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A Whole Lotta Mahabharata: The Sixth Pandava

by Aranyakananda A couple of posts ago I wrote about the Mahabharata War and how the tensions originated w/ Duryodhana’s ego being damaged by Draupadi laughing at him. The story being, at its basest level, a story about the conflict … Continue reading

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OK Where Was I? Ah Yes…A Whole Lotta Mahabharata: The Whole Thing Started When…

by Aranyakananda You’ll have to forgive me. I don’t know how to write a proper blog post title any more. I’ve been a little sidetracked by other pursuits, but some of my most recent posts were on various topics surrounding … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s “Mahabharata” – The Blockbuster of the Kali Yuga

by Aranyakananda As I said in the last post, I’ve been reading quite a bit on the Mahabharata. As I was reading tonight, I commented to my wife that I could envision an updated version of the epic, possibly created … Continue reading

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Quod est Necessarium est Licitum

by Aranyakananda Most of the Latin I have learned has been from Dr. Sheldon Cooper of “The Big Bang Theory.” Having said that, I’d like to followup an earlier post which I titled “Reductio Ad Absurdum” with another piece on … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part V – The Teachings of Krishna and the Bharat War

by Aranyakananda It is hard for many to believe that on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra, right betwixt two massive armies raging for battle, Krishna and Arjuna sat down and had an 18-chapter heart-to-heart. I am one of these people. … Continue reading

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Every Day Sanjaya

by Aranyakananda Anyone who has spent any time looking into the Bhagavad-Gita knows that in the first chapter there are countless characters named who all represent different facets of our personalities which are either an impediment or a boon toward … Continue reading

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Naraka Chaturdasi: The Bridge Between Spiritual Wealth and Victory Over Darkness!

by Aranyakananda If Dhanteras, the first of the five days of Diwali reminds us of the spiritual wealth that leads to the victory over darkness which Diwali celebrates, then the second day, Naraka Chaturdasi shows us how that spiritual wealth … Continue reading

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Dharma In Congress? I Don’t Know, Could Work!

by Aranyakananda It appears that Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional district is set to become the first Hindu-American elected to Congress on Election Night, November 6. She is a devotee of the Gaudiya Vaishnav path initiated by Chaitanya … Continue reading

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How the Highway and Miscommunications Play Into My Personal Dharma

by Aranyakananda Every time I start a new job it seems that the old specter of caffeine consumption shows its ugly face again. I came into Hinduism realizing that my present life brings with it several specific dharmas. One of … 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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