Sad-guṇa and Bhakti

Sad-guṇa and Bhakti was first published in 1893, in Volume 5 of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, this article describes the many auspicious qualities found in the personality of a Vaiṣṇava, and Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura points out how all such qualities naturally appear wherever bhakti is found.

Sad-guṇa and Bhakti2022-06-09T01:31:03+00:00

Pratiṣṭhāśa Parivarjana (Desire for Name and Fame)

In this article "Pratiṣṭhāśa Parivarjana (Desire for Name and Fame)" from 1896, first published in the 8th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the dangers of pratiṣṭḥāśā (the desire for name and fame) and the necessity for all serious sādhakas to uproot this tendency.

Pratiṣṭhāśa Parivarjana (Desire for Name and Fame)2022-06-09T01:32:34+00:00

On Durga Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller

This English article "On Durga, Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller" appeared in three parts in The Dawn, Vol.2. No. 5, 6 and 8, September/October/December, 1901. This was a revised and shorter version of the Ṭhākura’s earlier essay entitled ‘The Hindu Idols’ that he wrote in response to the Anti-Hindu article published in the magazine of the Christian Tract Society in 1899. It would seem that this article was discontinued in The Dawn.

On Durga Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller2022-06-09T01:53:27+00:00

Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)

In this article "Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)" from the 10th volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon what is the actual society of Śrī Gaurāṅga and explains the true meaning of iṣṭa-goṣṭhi according to Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta.

Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)2022-06-09T01:40:44+00:00

Prema-Bhakti and Śrī Gaurāṅgadeva

In this article "Prema-Bhakti and Śrī Gaurāṅgadeva" Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura defines prema, explains the difference between prema and kāma, and how Śrī Caitanyadeva bestows kṛṣṇa-prema in the age of Kali.

Prema-Bhakti and Śrī Gaurāṅgadeva2022-06-09T02:04:13+00:00

A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work

Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda composed this book review "A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work" in English for publication in a European journal 1883. He came across a book written by one Upendra Mohana Gosvāmī entitled "Nitya-rūpa-saṁsthāpanam" (Establishing God's Eternal Form), and liked the way it presented the facts about the Lord's existence in a logical, straightforward way. His purpose in writing this review was to interest educated Western readers.

A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work2022-06-09T02:08:35+00:00

Mātsarya (Envy)

In this article "Mātsarya (Envy)" from Sajjana Toṣaṇi Vol.4, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon envy according to the Vaiṣṇava perspective as a direct competitor to divine love (prema) and the harm it does to a practicing devotee.

Mātsarya (Envy)2022-06-09T02:11:14+00:00
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