‘Brāhmo Dharma Prakṛta Unnati' (Genuine improvement within Brahmo Dharma) was first published by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2. issue 3 in 1885. In this article, the Ṭhākura rejoices in the news that the ācārya of the Brāhmos (a sect of impersonalists in Kolkata founded by Raja Ram Mohan Roy) is favouring the concept of prema over jñāna.
'Āmiṣabhojī-digera Jñātavya (Considerations for Non-Vegetarians)' was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi Vol.8. issue 4 in 1896. In this short article, Bhaktivinoda Thākura gives a list of quotes from zoologists, scientists and physicians of his day, in order to make the point to his countrymen that meat eating is not natural for humans.
Matsya-Māṁsa Bhojana (Eating Fish and Meat) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 2, issue 8 in 1885. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains why the young people of Bengal are taking to meat-eating and describes the three types of food in Vedic culture.
This article, 'Buddha-Gayā' was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.7, issue 1 in 1895. Bhaktivinoda reports on a meeting amongst the paṇḍita community of Gayā to ascertain the significance of Bodhagayā for Hindus.
This article, 'Hindu' was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1874 for the Ananda Bazar Patrika newspaper. Bhaktivinoda discusses the origins of the word 'Hindu' and explains why it was not used in the Vedas, Purāṇas etc.
Darśana-Śāstra (Philosophical Treatise) was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1895 for Sajjana-Toṣaṇi, Vol.7. Issue 1. In this short article, Bhaktivinoda discusses the link between the Six Darśanas of India and the philosophies of the Ancient Greeks. He also briefly discusses the origins of Egyptian mummification.
Sukhera Viṣaya (A Matter of Happiness) is a short article by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2, Issue 1. in 1885. Bhaktivinoda discusses how the city of Munger in Bihar has been a 'battlefield' of various religions and philosophies.
Tattva Viveka Chapter Two - Dvitīyo’nubhavaḥ (Second Realization) Text 1 sac-cid-ānanda-sāndrāṅgaṁ parānanda-rasāśrayam cid-acic-chakti-sampannaṁ tam vande kali-pāvanam ||1||| I offer respects to the deliverer of Kali-yuga, who is endowed with the cit and acit śaktis, who Read More...
Tattva Viveka Chapter One - Prathamānubhavaḥ (First Realization) Text 1 jayati sāc-cid-ānanda-rasānubhava-vigrahaḥ procyate sac-cid-ānandānubhūtir yat prasādataḥ ||1|| The form of eternity, knowledge and bliss with experience of great rasa, by whose mercy this book concerning Read More...
In this udated article, Śrī-Mūrti-sevā o Pautalikatā (Deity Worship and Idolatry) which was published in the monthly Gauḍīya magazine, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the fundamental difference between the worship of the genuine Deity and the worship of idols.