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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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Happy Dhanteras and Diwali!

by Aranyakananda Each year when the major festivals come around I learn a bit more about their background and their significance. The five days of Diwali are upon us, beginning with November 11, celebrated in Northern India as Dhanteras. Dhanteras … 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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Universal Brothers and Sisters

by Aranyakananda Other than Christmas and Easter none of the holidays in Judeo-Christian America have much of a history. Sure St. Patrick’s Day is in celebration of a 4th-5th century Catholic saint, and Hallowe’en goes back to ancient Ireland but … Continue reading

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From Whence Comes Authority to Make War in This World?

by Aranyakananda In Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna implores Arjuna to fight this battle, telling him that it is his Holy Duty as a kshatriya (a member of the protector or warrior class) to fight. Parts of the scriptures … Continue reading

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