‘Kalikātāra Kīrtana’(Kīrtana in Kolkata)

‘Kalikātāra Kīrtana’ (Kīrtana in Kolkata) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.11, issue 3 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura happily reports on the many kīrtanas going on in the city of Kolkata, but also points out how the citizens may be initiating kīrtana due to the plague, and have not fully understood the true necessity of kirtana. He also mentions the unfortunate use of foreign musical instruments, as well as modern tunes being introduced into kīrtana

‘Kalikātāra Kīrtana’(Kīrtana in Kolkata)2021-06-18T17:49:54+00:00

Ṭahala 
(Patrol)

Ṭahala (Patrol) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 8, issue 8 in 1896. In this short essay, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura calls his readers’ attention to those who make money through chanting the Holy Name, and explains how this nefarious practice is against the instructions of Mahāprabhu.

Ṭahala 
(Patrol)2021-06-08T06:39:22+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

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

Song 7

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 7 (1) (mana āmār) huṅsā’r theko, bhūla’ nāka
 śuddha sahaja tattva-dhane
 naile māyār vaśe, avaśeṣe kāṅdate ha’be cira-dine (O mind!) Beware! Do not forget the wealth of śuddha-sahaja-tattva*. Otherwise, eventually the Read More...

Song 72021-03-10T20:36:49+00:00

Song 6

Bāula Saṅgīta Song 6 (1) eo ta’ eka kalir celā
 māthā neḍā kapni parā, tilaka nāke, galāya mālā Look! There is a disciple of Kali-yuga. His head is shaved, he wears a loincloth, he Read More...

Song 62021-03-10T20:36:58+00:00
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