Browsing the "philosophy" Category

On Nihilism

October 14th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The power of will becomes nihilistic at the point at which it becomes absolute, when it submits to no authority higher than itself—that is, when impulse and desire become their own moral gauge and when the will is guided by no other ends than its own exercise


Modern Science and the Vedas

October 10th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Swami B. G. Narasingha\'s most recent \"Krishna Talk\" explores the contributions and scientific nature of Vedic thought. Were ancient seers the original theoretical physicists


A Page in the Book of Krishna Lila

October 1st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The book of Krishna lila is already written and all the players are there, but still new pages are coming out every day. We have our own page in that book, waiting to be written


Proximity to Sri Guru

September 28th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

By being in the physical vicinity of Sri Guru we can learn much of the conduct of a Vaishnava, but in either case—physical closeness or distance—it is sraddha (divine faith) that forms the bond between teacher and student


Love is the Answer

September 23rd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Deep introspection reveals that our potential to absolve our karmic debt on our own is limited as best. As debtors we would do well to connect with greater capital, and the way to attract such an investor is through bhakti, divine service in love


Descartes, Dennet, and Dedication

September 21st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

All is sacred, even while consciousness is the sole enduring factor amidst an ever changing material phenomena. “Things” may be here today and gone tomorrow, but when we stop exploiting them as if they belong to us, even they may lead us to a better understanding of ourselves and our source.


Contradictions: Real and Apparent

September 8th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

How do we comprehend contradictions in the lives and statements of saintly people? Swami Tripurari explores the issue and explains how to understand one such circumstance.


Mind, Brain, and More

September 6th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

It has been over three and a half centuries since Descartes asked if minds and bodies are distinct and concluded that they indeed were. Although it remains a topic of debate, his hypothesis lives on. What then to speak of the soul\'s role in this interaction


Chastity: Relative and Absolute

September 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Chastity means our adherence to the truth, the truth that we have come to realize. It is of infinite character, yet there is a gradation of understanding and thus room for progress and chastity relative to one\'s stage of progress


The Soul’s Soul

September 3rd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

If God realization is the fourth dimension of consciousness, the Gaudiya Vedantin’s idea of love of God—in which God becomes ours—is revolutionary. The Gaudiya Vedantins want to take us beyond even the fourth dimension



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