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Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 9

June 8th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

May that person with a sympathetic heart who deeply reflects on and recites this Navadvīpāṣṭakam attain that prema for the lotus feet of Śrīman Śacī-nandana that is so rare

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 8

May 29th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In meditation I recall Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, where Gaura Hari wandered widely with his bhaktas performing his celebrated prema-saṅkīrtana, drowning his devotees in the ocean of ujjvala-bhāva

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 7

May 22nd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The early passing of Jagannātha Miśra is related to the fact that it was Nanda Mahārāja who accompanied Kṛṣṇa to Mathurā and promised to bring him back in short order, a promise he could not fulfill

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 6

May 18th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

These cowherd people come to you with houses, families, friends, and so on, all of which are extensions of their own identity as your devotees and as such all of which are placed at your disposal. Love is a thief, a house is a prison, and infatuation is a ball and chain if they are not extensions of those who consider themselves to be yours

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 5

May 11th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In meditation I recall Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, where countless glorious abodes constructed of gold, capable of stealing away one’s mind—manoharāṇi—are manifest, and within every one of which Lakṣmī eternally resides

Progressing Toward Fulfillment of the Heart

May 8th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

First we must eliminate this mortal existence. Then, we must satisfy our reason, our consciousness. And finally, we must satisfy our heart. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu says that the heart is the most important thing within us

Worshiping Narasingha on the Raga-Marga

May 4th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

For Gaudiya Vaishnavas, the right reason to worship Narasinghadeva is as Bhaktivinoda prays, “to beg at the lotus feet of Lord Narasingha for the benediction of worshipping Radha and Krishna in Navadvipa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties.”

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 4

May 1st, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Śrī Rūpa depicts the Gaṅgā rising and falling almost musically, washing the golden stairs of her ghāṭas where Gaura bathes, as if preparing them for his morning bath

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 3

April 24th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

On the bank of the Ganges within a beautiful forest filled with the scent and sight of colorful flowers, the heat of the day is mitigated by cooling breezes and shade trees as Gaura remembers Kṛṣṇa’s madhyāhna-līlā

The Ostentatious Vrndavana dasa Thakura

April 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Because Vrindavana Thakura has in such an ostentatious way apparently committed some wrong against that particular unbelieving section, it will draw Krishna’s attention

Śrī Navadvīpāṣṭakam 2

April 17th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

In meditation I recall Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma, which some devotees proclaim is Vaikuṇṭha-paravyoma. Others say it is Goloka, but knowers of tattva exclaim, “Indeed, it is Vṛndāvana!”

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