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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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?\"
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
January 4th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff
It is a lower class of faith that demands that if I can see God then I\'m satisfied that he exists
December 18th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
\"If I especially mark the fault of another, that will be transferred to me.\"
December 5th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
Unlike many of his peers, Kurt Gödel was a self-confessed theist, and furthermore, a personalist, going as far as developing an ontological argument in an attempt to prove the existence of God
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