Browsing the "philosophy" Category

Se Sanga Na Paiya Kande

October 19th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Being unable to obtain the association of Gauranga Mahaprabhu accompanied by his associates, Narottama dasa simply weeps.

Did You See It?

October 10th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Prabhupada turned to me a third time and said, “Did you see it?” This time I replied, “Yes, I saw it.” And I thought, “I\'m seeing you, and this is Vrindavana. Wherever you are, that is Vrindavana.\"

What Kind of Faith?

September 30th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

We are to recognize our flock and then we shall associate with them. Then, dedicated action will begin by that association. “You will be the teacher and I shall be the student.\" But what kind of faith will we cultivate

A Thief Requires No Invitation

September 1st, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

We may have erected high walls on all sides to protect ourselves so that Krishna consciousness may not enter, but Krishna is a thief, and a thief requires no invitation. No preparation is necessary for his welcome

The Guru: Remove, Reform, or Re-Establish?

August 10th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

With seemingly endless examples of less-than-ideal guru-disciple relationships, how should the principle of guru be conceived and how should one go about incorporating that relationship into their spiritual life

Whose World?

June 20th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Modernity cannot reveal to humanity where we stand in what has been called existential space, in the hierarchy of universal existence. It therefore cannot provide \"orientation,\" for to orient our lives means to know where we come from, where we are to go, and most of all who we are

Brahma Gayatri and Sacred Threads

June 13th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta incorporated the Brahma Gayatri and sacred threads into Gaudiya practice in order to make an impression on the society in which those practices were significant. Now, in a different time and in different societies, are these practices still useful

Science, Spirituality, and the Templeton Foundation

May 17th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Many people don\'t realize that science basically involves assumptions and faith. But nothing is absolutely proved. Godel showed logically that to prove something, there must be an overall set of assumptions, but that we can never prove that the assumptions are even self-consistent

Jurgen Habermas’ Thoughts on Reason and Faith

April 29th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

\"Among the modern societies, only those that are able to introduce into the secular domain the essential contents of their religious traditions which point beyond the merely human realm will also be able to rescue the substance of the human.\"

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