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Rama Lila: From Vishnu toward Krishna

April 15th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

Rama lila draws us beyond Vaikuntha by speaking to us of the possibility of sakhya, vatsalya, and madhurya even while it does not afford us those opportunities itself. In this way it indirectly points to Krishna lila.

Visistadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya

April 11th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

In Ramanuja’s view, a special relationship exists between Brahman, the jivas, and the world. He calls this relationship aprthak-siddhi, or inseparability. With this term Ramanuja seeks to logically explain the identity and difference of Brahman

Try to Find Your Home

April 4th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

Losing things of this mortal world is not bad; it is all coming and going. The body itself, the center of all this activity, will also vanish. Then what is the necessity of collecting so much energy for the bodily connection? So, awaken your soul, the real person within; search him out and try to help him. That is possible only with help from the sadhu

Hridaya-Parikrama: The Spiritual Pilgrimage Within One’s Own Heart – Part 1

March 28th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

Before commencing this sacred pilgrimage which is completely individual and unique within each of our own hearts, perhaps it might be nice to attentively and sensitively review some practical preparations for the adventure that we are conjointly embarking upon, just as we would naturally be inclined to do if we were preparing for a pilgrimage to the holy dhamas of Vrindavan, or Nabadwipa, or Jagannath Puri

The Compassion of Sri Caitanya

March 21st, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has shown by his own example how compassionate love for all animation arising in the context of the culture of uttama-bhakti precedes the attainment of bhakti-rasa</i

Be Prepared for Anything

March 14th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

We must be prepared for anything; anything from the environment may come to us, but we are to face it with optimism. That is the key to success in our life

Nishkama Karma and the Bhagavad Gita

March 7th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

Unlike feeling detached from the work process itself, cultivating an attitude of detachment from the results of one’s work is presented in the Gita as a method for gaining a clear and stable mind

Sri Nityananda Prabhu: The Original Guru

February 19th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

The original spiritual master is Nityananda Prabhu. He is the general representation of guru. In the spiritual world, he is the guru-tattva principle in the four primary mellows of devotion, excluding the conjugal mellow

Sri Advaita Prabhu

February 15th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

\"Then Advaita Prabhu thought, \'I have to make a plan so I can prove Mahaprabhu\'s superiority in relation to myself.\'\"

A Holy Day

February 12th, 2024 | by Harmonist staff

In the following excerpt from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Srila Sridhara Maharaja begins to speak about some of the numerous events that make Vasanta-pancami an especially holy day

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