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Latest Posts

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

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|

Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī

‘Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10 issue 12 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a book that includes three texts by the bāulas and sahajiyās, and the Ṭhākura gives his opinion.

August 15th, 2021|Articles|

Samālocana (A Critique)

Samālocana (A Critique) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.5 issue 1 in 1893. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews eight new publications including Caitanya-candrāmṛta, Gaura-gaṇoddeśa Dīpikā and Vāṁśī Śikṣā.

August 14th, 2021|Articles|

Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Śyāma-kuṇḍa

In this short article, ‘Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Śyāma-kuṇḍa’ first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.7 issue 11 in 1895, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura shares news with his readers concerning the renovation of Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Śyāma-kuṇḍa in Vraja-maṇḍala.

August 13th, 2021|Articles|

Sādhu-jana-saṅga (The Association of Sādhus)

Sādhu-jana-saṅga (The Association of Sādhus) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.10 issue 4 in 1898. Here in this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different categories of humans, and how everyone is in need of sādhu-saṅga in order to advance in their spiritual lives.


August 12th, 2021|Articles|

Epilogue to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta

The Epilogue to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāṁrta was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.10 issue 5 in 1898. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a brief synopsis of rāgānugā-bhakti and then lists various ślokas within Kṛṣṇa Karṇāṁrta that describe certain characteristics of rāgānugā-bhakti sādhana.

August 10th, 2021|Articles|

Preface to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta

The preface to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.10. issue 1 in 1898. In this preface, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the importance of Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta to Śrī Caitanya, and how Śrī Bilvamangala Ṭhākura’s life reflects the lives of the jīvas in this world.

August 9th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Māyāpura Ki Ki Haiyeche? (What Has Happened in Śrī Māyāpura?)

Śrī Māyāpura Ki Ki Haiyeche? (What Has Happened in Śrī Māyāpura?) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.5 issue 12 in 1893. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a summary of the upcoming Gaura Pūrṇīmā festival in Śrīdhāma Māyāpura including the installation of the Deities and the saṅkīrtana being held during the lunar eclipse that year.

August 3rd, 2021|Articles|

Introduction to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya

The Introduction to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭḥākura in 1887. The poem Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya by Guṇarāja Khāṅ ( Śrī Mālādhāra Vasu) was practically lost until Bhaktivinoda republished it again. In this introduction, the Ṭhākura explains the significance of this work and gives an biography of Guṇarāja Khāṅ.

August 2nd, 2021|Articles|
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