Category Archives: Yoga Sutras

Indian Style

When I was in kindergarten, one of the things I remember most clearly aside from the Reading Rocket (a big plastic silo-like structure, black with silver stars on it) was that whenever we were to sit down and listen to … Continue reading

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Vishvarupa and the Probability Waves

by Aranyakananda The title of this post is not my fictional band’s name. It is about a theory put forth in a very unique book I’ve just finished reading, called “The Yoga of Time Travel” by Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Medulla Oblongadda-da-Vida, Baby!

by Aranyakananda Science has indicated that there is a center in the brain which kicks in during “religious experiences” or moments of devotional fervor, or bhakti Yoga. I will not post a link to this research because it is readily … Continue reading

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Every Day Sanjaya

by Aranyakananda Anyone who has spent any time looking into the Bhagavad-Gita knows that in the first chapter there are countless characters named who all represent different facets of our personalities which are either an impediment or a boon toward … Continue reading

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Krishna Janmashtami In October?…I Have No Qualms About That

by Aranyakananda Back in August, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri gave a workshop in Chicago, IL. I was not able to make it there, and I thought that was that, because I was under the impression … Continue reading

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Making Dharma Connections

by Aranyakananda I was chatting with a new co-worker of mine in his office yesterday, and I saw that he had a small Buddha statue on his desk, along with a Zen garden, and seemed to have a bit of … Continue reading

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Lessons From This Year’s Gurupurnima

by Aranyakananda I got to have a darshan with Swami Vidyadhishananda with several members of my Temple by video live feed on Tuesday. We had some technical difficulties but his truth came through, regardless. We got what we needed out … Continue reading

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