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Untangling the Hard Problem of Consciousness

November 19th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The hard problem of consciousness is a puzzle created by taking a powerful but limited model of reality too seriously, and when we encounter a paradox that is caused specifically by our unjustifiably equating a model with reality, we may need to take a step back


Japa and Mantra-Dhyana

November 16th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Swami B. G. Narasingha explores the practices by which one can focus the mind in the practice of japa</em


The End of Wisdom

November 7th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

By the latter half of the nineteenth century men of science, believers and unbelievers alike, had come to agree that all references to the supernatural lay beyond the boundaries of science. God-talk thus faded out, and wisdom-talk went with it


On Sankara

October 22nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Sankaracarya was no doubt a good philosopher, but upon close examination one can see that he did not always remain bound the scriptural revelation which he claimed to represent


Consciousness Revisited

October 15th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Consciousness is an entity that still remains a mystery to contemporary philosophers, psychologists, neurophysiologists, and cognitive scientists. Anyone who wishes to do some serious thinking on fundamental human issues is prompted to revisit this age-old mystery


On Nihilism

October 14th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The power of will becomes nihilistic at the point at which it becomes absolute, when it submits to no authority higher than itself—that is, when impulse and desire become their own moral gauge and when the will is guided by no other ends than its own exercise


Modern Science and the Vedas

October 10th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Swami B. G. Narasingha\'s most recent \"Krishna Talk\" explores the contributions and scientific nature of Vedic thought. Were ancient seers the original theoretical physicists



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