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Why Universities Should Be More Like Monasteries

June 1st, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Colleges should offer a radically low-tech first-year program for students who want to apply: a secular monastery within the modern university, with a curated set of courses that ban glowing rectangles of any kind from the classroom

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 8

May 29th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In meditation I recall Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, where Gaura Hari wandered widely with his bhaktas performing his celebrated prema-saṅkīrtana, drowning his devotees in the ocean of ujjvala-bhāva

Animal Liberation Now

May 25th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation, published in 1975, exposed the realities of life for animals in factory farms and testing laboratories and provided a powerful moral basis for rethinking our relationship to them. Now, nearly 50 years on, Singer, 76, has a revised version titled Animal Liberation Now

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 7

May 22nd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The early passing of Jagannātha Miśra is related to the fact that it was Nanda Mahārāja who accompanied Kṛṣṇa to Mathurā and promised to bring him back in short order, a promise he could not fulfill

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 6

May 18th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

These cowherd people come to you with houses, families, friends, and so on, all of which are extensions of their own identity as your devotees and as such all of which are placed at your disposal. Love is a thief, a house is a prison, and infatuation is a ball and chain if they are not extensions of those who consider themselves to be yours

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 5

May 11th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In meditation I recall Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, where countless glorious abodes constructed of gold, capable of stealing away one’s mind—manoharāṇi—are manifest, and within every one of which Lakṣmī eternally resides

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 4

May 1st, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Śrī Rūpa depicts the Gaṅgā rising and falling almost musically, washing the golden stairs of her ghāṭas where Gaura bathes, as if preparing them for his morning bath

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 3

April 24th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

On the bank of the Ganges within a beautiful forest filled with the scent and sight of colorful flowers, the heat of the day is mitigated by cooling breezes and shade trees as Gaura remembers Kṛṣṇa’s madhyāhna-līlā

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 2

April 17th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In meditation I recall Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, which some devotees proclaim is Vaikuṇṭha-paravyoma. Others say it is Goloka, but knowers of tattva exclaim, “Indeed, it is Vṛndāvana!”

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 1

April 13th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Śrī Rūpa shares two visions—spiritual and geographical—weaving effortlessly between them as if they are one

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