whereby God is dualistically opposed by an external force called “The Devil”, I became free on many levels. I became aware that “You take the good with the bad” was a very … Continue reading

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