March 21st, 2013 | by Harmonist staff
\"There are many conceptions of religion in the world, but we do not find any conception where twenty-four hours a day can be devoted to the service of the Supreme. Not only Sunday, not only twice in the day, not only thrice in the day, but every hour and second devoted in the service of the Supreme Entity with nothing left behind. This sort of service is only possible in Gaudiya Vaishnavism\"
March 3rd, 2013 | by Harmonist staff
The sruti says that food is Brahman; food is rasa. Feeding people with this in mind will make the giver one with Brahman as well. It will enable all those involved to taste rasa—dynamic love of God
January 17th, 2013 | by Harmonist staff
When we take the holy name at the beginning, we think it is our duty to count so many rounds. Sometimes it is painful. But when we get a taste for the holy name, then the inner tendency excites us to take the holy name more and more
December 27th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
\"One who receives Vaishnava initiation is glorious. Such devotees are not bound by varnasrama considerations. To think that they are is to embrace a form of bhakti that is covered by consideration of the karma marga. This is not uttama bhakti as taught by Srila Rupa Goswamipada. \"
December 10th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
Don’t criticize. Don’t be hungry to find the faults in others. But if someone finds fault in you, then you may consult a senior Vaisnava, “There have been some complaints against me. Whether or not they are valid, I don’t know. Please, can you help me to understand my defects?” Such an enquiry has no envy, no spirit of competition; it is devoid of mischievous motives underground
November 30th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
\"When I asked Srila Sridhara Maharaja for some seva, he said to me, \'Swami Maharaja (Srila Prabhupada) has given you everything; go and start a preaching mission on his behalf and I will be in the background to help you.\' \"
September 9th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
We are wandering, uncared for in eternal time and to get the slightest connection of a pure sadhu is most valuable, even it may be a little. That association will aggrandize itself; it will gradually develop and take me forcibly forward
August 3rd, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
\"I am going home. It is very sweet. Now I am wondering in a foreign land that is nonsympathetic, but I am really going to my home, under the holy feet of the Lord. All my well-wishers are there.” With this spirit we shall chant the holy name
May 31st, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
The word prasada means anugraha, kindness or grace. Whatever service I do, I expect nothing in return. And what I get is his grace – a free transaction.
May 2nd, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
One will suffer if he collects another’s energy for his own selfish purpose, but if he can utilize the energy of someone for the service of Krishna then there is no apprehension of being contaminated by that energy.
April 4th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
We should not imitate the Vaishnavas but rather we should follow. Not anukarana (imitation) but anusarana. Anusarana means to follow in the footsteps. We must understand the difference. Anusarana means sincerity and anukarana is only for pratistha
March 15th, 2012 | by Harmonist staff
\"So many troubles may come from outside to dissuade you from this path. Whatever little demand comes to be exacted from you, with a smiling face you have to accept that in consideration of your highest goal.\"