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Śiva, The Glance of Viṣṇu

February 28th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Out of love for all the jīvas, the Lord glances at material nature to manifest them, that they may come to meet their maker and love him. Śiva is this glance of Viṣṇu, it is the glance of love for all jīvas


Madhvacarya and Sri Caitanya

February 10th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Although the Gaudiya sampradaya is formally connected with that of Sri Madhvacarya, the two differ in substance. But this does not mean that either needs to disrespect the other


Spiritual Progress

February 3rd, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

It may be slow or rapid, but we are to pass through different stages according to the intensity of illusion


Jīva, Buddhi, and Vṛtti

January 27th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

How can the jīva be a witness of the mind if the mind is the very instrument through which the jīva’s knowledge capacity is actualized


Śraddhā and Śaraṇāgati

January 13th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Śraddhā is not a division of bhakti but is merely an attribute for rejecting the tendency towards karma within a person who is qualified for bhakti


Four Dear Friends

January 6th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Amongst the assembly of priya-sakhas four are outstanding and in full knowledge of all of Krishna\'s secrets. However, the priya-sakhas never reveal such secrets externally for fear of causing discord in the flow of rasa



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