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Celebrating 10 Years of the Harmonist

March 18th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

This month the Harmonist celebrates ten years online. Launched in April 2009 with inspiration from Swami B.V. Tripurari, we have published over 1,000 articles exploring the depths of Gaudiya Vedanta and how modern thought and intellectual trends interface with the tradition of Caitanya Vaisnavism


Confronting the Culture of Death

February 18th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

The issue before us is death. Not only our individual death, which is more imminent for some of us this morning than others, but our collective death. We have begun the sixth great mass extinction


Jaya Sri Nityananda Rama!

February 17th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Nityananda Prabhu traveled throughout Bengal making his humble appeal: \"Give all your attention to Gauranga and you will be benefited beyond expectation. This is my request to you.\"


Must We Learn to Love?

February 14th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Is love an art? Then it requires knowledge and effort. Or is love a pleasant sensation, which to experience is a matter of chance, something one \"falls into\" if one is lucky


A Holy Day

February 7th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

In the following excerpt from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Srila Sridhara Maharaja begins to speak about some of the numerous events that make Vasanta-pancami an especially holy day


The Beauty of Charles Darwin

February 4th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Darwin reasoned that beauty existed ultimately unto itself and for itself alone and did not think it was necessary to connect aesthetics and survival


The Many Ways We Try to Replace Religion

January 24th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Some who reject both traditional and non-traditional supernatural beliefs are attracted to what I refer to as “supernatural-lite.” This label encompasses beliefs that require a leap of faith and have characteristics reminiscent of religion but do not explicitly rely on the idea of supernatural power


The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami

January 7th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Jiva turned his back on this illusory world to tell us of another, which, as it turns out, is no more than this world when viewed through eyes anointed with divine love


Faith and Femininity

December 31st, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

By Ananda-mayidasi, originally published at Ruminate, a place where writers, artists, believers, and seekers share stories, poetry, and art, including the &hellip


Are You the Lord’s Handmaiden?

December 20th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

When the angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she was the bear the Son of God, Mary, a young girl perhaps no more than sixteen, was drawing water from a well. It was during this mundane act in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Nazareth that the most profound decision was ever made: a woman accepted to have God dwell in her



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