Krti Ratna – Rays of the Harmonist – 2018

The immovable, impenetrable expanse of his philosophical conclusions regarding service to Adhokṣaja, He who exists beyond sense perception, has forced the peaks of towering, snow-capped mountains to bow to him in veneration. Today, many people are tormented by the anguish of separation that arose because he has concealed himself from us.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Rays – 2014

It can be observed that in Vaiṣṇava sampradāyas, some Vaiṣṇavas are conventional. Their teachings and approach uphold the age old traditions of the sampradāya and maintain the mādhurya (sweetness) of the sampradāya’s line of thought. And some Vaiṣṇavas are unconventional in their method of propagating the divine message of the Lord and His devotees. They manifest audārya (magnanimity), being completely innovative in their way of propagating the precepts of bhakti far and wide…

The Tirobhava Edition – Rays – 2011

Without feeling a connection to Śrī Guru, all the busyness, even in the name of service, helps very little. But if we feel this connection, our love for him can grow through our service to him. I left it so late to understand this truth: śrī-guru-caraṇe rati ei se uttamā-gati. Now I can only contemplate my misfortune and weep… from pg.221

Entering Nitya-lila – Rays of the Harmonist – 2011

If the personal associates of Bhagavān did not display an intense effort to perform service to Śrī Hari by enacting pastimes such as appearing in a lowly family or undergoing various calamities, afflictions, dangers, sickness or lamentation, then the conditioned souls, fallen and arrested in the material prison-house of three-fold-miseries, would never be inspired to begin to turn their faces toward their own auspiciousness…

Vyasa-puja Edition – Rays of the Harmonist – 2011

There are a great deal of so-called gurus who steal the wealth of their disciples, whereas a guru who has the capacity to purify one’s heart and make one affluent with the wealth of kṛṣṇa-prema is extremely rare in this world. Fortunately, we somehow attained the opportunity to come to the lotus feet of such an extremely rare guru…

Krsna Is Only Hungry for Love – Rays – Kartik 2010

When will the day come? I will even endure being kicked hundreds upon hundreds of times or being insulted millions of times. With constant forbearance I will even tolerate hunger, thirst, cold and a hundred other trials all day, every day. But when will that day come when tears of grief flow in a constant stream from my eyes as my voice falters while singing the names of Sri Radha and Sri Krsna…

Infallible Lessons On the Path of Devotion – Rays – GP 2010

No words can express the profound auspiciousness invested in Srila Prabhupada’s nectarean instructions, or in the instructions of his associates and their followers. nor can words express how profusely these instructions inundate the reader with unrivaled, pristine siddhanta, with their ability to attract his heart, and with the power to delight Sri Krsna’s transcendental senses…

Rays of the Harmonist – Kartik 2009

When most people rise from bed in the morning, they do not feel comfortable or satisfied until, with a cup of chai tea in hand, they sit down to read the newspaper, which carries the message of sense gratification. How can those who know nothing beyond this earth, those who always sleep in the lap of the witch maya, know about Rays of The Harmonist – the messenger of Vaikuntha news…

Perfect Guidance for Our True Well-Being – Rays – Gaura-purnima 2009

The Harmonist has dedicated herself to the service of those who are themselves loyal servants of the original Source of all harmony. The vox populi and prospects of worldly enjoyment contradicts service to the servants of the Lord. The Harmonist pins her faith in Vox Dei (the voice of the divine) and prospects for spiritual living based thereon. She strives not to please everybody indiscriminately; rather she only strives to please the servants of the Lord.

Rays of the Harmonist – Kartik 2008

By studying and contemplating the philosophical truths that transcendental poets, philosophers and scholars have personally realized, a person attains bhakti for Sri Hari. and by reading and discussing the works of the previous Vaisnava mahajanas, especially the associates of Sri Gaurasundara, one’s sraddha is strengthened and becomes resolute…

Rays of the Harmonist – Kartik 2007

His lustrous smiling cheeks, kissed by His splendid earrings as they dance back and forth, completely enchant the hearts of His adoring devotees. May Sri Govindadeva, the delightfully playful Divinity, the Lord of the cowherds, be my shelter…

Rays of the Harmonist – Kartik 2006

We perceive His dance to resemble people’s joyful dancing at a festival. We may even think it is like the dancing of boys and girls in modern times, the sight of which pollutes the mind and stimulates lusty desires. Sriman Mahaprabhu’s dance at Ratha-yatra is not to be compared to the dancing of persons in this material world, because the subject of His dance is not lust, but transcendental love… from pg.60

Jewels from the Ocean of Separation – Rays – Kartik 2005

Those with a profound and intimate love for their Gurudeva are overwhelmed by the most painful feelings of separation in his absence. Conditioned souls like us cannot possibly imitate the genuine feelings of separation experienced by Krsna’s eternal associates. If we ever feel the slightest trace of what they feel our lives will become successful…

Rays of the Harmonist – Kartik 2004

The most magnanimous of all incarnations, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, appeared in the sky of the souls’ great fortune simply to reveal the speciality of Krsna’s holy name. He established Srimad-Bhagavatam as the original evidence in the form of transcendental sound, and pure love for Sri Krsna as the supreme goal of life…

Rays of the Harmonist Kartika 2003

The divine instructions of the mahajanas, great personalities, are the very soul of Rays of the Harmonist, and the journal is beautifully ornamented with their transcendental moods. Every issue carries the grave, unassailable and deeply transformative writings of our guru-varga… by reflecting upon their teachings, and embracing them within our lives, one attains ever-newer realizations in the realm of sadhana…

Rays of the Harmonist – Summer 2003

The potency of nama can not only create a bridge on the ocean to enable Sri Rama’s army to cross over it, but is so great that it can even build a bridge for the jiva to cross over this ocean of nescience and reach his real home. Other than nama technology, no technology has this ability. This is the real glory of nama. – from pg.54

Rays of the Harmonist – Winter 2002

When we collect and contemplate upon the instructions of great people, we understand that as long as we cannot give up the desire for pratistha, we cannot consider ourselves Vaisnavas. Real humility is not found in mere words. I say that I am not worthy of being the servant of a servant of the Vaisnavas, but all the while within my mind I think that anyone hearing me say this will glorify me..

Rays of the Harmonist – Summer 2002

When iron ore is placed near a magnet, there is a natural attraction. Similarly, a spontaneous attraction occurs when the anu-caitanya or minute conscious entity becomes inclined towards the mahati-caitanya or Supreme Conscious Entity, thus causing the symptoms of prema to develop…

Rays of the Harmonist – Winter 2001

Carrying the message of the transcendental realm, the spiritual journal Rays of The Harmonist presents itself at the door of the conditioned jivas and attracts them towards the path of bhakti. When this journal, whose each and every word and message is fully endowed with transcendental beauty, appears at someone’s door, it destroys their ignorance and awakens their dormant function of loving service to the all-attractive Godhead.

Rays of the Harmonist – Summer 2001

We hear from Vaisnavas and sastra that whatever information is presented in worldly journals by persons with material knowledge must also be of a mundane nature. Thus, those who read such journals will naturally be overcome by material consciousness. Being bound by mundane concepts alone, man has become averse to Bhagavan. Absence of spiritual knowledge is the root cause of this aversion…

Rays of the Harmonist – Winter 2000

Every moment presents itself to us, individually and collectively, as a new challenge. Alone, we are not equipped to face the impediments of the present or those that lie ahead. For this reason, empowered transcendental personalities have laboured tirelessly to provide us with clear advice and profound inspiration through the written word…

Rays of the Harmonist – Summer 2000

The Millennium Theme. Grammar out the window. Grammatical rules (GR) are arbitrary. GRs are products of human decisions, behaving in certain ways under certain circumstances. GRs are 99% products of unconscious Who made them is uncertain. Watch any game, any sport; there are constant arguments over rules, verifying the age of quarrel. And no different with languages…

Rays of the Harmonist – June 1999

There is a school in Vrndavan at Radha Kunda. The principal is Srimati Radhika Herself, and there are so many professors of each department of that love. That love has so many faculties. (There are eight moods and eight heads of departments, Lalita, Visakha, Citra, and the others. So He took admission in the college of Visakha, that is, Raya Ramananda. Because she is so intimate with Radhika, she knows all this…

Rays of the Harmonist Vol 3.1

As our genuine love deepens, the covering veils of illusion and misconceptions fall away, revealing finer and eternally ever fresh perceptions to be experienced and tasted by the sadhaka. Bhakti devi Herself is described as that dynamic current of positive loving service to our istadevas Radha and Krsna, and just as any strong current surges to cover newer ground churning the depths of the river bed…

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