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Monistic and Theistic Mystical Experiences: Part One

February 6th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Michael Stoeber argues that accounts from mystics who distinguish between theistic and monistic mystical experiences refute the thesis that the two involve differences of interpretation rather than different experiences.


Karma and Sri Guru

January 30th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Although it is said that the guru takes the karma of the disciple, this means that the guru takes it away by engaging the disciple in sadhana bhakti and blessing him or her


Doubt and Sacrifice

January 24th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

In such a plane where affectionate and fair dealing is unknown, doubt, examination, and inspection are all present. But that is really a distasteful life


On Faith

January 22nd, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

In many ways, Vaishnavism is a feeling. If you have the feeling, you recognize it wherever and in whatever package it presents itself.


Morality and Beyond

January 19th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

The moral codes of living inculcated in the varnasrama social system, although acknowledged by Sri Caitanya, were also rejected by him. One might then ask, \"What kind of religion is this?\"


Sannyasa in Kali Yuga

January 9th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Is there a precedent for bheka or sannyasa in the modern world, especially considering Mahaprabhu is said to have declared that there is no sannyasa in Kali yuga


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



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