Tag Archives: Krishna Consciousness

A Pilgrimage To Krishna Consciousness, Maybe

by Aranyakananda My wife and I are flying to California late this summer to visit friends and family. We will be staying in San Francisco, or very near. We have been planning this out for weeks, but it just occurred … Continue reading

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The Hamburg Beatles and a Meditation on Karma

by Aranyakananda I find inspiration in the strangest places. I think all of us must at one point or another. I think I’ve mentioned a time or 15 that I am a fan of the Beatles. At work, along with … Continue reading

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

by Aranyakananda I was flipping through my Facebook feed yesterday and I saw a story about an ISKCon monk undergoing the Sannyasi Ceremony and receiving saffron robes. I am not too familiar with how things are done in such a … Continue reading

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A Book Review, Sorta’, of “Dharma Punx” by Noah Levine

by Aranyakananda I am in the process of reading “Dharma Punx” by Noah Levine upon repeatedly hearing if referenced, mainly by friends of the Buddhist persuasion. From what I understand, Levine seems to be a living guru to many. He … Continue reading

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Medulla Oblongadda-da-Vida, Baby!

by Aranyakananda Science has indicated that there is a center in the brain which kicks in during “religious experiences” or moments of devotional fervor, or bhakti Yoga. I will not post a link to this research because it is readily … Continue reading

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“Where Have All The Vaishnavs Gone?” or “Vaishnavism in a Skeptic Age”

by Aranyakananda It seems to me that most Vaisnavs are devotees of a particular manifestation of Vishnu. Namely Rama or Krishna. Most Vaisnavs are really “Kraishnavs” or “Ramites.” Shiva has His own avatars but most Shaivites I know worship Shiva … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part I – “Do (5%) Good”

by Aranyakananda Target has a program called the Do Good program. On a sign in the store it appears like this: “Do % Good” and inside the top “o” of the percent symbol is a 5 and in the bottom … Continue reading

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