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Maintaining Steady Devotion During Unsteady Practice: Part 1

May 27th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Accustomed to speedy results based upon prior life experience—from instant pudding to instant credit—one typically thinks they have quickly attained their spiritual ideal simply by contact with a guru, scripture, and the community of devotees

Causeless Love

May 23rd, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

By Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami Love is an Inside Job In the material concept of life, there is &hellip

Sastriya Sadhu-sanga

May 20th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Although such sadhu-sanga is extremely rare, it is not completely unattainable for one who prays for it without duplicity, with sincerity, and with the knowledge that it is very difficult to receive the association of a sadhu in this world of asadhus (non-devotees)

Affectionate Reflections

May 13th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta was extremely affectionate to his disciples. In confronting those who had a corrupt mentality, he was deadly like a thunderbolt. Yet in his loving relationships his heart was softer than a flower

External and Internal Uncleanliness

May 6th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

The word asauca is derived from the root suc which means being free of undesirable contaminants. The physical ramification of this is “cleanliness”, but the emotional ramification is more complex and interesting

Gadadhara Pandita: Radharani Pursuing Her Essence

May 2nd, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna in the form of Mahaprabhu has drawn the bhava, the essence, from Gadadhara, and Gadadhara, like a shadow, is following Mahaprabhu everywhere. As one’s shadow follows him, Gadadhara is following Mahaprabhu—Radharani trying to get her essence back

Beyond Gratitude

April 29th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami explains that the sur­rendered soul’s sen­ti­ments and ser­vice go bey­ond ‘thank­ing’ the Lord, Sri Guru, and the devotees

Sri Balarama Rasayatra

April 18th, 2019 | 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

Aho Bhagyam! Aho Bhagyam!

April 15th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

The spirit of this seva was reverential worship not of Narayana, but rather reverential worship of the raga-marga itself, with the idea that sadhakas giving proper respect to this highest of ideals would in turn cause its ragatmikas to take notice of them and give them entrance into this realm, crossing over such reverence.

Rama Bhakti Through the Lens of Caitanyadeva

April 11th, 2019 | by Harmonist staff

Anupama, Murari Gupta, and the various Rama bhaktas of South India all appeared in Mahaprabhu\'s lila, and we should appreciate the real devotion of any bhakta who fans the flame of spiritual partiality in their hearts

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