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Sincerity is Everything

December 7th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Spiritual leader Swami B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami advises adherents about the importance of dedication, understanding, and sincerity in achieving spirituality. He suggests that understanding oneself involves recognizing the constant presence and involvement of Krishna in all aspects of one\'s life. He also emphasizes the vital role of a genuine guru in this spiritual journey. By following the spiritual formula from sukriti to sraddha, through progressive stages, one can reach a divine civilization

Gopi Vastra-harana Lila: Part One

November 27th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Some people worship the right person for the wrong thing, others the wrong person for the right thing. However, If we worship Krishna for any reason, we will ultimately attain love of Krishna


November 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Gopastami, the day marking Krishna\'s initiation as a cowherder, is celebrated on the eighth day of the Kartika month. Krishna, being extraordinary, progressed through youth stages quicker than usual, reaching adolescence by age seven. Although traditionally commencing his sixth year, Krishna\'s unique maturity allowed him to start cowherding in his fourth year. Krishna\'s dharma, or nature, was to herd cows and this he pursued relentlessly, despite obstacles. His initiation into cowherding was a significant event, underscoring his spiritual nature and the lasting bond he shares with the cows

The Remnants of Srila Prabhupada

November 16th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Once the late Sripada B. S. Govinda Maharaja—spiritual heir to the Sri Caitanya Saraswata Math of Srila B. R. Sridhara Maharaja—said of the followers of Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, “We are all living on the remnants of Swami Maharaja.”

The God of Gods: Govardhana Lila

November 13th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Krishna is drawing the attention, not only of the inhabitants of Vrindavan, but of all of us, to that which is essential, that which is central to our well-being and our nourishment

Be Like Water

November 9th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In Swami B. V. Tripurari\'s lecture, he underlines the importance of adaptability, humility, and continuity in leading a spiritual life. He emphasizes that spiritual experience should not be about incidental occurrences, but a perpetual state of humility and connection with Krishna. He suggests chanting Krishna\'s name as a key practice towards attaining this spiritual state. Furthermore, Swami Tripurari posits that the company of holy persons (sadhu-sanga) can greatly impact one\'s spiritual life, enriching the experience of spirituality and fostering personal evolution

Sri Narottama dasa Thakura

November 2nd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Narottama dasa, born in the 15th century, was a lifelong Brahmachari renowned for his devotional achievements. Born into a kayastha family, his zealous meditation and devotion to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu was evident from his early childhood. As a testament to his spiritual prowess, it is believed that Mahaprabhu left \'prema\' (love) for Narottama by the Padmavati River. Transforming entirely after experiencing the ecstasies of prema, Narottama abandoned his affluent familial life to pursue divine communion, eventually becoming a disciple of Lokanatha Goswami

Srila Prabhupada’s Dedication and Empowerment

October 5th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The extensive sankirtana of Srila Prabhupada is an outgrowth of his empowerment in krsna-sakti. He himself prayed for this empowerment, and under scrutiny, his prayer aboard the Jaladuta reveals something about the nature of the empowerment of krsna-sakti that Prabhupada experienced

The Bhagavata and Bhaktivinoda

September 27th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

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.\"

The Rasa of Sri Radha

September 21st, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Love of Radha, Sri Krishna\'s principle consort, is central to this theistic school of Vedanta. Such love is described as the brightest jewel of sacred aesthetic rapture, unnatojjvala rasa

Considering the Mercy of Srila Prabhupada

September 7th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Considering objectively what Srila Prabhupada did in his lifetime, we can safely conclude that he set the perfect example of sacrificing everything to satisfy Krishna

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