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Environmentalism, Prasada, and the Vaishnava

June 16th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

The first principle of exploitation begins from the urge for self preservation, and that means eating. We must adjust our dealings with the environment in this most primitive necessity. If we can accomplish that, we can almost solve the whole problem

Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana

June 9th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

If Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana had not been present at that time, our Gaudiya Vaisnava identity would have disappeared from this world

The Sonhood of God

May 26th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

We are worshippers not of the fatherhood of Godhead, but of the sonhood of Godhead

Ramadasa Vipra

May 9th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Mahaprabhu simply saw the extent of Ramadasa Vipra\'s devotion and was very pleased with that

Living Under the Glance of God

May 5th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

You are under the vigilant eye of your guardian, and that great eye is as living as the sun; its glance is just like that of the sun which is over your head

Gadadhara Pandita: Radharani Pursuing Her Essence

April 28th, 2022 | 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

The Ostentatious Vrndavana dasa Thakura

April 25th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Because Vrindavana Thakura has in such an ostentatious way apparently committed some wrong against that particular unbelieving section, it will draw Krishna’s attention

Positive Universality

April 21st, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

In devotion to Krishna, we do not encounter the fanaticism that holds to only one spiritual revelation, for Krishna includes all forms of the Godhead and thus all varieties of love of God. Nor do we encounter the abstract rationalism that evaporates the essence of religion into a fog of indeterminate concepts

Balarāma’s Romantic Life

April 14th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Because Balarāma is Kṛṣṇa’s older brother, this precludes his being directly involved in the romanticism of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa that is central to the Vṛndāvana līlā

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