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The Hamburg Beatles and a Meditation on Karma

by Aranyakananda I find inspiration in the strangest places. I think all of us must at one point or another. I think I’ve mentioned a time or 15 that I am a fan of the Beatles. At work, along with … Continue reading

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The “I” and the “Me”

by Aranyakananda Every so often just a sliver of a memory pops into my head and if I think about it long enough it brings something back that is of value. Yesterday I remembered that when I was early in … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti, Part II – Karma or Lila?

by Aranyakananda There are two ways of seeing the material world that often overlap. To put it very simply, one is that the circumstances one finds himself in is a result of past karma. The second is that of “lila” … Continue reading

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Elvis and Yogananda

by Aranyakananda Today being Elvis Presley’s birthday, I wanted to visit a part of his life that is not very well-known by fans of his. Though he was raised Christian and in fact recorded many Gospel records, Elvis was a … Continue reading

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What I Learned From A Buddhist Monk While Painting a Bench

by Aranyakananda A new friend of mine who is a Buddhist Monk asked me and my wife to help him paint bamboo designs on a city bench recently. I immediately jumped on the chance to do so, first because it … Continue reading

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