Category Archives: suicide

Holiday Yoga

by Aranyakananda From the week of Thanksgiving, all the way through Christmas, one hears the word “stress” increasingly creeping into every day interaction. That is how it is in the U.S. anyway. That is all I know. I don’t know … Continue reading

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A Weird Internal Dialogue Near the End of a Bug’s Life

by Aranyakananda Today as I sat in the lobby of my office waiting for my bus after work, I happened to notice that there was a box elder bug flailing it’s various limbs around. Being that it is winter, my … Continue reading

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Regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School: We Are All Victims of the Insanity Which is Not the True Self.

by Aranyakananda It has grown wearisome watching responses to news stories online, or Facebook postings on the subject of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Terrible thing to say, I know, because these postings have been an outpouring of love and … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season To Be Gloomy

by Aranyakananda We’ve all heard that the number of suicides skyrockets during the Christmas holiday season. But this post is not an indictment of Christmas. Because really the whole cycle starts when the temperature starts to drop and it combines … Continue reading

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The Answer Is That There Is No Answer…Or Is There?

by Aranyakananda I have been letting my feelings kind of flow where they will, letting things work themselves out in regard to the death of my cousin (see previous post). Yesterday I attended the weekly Bhagavad-Gita discussion group at my … Continue reading

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Dealing With Death As A Hindu

by Aranyakananda A family member ended her life this weekend. I don’t think there has been a death in the family since I began to see life from the Vaishnava point-of-view. Though my wife has lost some people who she … Continue reading

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Less Drama, More Dharma

by Aranyakananda The title of this piece occurred to me recently while watching the evening news. The first four stories were all about death, violence, criminal activity, etc., and it wasn’t until they got that out of the way that … Continue reading

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