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Maintaining Steady Devotion During Unsteady Practice: Part 1

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

The Form of Love in Separation

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!

Humility and Prema

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.

Maintaining Steady Devotion During Unsteady Practice: Part 4

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

Interview: Gauravani of Mantralogy

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

Union and Separation

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

The Constituents of Rasa

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.

Exploring Inner Life

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

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