Author Archives: Renu K. Aldrich

Let There Be Darkness

With the dark half of the year growing in strength, we increasingly turn inward for reflection. But something compels us to deepen this spiritual warrior’s journey to study our true nature, both the traits that we admire and those we … Continue reading

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Mantra of the Month: Om Jai Jagdish Hare

OM JAI JAGDISH HARE Known as the Universal aarti or ritual song, Om Jai Jagdish Hare is sung often at Diwali celebrations. Different versions exist, but here is the one my family and I sing every year at our puja, … Continue reading

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Mantra of the Month: Durga Pahimam

Durga Pahimam Hey Ma Durga, Hey Ma Durga Hey Ma Durga, Rakshamam Hey Ma Durga, Hey Ma Durga Hey Ma Durga, Pahimam Om Dum Durgayei Namaha

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The Right Rhythm

“Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last.” ~ From the 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) by Simon & Garfunkel “Life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table No one can find the rewind … Continue reading

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Legends of Fall

“My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.” ~Robert Frost Fall is in the slightly … Continue reading

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Mantra of the Month: Maha Mantra

MAHA MANTRA “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.” Perhaps the most famous Hindu mantra in the West is the Maha Mantra dedicated to the spirit of Lord Vishnu, the preserver … Continue reading

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Finding Love In All Places

“All you need is love, love, love…Love is all you need.” ~John Lennon “In all things, we learn only from those we love.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Love is friendship set to music.” ~Joseph Campbell Western society focuses a wealth … Continue reading

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