Category Archives: Sikhism

“Through him, She…”

I am finally reading the “Gospel of Ramakrishna” which I picked up over the summer. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a Sanatana Dharmist in the truest sense I can think of. He tested every path for himself: From Daulism to Advaita, … Continue reading

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A Suggestion for Gurupurnima 2013

by Aranyakananda While pondering my bookshelf last night, it occurred to me that I am likely not alone in having a large collection of books that goes unread. I am definitely not alone in being a seeker of Sanatana Dharma … Continue reading

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Simplified Hinduism?

by Aranyakananda I would not have written this post had I not heard no fewer than three Indian Hindus say that they felt that Hinduism is “too complex” and “has too many Gods.” I myself have noted the similarities amongst … 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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Fostering Cross-Culturalism and Interfaith Co-operation

by Aranyakananda The other day a friend of mine accompanied me to my weekly Gita discussion group at the local Hindu Temple. My friend is a Buddhist Monk. He was their to gain further understanding of my form of devotion. … Continue reading

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Dharma In Congress? I Don’t Know, Could Work!

by Aranyakananda It appears that Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district is set to become the first Hindu-American elected to Congress on Election Night, November 6. She is a devotee of the Gaudiya Vaishnav path initiated by Chaitanya … Continue reading

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