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Here you will find all the latest posts on the Bhaktivinoda Institute in the form of Articles, Book Chapters, Songs & Poems etc.

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Seventeen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

February 15th, 2024|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Sixteen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

January 20th, 2024|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Fifteen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

December 14th, 2023|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Fourteen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

November 18th, 2023|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Śrī Śīkṣāṣṭakam Verse Eight

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s commentary on Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam, the Sammodana Bhāṣyam (‘that commentary which gives bliss to the devotees’ ) was written in Sanskrit in 1886. The Ṭhākura gives a detailed explanation of each verse, starting with the mūlā-śloka (verse one), revealing the progressive stages of the sādhaka leading to prema.

November 9th, 2023|Śīkṣaṣṭakam – Sammodana Bhāṣyam|

Śrī Śīkṣāṣṭakam Verse Seven

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s commentary on Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam, the Sammodana Bhāṣyam (‘that commentary which gives bliss to the devotees’ ) was written in Sanskrit in 1886. The Ṭhākura gives a detailed explanation of each verse, starting with the mūlā-śloka (verse one), revealing the progressive stages of the sādhaka leading to prema.

November 9th, 2023|Śīkṣaṣṭakam – Sammodana Bhāṣyam|

Datta Kaustubham – Verses 92-101

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s Datta Kaustubham was written in 1873 at Jagannātha Purī and contains 104 Sanskrit verses with an auto-commentary. This is one of the Ṭhākura’s earliest works in Sanskrit and presents a systematic analysis of sambandha, abhidheya and prayojana. The title ‘Datta Kaustubham’ refers to Kṛṣṇa’s kaustubha-gem of sat-siddhānta (transcendental philosophy) that has been given to Kedaranatha Datta (Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura). This translation is based upon the Gauḍīya Mission edition printed in 1942.

November 9th, 2023|Datta Kaustubham|

Śrī Śīkṣāṣṭakam Verse Six

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s commentary on Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam, the Sammodana Bhāṣyam (‘that commentary which gives bliss to the devotees’ ) was written in Sanskrit in 1886. The Ṭhākura gives a detailed explanation of each verse, starting with the mūlā-śloka (verse one), revealing the progressive stages of the sādhaka leading to prema.

November 9th, 2023|Śīkṣaṣṭakam – Sammodana Bhāṣyam|

Datta Kaustubham – Verses 81-91

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s Datta Kaustubham was written in 1873 at Jagannātha Purī and contains 104 Sanskrit verses with an auto-commentary. This is one of the Ṭhākura’s earliest works in Sanskrit and presents a systematic analysis of sambandha, abhidheya and prayojana. The title ‘Datta Kaustubham’ refers to Kṛṣṇa’s kaustubha-gem of sat-siddhānta (transcendental philosophy) that has been given to Kedaranatha Datta (Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura). This translation is based upon the Gauḍīya Mission edition printed in 1942.

November 9th, 2023|Datta Kaustubham|

Datta Kaustubham – Verses 71-80

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s Datta Kaustubham was written in 1873 at Jagannātha Purī and contains 104 Sanskrit verses with an auto-commentary. This is one of the Ṭhākura’s earliest works in Sanskrit and presents a systematic analysis of sambandha, abhidheya and prayojana. The title ‘Datta Kaustubham’ refers to Kṛṣṇa’s kaustubha-gem of sat-siddhānta (transcendental philosophy) that has been given to Kedaranatha Datta (Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura). This translation is based upon the Gauḍīya Mission edition printed in 1942.

October 7th, 2023|Datta Kaustubham|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Thirteen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

October 7th, 2023|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Markaṭa Vairāgī (Monkey Renunciates)

Markaṭa Vairāgī (‘Monkey Renunciates’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8, Issue 10 in 1897. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses Mahāprabhu’s instructions to Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī as well as the two types of fake renunciates found in both the gṛhastha āśrama and the sannyāsa āśrama.

October 6th, 2023|Articles|

Śrī Śīkṣāṣṭakam Verse Five

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s commentary on Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam, the Sammodana Bhāṣyam (‘that commentary which gives bliss to the devotees’ ) was written in Sanskrit in 1886. The Ṭhākura gives a detailed explanation of each verse, starting with the mūlā-śloka (verse one), revealing the progressive stages of the sādhaka leading to prema.

October 4th, 2023|Śīkṣaṣṭakam – Sammodana Bhāṣyam|
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