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Everything is Out of (Our) Control

April 2nd, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Beyond being human and pragmatically cautious, as spiritual aspirants we must be philosophically sober in the face of the coronavirus. Moments like these should cause us to turn inward

From Corona to Karuna

March 30th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

We can choose how to digest this gloomy situation. Either we can just worry about what will happen in the future, and lose our peace, or we can take this opportunity to deliberate on the deeper meaning of life. Every cloud has a silver lining and every adverse situation is an opportunity for growth

Dying to Live to Serve

March 16th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

In pursuing the death of the conventional ego we pursue also the flourishing of the serving ego, which is the gateway to genuine spiritual emotion

Sri Nityanandastakam

February 6th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Eight Verses Glorifying Lord Nityananda: \"Lord Nityananda\'s Face is as Splendid as the Autumn Moon.\" By Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura. Translated by Srila Gaura Govinda Swami

Sri Advaita Prabhu

January 30th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

\"Then Advaita Prabhu thought, \'I have to make a plan so I can prove Mahaprabhu\'s superiority in relation to myself.\'\"

Supplanting Consumerism

October 17th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Consumerism will not just magically disappear from its central place in our culture. It needs to be supplanted by something

The Joy of Less

October 10th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

By Pico Iyer, originally published in The New York Times. When I was 29, I began to guess that happiness &hellip

When Nature Speaks, Who Are You Hearing?

October 3rd, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

At some point explanations of all and every kind become nothing more than words. They flatten into just symbols on a page, a \"thing\" which must be held in the mind. In that essential sense, they are always secondary to experience

Why We Need Monks

September 30th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Religious communities serve as icons of the Christian life. Today more than ever, we need their witness of poverty, chastity, and obedience to counteract our contemporary excesses

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