Browsing the "philosophy" Category

Yoga Psychology

August 3rd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Yoga psychology gives a practical, workable, and holistic paradigm for transformation, which thoroughly explains the effect of one’s nature, actions, environment and heartfelt devotion on the development of a healthy mind

Mystic Poetry and Yogic Enlightenment

July 30th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Enlightenment lies beyond the limits of speech. So how then can we say anything about it? Is the only solution to simply speak about that which enlightenment is not, or is there a speech that results from the inability to ever say enough

Regulated and Spontaneous Devotion

July 28th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Only worship on the raga path can result in obtaining the service of Krishna in Vraja. However, if we think on that basis that the various regulative principles of regulated devotion can be discarded before acquiring a readiness for the manifestation of raga, we will become hypocrites

A Transcendental Dialectic

July 13th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The advent of Sri Caitanya is not simply a historical event in the phenomenal world. It is the culmination of a transcendental dialectic. The dialectic is inherent in the very nature of parabrahma or the Supreme Being

Chaste and Pure

July 9th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The ideal all devotees strive for is exclusive dedication to sri guru. This certainly involves chastity, but on a higher level it also involves purity, within which the dynamic expression of chastity is contained

Four Dear friends

July 7th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Amongst the assembly of priya-sakhas four are outstanding and in full knowledge of all of Krishna\'s secrets. However, the priya-sakhas never reveal such secrets externally for fear of causing discord in the flow of rasa

The Perennial Philosophy Revisited

July 5th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Perennialism proposes that all major esoteric spiritual traditions ultimately culminate in and are equally capable of delivering one to a singular spiritual experience. Sounds good, but is this truly the case

It’s All Good

July 2nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Through every incident, the will of the Absolute is approaching us. With sincere attention we must try to read our environment like this. With a deeper vision we will detect that everything is positively good

Inconceivable, Not Illogical

June 30th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The acintya of the Gaudiyas is not an illogical notion seeking to do away with logical discourse on the nature of being. It is central to an angle of vision in which, arguably, something more about the Absolute is revealed than that which we learn from other forms of Vedanta

Computerized Gods

June 29th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Those who venerate the machine as superior to the human, who themselves can’t see what seems so perfectly obvious —that there is a difference between humans and machines— risk becoming full conspirators in the murder of God

Positive Universality

June 22nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

In devotion to Krishna, we do not encounter the fanaticism that holds to only one spiritual revelation, for Krishna includes all forms of the Godhead and thus all varieties of love of God. Nor do we encounter the abstract rationalism that evaporates the essence of religion into a fog of indeterminate concepts

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