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The Gopis’ Love for Kṛṣṇa

January 14th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Those who have only partial devotion, clinging still to the world of illusion, can never be full and thus never stay with Kṛṣṇa

Why Study From a Guru?

January 11th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

The practice of churning wood to generate a fire was not just because matchboxes or lighters did not exist in the past, but because it was an essential part of the injunction to execute the yajña

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

January 7th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

In Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava theology, Kṛṣṇa is fully God and fully human, but not in the sense that he undergoes material suffering. The fullness of Kṛṣṇa’s humanity is expressed when he falls in love

An Invitation to All, Heard Only by a Few

December 21st, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Absorbing the mind in the Absolute is the goal of meditation, and since there is no more consuming mental state than that of passionate love, this passion for Kṛṣṇa is the realization of that goal


December 17th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Bhagavān is not physically present, as Kṛṣṇa was to Arjuna, to advise us that we are rationalizing our egoistic acts to conceive of them as genuine acts of surrender. This is the function of the guru. Thus traditionally, the student lived with his guru so that he could be guided directly. The guru is the litmus test of one’s surrender

Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part Two

November 26th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna asked the girls to wear only their smile as they came out of the water. Similarly, we should never begrudge one who asks us to bare our soul

Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part One

November 23rd, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Some people worship the right person for the wrong thing, others the wrong person for the right thing. However, If we worship Krishna for any reason, we will ultimately attain love of Krishna

Srila Prabhupada: Saktyavesa and Sakhya-rasa

November 18th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

After performing this service, he aspires after a life in the cow-keeping lila of Krishna, and he is appreciating that sort of friendly service of Krishna very much from the core of his heart, his aspiration after finishing his worldly preaching campaign

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