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A Ladder Within a Wheel Within a Loop Within a Larger Loop.

by Aranyakananda The world is an odd place. In our lives we are but climbing a ladder, all the time going ’round and ’round clinging to a wheel that is not real but convinced it is all that is real, … 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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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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The Purpose of Atheism

by Aranyakananda Having stated in my last post that I am a supporter of pluralism, especially when it comes to spiritual matters, I feel it is the appropriate time to address something. Atheism. And right up-front I want to distinguish … 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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Friday the 13th: Bad Luck vs. Karma

by Aranyakananda Friday the 13th always brings up a lot of talk from superstitious types who say this entire day is bad luck. I was talking it over with a co-worker last night. I said to him “I don’t believe … Continue reading

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