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When God Falls in Love

June 25th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

People on the spiritual path know that God loves all beings, and they know as well what would happen if all beings loved God. Spiritual practitioners also know what happens when a practitioner falls in love. However, they may not know what happens when God falls in love


Sri Gitopanishad’s Self Surrender

June 11th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Krishna alone is the speaker of Sri Gita. Although he has spoken Gita in his Vasudeva form, his own statements have revealed his real rasamaya-svarupa. Although Devaki-putra Vasudeva is apparently the speaker of Sri Gita, Sri Nanda-nandana Krishna is the actual speaker


Faith: Blind, Empiric, and Divine

June 8th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

It is indeed possible for us to mature out of a belief in God. But is it possible that the path of spiritual growth leads first out of superstition into agnosticism and then out of agnosticism toward an accurate knowledge of God


On Faith and Reason

June 4th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Faith fully understood amounts to conformity to truth, whereas rational thought is but an imperfect means of apprehending truth. The former involves the latter, but the latter does not necessitate the former


Verbal Violence

May 28th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Non-violence (ahimsa) is a fundamental principle of dharma. “Do not be violent towards any living being.”


Absolute Knowledge

May 14th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Knowledge should come to help me make my position secure. To meet the negative tendencies that may spring up within me and stop them, some knowledge is necessary to a certain extent. But the real thing cannot come through knowledge


Worshiping Narasingha on the Raga-Marga

May 4th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

For Gaudiya Vaishnavas, the right reason to worship Narasinghadeva is as Bhaktivinoda prays, “to beg at the lotus feet of Lord Narasingha for the benediction of worshipping Radha and Krishna in Navadvipa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties.”


Where Shakti Rules

April 30th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Women in today’s society may thus be encouraged both in their social struggle for equality and in their spiritual struggle for enlightenment to learn of Sri Caitanya\'s ideal


The Color of Reality

April 20th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Is there an Oz from which there is no return and from which one would never desire to depart


Sri Gitopanishad’s Self Surrender

April 16th, 2020 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Krishna cannot check himself from speaking the core instructions, even in the midst of speaking his general instruction. That essential instruction is to render visrambha-seva, intimate loving service unto him



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