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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.

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|

Madhyāhna-līlā (Afternoon Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

December 13th, 2021|Seva Lalasa, Uncategorized|

Pūrvāhna-līlā (Late Morning Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

December 13th, 2021|Seva Lalasa, Uncategorized|

Prāta-līlā (Early Morning Pastimes)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

December 13th, 2021|Seva Lalasa, Uncategorized|

Niśānta-līlā (Pastimes at the End of Night)

'Sevā Lālasā' (Hankering for Service) is a rare work by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, which was first published by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.21 Issues 3 and 5 in 1918, after the departure of the Ṭhākura. This esoteric song describes the desire of Bhaktivinoda in his mañjarī-svarūpa to serve Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī during the various times of the day. It is possible that the latter half of this text was missing or it was left unfinished since the narration ends abruptly at the afternoon pastimes (madhyāna-līlā).

December 13th, 2021|Seva Lalasa, Uncategorized|

Chapter 11

Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa ('The teachings of Śrīman Mahāprabhu') was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1892. This work of eleven chapters deals with the ten principle philosophical points expounded by Śrī Caitanya (known as the daśa-mūla) principally citing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta as evidence.

October 7th, 2021|Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa|

Chapter 10

Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa ('The teachings of Śrīman Mahāprabhu') was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1892. This work of eleven chapters deals with the ten principle philosophical points expounded by Śrī Caitanya (known as the daśa-mūla) principally citing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta as evidence.

October 5th, 2021|Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa|

Chapter 9

Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa ('The teachings of Śrīman Mahāprabhu') was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1892. This work of eleven chapters deals with the ten principle philosophical points expounded by Śrī Caitanya (known as the daśa-mūla) principally citing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta as evidence.

September 29th, 2021|Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa|

Śraddhā and Śaraṇāgati

‘Śraddhā and Śaraṇāgati’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 4, Issue 9 in 1892. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the difference between śraddhā and bhakti, the nature of śaraṇāgati, and the six limbs of surrender.

September 26th, 2021|Articles|

Siddhānta-Ratna – Praṇetā Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī Nivāsa Khaḍadara (‘Siddhānta-Ratna’ – Written by Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī of Khaḍadara)

Siddhānta-Ratna – Praṇetā Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī Nivāsa Khaḍadara (‘Siddhānta-Ratna’ – Written by Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī of Khaḍadara) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.1 in 1881. In this book review, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura praises the author of a new book on philosophy, but bemoans the fact that the style of his language is unreadable to most people.

September 16th, 2021|Articles|

Vedānta Śāstra

‘Vedānta Śāstra’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 1 issue 1 in 1881. This was the first ever article written for Sajjana Toṣaṇī by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. In this brief editorial, the Ṭhākura explains how he plans to publish the Govinda Bhāṣya of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa, but first wishes to extend the subscriber base of the magazine first.

September 13th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākurera Pāṭa – Kulīnagrāma (Śrī Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākura’s Place in Kulīnagrāma)

Śrī Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākurera Pāṭa – Kulīnagrāma (Śrī Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākura’s Place in Kulīnagrāma) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.3 issue 1 in 1886. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura recounts his visit to the place of bhajana of Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākura in Kulīnagrāma and its state of disrepair. He then asks generous donors to come forward to renovate this holy place.

September 6th, 2021|Articles|

Samāvedana (A Respectful Petition)

Samāvedana (A Respectful Petition) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.3, issue 1 in 1886. In this brief editorial for the third year of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura prays to Mahāprabhu, glorifying Him and predicting that His message will soon travel to distant lands. He also mentions the service that the ‘beggar-girl’ Sajjana Toṣaṇī is doing to propagate the message of Śrī Caitanya.

September 4th, 2021|Articles|

Chapter 8

Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa ('The teachings of Śrīman Mahāprabhu') was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1892. This work of eleven chapters deals with the ten principle philosophical points expounded by Śrī Caitanya (known as the daśa-mūla) principally citing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta as evidence.

August 27th, 2021|Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa|

Vigata Vatsarera Samālocanā (A Review of the Previous Year)

Vigata Vatsarera Samālocanā (A Review of the Previous Year) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 issue 1 in 1899. In this review, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the hardships of the previous year, in particular the outbreak of the Kolkata plague and lack of cow protection. He also describes some of the positive aspects such as the preaching and nagara-saṅkīrtana.

August 24th, 2021|Articles|
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