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Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati and Raganuga-Bhakti

February 9th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati was of the opinion that practitioners without taste should adopt the methods of raganuga sadhana that they are qualified to adopt in proportion to their development of sacred greed, while following the limbs of regulated devotion

Nityananda Rama

February 2nd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

He is the Rama \"who gives pleasure to Krsna,\" as his best friend, and appearing as Nityananda he gives pleasure to Gaura and distributes fraternal love of God

The Holy Day of Vasanta-pancami

January 26th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Today is the Holy Day of Vasanta-pancami, the fifth day of the light fortnight of the moon, month of Magha, when Krishna is worshiped with the new flowers of spring

Love Means Sacrifice

January 5th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna consciousness means real love and beauty. Real love and beauty must predominate; not selfishness, or exploitation

The Life of Sri Jiva Goswami

December 22nd, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Jiva turned his back on this illusory world to tell us of another, which, as it turns out, is no more than this world when viewed through eyes anointed with divine love

The Priya-Sakhas

December 19th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Śrīdāmā, Sudāmā, Vasudāmā, and Kiṅkiṇi are the foremost among Kṛṣṇa’s beloved boyfriends, being in full knowledge of all his secrets

Sri Gitopanishad’s Self Surrender

December 1st, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Krishna alone is the speaker of Sri Gita. Although he has spoken Gita in his Vasudeva form, his own statements have revealed his real rasamaya-svarupa. Although Devaki-putra Vasudeva is apparently the speaker of Sri Gita, Sri Nanda-nandana Krishna is the actual speaker

The Simultaneous Inherency and Bestowal of Bhakti—Part 18: Concluding Words

November 3rd, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Each school of Vedānta has to reconcile the apparent difference between the world—with all its variety—and the Vedāntic understanding of advaya-jñāna-tattva (one nondual Absolute Truth). The way that Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism explains this apparent contradiction is through śakti—the Lord is one and different with his śaktis

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