Tag Archives: tamasic

Sorry, Mormons

by Aranyakananda Now that I have said in my last post that Abrahamic religions are “authoritarian” and that Dharma is not, but instead is “authoritative”, except for the Manu-samhita and the Gita depending on how you read it, let me … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti, Neither or Both?, Continued: Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

by Aranyakananda Just like with many things in life, there are two very different schools of thought in the world as to how one should live one’s life. Karma yogis say that a life not lived for others is not … Continue reading

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Diwali Fallout

by Aranyakananda Wednesday night, heading into the early hours of Thursday, the last day of Diwali,  I was sick. I could not stop coughing, sneezing and sniffling. So at nearly 2 a.m. I got up to have a cup of … Continue reading

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Rally Up the Demons of Your Soul

by Aranyakananda In the summer of 2009, when I was in the midst of an epic journey of discovery through the writings and talks of Paramhansa Yogananda and the Bhagavad-gita, my favorite currently functioning band since I was 16, Green … Continue reading

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The Karma Yoga of Election Year

by Aranyakananda Well, here we go again, it’s smelling more and more like Election Season every day here in the U.S.A. Every day I hear (or read in the blogosphere or on Facebook) people say they are not going to … Continue reading

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Have A Sattwic Memorial Day

by Aranyakananda For a long time I have not been very enthusiastic about holidays such as Independence Day, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. I never got misty-eyed about the patriotism of it all. Though my country (The U.S.A.) is great, … Continue reading

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