Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga

In this article 'Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga', originally published in Śrī Sajjana-toṣaṇī in 1917, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the necessity of associating with sādhus (Sādhu-saṅga), as well as the necessity of recognising who is a sādhu.

Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga2022-06-09T02:16:07+00:00

Śrī Śrī Māhāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu)

This article Śrī Śrīman Mahāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A Dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu) was first published Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol 4, Issue 1 in 1892 and deals with the doubts created by certain caste-gosvāmīs on the validity of the gaura-mantra, and the necessity of fasting on the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

Śrī Śrī Māhāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu)2022-06-09T02:13:49+00:00

Dainya (Humility)

In this Bengali article Dainya (Humility), Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura stresses the need for humility in nāma-sādhana, the practice of chanting the Holy Name.

Dainya (Humility)2022-06-09T02:25:00+00:00

To Love God

To Love God is a short English article written by Bhaktivinoda Thakura in 1871, describing bhakti (love) as the religion of the soul. The piece is based on Christ Jesus' teaching "Love God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and love man as thy brother.

To Love God2022-06-09T02:24:10+00:00

The Temple of Jagannath at Puri

An English essay written in 1871 (The Temple of Jagannath at Puri) describes the history of the establishment of the great temple in Purī, Orissa. This piece also addresses the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God.

The Temple of Jagannath at Puri2022-06-09T02:35:14+00:00

The Marriage System of Bengal

The Marriage System of Bengal is an English article written in 1871 explaining Hindu marriage customs and their deplorable forms. The Ṭhākura gives historical outlines of various types of traditional marriages, and expresses sympathy for the women subjected to the inhumane marital practices of certain groups in Bengal.

The Marriage System of Bengal2022-06-09T02:40:32+00:00

The Attibaris of Orissa

A long letter in English written in 1871 to the editors of Progress newspaper. In "The Attibaris of Orissa" The Ṭhākura exposes some of the activities of a popular sect of so-called Vaiṣṇavas in Orissa.

The Attibaris of Orissa2022-06-09T02:38:42+00:00
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