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Three Stops On My Way To Sanatana Dharma

by Aranyakananda As I have said in a few places on this blog, I knew long ago that Christianity was not for me. After coming to that conclusion I tarried aimlessly for a few years, thinking somehow the Spirit would … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part IV – The Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda In the last post I made the point that Krishna walked the Earth. To many this is not a point of contention, nor is it to me. Much evidence has been brought to show that Krishna, and even … Continue reading

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The Avatar-ness of Mother Theresa

by Aranyakananda There is a varying opinion as to what makes one an avatar. Recently some discussion of this came up at my Temple’s Bhagavad-Gita discussion group. We were talking about how God, if truly coming in the form of … Continue reading

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Droppin’ A Little Bit o’ Gita

by Aranyakananda A co-worker noted that I had a copy of the Bhagavad-Gita in the corner of my cubicle today and asked me some casual questions about it. Later he joked with me about how much he had to do … Continue reading

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Gita Chapter 4: Avatars At a Most Subtle Level

by Aranyakananda Yesterday at my Temple’s weekly Bhagavad-Gita study group, we covered the opening verses of Chapter 4, which relate to the origins of Sri Krishna. It is in chapter 4, verse 7 where Krishna reveals the key to Vaishnava … Continue reading

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Hindu Foundations of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

by Aranyakananda I was referred to the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho by another blogger recently. Since then I have read it in about 2 days, and have referred others to it, and quoted it on a couple of … Continue reading

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Another Good Bit From Kriyananda’s Yogananda Biography

by Aranyakananda One of the best things I took away from Swami Kriyananda’s new biography of Paramhansa Yogananda has nothing to do with Yogananda. But it is a good bit for anyone who is unfamiliar with Hinduism who wants to … Continue reading

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