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In one of the latest posts on this weblog, the word “trappings” was used simply in reference to something that comes along with another something. Sort of to say it’s just a package deal. I was amused to find that … Continue reading

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A Vicious Circle of Feelings and Perceptions and Feelings

by Aranyakananda I was given the book “Buddhism Without Beliefs” by a friend recently. It is one of those books I had seen many times in Barnes & Noble and considered buying and even flipped through because it is not … Continue reading

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by Aranyakananda Inside my home, where I feel like the real me truly resides, it is quiet. It is peaceful. Just outside my window is a playground. Almost every day on that playground, at some point there is a child … Continue reading

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OK Where Was I? Ah Yes…A Whole Lotta Mahabharata: The Whole Thing Started When…

by Aranyakananda You’ll have to forgive me. I don’t know how to write a proper blog post title any more. I’ve been a little sidetracked by other pursuits, but some of my most recent posts were on various topics surrounding … Continue reading

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A Lesson That Keeps On Being Taught Until It Is Learned

by Aranyakananda While my wife and I were in the process of moving, we decided to sell a table along with a set of two stools that we had barely used. It was in great shape. Still we wanted to … Continue reading

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Sacred Garbage

by Aranyakananda Beginning the process of eliminating the amount of “stuff” we have, which will in turn lead to the packing process for moving out and into a new apartment has pointed out to me an interesting aspect of my … Continue reading

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A Ladder Within a Wheel Within a Loop Within a Larger Loop.

by Aranyakananda The world is an odd place. In our lives we are but climbing a ladder, all the time going ’round and ’round clinging to a wheel that is not real but convinced it is all that is real, … Continue reading

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