Browsing the "philosophy" Category

Arcana as Yoga in Gaudiya Vaishnavism

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


Homeward Bound

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


What Would the Buddha Say?

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


Om Tad Vishnu

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.\"


The Victory of Beauty

August 5th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Generally, whenever we see beauty, we think that beauty is to be exploited, but actually, beauty is the exploiter, beauty is the master, and beauty is the controlling principle


Mahabhagavata

August 4th, 2009 | by Harmonist staff

Should we look for anything less than the most qualified person when we are looking for our spiritual guide? Certainly not. But the search must begin within ourselves


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


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


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



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