The Pagan Post

Sandeep Kumar Sood
weekly inspiration from the Indian philosophical tradition
Created 15 Oct 2020
  • The Temptation of Adi Shankara
    30 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    Cave paintings, Ajanta, Maharashtra, India (5th century CE) Happy Friday, pagans. We’re seven issues deep, and this newsletter I began sending to a small group of friends and family has now grown to n...
  • Adventures of the Based Swami
    23 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 1 1
    "Never forget the glory of human nature! We are the Greatest God...Christ and Buddhas are but waves on the boundless Ocean which I AM." Adventures of the Based Swami He arrived in Chicago late in the ...
  • relaunch: the pagan post/issue one/soul rebels
    16 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 4 3
    Krishna (Spring in Kulu), Nicholas Roerich, 1930 (via @hinduaesthetic) Hello! It's been a few months since I’ve sent out a newsletter. I got busy with travel and work, but I also took some time to ret...
  • The One and the Many
    21 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 6 6
    "The One is made up of the Many and the Many are made up of the One." - Heraclitus Somewhere in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, war is imminent. One tribe will soon attack another. In preparation for the figh...
  • The Missionary Position
    12 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 9 9
    “To despise other people’s Gods is to despise other people, for they and their Gods are adapted to each other.” - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan I was twelve years old when I started believing I heard the d...
  • Beginnings: The Oral Tradition
    05 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 12 8
    "Science does not smile on those who neglect the ancients." - Bhartṛhari (5th Century CE) Perhaps I am infatuated with them because there is no museum to visit. No crowded, musty building where I can ...
  • Welcome: Dutch maidens & Hinduism
    29 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 20 9
    Dutch maidens & Hinduism I grew up in an Indian household in a Southern California suburb. My parents were members of the Arya Samaj, a monotheistic Hindu reform movement started in the early 1900s. O...
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