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‘Tis the Season To Be Gloomy

by Aranyakananda We’ve all heard that the number of suicides skyrockets during the Christmas holiday season. But this post is not an indictment of Christmas. Because really the whole cycle starts when the temperature starts to drop and it combines … Continue reading

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“Trust”, or “Be The Change You Want To See In The World, Part 2

by Aranyakananda In my last post, I posed a non-rhetorical question, something like: “What is it about human nature that makes us think that the concept of changing oneself to change the world is idealistic/naive?” I did receive a thoughtful … Continue reading

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“Be The Change You Want To See In the World” – “Be” Being the Operative Word

by Aranyakananda Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Because Gandhi-ji’s was a life that defined karma yoga, it is often assumed that by saying this, the great activist was advocating the outward … Continue reading

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Another Good Bit From Kriyananda’s Yogananda Biography

by Aranyakananda One of the best things I took away from Swami Kriyananda’s new biography of Paramhansa Yogananda has nothing to do with Yogananda. But it is a good bit for anyone who is unfamiliar with Hinduism who wants to … Continue reading

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