Category Archives: Vegetarian

A Short Rant on Vegetarianism

veg·e·tar·i·an ˌvejəˈterēən/ noun noun: vegetarian; plural noun: vegetarians 1. a person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons. meat mēt/ noun noun: meat; plural noun: meats 1. the flesh of … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is Next To Godliness and Godliness is Apparently Calculable

by Aranyakananda First off I don’t really believe that old aphorism that “cleanliness is next to godliness”. If that were true, I’d be going straight to Hell in a handbasket, I am sure. But the idea fits well with another … Continue reading

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Manasa-tirthas

by Aranyakananda I left off in my last post discussing how the sacred can be found anywhere. Wherever you go, there you are.” Same thing. It is a recurring theme with me lately, it seems wherever I go, this subject … Continue reading

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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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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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Update On My List of “5 Ideas” As Suggested By Swami Vivekananda

by Aranyakananda Back in January after attending the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s birth at my temple, I came home and wrote on this blog about Swami Vivekananda’s assertion that we all should have 5 ideas by … Continue reading

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Pizza Party Ahimsa

by Aranyakananda, Like a good many Hindus I am a vegetarian. I try to observe the principle of ahimsa in its many forms, and non-meat-eating, for me, is one of them. So whenever there is a “pizza party” I put … Continue reading

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