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Gopala-tapani Upanisad: Klim and Om

April 22nd, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

Those who are knowledgeable about Brahman utter the syllable klim in the understanding that it is one with Om. All who meditate on me, especially those in the land of Mathura, enjoy the state of liberation


Gopala-tapani Upanisad: The One Expands

March 30th, 2011 | by Harmonist staff

It is stated in the Vedanta-sutra that Brahman’s motivation for expanding himself as the universe is to express joy in the form of divine play (lokavat tu lila kaivalyam), the lila of creation (srsti-lila)


Gopala-tapani Upanisad: The Twelve Forests of Gopala Puri

December 31st, 2010 | by Nitaisundara

All of these forests facilitate Gopala Krishna in his cowherd lilas and his rendezvous with the gopis. Among them Vrndavana is the most important, and it is to be understood that Vrndavana is the group leader of all twelve of Gopala Puri’s forests


Iskcon Reform

December 19th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

History has shown that significant change comes more readily from committed individuals, not organizations or governments, and certainly not committees


Gopala-Tapani Upanisad: Two Birds

November 7th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

There are two beautifully plumed birds making their home in this body, which, like a tree, is meant to be felled. The lesser of the two is the fragmentary portion of Brahman who enjoys and suffers; the other is merely an observer



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