Browsing the "philosophy" Category

Dark Energy Anyone?

May 6th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

If the multiverse is as wildly speculative as even its advocates acknowledge it to be, then might the theory be an instance of science being led more by metaphysics than physics

Chaste and Pure

April 29th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

The ideal all devotees strive for is exclusive dedication to sri guru. This certainly involves chastity, but on a higher level it also involves purity, within which the dynamic expression of chastity is contained

Sri Balarama Rasayatra

April 26th, 2021 | 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

The Importance of the Holy Name

April 22nd, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Just as hearing about the name, form, qualities, and līlās of Bhagavān can award perfection in the form of divine love, so too hearing about His associates (parikaras) can grant the same perfection

Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya

April 15th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

In Ramanuja’s view, a special relationship exists between Brahman, the jivas, and the world. He calls this relationship aprthak-siddhi, or inseparability. With this term Ramanuja seeks to logically explain the identity and difference of Brahman

Why Do Good People Suffer?

April 1st, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Even great devotees like the Pāṇdavas faced immense difficulties but did not deter from the path of dharma

A Mysterious Incarnation

March 28th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

After Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa, he went to live in Jagannatha Puri. There, he converted the greatest scholar of the day, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Entering Gaura-līlā

March 25th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

The many lilas of Radha-Krishna are comparable to rivers flowing in all directions, but the fountain from which they flow is the lila of Sri Gauranga. And only by being admitted into the latter can we ever enter the Vraja-lila

Vande Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya

March 22nd, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

In the auspicious invocation to his treatise, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Sri Krishna dasa Kaviraja Goswami offers two pranam verses. Of these two Sri Krishnadasa tells us that the second verse is specific (visesa), indicating that it names and describes the presiding deity of the text

Islam and the Upaniṣads

March 18th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Dārā Shukoh concludes his preface with a final definitive statement of what I have been calling his religious cosmopolitanism. The words of God, of which the Upaniṣads are a part, are available to all who are free of prejudice and bias

Mahadeva Siva and Vaishnavism

March 11th, 2021 | by Harmonist staff

Regard for Siva and regard for Krishna are not at odds with one another. If we read and study the Bhagavatam we can find so much room to understand, accommodate, and appreciate Lord Siva

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