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by Aranyakananda “Auspicious” is a word that I never heard until I began reading Hindu texts and commentaries on said documents. “Inauspicious” was a word I was familiar with, oddly enough. But I had never heard anyone employ its opposite, … Continue reading

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Delusions of Grandeur

by Aranyakananda Recently I read an article or a purport to the Gita maybe, that said that the spiritually rajasic man is one who wears his japa bead string as a necklace with bright shiny jewels attached to it to … Continue reading

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Green Tea Cubicle Puja

by Aranyakananda My practice of what I call pujas, at home, is very limited. Even more so since I broke my leg and my range of motion in my devotional space has been stunted. But I do what I can. … Continue reading

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How to Give Obiesance to 330 Million Gods Every Day.

by Aranyakananda And now for something completely different: It is said that there are 330 million gods in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). The Vedas mention 33, or 33 groups of them, but then the word for “groups” is the same word … Continue reading

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Multi-Tasking With Japa

by Aranyakananda Multi-tasking has been said to be proven by mainstream science to be impossible. I intend to prove this incorrect. I intend to do so by use of japa yoga. I have until recently only done japa as a … Continue reading

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ॐ-Flavored Water

by Aranyakananda I recently became aware of a device called the Kangen water system. It was invented or perfected in Japan, and supposedly the secret was kept for 30 years until it was recently released to the public. It produces … Continue reading

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Russell Brand: A Case-Study On the Ego and Krishna Consciousness

by Aranyakananda Recently, comic Russell Brand reached the milestone of ten years clean and sober. He is a former heroin, alcohol and sex addict. He has often attributed his recovery to meditation, and Krishna Consciousness. I believe he practices japa, … Continue reading

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