Alasingha Perumal: A Rare Disciple of Swami Vivekananda

Alasingha Perumal: A Rare Disciple of Swami Vivekananda

by Swami Tathagatananda Review by John Schlenck Book info: Vedanta Society of New York Paperback      $5.00    69 pp.     2014 This short biography of Swami Vivekananda’s South Indian disciple Alasingha Perumal will be of particular interest to Swamiji’s...

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The Honey Doctrine

by Russell Atkinson “All this is honey to all this,” the old man said, his honey-brown flesh shining from his outstretched arms. Up and over his head they went then down until his fluid fingers touched the leaves on the forest floor. His hands, still beautiful in...

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The Magical Mirror of Kuan Yin Pusa

The Magical Mirror of Kuan Yin Pusa

by William Page [Reprinted by permission of the author] Among my father’s papers when he died was an account of a picture he had bought in a Shanghai flea market. This was a framed painting of Kuan Yin Pusa, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, “She who heeds the cries of...

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The Last Letter of Pontius Pilate

The Last Letter of Pontius Pilate

by Steven F. Walker [A Christian legend probably dating back to the third century has it that Pontius Pilate, driven to suicidal desperation by the memories of his role in the crucifixion of Christ, drowned himself in the Rhone River somewhere near the modern city of...

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A Variation on the Cow Killer Story

A Variation on the Cow Killer Story

A Playlet by Bill Davis Narrator: One day some visitors are walking in a garden. First visitor: This is a remarkable garden. Look how delightfully everything is arranged. Second visitor: I especially like the subtle contrasting colors of the blooming flowers. It’s...

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Wag the Dog, Maya and the Dog’s Curly Tail

Film Review and Essay by Steven F. Walker In Jungian psychology it is believed that the reason a recurring dream keeps on coming back over and over again is that the dreamer has not yet succeeded in understanding the message that the dream contains. One might even...

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Swami Vivekananda’s Practical Vedanta

Swami Vivekananda’s Practical Vedanta

by Mangesh Buwa “Shankara left this Advaita philosophy in the hills and forests, while I have come to bring it out of those places and scatter it broadcast before the workaday world and society. The lion-roar of Advaita must resound in every hearth and home, in...

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In Praise of Meditation

by William Page Meditation is an ongoing effort to recondition the mind so that it will always be aware of the presence of God. Before we begin, we have to make the mind a fit place for God to dwell in. We wouldn’t invite a king to visit us if we were living in a...

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Notes of a Devotee

Notes of a Devotee

by James Merryman (Devidas) James Merryman was a long-time devotee of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. The following notes to himself were found in his papers after his death last August. An ardent devotee for some sixty years, he stands out in the memory...

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J. D. Salinger and Vedanta

by Jon and Anna Monday IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Here is a link to the first issue of the American Vedantist Newsletter. The entire issue is an article about J.D. Salinger’s life and connection to Vedanta, by Jon and Anna Monday. A new book and film about Salinger has...

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