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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.

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|

Bhek Dhāraṇa (Accepting the Dress of a Bābājī)

Bhek Dhāraṇa (‘Accepting the Dress of a Bābājī’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 2 issue 7 in 1885. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses bhek-dhāraṇa (the acceptance of the bābājī āśrama) and how those who have polluted it are ‘a black spot on Vaiṣṇava dharma.’

August 22nd, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata

‘Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol. 13 issue 1 in 1901. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur reviews a new edition of Śrī Caitanya Bhāgavata by Atula Kṛṣṇa Gosvāmī. While the Thākura is very happy for the most part with the publication, he also points out some defects.

August 20th, 2021|Articles|

Prabodhānanda and Prakāśānanda

In this article, ‘Prabodhānanda and Prakāśānanda’ first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 13. issue 1 in 1901 under the title ‘Samālocana’, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a book which claims that the Vaiṣṇava ācārya Prabodhānanda Sarasvatī and the māyāvādī Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī are one and the same person.

August 19th, 2021|Articles|

Viśuddha Sāmpradāyikatāī Ārya Dharmera Gaurava (The Glory of Ārya Dharma Within Pure Sampradāyas)

Viśuddha Sāmpradāyikatāī Ārya Dharmera Gaurava (The Glory of Ārya Dharma Within Pure Sampradāyas) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.3 issue 3 in 1886. In this article Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains how sectarianism and the sampradāya concept of the Vedas are not the same thing. He also discusses the dangers of mixing various ideologies with hari-bhakti.

August 19th, 2021|Articles|

‘Śrī Muralī Vilāsa’

‘Śrī Muralī Vilāsa’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.6 issue 4 in 1894. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda discusses the book Muralī Vilāsa by Śrī Rāja-vallabha Gosvāmī, a descendant of Śrīla Vaṁśīvadanānanda Ṭhākura, and also explains the concept of kalpa-bheda in harmonising chronological inconsistencies in the ācārya’s works.

August 16th, 2021|Articles|
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