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Writing, Rasa Sastra, and Rasabhasa

February 11th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Writing rasa sastra, as with reading rasa sastra, must be done according to spiritual qualification, which itself will become clear through engaging in Harinama-sankirtana, guru-seva, and the study of Gaudiya siddhanta. Thus it is these activities that we ought be concerned with


Diksa, Siksa, and Sri Guru

February 8th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

First we shall sit with the guru, hear from and observe him while he simultaneously observes us. Then diksa follows and is further supported by siksa</em


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



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