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The Crime Against Raw Milk

September 7th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Never in the annals of health and nutrition history has there been a food so maligned, lied about, and conspired against as raw milk. Once revered the world over as the most perfect of all foods, now most people only consume a shadow of the real thing


Do Atheists Borrow Religion’s Morality?

September 1st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Does morality come from religion or is it merely “the language games of one’s time”? Are the most basic moral boundaries we evolved that make life easier and less chaotic a reflection of the character of God


DNA and the Protein Molecule: Chicken and the Egg

August 31st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The relationship between proteins and DNA is somewhat like the chicken and the egg: which came first? While some have posited that it was RNA—not DNA, nor proteins—that appeared first, the topic remains a shadowy area in the evolutionary process


Universal Revelation

August 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Bestselling author Richard Tarnas questions modernity\'s approach to the universe, considering it to be an exploitative and controlling endeavor. Instead he proposes a second method, an act of \"love and intelligence combined.\"


Digging for Truth

August 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Scientists in India have made \"progress\" in the quest for the rejuvenating sanjivani plant of the Ramayana, while others seek out to prove Krishna\'s historical existence. Are these simply exercises in futility? And if not, will they help our bhakti


Theists and Atheists: Reluctant Bedfellows

August 17th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

There is a major distinction between the \'lawyer\' and the \'philosopher.\' The lawyer participates in an argument: takes a side and fights for it. A philosopher, however, should attempt to undermine the debate itself


Religious Superstition and Presumptuous Practitioners

August 15th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Some Westerners want to save Buddhism from backward, superstition-ridden Buddhists, who (they believe) have contaminated Buddhist philosophy with rituals, altars, bowing, incense, etc. Are such practitioners extracting the essence or imposing their assumptions


His Divine Grace

August 14th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Deep realization lies within the ability to adapt the spiritual reality to diverse material circumstances, making it accessible to one and all. Such is the glory of Srila Prabhupada


The Meat of the Problem

August 3rd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The visceral reaction against anyone questioning our God-given right to bathe in bacon has been enough to scare many in the environmental movement away from the issue, but meat consumption is a major player in our environmental predicament.


What’s Love Got to Do With It?

July 24th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Although there is truth in Vedanta\'s emphasis on renunciation—which most adherents understand theoretically—in reality most people need companionship in order to be situated well enough to pursue spiritual life in a progressive way


The Eternal Eclipse

July 22nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

A solar eclipse is more than a spectacular phenomenon or an opportunity to perform pious rituals. By delving deep into the Vedic scriptures we find that the solar eclipse has a connection with the very culmination of piety and transcendence



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