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Try To Commit One Cowherdly Act, Daily

by Aranyakananda I have read recently that the root of the English surname – not necessarily the word– “Coward” is the same as that of the word “Cowherd”. I find this risible as it has been pointed out to me … Continue reading

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by Aranyakananda Maya is a word I use on this blog often. It means unreal, or illusory. Another word for maya is mithya. As Sanskrit is the root of many currently spoken languages, it should not be shocking to find … Continue reading

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Gandhi and Hitler and Bono and Sinead O’Connor

by Aranyakananda Recently I have become aware of some apparently well-documented pieces of evidence suggesting that Mahatma Gandhi was a racist. His accusers cite his fondness of using the word “kaffir”, a racial slur for native Africans used in South … Continue reading

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