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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 Three

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.

Samāvedana (Editorial)

'Samāvedana' (Editorial) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 1 in 1881. This brief editorial was written in the first year that Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura began his magazine, and despite health issues, the Ṭhākura was determined to continue with its publication. He mentions herein that he did not expect the readership of Sajjana Toṣaṇī to be large since most people are not interested in spiritual topics.

April 4th, 2022|Articles|

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter Four

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

April 2nd, 2022|Bhakti Tattva Viveka|

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter Three

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

April 2nd, 2022|Bhakti Tattva Viveka|

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter Two

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

April 2nd, 2022|Bhakti Tattva Viveka|

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter One

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

April 2nd, 2022|Bhakti Tattva Viveka|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Two

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.

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam – Objection 2

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

March 11th, 2022|Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter One

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 28th, 2022|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam – Objection 1

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

February 24th, 2022|Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam|

Bhagavad-gita Introduction

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 17th, 2022|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam Objections

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

February 10th, 2022|Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam|

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam Introduction

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

February 10th, 2022|Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam|

A Glimpse into the Life Of Thakur Bhakti Vinoda

"A Glimpse into the Life Of Thakur Bhakti Vinoda" is a rare biography written by Paṇḍita Sātkari Caṭṭopādhyāya Siddhānta-bhūṣaṇa, an friend of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, in 1916. Written on behalf of the Bhaktivinoda Memorial Committee, this short text gives a summary of the Ṭhākura's achievements during his lifetime.

February 1st, 2022|Tributes|

Śrī Vaiṣṇavera Varṇāśrama (‘The Varṇāśrama of a Pure Vaiṣṉava’)

Śrī Vaiṣṇavera Varṇāśrama (‘The Varṇāśrama of a Pure Vaiṣṉava’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11. Issue 10 in 1900. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains how pure Vaiṣṇavas are transcendental to varṇa and āśrama because all of their activities are meant for cultivating kṛṣṇa-bhakti.

December 22nd, 2021|Articles|
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