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The Remnants of Srila Prabhupada

September 4th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

Once the late Sripada B. S. Govinda Maharaja—spiritual heir to the Sri Caitanya Saraswata Math of Srila B. R. Sridhara Maharaja—said of the followers of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, “We are all living on the remnants of Swami Maharaja.”

The Liberating Embrace of Uncertainty

August 9th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

These lives we live, surrounded by beauty and horror, profound knowledge and pitiful ignorance, are a mystery to us all. To push that truth away with false certainty, falsely derived from either religion or reason, is to miss our most perfect truth

Strength in Change

August 6th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

Although I still maintain my conviction and I am forever indebted to those who have helped me along the way, going through two and a half decades of life trials and changes in the association of those I share an intensely purifying and meaningful spiritual relationship with has been my toughest challenge

You Are Going to Die

July 5th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

You are older at this moment than you’ve ever been before, and it’s the youngest you’re ever going to get. The mortality rate is holding at a scandalous 100 percent

The Purpose of Prayer

May 31st, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

Am I correct in saying that it makes no sense to ask God for anything? Am I correct in saying that the method of asking God for anything is flawed

The Tolerant Mercy of the Vaishnavas

May 28th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

To be humble like a blade of grass is truly meaningful if one feels the towering presence of a tree standing over. Humble before what? Without feeling a tree’s presence above, humility is only a show, fostering one\'s ego. Let one be humbled before the lotus feet of a Vaishnava

The Morality of Meditation

May 14th, 2018 | by Harmonist staff

if you stop to think about it, there’s a bit of a disconnect between the pursuit of business enhancements and the purpose for which meditation was originally intended. Gaining competitive advantage on exams and increasing creativity in business weren’t of the utmost concern to Buddha and other early meditation teachers

Dying to Live to Serve

April 2nd, 2018 | 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

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