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A “What Would Krishna Do?” Moment

by Aranyakananda On Sunday, not one hour before I was to head over to my local Temple for Bhagavad-Gita study, I clicked on my Facebook account. There was a message from a guy I went to high school with, but … Continue reading

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Quod est Necessarium est Licitum

by Aranyakananda Most of the Latin I have learned has been from Dr. Sheldon Cooper of “The Big Bang Theory.” Having said that, I’d like to followup an earlier post which I titled “Reductio Ad Absurdum” with another piece on … Continue reading

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Bhagavad-Gita Discussion Group Absentee Topic: Patronizing Adharma

by Aranyakananda Because of a Christmas-time “calamity”, until March I will need to take accessible busing rather than ride to work with my wife in our car. I have used this service from time to time throughout the last decade … Continue reading

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The Avatar-ness of Mother Theresa

by Aranyakananda There is a varying opinion as to what makes one an avatar. Recently some discussion of this came up at my Temple’s Bhagavad-Gita discussion group. We were talking about how God, if truly coming in the form of … 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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Gita Chapter 4: Avatars At a Most Subtle Level

by Aranyakananda Yesterday at my Temple’s weekly Bhagavad-Gita study group, we covered the opening verses of Chapter 4, which relate to the origins of Sri Krishna. It is in chapter 4, verse 7 where Krishna reveals the key to Vaishnava … Continue reading

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A Short Anecdote About Radha and the Music of Sri Krishna

by Aranyakananda Every so often during my weekly visits to my temple for Bhagavad-Gita discussion group, I hear a story that a) I had never heard before, or b) I had heard but forgotten. This dharma is so vast in … Continue reading

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