Tag Archives: George Harrison

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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Krishnacore

by Aranyakananda For this post I want to link to a website called Krishnacore. When I first started out on this path of yoga, I was under the impression I had to remove many worldly influences from my life. I … 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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Ode To Ravi

by Aranyakananda I have to take this opportunity to reiterate (I think I’ve discussed it before) how eternally grateful I am to the recently departed sitar master Ravi Shankar. When I first began to meditate, I could not figure out … Continue reading

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Hinduism and Hippies. What’s the Deal?

by Aranyakananda Though Americans have been interested in Hinduism ever since the time of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden was published in 1854, and took well to the message of Swami Vivekananda in the 1890s and Paramahansa Yogananda in the first … Continue reading

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On Becoming the Perfect Entity

by Aranyakananda I used to think that the meaning of life was to become the perfect entity. And so I used to take life a little too seriously. I think I got that notion from a line in a song … Continue reading

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Transformation Through Divine Wisdom/Drowning in the Tears of the World

by Aranyakananda Last year I realized that my life would run much more smoothly if I listened to the creative voice which spoke within me at all times. If I decided to create my destiny rather than let it happen … Continue reading

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