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Teachers and Masters

January 2nd, 2017 | by Harmonist staff

In honor of Swami B. V. Tripurari\'s 63rd Vyasa Puja celebration, the following lecture on the subject of spiritual masters is adapted from a lecture given by Huston Smith in


Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails

December 19th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves — whether as complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind, meaningless laws of nature, or as creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more: consciousness


Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

December 15th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was dedicated to using the printing press as the best medium for large-scale distribution of Krishna consciousness. He thought of the printing press as a brhat mrdanga, a big mrdanga</em


Morning Meditation

December 12th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

If we can follow this process every day, wherever we are, then we will receive some inspiration and good feelings which we can keep in our hearts


Resounding in the Heart

October 10th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

The news of Vaikuntha can over flood this mundane world. Vaikuntha is infinite, and this world is finite.


Techno-Optimism and Hedonic Normalization

July 25th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

Hedonic normalization is a reset button on technological improvements of subjective well-being. Technologies that significantly enhance the well-being of the individuals belonging to the generation that invents them become just normal for the next generation


Consciousness and the New Paradigm

July 14th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

The heart of our experiencing self—the unique natural phenomenon we have called ‘consciousness,’ is more than an incidental emergence in the human animal; it reflects something fundamental about the way reality is organized


Who Will Be the King?

July 7th, 2016 | by Harmonist staff

Unless varnasrama is thought of in an essential sense, it is unlikely that we will see any such arrangement today—even in the society of devotees, much less in human society. Indeed, who will be the king



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