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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.

A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā (Praśnottara)

Praśnottara (A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā) is an undated article by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura which was republished in the 18th volume of the Gauḍīya Magazine in 1939. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura answers a question concerning the Bhāgavatam’s narration of kṛṣṇa-līlā, as found in his work, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā.

July 14th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma

‘Śrī Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma’ was first published in Śrī Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 issue 5 in 1891. This article was written just after Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura had published Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma Māhātmya, and here, we find the Ṭhākura giving evidence for Māyāpura as the birthplace of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

July 12th, 2021|Articles|

‘Yugāvatāra’

‘Yugāvatāra’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8 issue 7 in 1896. In this review of the book ‘Yugavatāra’ by Narendranātha Mukhopādhyāya, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives suggestions on the improvement of the text and then cites a passage from the work describing the destruction of Bengal by the Muslim fanatic, Bakhtiyar Khilji.

July 6th, 2021|Articles|

‘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|

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|

Impersonal Spirituality and Transcendental Spirituality (Ādhyātmika u Aprākṛta)

Ādhyātmika u Aprākṛta (Impersonal Spirituality and Transcendental Spirituality) was originally published as ‘samālocanā (A Book Review) in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 8 issue 7 in 1896. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a small book that tries to give rational explanations for Kṛṣṇa’s aprākṛta-līlā.

July 1st, 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|

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

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|
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