May 27th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff
Accustomed to speedy results based upon prior life experience—from instant pudding to instant credit—one typically thinks they have quickly attained their spiritual ideal simply by contact with a guru, scripture, and the community of devotees
July 6th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff
While on the outside the effects of prema appear like poison, on the inside they are filled with ananda
June 8th, 2015 | by Harmonist staff
Endowed with full faith and devotion, listen to the lifework of Sri Caitanya... Cast aside envy and let your mouth sing, Hari, Hari!
May 22nd, 2014 | by Harmonist staff
True spiritual humility is found in those well endowed with spiritual excellences. Such humility is an integral component of prema, for just as humility fosters prema, prema in turn fosters humility.
February 27th, 2014 | by Harmonist staff
Using the head to soften the heart, one who deeply contemplates the causeless nature of bhakti will easily overcome this final stage of unsteady devotion and advance blissfully to the stage of nistha
January 18th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
Often the line between renegade and reformer is a fine one. Here I offered Gauravani and Mantralogy a chance to draw the lines themselves instead of having others do it for them
January 7th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff
The final portion of Swami B. V. Tripurari's Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya
January 2nd, 2010 | by Harmonist staff
In the eighth stanza of Siksastakam, Mahaprabhu reveals that he now completely identifies himself as a maidservant of Krishna. This identification began in the fifth stanza of his, in which Mahaprabhu humbly prayed for divine service
December 13th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
In the second portion of chapter six of Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya, Swami Tripurari outlines the five components of rasa as developed in Indian aesthetics and adopted by Sri Rupa Goswami.
December 7th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
When one is established in saranagati and their heart is thus suitable, Krishna lila springs forth spontaneously from Krishna nama, enabling one to fully identify with the lila in pursuit of rasananda
December 2nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
In the sixth verse of Siksastakam Sri Gaurasundara speaks to Ramananda and Svarupa with deep spiritual emotion, longing for prema