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Gopala-Tapani Upanisad: Krishna’s Oneness

May 1st, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna is described as simultaneously one and many. He is one in that he is nondual consciousness and thus devoid of any internal or external distinctions. He is devoid of the three types of difference described in Vedanta


Gopala-tapani Upanisad: Gopala Yantra

April 20th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

A yantra corresponding with a particular sacred sound, such as the Gopala mantra, is thus a geometric diagram somewhat analogous to a blueprint that forms the basis of a plane of spiritual experience, in this case the realm of Gopala Krishna


Gopala-tapani Upanisad: Verse Thirteen

February 22nd, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna’s wife Kalindi states that she is the daughter of the sun, aham devasya savitur duhita. This same Kalindi is the goddess of the sacred river Yamuna


Gopala-tapani Upanisad: Verse One

January 20th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Swami Tripurari explains how verse one of Gopala-tapani Upanisad contains the mangalacarana (auspicious invocation), vastu-nirdesa (essence of the text), and asirvada (offering of a blessing).


Gopala-tapani Upanisad: Introduction

January 14th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

“Gopala” means one who protects (pala) cows (go), in other words, a cowherd. “Tapani” means to shed light. Thus Gopala-tapani Upanisad is that esoteric doctrine that sheds light on the cowherd Krishna



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