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by Aranyakananda “Auspicious” is a word that I never heard until I began reading Hindu texts and commentaries on said documents. “Inauspicious” was a word I was familiar with, oddly enough. But I had never heard anyone employ its opposite, … Continue reading

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by Aranyakananda Today I was fortunate to be able to view a live feed of a discourse given by Swami Vidyadhishananda which he gave on the topic of the Taittiriya Upanishad. It is one of the primary Upanishads from the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Blog: “The Doer” (God or Ego?)

by Aranyakananda I have recently been trying to think of something to write for my local Temple’s newsletter. It is usually full of items of interest to the local Indian community, or Indian History, analysis of Hindu mythology or scripture. … Continue reading

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I’ve Quietly Become a Religious Zealot!

by Aranyakananda We’ve all met “one of those people”. They carry their Bible around with them everywhere. They quote their pastor in every conversation. They might even have an image of Jesus Christ as their desktop on their computer. Certainly … Continue reading

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Prasna Upanishad: The Sense Organs of God

by Aranyakananda In the Prasna Upanishad there is a discussion between Prana (life force) personified and the five senses. I have taken this to represent a conversation between God and man just as the Bhagavad-Gita is. I take this Upanishad … Continue reading

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