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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.

‘Tattva Sāra’

‘Tattva Sāra’ is a book review first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2 issue 6 in 1885. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura critiques a book by Rāma Candra Datta who was a follower of the famous Rāmakṛṣṇa Paramahaṁsa. In this article, Bhaktivinoda is ambivalent in regards to Rāmakṛṣṇa, who at this time, was just gaining a name for himself, but in his review, the Ṭhākura discusses the topic of bhāva.

July 5th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Śrī Abhirāma Gosvāmī

Śrī Śrī Abhirāma Gosvāmī was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2 issue 5 in 1885. In this short biography, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura tells the story of Abhirāma Ṭhākura and how he tested Śrīnivāsa Ācārya.

July 4th, 2021|Articles|

Sampādakera Āvedana (A Petition from the Editor)

Sampādakera Āvedana (A Petition from the Editor) was a short editorial first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.1 in 1881. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura apologises to the readers of Sajjana Toṣaṇī for the three month delay in printing the magazine, and talks about his pilgrimage to Vṛndāvana.

July 3rd, 2021|Articles|

Ārti-nivedana (An Earnest Appeal)

Ārta-nivedana (An Earnest Appeal) was an editorial first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.15, issue 1 in 1903. This is one of the last articles written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in which he laments about the state of affairs regarding the preaching of Vaiṣnava dharma in Bengal, and shares with the reader the advice that he was given by Mahāprabhu Himself.

July 2nd, 2021|Articles|

Vairāgya (Renunciation)

Vairāgya (renunciation) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.11, issue 6 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes in detail the two kinds of renunciation and how they relate to viṣaya, material sense-objects.

June 30th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākura

‘Śrī Śrī Hari Dāsa Ṭhākura’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 2 issue 9 in 1885. In this brief biography of Hari Dāsa Ṭhākura, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda declares that if bhakti appears in the heart of a mleccha, then he is worshippable by all.

June 29th, 2021|Articles|

Viśuddha Bhajana (Pure Bhajana)

Viśuddha Bhajana (Pure Bhajana) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.11 issue 7 in 1899. This article by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura is a concise and important explanation of what is necessary to improve one’s bhajana in order to achieve prema.

June 28th, 2021|Articles|

Śraddhā

Śraddhā was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.9, issue 8 in 1897. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura examines the important topic of śraddhā and its vital importance in the life of a practicing devotee.

June 27th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Nakula Brahmacārīra Pāṭa (The Place of Śrī Nakula Brahmacārī)

In this early article, ‘Śrī Nakula Brahmacārīra Pāṭa’ (The Place of Śrī Nakula Brahmacārī) first published in Śrī Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2, issue 3 in 1890, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura talks about his visit on April 9th 1890 to the holy place of Nakula Brahmacārī, the eternal associate of Mahāprabhu. Bhaktivinoda speaks out against the present situation there and explains how the renunciant Vaiṣṇavas must be free from association with women.

June 26th, 2021|Articles|

Vastu Nirdeśa (Identifying the Supreme Object)

Vastu Nirdeśa (Identifying the Supreme Object) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2 issue 6 in 1885. This article is in answer to one gentleman inquiring about the position of Brahman, Paramātmā and Bhagavān, wishing to know the ‘Vedāntic siddhānta.’ In response, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a detailed answer.

June 24th, 2021|Articles|

Śrīpāṭa Denuḍa

'Śrīpāṭa Denuḍa' is a rare article written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura which was published in Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 issue 6 in 1890. The Ṭhākura describes a visit to the bhajana-sthālī of Śri Vṛndāvana Dāsa Ṭhākura in Śrīpāṭa Denuḍa, and sees the dilapidated condition of this holy place.

June 23rd, 2021|Articles|

Aśirvācana (Blessings)

Aśirvācana (Blessings) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 2, issue 5 in 1885. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura laments the fact that there is animosity between the Indians and the British, and writes about the common factors they both share. He compares the two communities to an elder brother and a younger brother, and hopes that they can cultivate mutual respect for each other.

June 23rd, 2021|Articles|

Asat Saṅga (Materialistic Association)

Asat Saṅga (Materialistic Association) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 11, issue 6 in 1899. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura specifically defines two types of asat-saṅga, namely the strī-saṅgī (one attached to women) and kṛṣna-abhakta (one who is not a devotee of Kṛṣṇa)

June 20th, 2021|Articles|
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