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Out of the Ether

I am the type of person that tends to take people’s word on things in many ways. So a few days ago I surprised myself when I went into a session with a psychic with a sense of intrigue and … Continue reading

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In Proximity of the Gods

by Aranyakananda I will never forget that the moment I began to see Hinduism as the path I wanted to pursue, I was reading a book by Neil Gaiman called “American Gods.” That being the case, it astounds me that … Continue reading

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The Home Mandir Complexification

by Aranyakananda Over the years, we’ve collected a small bucketful of pennies that we never are in the mood to take to the bank and cash in. You either have to roll them up and take them in, or take … Continue reading

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Vaisnavaganza: Mahavishnu, Garbodakshayi Vishnu, and Ksirodakasayi Vishnu

by Aranyakananda In what I intend to be a series of posts on the many faces of Vishnu, the most logical place to start – the “form” of Vishnu which represents that Singularity which I referred to in the last … Continue reading

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Fostering Cross-Culturalism and Interfaith Co-operation

by Aranyakananda The other day a friend of mine accompanied me to my weekly Gita discussion group at the local Hindu Temple. My friend is a Buddhist Monk. He was their to gain further understanding of my form of devotion. … Continue reading

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Jai Maa Saraswati Devi AUM!

by Aranyakananda As Navratri is again upon us, one would suspect, and rightfully I think, that with a blog entitled Rolling With Vishnu, that I would be celebrating Lakshmi Devi. Well, don’t worry, I plan to attend the Lakshmi Puja … Continue reading

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A Celestial Inside Joke

by Aranyakananda You all will have read that, a while back, having become captivated by the message of Swami Vidyadhishananda, I looked into the meaning behind his monastic name “Vidyadishananda”. Vidya, being a descriptive term for Saraswati, and having become … Continue reading

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