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Cleanliness is Next To Godliness and Godliness is Apparently Calculable

by Aranyakananda First off I don’t really believe that old aphorism that “cleanliness is next to godliness”. If that were true, I’d be going straight to Hell in a handbasket, I am sure. But the idea fits well with another … Continue reading

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by Aranyakananda “Auspicious” is a word that I never heard until I began reading Hindu texts and commentaries on said documents. “Inauspicious” was a word I was familiar with, oddly enough. But I had never heard anyone employ its opposite, … Continue reading

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Christmas Mantra

by Aranyakananda For years I have worked in call centers which required me to make hundreds of phone calls per day which were all fairly similar in nature. In short, I’ve worked many very repetitious jobs. In my younger days … Continue reading

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How To Make “Yada Yada Yada” Your Mantra

by Aranyakananda In Hindi, the word “yada” can mean alternately “wherever” or “whenever” or presumably even “whatever” as indicated by the phrase from Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 4, Verse 7, perhaps the most important verse for Vaisnav Hindus. In this verse, Krishna … Continue reading

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Krishna Janmashtami In October?…I Have No Qualms About That

by Aranyakananda Back in August, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri gave a workshop in Chicago, IL. I was not able to make it there, and I thought that was that, because I was under the impression … Continue reading

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Prema-gita: A Simple Love Song in Hindi, Tagalog and English To My Wife, My First Mantra

Merlinda, maganda Mahal kita My premananda My prema-gita Rough translation: Merlinda, beautiful I love you My loving bliss My love song Yeah…definitely loses something in translation…Hmm…well moving on then: When I first read about meditation about four years ago, it … Continue reading

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