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Neti, Neti, Neither or Both?, Continued: Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

by Aranyakananda Just like with many things in life, there are two very different schools of thought in the world as to how one should live one’s life. Karma yogis say that a life not lived for others is not … Continue reading

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Real Change

by Aranyakananda As anyone paying attention to the news in the U.S. will know, the Supreme Court is currently deliberating over the constitutional basis of same-sex marriage. Right now the issue is in the hands of the nine Ladies and … Continue reading

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King Kulasekhara & The Alwars and Nayanmars

by Aranyakananda mabhir manda-mano vicintya bahudha yamis ciram yatana naivami prabhavanti papa-ripavah svami nanu sridharah alasyam vyapaniya bhakti-sulabham dhyayasva narayanam lokasya vyasanapanodana-karo dasasya kim na kshamah O foolish mind, stop your fearful fretting about the extensive torments dealt out by … Continue reading

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I Was a Brahmanist Jnani Yogi

by Aranyakananda My temple currently resides in a former church. We are raising money to build our own new proper temple. Within a couple of years, the Murtis will be installed in a proper home, I am sure. It is … Continue reading

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I Agree With the Dalai Lama About Going Beyond Religion. Kind of.

by Aranyakananda I’ll have to see where this post takes me before I title it. I am not sure what my stance is on the Dalai Lama recently stating that it is time for humanity to let go of, or … Continue reading

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What I Learned From A Buddhist Monk While Painting a Bench

by Aranyakananda A new friend of mine who is a Buddhist Monk asked me and my wife to help him paint bamboo designs on a city bench recently. I immediately jumped on the chance to do so, first because it … Continue reading

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Hindu Foundations of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

by Aranyakananda I was referred to the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho by another blogger recently. Since then I have read it in about 2 days, and have referred others to it, and quoted it on a couple of … Continue reading

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