transcend dogma and discover the real meaning of all living
and dead forms in the view of ultimate reality by:
• Promoting research
into higher values based on the sufferings and experiences of our own
and others’ lives.
the inspirations coming from all wise and wholesome contributions to
the same search for perfection throughout the course of recorded history.
all available media to distribute those discoveries to form a firm foundation
for the development of the conscious realization of all people everywhere.
encourage the public to question their own position in this
world and to become sacred pilgrims, desperate searchers, honest inquirers,
lovingly and progressively dedicated to the all-good Autocrat, the Master
of reality, nature, mercy and law.
expose the environmental problem as our own fault, and it
is meant to improve our position in the eternal journey to final sweet
connect artists, poets, philosophers, philanthropists, ecologists,
sociologists and all others in the search for harmony: the conscious
art of living.
create a financial base for conscious artists—painters,
sculptors, writers, musicians, etc.—to communicate their message
to the people of this age through exhibitions, publications, public
media, seminars and art festivals.
for the values of absolute goodness manifested in the personalities
of the Harmonist, the Yuga-Avatar Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and the self-realized
souls who have taken shelter of the divine manifestations who have descended
to this world to help us understand and develop real spiritual love.
development of consciousness in the individual is the goal
of critically analyzing ourselves and the world around us.
is perfect from the absolute point of view.
If everything is used in harmony with its absolute purpose the
conflict is over and Vaikuntha, the land of Divine dedication begins.
seekers after perfection often lose their vision by overemphasizing
their mundane, sentimental identification with some organization, ritual
or physical ideal conception, and thus deviate from the ideal of their
own search. The search for the perfection of desire, only available
in its purest execution, can be protected by the conscious determination
not to be satisfied with one’s realization but to always remain
anxious for help from above.
and writing, highly respected in the present age, are media
capable of communicating and inquiring about almost everything. Surely
they are not meant to gratify the ego of the individual artist, whose
glory may be sung only after he has already taken his next birth.
harmony—conscious art—will try to show that the art
of living is totally subject to the recognition of the charming beauty
of the Divine Artist and the artistic loving manifestations of His eternal
servitors. If the devotees of Lord Gouranga (the supreme Lord of Love)
with artistic inclinations establish Harmony Schools of Conscious Art
centered around solid, merciful, non-dogmatic sadhus (saints and
examples of our ideals), then they can direct their power of reason and
love to attract the public to develop their own consciousness. If people
are fortunate enough to meet those artists or see their work, then their
spiritual progress will be greatly enhanced.
Some Additional Points to Clarify the Ideas of the Harmony Project
world is traditionally fed up with established, mainstream
religions. The new wave of sects and cults has created an amazing impact
resulting in the general rejection of all types of faith. At the same
time materialism is defeated by its own statistics and the environment
is screaming for a change of human habits. All in all, despite the increasing
degradation, the world has come to the perfect moment to appreciate the
message of love of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and all truthful teachings
In the words of Srila Bhaktivinod
Man’s glory lies in common sense
Dictating us the grace
That man is made to live and love
The beauteous heaven’s embrace.
soul and the need for love all need to be understood by common
sense, what to speak of general criticism on science, atheism, warfare,
intoxication, abortions, consumer society, advertisement slaves and general
socio-religious dogmatism. Taking advantage of this we shall make a heartfelt
effort to raise others’ consciousness. The service to all divine
agents is the conscious art of living.
Die to live
= Let the lie of selfishness die, and the eternal glory of your real self-interest
Yours in love and for love alone,
Holiness B.A. Paramadvaiti Swami
Founder, Harmony School of Conscious Art