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.
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.
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
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
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
September 2nd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
The mind should not be mistaken for the self and neither should it be mistaken for the supreme self. While the first is temporal and the latter two are eternal, it is the eternal relationship between the self and Godhead that is most attractive
August 26th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
Truth be told, while most teach that God is the most worshipable object, Radha is the worshipable object of God. Although he is, in the words of scripture, \"completely filled with joy,\" and, \"the complete spiritual truth,\" the fact is that Radha\'s love drives Krishna mad
August 25th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
There are interesting parallels between the classical eightfold Yoga system of Patanjali and the bhakti-yoga system delineated in the Bhagavad-gita and Bhagavata Purana. Yet at least as striking as the similarities are the differences between the two systems
August 20th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
Godhead\'s search for his lost servants is a loving search; it is not ordinary, but from the heart. And his heart is not an ordinary heart. Who can estimate what type of search he is engaged in
August 19th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
Although the Buddha thinks that the notion of an eternal self generates suffering, if he had he compared notes with a good number of Vedantins, in terms of how much they suffered in their mortal frame, it would have been interesting to speak with him afterwards
August 12th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
Ascetics are known for distancing themselves from the world by their austerity, but while ostensibly it is a life of deprivation, asceticism declares just the opposite—\"Go within, or go without.\"
August 8th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff
We should never think, \"Under my feet I have firm ground to stand on; I am big. I shall stand erect.\" Rather we should think, \"Above my consciousness is super consciousness; the vigilant guardian\'s eye is always watching me.\"