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Tantric Tradition

June 24th, 2011 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | 3 Comments

Ours is a tantric tradition in many respects—nana-tantra-vidhanena. Thus the Goswamis have cited the relevant tantras for Gaudiya Vaisnavas. If one prefers a prakrita sahayjia take on Mahaprabhu, that is another thing.

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Sweetness

June 13th, 2011 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

When sweetness is realized in Vraja, if the the sense of Krsna’s Godhood surfaces it ornaments the devotee’s sense of his sweetness.

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Attracting Grace

May 19th, 2011 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

It is not about being qualified as much as it is about understanding one’s lack of qualification. This is what attracts grace.

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Theology and Science

January 31st, 2011 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

Our theory is that consciousness is an ontological reality independent of matter and that this can be experienced.

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The Power of Stories of Krishna

December 25th, 2010 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | 3 Comments

The premise that one can attain immortality by hearing the stories of Krishna has the support of revelation. See SB 10.33.39.

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Sadhaka Deha

November 23rd, 2010 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

There is a point in one’s practice when external/sadhaka deha characteristics are understood by advanced Vaishnavas to be indicative of one’s internal life.

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Removing Doubt

October 25th, 2010 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

Doubt will be there, but we need to voice it and see if our guru cannot remove it. Also faith in guru means faith in revelation, faith that perfect knowing comes from up to down. The one who has the deepest faith—uttama adhikari—knows the sastra the best and is well equipped with the ability to reason about its implications in any given circumstance, sastre yuktau ca nipunah.

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Kevala Sakhya Rati

October 20th, 2010 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

Regarding kevala sakhya rati, these friends of Krishna headed by Sridama are not unaware of his romantic life, and although they do not directly participate in it, they are nonetheless, like the priyanarmas, pranaya-gamita, or sympathetic to it.

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New Light or Preaching Strategy

October 20th, 2010 | Harmonist Highlights | webmaster | No Comments

Take Bhaktivinode Thakura’s position on namabhasa. This is an example of theologizing. He has taken the seed understanding of namabhasa and developed it such that his position is understandable as an improvement or development of the core discussion of the topic.

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