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“My India” by Swami Yogananda-ji

by Aranyakananda Recently I changed my Facebook profile pic. On the new image, over my left shoulder is almost complete and utter darkness except for a few reflections off of shiny things hidden in said darkness. Over my right is … Continue reading

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Sanatana Dharma: It Is Not About Proselytizing But Not Laissez Faire Spiritualism Either.

by Aranyakananda Christianity tells its devotees that one must preach the Word of Jesus Christ. The Bhagavad-Gita tells us that “the wise must not unsettle” those “bewildered by the modes of material nature (Gita Chapter 3, Slokum 29). Direct contradiction, … 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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