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)2021-08-01T17:16:21+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 Muller2021-08-01T17:14:54+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)2021-08-01T17:14:10+00:00

Puruṣottama Māsa Māhātmya (The Glories of Puruṣottama Māsa)

In this article "Puruṣottama Māsa Māhātmya (The Glories of Puruṣottama Māsa)", Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda describes the glories of the holy month of Puruṣottama according to the śāstras, how to observe it and the true goal in following it.

Puruṣottama Māsa Māhātmya (The Glories of Puruṣottama Māsa)2021-08-01T17:13:38+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 Gaurāṅgadeva2021-08-01T17:12:59+00:00

Pañca Saṁskāra (The Process of Initiation)

This article about pañca-saṁskāra (the process of initiation) in the Gauḍīya sampradāya was originally published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, (vol. 2.1) in 1885.

Pañca Saṁskāra (The Process of Initiation)2021-08-01T17:12:31+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 Work2021-08-01T17:12:08+00:00

Nitya Dharma Sūryodaya (The Sunrise of Eternal Dharma)

This important article "Nitya Dharma Sūryodaya (The Sunrise of Eternal Dharma)" which was first published in 1885 in Volume 4, Issue 3 of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, predicts the spread of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s nāma-saṅkīrtana movement all over the world.

Nitya Dharma Sūryodaya (The Sunrise of Eternal Dharma)2021-07-31T22:18:02+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)2021-07-31T22:02:52+00:00

Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga

In this article from 1917 "Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga", 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-saṅga2021-07-31T22:02:18+00:00
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