Browsing the "philosophy" Category

A Page in the Book of Krishna Lila

October 1st, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

The book of Krishna lila is already written and all the players are there, but still new pages are coming out every day. We have our own page in that book, waiting to be written

Proximity to Sri Guru

September 28th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

By being in the physical vicinity of Sri Guru we can learn much of the conduct of a Vaishnava, but in either case—physical closeness or distance—it is sraddha (divine faith) that forms the bond between teacher and student

Love is the Answer

September 23rd, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Deep introspection reveals that our potential to absolve our karmic debt on our own is limited as best. As debtors we would do well to connect with greater capital, and the way to attract such an investor is through bhakti, divine service in love

Descartes, Dennet, and Dedication

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.

Contradictions: Real and Apparent

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.

Mind, Brain, and More

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

Chastity: Relative and Absolute

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

The Soul’s Soul

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

The Mind, the Self, and the Supreme Self

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

Jaya Sri Radhe

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

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