Category Archives: The Devil

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

Posted in agnosticism, ahimsa, American Hindus, Bhagavad-Gita, Eastern Philosophy, Gita, Hinduism, Maya, neurology, New Age, opinion, Psychology, Sanatana Dharma, Satan, science, self help, self-realization, social commentary, spirituality, The Devil, Vaishnavism, Vegetarian, Vegetarianism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Abrahamic faiths, American Hindus, avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Bible, Brahman, Catholicism, Christian, Christianity, Comparitive Religion, current events, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Eastern Philosophy, editorial, faith, God, Hindu Sects, Hinduism, History, holidays, inspiration, Jesus, Krishna, Lakshmi, life, Mahabharata, meditation, myth, Narayana, New Testament, News, opinion, panentheism, pantheism, philosophy, pluralism, religion, religious conversion, Sanatana Dharma, Satan, self-realization, spirituality, The Devil, Vaishnavism, Vedic culture, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in agnosticism, agnostics, Aum, crime, current events, dharma, Divine Consciousness, drugs, editorial, Facebook, forgiveness, Hinduism, History, inspiration, Liberal, Maya, meaning of life, News, opinion, Psychology, religion, Sanatana Dharma, science, self help, self-realization, social commentary, spirituality, suicide, The Devil, Uncategorized, Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Naraka Chaturdasi: The Bridge Between Spiritual Wealth and Victory Over Darkness!

by Aranyakananda If Dhanteras, the first of the five days of Diwali reminds us of the spiritual wealth that leads to the victory over darkness which Diwali celebrates, then the second day, Naraka Chaturdasi shows us how that spiritual wealth … Continue reading

Posted in avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Bhagavad-Gita, Bharat War, current events, Deepavali, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Divine Consciousness, Diwali, editorial, faith, famous quotes, Gandhi, Gita, God, Hindu Festivals, Hinduism, holidays, India, inspiration, ISKCON, karma yoga, Krishna Consciousness, Kurukshetra, life, Mahabharata, meaning of life, opinion, philosophy, religion, Sanatana Dharma, social commentary, spirituality, Srimad-Bhagavatam, The Devil, Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy Dhanteras and Diwali!

by Aranyakananda Each year when the major festivals come around I learn a bit more about their background and their significance. The five days of Diwali are upon us, beginning with November 11, celebrated in Northern India as Dhanteras. Dhanteras … Continue reading

Posted in avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Bhagavad-Gita, Bharat War, Christian, Christianity, current events, Deepavali, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Divine Consciousness, Diwali, editorial, faith, Gita, God, Hare Krishna, Hindu Festivals, Hinduism, History, India, inspiration, ISKCON, Jesus, Krishna, Krishna Consciousness, Kurukshetra, Lakshmi, Lord Rama, Mahabharata, myth, opinion, philosophy, religion, Sanatana Dharma, spirituality, The Devil, Trimurti, Vaishnavism, Vedic culture, Vishnu, Western Hinduism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Everything Happens For A Reason…Except When I Don’t Like What Happens

by Aranyakananda Just wondering why it is that even if we claim we believe that “Everything happens for a reason” when it comes down to it, if a “positive” outcome results from “negative” events, we whole-heartedly expound this concept, but … Continue reading

Posted in Abrahamic faiths, agnosticism, agnostics, atheism, Aum, avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Brahman, Christian, Comparitive Religion, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Divine Consciousness, dualism, duality, editorial, faith, Ganesh, Ganesha, God, Hinduism, inspiration, Ishvara, karma, Krishna, Krishna Consciousness, life, Maya, meaning of life, meditation, monotheism, non-dualism, opinion, panentheism, pantheism, philosophy, religion, Sanatana Dharma, self help, self-realization, Shiva, social commentary, spirituality, The Devil, Trimurti, Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in agnosticism, agnostics, Christian, Christianity, Comparitive Religion, Divine Consciousness, dualism, duality, editorial, ego, Hinduism, History, holidays, Maya, meaning of life, movies, myth, New Age, New Thought, opinion, philosophy, religion, Sanatana Dharma, Satan, social commentary, television, The Devil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment