• Sri Gurvastakam

    Sri Gurvastakam

    I want to give an explanation of Sri Guru – what are the symptoms of a bona fide guru – and to show you examples that have been given in the epics [Vedic scriptures]. You can apply this to your own guru. Our Sri Guru is akhanda-guru-tattva, Sri Baladeva Prabhu or Sri Nityananda Prabhu, so all teachings should be applied to him and to others who are following this... Read More
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  • Our Master - His Life

    A most endearing hallmark of his preaching was the heart-stealing affection he showed to all. As an uttama-bhāgavata, he entered the deepest recesses of the heart to give the unmistakable reassurance that he is one's eternal well-wisher. The depth of his affection is a tangible reality for all who have experienced it, and this in itself bears subjective testimony to the fact that he was a true emissary of the Supreme Lord.

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  • Namah

    As long as Śrīla Gurudeva, the beloved of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is physically manifest, it is wise to render intimate service to him, and thereby attain perfection. But if we are not able to attain perfection because we have failed to develop attachment to him, attachment wherein we consider him to be the lord of our heart; if we have failed to serve him by giving him our full heart in complete sincerity and selflessness, then we have certainly been deprived...

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  • The Most Compassionate

    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is certainly more intelligent than each and every one of us, and He knows how to make the fallen souls of Kali-yuga best understand His high-level teachings. Indeed, His teachings are comprehensible by all. Still, our misfortune prevails. First, we do not accept His teachings. Second, to impress others with our prowess we mix something of our own with them...

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Rays of The Harmonist

  • In Celebration of Akṣaya-tṛtīya
  • Ears and a Voice
  • The Primary Cause of Attaining Prema

tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

It is on this very day that Bhagavān reinitiates Satya-yuga after destroying the atheists [the so called] Buddhists in His incarnation as Kalki. ...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

We may be very simple in our habits, we may be very poor in our linguistic capacity, but when the transcendental Sound vibration reaches our ears, it will clear up all the dirt that has accumulated there by previously receiving mundane sound....

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tn srila bv narayanaby Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Māhārāja

Know that niṣṭhā in śrī guru and an attitude of service to the Vaiṣṇavas is the primary cause of attaining prema for the lotus feet of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa...

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Featured: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam - Canto One

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The essence of all scriptures such as the Vedas, Vedānta-sūtras, Purāṇas, Itihāsas and so on is Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. By the churning of this Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam the present book has manifested. Therefore, its name is Śrī Bṛhad-Bhāgavatāmṛta. In this book, the subject matters pertaining to devotional service are manifest in every place.

The setting is based on a conversation between Śrī Jaimini and Śrī Janamejaya and Śrī Parīkṣit and Śrī Uttara. On hearing Śrīmad- Bhāgavatam from the mouth of Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī and before the arrival of the Takṣaka serpent, the mother of King Parīkṣit, Śrī Uttara-devī, asked him a question, “O Son, whatever you have heard from Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī, tell me its essence in a simple, easy-to-understand language.” This book begins with that same question.


tn GurudevaHawaiiThese names are more powerful than fire. If you put your finger in fire, knowingly or unknowingly, the fire will burn you. Similarly, whether or not you are aware of the power of His names, your chanting will burn all your unfavorable moods – your ignorance and offenses. He will give you His love and affection, and soon you will be happy forever...

tn bhaktivinoda2Vijaya: Prabhu, please give us some detailed instructions regarding accepting shelter at the lotus feet of a spiritual master (śrī-guru-pādāśraya).

tn rays 2011 dec 550The Rays of The Harmonist team humbly announces the last of three special editions published in honour of Srila Gurudeva. This beautiful third edition is dedicated to the first disappearance day anniversary of Srila Gurudeva...

tn 62First, we must think that guru is our ātmā, our life and soul. Being totally surrendered to him, we must depend solely on him...  If we serve Kṛṣṇa under the guidance of sad-guru, then certainly, like magic, we will be out of māyā...

tn_Rays_entering_450It is with a desire to propagate the sublime glories of the concluding transcendental pastimes of our most worshipful Srila Gurudeva, nitya-lila pravista om visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, that we humbly present Entering Nitya-lila, a special on-line edition of the Rays of The Harmonist (No.24) in honour of the New Braja (Badger) puspa-samadhi ceremony, 2011.

tn RaghunathDasGoswamiIn this world we have a guru and we are his disciples, but in raganuga-bhakti (internally) the guru is like a friend. Visrambhena gurau seva. In the spiritual realm, there is no formal relation of guru and disciple as there is in this world. Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami used to address Srila Rupa Gosvami as guru, and he respected him as such. Inwardly, however, he saw him as a sakhi, as Rupa-manjari, as he will further reveal in the third verse...

tn Germanywalk1Transcendental greed is very sacred and exalted. It must therefore be kept concealed within the heart, as burning camphor is kept in a closed room so that its fragrance will not evaporate but instead become more and more condensed. If you have any realizations, it is best to conceal them. Do you understand the word yara-mata?

tn Rays entering 450This Kartika, The Rays of The Harmonist team humbly presents the printed edition of "Entering Nitya-lila", the concluding transcendental pastimes of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. Apart from above pictorial report, this edition's featured articles are entitled "The Real Significance of the Pastime of Illness Manifested by the Maha-bhagavata" and "The Avirabhava and Tirobhava Saktis"...

tn bhagavad-gitaWe are humbly announcing the publication of the third English edition of Srimad Bhagavad-gita, translated from the Hindi edition of Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. The two commentators of this Gita are Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, who often concludes his purports with an excerpt from the charming Rasika-ranjana commentary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura...

tn GurudevapuspaThis year, 2011, the annual Vraja Mandala Parikrama began on October 11th, under the divine guidance of nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astotara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. At first there was some apprehension in many devotees' hearts regarding exactly how this parikrama would take place – the first year without the manifest presence of our beloved Srila Gurudeva – but then they became peaceful and joyous with the experience that Srila Gurudeva is as present as ever...

tn gurdeva sittingWe are fast approaching the holy month of Kartika. We are immeasurably fortunate that our beloved Srila Gurudeva is with us. He will be guiding us forever, and soon he will be guiding us through an inspiring month of parikrama, harikatha, and sadhu-sanga.

tn secret-truths-of-the-bhagavatamWhat is our goal? How to achieve? What's the process? Krsna-bhakti is our life, the objective of our life. How can we attain perfection? What activities should we be doing? We are performing parikrama, always chanting, remembering and listening to hari-katha. Read more...