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Smaranam
November 9, 2017 – 12:33 am | 5 Comments
Smaranam

The heart of smaranam is love, for that which we love, we remember. And that which we remember during our life is what our life is about, and it is that existence of ours that determines our rememberance at the final hour of our life, and thus our next life as well.

Cultivating the Self-giving Attitude
November 6, 2017 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Cultivating the Self-giving Attitude

Knowledge does not mean to store so many false incidents and sell them to the world for some name and fame. That is to be given up. But, service—unconditional self-giving—is noble and will take you to the higher, super-conscious region.

Kothaya Go Premamayi Radhe Radhe
October 30, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Kothaya Go Premamayi Radhe Radhe

A song by Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji.

Gopastami
October 26, 2017 – 12:30 am | 7 Comments
Gopastami

What was Krishna’s dharma? Herding cows, surabhir abhipalayantam. When mother Yasoda tried to restrain him, he stole away and mixed with the older boys who were already in charge of the calves.

Dutifully Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy
October 23, 2017 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Dutifully Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy

Our Srila Prabhupada wanted every one of his disciples to step up and become Bhaktivedanta.

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.