Browsing the "philosophy" Category

Secular Meditation?

June 10th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Contemplatives determine personal moral standards on the basis of accepting as moral that which proved favorable to meditation and rejecting as immoral that which did not


The Magic of Life

May 27th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

I believe in magic experienced as a quality that causes something to appear removed from everyday life in a manner that affords a sense of other-worldly delight


Dark Energy Anyone?

May 6th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

If the multiverse is as wildly speculative as even its advocates acknowledge it to be, then might the theory be an instance of science being led more by metaphysics than physics


Chaste and Pure

April 29th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

The ideal all devotees strive for is exclusive dedication to sri guru. This certainly involves chastity, but on a higher level it also involves purity, within which the dynamic expression of chastity is contained


Sri Balarama Rasayatra

April 26th, 2021 | 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


The Importance of the Holy Name

April 22nd, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Just as hearing about the name, form, qualities, and līlās of Bhagavān can award perfection in the form of divine love, so too hearing about His associates (parikaras) can grant the same perfection


Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya

April 15th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

In Ramanuja’s view, a special relationship exists between Brahman, the jivas, and the world. He calls this relationship aprthak-siddhi, or inseparability. With this term Ramanuja seeks to logically explain the identity and difference of Brahman


Why Do Good People Suffer?

April 1st, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Even great devotees like the Pāṇdavas faced immense difficulties but did not deter from the path of dharma


A Mysterious Incarnation

March 28th, 2021 | 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


Entering Gaura-līlā

March 25th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

The many lilas of Radha-Krishna are comparable to rivers flowing in all directions, but the fountain from which they flow is the lila of Sri Gauranga. And only by being admitted into the latter can we ever enter the Vraja-lila



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