Śrī Nāma Mahimā - Introduction by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura (Translated by Swami B.V.Giri) After accepting sannyāsa, the avatāra who purifies Kali-yuga, that unprecedented ocean of mercy, Śrīman Godruma-candra (Śrī Caitanya) preached hari-nāma all over Read More...
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Śrī Upadeśāmṛta Bhāṣā The Bengali prose composed by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explaining the verses of Śrī Upadeśāmṛta VERSE 1 guru-kṛpā-bale labhi’ sambandha-vijñāna kṛti-jīva hayena bhajane yatnavān Attaining realisation of their relationship with the Lord by Read More...
Śrī Upadeśāmṛta of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī With the Pīyūṣa-varṣiṇī-vṛtti commentary of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura (translated by Swami B.V. Giri) VERSE 1 vāco vegaṁ manasaḥ krodha-vegaṁ jihvā-vegam udaropastha-vegam etān vegān yo viṣaheta dhīraḥ sarvām apīmāṁ pṛthivīṁ sa Read More...
The Śrīmad Bhāgavatam Daśa Mūla explains the ten major philosophical points of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism as found in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa.
The Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Daśa Mūla explains the ten major philosophical points of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism as found in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta of Śrīla Kṛṣṇa Dāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī.
In this article, Viṣaya u Vairāgya (Sense enjoyment and Renunciation), first published in the 4th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1892, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the gradual development of renunciation within one who lives in this world. He gives the example of Śrīla Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī, and also warns against immature renunciation.
In this article, "Brāhmaṇatva o Vaiṣṇavatva (Brāhmaṇism and Vaiṣṇavism)", from Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 4, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the unique relationship between Brāhmanism and Vaiṣṇavism, and how these two things are interdependent.
In this short essay, Manuṣya Ki? (What is a Human?) from Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Volume 2, Bhaktivinoda demonstrates the futility of modern science in understanding the subtle body and the spiritual body.
Sādhu-vṛtti (Following in the footsteps of the previous ācāryas) is imperative in bhakti. In this article from Vol.10 of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the two types of sādhus - the householders and the renunciants - and the qualities that they should cultivate.
There are two types of saṅga - association and attachment. One who is serious about advancement in bhakti should avoid bad association completely. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura ellucidates upon this point in this article, "Saṅga-tyāga (Giving up the association of non-devotees)" from Vol.10 of Sajjana Toṣaṇī.