Browsing the "philosophy" Category

Dying to Live

March 24th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Life is about death, and in understanding death, there is life


Don’t Worry, Be Happy

March 18th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Were Meher Baba and Bobby McFerrin on the right track with their now-famous slogan? The Bhagavad-Gita says yes, with a little tweaking


From “Mine-ness” to Mamata

March 15th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Moving from the sense of \"my\" that characterizes material existence to the sense that \"Krishna is mine\" that characterizes prema bhakti</em


Sanga: Single-Minded Devotion

March 7th, 2010 | by Harmonist staff

Love is exclusive while at the same time universal. When one actually loves, one loves One yet all at the same time by way of seeing the multiplicity in relation to the One


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



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