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Jaya Giriraja Govardhana!
October 19, 2017 – 12:38 am | 7 Comments
Jaya Giriraja Govardhana!

Krishna is the master of Indra. And yet he has appeared as the master of cows; the Supreme Absolute Truth has accepted a simple position as the keeper of cows.

Appearance of Sri Radha Kunda
October 12, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Appearance of Sri Radha Kunda

“O Sri Radha-kunda! O Sri Krishna Kunda! You destroy all sins and award one-pointed prema. I bow down to you again and again.”

Sanatana Goswami on Sri Damodarastakam, Verse One
October 9, 2017 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Sanatana Goswami on Sri Damodarastakam, Verse One

In honor of the month of Kartika, the Harmonist offers verse one of “Sri Damodarastakam,” with the Dig-darsini-tika (commentary) of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada.

Where is Raghunatha Dasa?
October 2, 2017 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Where is Raghunatha Dasa?

Published here are the songs sung in honor of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami from Sri Gaudiya-gitanjali.

Back to Godhead
September 21, 2017 – 12:33 am | 11 Comments
Back to Godhead

In this article A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada explains his motivation and reasoning for starting his publication Back to Godhead. It demonstrates his deep faith, his awareness of the world around him, and his spiritual affiliations at the time. For these reasons it is a significant historical document.

Yoga and Science
September 18, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Yoga and Science

Ancient Hindus used mathematical calculations to arrive at their sense of time within narratives suggesting a hidden, divine meaning behind the physical world.

Wave of Love
September 14, 2017 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Wave of Love

Now we are distracted and have many different interests, but if we can put God’s interest in the center, then we shall be able to find that from all directions only good news is coming to us. All waves will carry only welfare to that person who is satisfied with only God and nothing else.

Brahma Gayatri Bhasya
August 28, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Brahma Gayatri Bhasya

Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaja draws out radha-dasyam, the service of Srimati Radharani, as the meaning of the gayatri mantra.

The Joy of Love of Krsna
August 24, 2017 – 12:33 am | No Comment
The Joy of Love of Krsna

While material joy is selfish and self-centered, the joy derived from love of Krsna is based on sacrifice, giving, and the self-forgetfulness that true love calls for, and thus it constitutes the highest love.

Try to Satisfy Krsna
August 16, 2017 – 12:33 am | 11 Comments
Try to Satisfy Krsna

Just like a devotee wants to satisfy the Lord in all respects, similarly more than that, the Lord wants to satisfy the devotee. This is the exchange of loving affairs.

Entering the Flow of Lila
August 15, 2017 – 12:30 am | 33 Comments
Entering the Flow of Lila

Suffice to say that God plays. God celebrates himself and thus dances out of fullness. The nature of his static (unchanging/passive) reality is that it is simultaneously dynamic (active).