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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.

Jana-saṅga (Association with worldly-minded persons)

This article "Jana-saṅga (Association with wordly-minded persons)" is the fifth in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This fifth article deals with Jana-saṅga – Association with wordly-minded persons - Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the glories of sādhu-saṅga and the dangers of asat-saṅga.

July 6th, 2020|Articles|

Niyamāgraha (Attachment or neglect of rules and regulations)

This article "Niyamāgraha (Attachment or neglect of rules and regulations)" is the fourth in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This fourth article deals with Niyamagraha – Attachment or neglect of rules and regulations - Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains that unnecessary attachment to scriptural rules and also the rejection of scriptural rules at the lower stage of sādhana-bhakti is dangerous.

July 6th, 2020|Articles|

Prajalpa (Idle speech)

This article "Prajalpa (Idle speech)" is the third in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This third article deals with Prajalpa - Idle speech and the different types of jalpana (talks) - what sort of talk is favorable for bhakti, and what is unfavourable.

July 6th, 2020|Articles|

Prayāsa (Over endeavouring)

This article "Prayāsa (Over-endeavouring)" is the second of a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This second article deals with Prayāsa – Over-endeavouring and how it can become a serious obstacle to the free flow of bhakti.

July 6th, 2020|Articles|

Atyāhāra (Overeating or collecting too much)

This article "Atyāhāra (Overeating or collecting too much)" is the first of a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This first article deals with atyāhara - overeating or collecting too much.

July 6th, 2020|Articles|

Sādhana

Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura writes about how the process of sādhana is necessary for increasing one’s thirst to attain the Supreme, in this article first published in 1899, in the 11th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī.

June 22nd, 2020|Articles|

Sad-guṇa and Bhakti

Sad-guṇa and Bhakti was first published in 1893, in Volume 5 of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, this article describes the many auspicious qualities found in the personality of a Vaiṣṇava, and Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura points out how all such qualities naturally appear wherever bhakti is found.

June 22nd, 2020|Articles|
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