Tag Archives: Surya

A Response to “Let’s Aim For a Post-Theistic Society” by Professor Vasant Natarajan

by Aranyakananda Last time I attended Bhagavad-Gita study group at my temple one of the men there made a casual reference to an opinion column in “The Hindu”. I later asked him to direct me to the piece because I … Continue reading

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Mandir 2.0

by Aranyakananda By the end of July, my wife and I intend to be moved to a new apartment. The one we decided on is one that we looked at a few years ago. Intriguingly it happens to sit directly … Continue reading

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If God Had a Face

by Aranyakananda When I was in my teens, I recall once sitting in my family’s living room where the telly was tuned into MTV, and Joan Osborne’s song “One of Us” was playing. I recall telling my mom that I … Continue reading

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Lunch-Break Wheelchair Suryanamaskar

by Aranyakananda Suryanamaskar is intended to be done at dawn, as the sun rises, ideally, I think. But there are really no rules when it comes to dharma. Therefore, on Saturdays I have come to practice my own version of … 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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The Saint Francis of Assisi/Paramhansa Yogananda Connection

by Aranyakananda In reading the recently released bio of Yogananda, written by Kriyananda, I was fascinated to read that Yogananda had said he was Saint Francis of Assisi in a former incarnation. In reading the biography of St. Francis, entitled … Continue reading

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