Celebrating 10 Years of the Harmonist
March 18, 2019 – 1:33 am | No Comment

This month the Harmonist celebrates ten years online. Launched in April 2009 with inspiration from Swami B.V. Tripurari, we have published over 1,000 articles exploring the depths of Gaudiya Vedanta and how modern thought and intellectual trends interface with the tradition of Caitanya Vaisnavism.

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Philosophical articles on Gaudiya Vaisnavism that focus on the tradition’s scriptural conclusions as well as its feeling for the nature of ultimate reality.

Doubt, Fear, and Mercy
January 21, 2019 – 3:17 am | No Comment
Doubt, Fear, and Mercy

One needs to study one’s own mind. If one’s mind has no attachment to any material pleasures whatsoever, the mind does not brood over sense pleasures, and the mind is naturally attracted to the Holy Name, then such a person will not take birth again.

Be a Transcendentalist
January 17, 2019 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Be a Transcendentalist

The more that our theoretical grasp improves, the better our practice will be, eventually grounding us in experience. That enables us to work in the world fully and passionately despite knowing that it’s not a complete or accurate picture of existence.

Transgender Gurus Process to Kumbh Mela
January 14, 2019 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Transgender Gurus Process to Kumbh Mela

“We respect the Akharas who oppose us. I am sure that someday they will realize that Hinduism respects everyone, including transgender people. For now, our fight is not to be recognized as an Akhara but to make people realize our religious, spiritual and social identity. Looking at the crowds that welcomed us, I feel we are doing something right.”

Book Review: Cowherd Boys Nectar: Sri Sri Preyo-Bhakti-Rasarnava
January 10, 2019 – 4:30 am | 10 Comments
Book Review: Cowherd Boys Nectar: Sri Sri Preyo-Bhakti-Rasarnava

The book naturally highlights the mood of Krishna’s priya sakhas and will prove particularly useful to those sadhakas (practitioners) who aspire to follow that mood.