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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.

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|

On Durga Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller

This English article "On Durga, Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller" appeared in three parts in The Dawn, Vol.2. No. 5, 6 and 8, September/October/December, 1901. This was a revised and shorter version of the Ṭhākura’s earlier essay entitled ‘The Hindu Idols’ that he wrote in response to the Anti-Hindu article published in the magazine of the Christian Tract Society in 1899. It would seem that this article was discontinued in The Dawn.

June 22nd, 2020|Articles|
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