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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.\"

Sri Purusottama Masa

April 23rd, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

The devotees serve Goloka Bihari Purusottama very happily in this month, the month when the materialists are very silent in their activities

The Reality of Rasaraja

April 14th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Everyone, every unit, even the smallest unit of the world is always hankering after rasa, happiness, ecstasy, and all possible phases of rasa are personified in Krishna.

Sri Gita’s First Chapter: Introduction or Conclusion?

April 7th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Sometimes it is thought that the first chapter of the Bhagavad-gita is inconsequential, but intuition moves us to suspect that chapter one’s status as such is not without reason. Perhaps there is indeed more meaning to be drawn out than a superficial reading reveals

Dying to Live

March 24th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Life is about death, and in understanding death, there is life

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

March 18th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Were Meher Baba and Bobby McFerrin on the right track with their now-famous slogan? The Bhagavad-Gita says yes, with a little tweaking

From “Mine-ness” to Mamata

March 15th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Moving from the sense of \"my\" that characterizes material existence to the sense that \"Krishna is mine\" that characterizes prema bhakti</em

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