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Karma Giveth and Karma Taketh Away

by Aranyakananda Last week I wrote a practically scene-by-scene review of a film called “Enlighten Up” in which a young man who was skeptical of the transformational power of yoga got a very “crash course” in the many facets of … Continue reading

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Tending To My Crop

by Aranyakananda Y’ever seen the movie “Field of Dreams”? Remember toward the end when Ray Kinsella finds out that “Shoeless Joe” Jackson plans to take Terrence Mann out into the cornfield, presumably for a glimpse into the “great beyond” or … Continue reading

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Vaisnavaganza: Ayyappa

by Aranyakananda This will be my final entry in this series entitled “Vaisnavaganza”. I had meant it to be a way to learn more about the depths of Vaisnavism and where its belief system came from and I think I … Continue reading

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Japa Beads and Vishnu’s Navel

by Aranyakananda Today, FINALLY, I got my first set of japa/mala beads. I wear them around my neck, and I have attached an ॐ pendant onto it. Being that it is 108 marble-sized beads, and a string of 8 more … Continue reading

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