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A Pure Reflection of the True Spirit of Sanatana Dharma/Personality of God-head vs. Impersonal Brahman

by Aranyakananda “Truth is one. Sages call it by many names” This being my 200th post on this weblog, I’d like to get back to a focus on Vishnu and Vaisnavism. In doing so, in these next several posts I … Continue reading

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ॐ, Gee!

by Aranyakananda I am kind of on a roll with a series of posts I have decided to unofficially refer to as “the Why Album.” Because Each has answered a “Why” of my own spiritual path. No one needs pay … Continue reading

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The Chosen Path of Alexander Hamilton vs. the Pluralism of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Aranyakananda There are two objects between which the mind vibrates like a pendulum; one, the desire of Truth; the other, the desire of Repose. He in whom the love of Repose predominates will accept the first creed he meets…he … Continue reading

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On Being a Closet Hindu

by Aranyakananda Usually – almost always in fact – the term “in the closet” refers to a homosexual who is not open about their sexuality. The title of this piece is not meant to suggest that I am a homosexual … Continue reading

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Don’t Disregard the Pope

by Aranyakananda I didn’t think I’d ever be saying this but…Don’t disregard the Pope. I used to think the Pope was proof that Idolatry was just as much a part of Catholicism as it was Hinduism. I try not to … Continue reading

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