‘Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī’

‘Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10 issue 12 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a book that includes three texts by the bāulas and sahajiyās, and the Ṭhākura gives his opinion.

‘Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī’2021-09-24T19:02:37+00:00

Śrī Bhāgavatācārya

‘Śrī Bhāgavatācārya’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10 issue 2 in 1885. In this short article Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura criticizes a descendant of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya who has written two books expounding the beliefs of the sahajiyās and bāulas.

Śrī Bhāgavatācārya2021-07-26T17:54:15+00:00

Śrī Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī Prabhu

Śrī Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī Prabhu was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2. issue 7 in 1885. In this brief biography, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura talks about the life of Sanātana Gosvāmī and also about the various apa-sampradāyas that lay claim to him. He gives Sanātana's genealogy, and at the end of the article, the Ṭhākura laments that Sajjana Toṣaṇī is not receiving enough support.

Śrī Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī Prabhu2021-06-20T10:13:37+00:00

Bhakti-siddhānta-viruddha o Rasābhāsa (Opposition to the Conclusions of Bhakti and Incompatible Rasa)

'Bhakti-siddhānta-viruddha o Rasābhāsa' (Opposition to the Conclusions of Bhakti and Incompatible Rasa) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi Vol.6. Issue 2. In this article Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura writes about the various styles of rasa-kīrtana that orginated with Śrīnivāsa Ācārya, Narottama Dāsa Ṭhākura and Śyāmānanda Prabhu. He also discusses the so-called 'rasa-kīrtana' performed by professional kīrtaneers.

Bhakti-siddhānta-viruddha o Rasābhāsa (Opposition to the Conclusions of Bhakti and Incompatible Rasa)2021-05-20T11:58:57+00:00

Śuddha Vaiṣṇava Paricaya (Recognising a Pure Vaiṣṇava)

'Śuddha Vaiṣṇava Paricaya' (Recognising a Pure Vaiṣṇava) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.1 in 1881. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon pure Vaiṣṇava dharma in order to explain some of the characteristics of a pure devotee. He also discusses the various cults that arose after Mahāprabhu's disappearance that claim to be Vaiṣṇavas.

Śuddha Vaiṣṇava Paricaya (Recognising a Pure Vaiṣṇava)2021-05-19T08:47:34+00:00

Song 12

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 12 (1) ha’ye viṣaye āveśa, pe’le, mana, yātanā aśeṣa
 chāḍi’ rādhā-śyāme vraja-dhāme,
bhugcho hethā nānā-kleśa O mind! You have given unlimited trouble to yourself under the influence of material enjoyment. Rejecting Rādhā-Śyāma Read More...

Song 122021-03-10T20:36:13+00:00

Song 11

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 11 (1) kena bhekera prayāsa?
 haya akāla-bheke sarva-nāśa 
ha’le citta-śuddhi, tattva-buddhi,
bheka āpani ese’ haya prakāśa Why do you make so much effort to wear the clothes of a renunciant? By prematurely Read More...

Song 112021-03-10T20:36:22+00:00

Song 10

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 10 (1) balān vairāgī ṭhākura, kintu gṛhīr madhye bāhādura
 ābāra kapni pare’, mālā dhare’,
bahena sevā-dāsīr dhūra You call yourself “Vairāgī Ṭhākura” but you are actually the best of householders. Moreover, you Read More...

Song 102021-03-10T20:36:29+00:00

Song 9

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 9 (1) ghare base’ bāula hao re mana,
kena karbi duṣṭa ācaraṇa O mind! While staying at home, may you become a Bāula. Why do you engage in degraded activities? (2) mane Read More...

Song 92021-03-10T20:36:35+00:00

Song 8

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 8 (1) maner mālā japbi jakhana, mana kena karbi bāhya visarjana
 mane mane bhajana jakhana haya prema uthle paḍe’ bāhya-dehe vyāpta ha’ye raya ābāra dehe care, japāy kare, dharāya mālā anukṣaṇa Read More...

Song 82021-03-10T20:36:42+00:00
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