Tag Archives: Prana

The Sacred Architecture of the Vastu Shastra

by Aranyakananda My father is a home builder. With his birthday having just passed when I started working on this post, and having visited my parents beforehand to take them both out for dinner, naturally I have been thinking about … Continue reading

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Just One More About Plants, I Promise.

by Aranyakananda As you may know, I recently developed a bit of a passion for filling my cubicle at work with living things, i.e. green plants and more recently flowers. A co-worker cut off branches of a lilac bush and … Continue reading

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Suryanamaskar and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

by Aranyakananda I just watched the strangest movie I’ve seen in a while. Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is what it was called. It is about a married couple who cannot conceive a child. So naturally, they write … 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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Prasna Upanishad: The Sense Organs of God

by Aranyakananda In the Prasna Upanishad there is a discussion between Prana (life force) personified and the five senses. I have taken this to represent a conversation between God and man just as the Bhagavad-Gita is. I take this Upanishad … Continue reading

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