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External and Internal Uncleanliness

May 6th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

The word asauca is derived from the root suc which means being free of undesirable contaminants. The physical ramification of this is “cleanliness”, but the emotional ramification is more complex and interesting

Gadadhara Pandita: Radharani Pursuing Her Essence

May 2nd, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna in the form of Mahaprabhu has drawn the bhava, the essence, from Gadadhara, and Gadadhara, like a shadow, is following Mahaprabhu everywhere. As one’s shadow follows him, Gadadhara is following Mahaprabhu—Radharani trying to get her essence back

Beyond Gratitude

April 29th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami explains that the sur­rendered soul’s sen­ti­ments and ser­vice go bey­ond ‘thank­ing’ the Lord, Sri Guru, and the devotees

Sri Balarama Rasayatra

April 18th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Balarama’s confidential talks with Krishna’s gopis made Krishna fully manifest in the hearts and minds of the gopis. In this exchange, Balarama has the mood of a servitor of Krishna. He is fully representing Krishna with no desire to enjoy Radha’s group for himself in any way

Aho Bhagyam! Aho Bhagyam!

April 15th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

The spirit of this seva was reverential worship not of Narayana, but rather reverential worship of the raga-marga itself, with the idea that sadhakas giving proper respect to this highest of ideals would in turn cause its ragatmikas to take notice of them and give them entrance into this realm, crossing over such reverence.

Rama Bhakti Through the Lens of Caitanyadeva

April 11th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Anupama, Murari Gupta, and the various Rama bhaktas of South India all appeared in Mahaprabhu\'s lila, and we should appreciate the real devotion of any bhakta who fans the flame of spiritual partiality in their hearts

The Vaishnava Sampradayas

April 8th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

A brief and informal discussion of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, spoken by Srila Sridhara Deva Goswami

I Want to Take Him Back

April 1st, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s expression of seeing Mahaprabhu at that time is, \"I want to take Mahaprabhu back to Mayapura.”

The Compassion of Sri Caitanya

March 25th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has shown by his own example how compassionate love for all animation arising in the context of the culture of uttama-bhakti precedes the attainment of bhakti-rasa</i

Sri Gaura Purnima

March 20th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Once in Brahma\'s day—in a special Kali-yuga—Krishna himself comes in the mood of Radharani to search himself. He wants to taste the mood of Radharani, to understand the nature of her inner hankering

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