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Jaya Sri Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami

December 6th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

\"I was astonished to see him chanting the entire Ratha-yatra chapter from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta continuously from the Jagannatha temple all the way to Gundica.\"

Cultivating Surrender

November 20th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

The feeling of dependence is purifying and humbling and is the foundation for treading the path of saranagati</em

Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong

November 13th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

Complex decision-making requires we defer the feeling of being right, by tolerating the tension of not knowing, but our innate craving for certainty undermines our ability

Our Affectionate Guardians, Chapter Two

October 14th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

Chapter two of Our Affectionate Guardians offers a brief glorification of Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami, written by his beloved godbrother, Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami

Global Ethics for a Global Economy

September 11th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

Under Ashoka, Afghanistan was a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural state, built on fundamental values of tolerance, nonviolence, and respect for life

The Myth of Progress

September 4th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

Suggesting that a technology represents progress in any meaningful, moral sense would require understanding the values of the people affected by the technology

The Role of Repetition

July 20th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

When we engage in spiritual practice, we have placed ourselves on the stove and turned on the heat. If our practice is halfhearted, then it takes time for that low temperature to transform us. If we practice wholeheartedly, the higher temperature brings us more rapidly to a boil. Either way there is a period when nothing seems to be happening

Unexpected Sanga: Stumbling into Deep Community

July 13th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

Sanga, as it’s known in Hindu and Buddhist circles, is community on steroids: deep “association” with pilgrims on a spiritual path—more than just post-worship potlucks, Sunday School check-ins, and church gossip. Sanga is walking and wrestling in order to grow together. Sangas don’t swerve from the big questions: who are we in relation to God? What is our purpose? How might we serve

After New Atheism

June 12th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

The atheist spring that began just over a decade ago is over, thank God. Richard Dawkins is now seen by many, even many non-believers, as a joke figure, shaking his fist at sky fairies. He’s the Mary Whitehouse of our day

Shelter at Saragrahi Ashram

April 17th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

Gaudiya Vaishnavism is not a religion. It is a lifestyle. Unlike other traditions, ours is one of ego effacement. It is a practical path where one gradually replaces one’s physical identity with a spiritually focused one

New Commentaries Protect Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy

February 27th, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

The purpose of the parampara is to keep the force of bhakti alive in the world and to find ways to attract people to the practices and ideals of true spirituality. If strategies from the past are getting in the way of this objective, they need to be renovated or disbanded to increase the receptivity of the public

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