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Mind…Blown…Maybe

I was watching an episode of my new favorite show, “Global Spirit” over the weekend, I think it was the one with Karen Armstrong in it. She said that the word “believe” in the context of the New Testament originally … Continue reading

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Aum Yeshuaya Namah! and Happy Easter! हैप्पी ईस्टर!

by Aranyakananda I don’t really say “Happy Easter” too much not being a Germanic Pagan, nor a practicing Christian. But I have always considered how Jesus the Christ fits into my own Vaisnav worldview. I have considered him an avatar … Continue reading

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From One Tilak to Another ( An Ash Wednesday Story)

by Aranyakananda Whenever the various Catholic Holy days come around on the calendar, I tend to reflect on where I’ve been, where I am, how I got here, what I used to believe, what I used to supposedly believe because … Continue reading

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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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Know a Yogi III – Sri Swami Lahiri Mahasaya (Disciple of Mahavatar Babaji)

by Aranyakananda Paramahansa Yogananda is often called the “Father of Yoga In the West.” And Swami Vivekananda came to America 30 years before him. But yoga in the Western world was all foreseen by Yogananda’s guru’s guru, Lahiri Mahasaya. In … Continue reading

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Of Love and Hate and Chickens and Eggs.

by Aranyakananda In my younger, more conflicted days when I couldn’t decide whether I was a hippie or a punk (I am neither), I wrote a poem/song called “I Hate Hate” in which I addressed a hateful person directly. In … Continue reading

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