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Progressing Toward Fulfillment of the Heart

May 8th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

First we must eliminate this mortal existence. Then, we must satisfy our reason, our consciousness. And finally, we must satisfy our heart. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that the heart is the most important thing within us

Worshiping Narasingha on the Raga-Marga

May 4th, 2023 | 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.”

The Ostentatious Vrndavana dasa Thakura

April 20th, 2023 | 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

Is Western thought marching towards Eastern Idealism?

April 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Trends in contemporary philosophy of mind suggests that the entire way in which Western metaphysics and mind are conceived may be evolving eventually toward some sort of self-transcendence, perhaps via a rapprochement with corresponding perennial ideas in Asian philosophical traditions

Sri Balarama Rasayatra

April 3rd, 2023 | 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

Rama Lila: From Vishnu toward Krishna

March 30th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Rama lila draws us beyond Vaikuntha by speaking to us of the possibility of sakhya, vatsalya, and madhurya even while it does not afford us those opportunities itself. In this way it indirectly points to Krishna lila.

When Enough is Enough

March 27th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Hinduism is consistent in offering a realistic recognition of human nature and emphasizing that want or desire is legitimate

Inconceivable, Not Illogical

March 23rd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In the course of pursuing his own investigation into the nature of being, Sri Jiva found himself inspired to find out exactly what the fundamental nature of consciousness is

A Mysterious Incarnation

March 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

After Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa, he went to live in Jagannatha Puri. There, he converted the greatest scholar of the day, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Sri Madhavendra Puri

March 2nd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The greatness and importance of Sri Madhavendra Puri, however, does not rely so much in his being a mere bona fide member of the Madhva community as in his being the pioneer of the faith of transcendental love of Sri Krishna, which Sri Caitanyadeva descended on earth to proclaim

Joy of Self, Introduction

February 23rd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

All of the major traditions of Eastern spirituality and many traditions of the West tell us in so many words that our present individual identity is based on material misidentification and is thereby false. What they do not tell us is that we have an individual identity to realize in transcendence once we have dissolved the false ego

When God Falls in Love

February 13th, 2023 | 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

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