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Dutifully Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy
November 11, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Dutifully Maintaining Srila Prabhupada’s Legacy

Our Srila Prabhupada wanted every one of his disciples to step up and become Bhaktivedanta.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Three
November 10, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Three

Verse three of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. Repeated obeisances to he who drowns his devotees in pools of bliss.

Govardhana Lila and the God of Gods
November 8, 2018 – 12:33 am | 4 Comments
Govardhana Lila and the God of Gods

In the Govardhana lila Krishna emerges for all the inhabitants of Vrindavan and all of us as the original Godhead, as the indra (god) of Indra.

Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Two
November 5, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Sri Damodarastakam, Verse Two

The second verse of Sri Damodarastakam with the Dig-darsini-tika commentary of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada. The supreme Godhead cries and runs in fear, conquered by the love of his devotee.

Appearance of Sri Radha Kunda
October 31, 2018 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Appearance of Sri Radha Kunda

“O Sri Radha-kunda! O Sri Krishna Kunda! You destroy all sins and award one-pointed prema. I bow down to you again and again.”

Sanatana Goswami on Sri Damodarastakam, Verse One
October 29, 2018 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Sanatana Goswami on Sri Damodarastakam, Verse One

In honor of the month of Kartika, the Harmonist offers verse one of “Sri Damodarastakam,” with the Dig-darsini-tika (commentary) of Sri Sanatana Goswami Prabhupada.

Madhvacarya and Sri Caitanya
October 18, 2018 – 12:33 am | 15 Comments
Madhvacarya and Sri Caitanya

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.

Why Does God Create the World?
October 15, 2018 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Why Does God Create the World?

Bhagavan did not make the jiva conditioned. He is only trying to help the beginningless conditioned soul to get out of the conditioning. And that is his bliss.

Try to Meet Krishna
October 8, 2018 – 12:33 am | 2 Comments
Try to Meet Krishna

Having not met Krishna, how do I better give my heart to my sadhana in hopes of meeting Krishna and at the same time overcome the whims of my senses, mind, and intelligence?

The Bhagavata and Bhaktivinoda
September 22, 2018 – 12:33 am | 88 Comments
The Bhagavata and Bhaktivinoda

Bhaktivinoda sought to revive and continue that tradition of enlightened reform exemplified by Caitanya, whose message of bhakti to Krishna challenged caste barriers and brought the Bhagavatam forward as the “ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic knowledge.”

Her Divine Appearance
September 16, 2018 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Her Divine Appearance

She first opened Her eyes and saw Krishna. This is lila: eternal incidents, events, repeated in a particular way a like drama.