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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</em


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</em

Fire of Divine Love

November 26th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

In the stage of ruci, a sadhaka is more attached to bhakti itself than to the object of bhakti. In asakti this balance shifts, as the object of the sadhaka’s bhajana takes his seat in the heart and the sadhaka thus becomes attached to him personally

Sanga: Beyond All Our Conceptions

November 25th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

We do not understand divine faith to be the absence of reason but rather a well-reasoned conclusion that acknowledges the limits of reason and empirical evidence in terms of their capacity to shed light on ultimate reality

The Sadhaka- and Siddha-Dehas

November 21st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

As one enters asakti, the final stage of sadhana-bhakti, they are freed from the tendency to exploit and become established in a spirit of service

Pranesvara: The Lord of the Heart

November 12th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

In the latter portion of verse four of his Siksastakam, Sri Caitanya bids farewell to the Lord of the world as he moves towards Krishna, the Lord of his heart

Ruci and the Divine Drama of Krishna lila

November 5th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

When a practitioner attains ruci, the seeds of material desire are destroyed and one stands well positioned to gradually experience the full face of Krishna bhakti—prema

The Taste of Ruci

October 8th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Lesson one of verse four of the Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya. What are the primary and secondary characteristics of bhakti that is engaged in out of attachment for bhakti itself

Firm Yet Flexible Faith

September 30th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The third and final lesson on verse three of the Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya. Swami Tripurari explains the flexible nature of the faith that has been marked as an interim goal in the spiritualist\'s pursuit of prema.

Sanga: Karma and the Lila of Creation

September 25th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The individual souls who participate in this lila have been doing so from time without beginning, and their beginningless interaction with material nature has the consequence of karma, the just rule of nature

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