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Damaru-hasta and Kartari-hasta

by Aranyakananda A couple of interesting things I picked up in my reading on Hindu iconography: There is a hand gesture which has been adopted by fans of heavy metal music as a sign of their love and loyalty to … Continue reading

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“The Life of Pi” and the True Self (For Discussion After You’ve Seen the Movie)

by Aranyakananda For those of you following this blog, I know this is the third movie I have commented on in a dharma context. But I have been extremely fortunate lately in my theater-going choices, and have felt they deserved … Continue reading

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