Category Archives: yugas

On Being Enlightened vs. Being Self-Realized

by Aranyakananda I was asked the other day if there is a difference between being “enlightened” and being “Self-realized”/”Self-actualized” whichever you prefer. And if so, is it wrong to say “I am enlightened.” Let me deal with the second question … Continue reading

Posted in afterlife, American Hindus, Apocalypse, Aum, avatars, Avatars of Shiva, Avatars of Vishnu, Brahman, Creation, detachment, dharma, Dharma religions, Dharmic Faiths, Divine Consciousness, dualism, duality, Eastern Philosophy, ego, existentialism, faith, Forms of Shiva, God, Heaven, Hindu Sects, Hinduism, inspiration, Kali, kali yuga, Kalki Avatar, Krishna, Krishna Consciousness, life, meaning of life, moksha, myth, Narayana, non-dualism, opinion, philosophy, reincarnation, religion, Sanatana Dharma, self-realization, Shaivism, Shiva, spirituality, transmigration, Trimurti, Vaishnavism, Vedanta, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, yugas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Winter Solstice and the Gita

by Aranyakananda As usual lately, I am a little late to the party on certain subjects when it comes to blogging. But yesterday was the Winter Solstice. The beginning of winter, yet it marks the day when daylight hours begins … Continue reading

Posted in afterlife, American Hindus, astrology, Aum, avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Bhagavad-Gita, Brahma, Brahman, Creation, current events, death, Dharma religions, Dharmic Faiths, Eastern Philosophy, Gita, Hindu Scriptures, Hindu Sects, Hinduism, holidays, inspiration, Krishna, life, meditation, panentheism, pantheism, Paramahansa Yogananda, philosophy, quotes, reincarnation, religion, science, Shiva, spirituality, transmigration, Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus, yoga, Yogananda, yugas, zodiac | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Survive the Kali Yuga, Part II

by Aranyakananda Not too long ago I wrote a post on the Kali Yuga, and different Hindu – and in some cases specifically Vaisnava Hindu – practices that are “prescribed” in order for a jivan to navigate his/her way through … Continue reading

Posted in ahimsa, American Hindus, avatars, Bhagavad-Gita, Brahman, Capital Punishment, crime, current events, death, death penalty, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, Divine Consciousness, dualism, duality, Eastern Philosophy, editorial, family, Gita, God, Hinduism, Islam, kali yuga, love, Maya, meaning of life, Muslim, News, non-dualism, opinion, philosophy, pluralism, politics, quotes, Sanatana Dharma, self-realization, social commentary, spirituality, Uncategorized, Vaishnavism, Vedanta, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus, yugas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How to Survive the Kali Yuga

by Aranyakananda I have not always been, nor am I now, clear on what yuga or phase of creation and destruction we are currently in. Since most agree that the Kali Yuga begun in 3102 B.C. while Krishna walked the … Continue reading

Posted in afterlife, American Hindus, avatars, Avatars of Vishnu, Bhagavad-Gita, bhakti, Brahman, dharma, Dharmic Faiths, famous quotes, Gita, God, Hindu Sects, Hinduism, History, Indian culture, inspiration, kali yuga, Mahamantra, mantras, meditation, Narayana, non-dualism, philosophy, poojas, prayer, pujas, religion, Sanatana Dharma, self-realization, spirituality, Trimurti, Vaishnavism, Vedanta, Vedas, Vedic culture, Vishnu, Western Hinduism, White Hindus, yoga, yugas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment