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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.

The Poriade – Adventures of Porus

The Poriade - Adventures of Porus by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura was a poem in classical English about the wanderings of Porus (Puru), who fought Alexander the Great in the pre-Christian era. The Ṭhākura had planned to write a twelve-part series, but this was never completed. He only managed to complete two books. At present, only the first book is available from the British Library.

June 11th, 2020|The Poriade|

Mātsarya (Envy)

In this article "Mātsarya (Envy)" from Sajjana Toṣaṇi Vol.4, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon envy according to the Vaiṣṇava perspective as a direct competitor to divine love (prema) and the harm it does to a practicing devotee.

June 8th, 2020|Articles|

Śrī Śrī Māhāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu)

This article Śrī Śrīman Mahāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A Dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu) was first published Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol 4, Issue 1 in 1892 and deals with the doubts created by certain caste-gosvāmīs on the validity of the gaura-mantra, and the necessity of fasting on the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

June 7th, 2020|Articles|

To Love God

To Love God is a short English article written by Bhaktivinoda Thakura in 1871, describing bhakti (love) as the religion of the soul. The piece is based on Christ Jesus' teaching "Love God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and love man as thy brother.

June 4th, 2020|Articles|

The Marriage System of Bengal

The Marriage System of Bengal is an English article written in 1871 explaining Hindu marriage customs and their deplorable forms. The Ṭhākura gives historical outlines of various types of traditional marriages, and expresses sympathy for the women subjected to the inhumane marital practices of certain groups in Bengal.

June 4th, 2020|Articles|
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