Brāhmaṇa u Vaiṣṇava – Ubhaye-i Sampūrṇa Vaidika (The Brāhmaṇa and the Vaiṣṇava – Both are Completely Vedic)

‘Brāhmaṇa u Vaiṣṇava – Ubhaye-i Sampūrṇa Vaidika' (The Brāhmaṇa and the Vaiṣṇava – Both are Completely Vedic) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vo.1 in 1881. This article by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura portrays some of the differences between Brahmanism and Vaiṣṇavism, and why they are ultimately discordant.

Brāhmaṇa u Vaiṣṇava – Ubhaye-i Sampūrṇa Vaidika (The Brāhmaṇa and the Vaiṣṇava – Both are Completely Vedic)2021-05-29T13:33:43+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

Maṅgalācaraṇa

In this short editorial entitled 'Maṅgalācaraṇa' from Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.4, issue 1, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura invokes the blessings of Mahāprabhu and the Vaiṣṇavas, and prays for the good health of Queen Victoria, the ruler of India, so that the devotees can continue to relish and propagate pure Vaiṣṇava dharma.

Maṅgalācaraṇa2021-01-15T21:14:02+00:00

Vaiṣṇava Svabhāva (The Nature of a Vaiṣṇava)

Vaiṣṇava Svabhāva (The Nature of a Vaiṣṇava) was published by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.4. Issue 11. In this short article, the Ṭhākura briefly describes the dual nature of a Vaiṣṇava.

Vaiṣṇava Svabhāva (The Nature of a Vaiṣṇava)2021-01-15T21:26:27+00:00

Vaiṣṇave Jāti-buddhi (Conceiving of Caste Distinctions in Vaiṣṇavas)

Vaiṣṇave-jāti-buddhi (Conceiving of Caste Distinctions in Vaiṣṇavas) was first published in 1897 in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 9, Issue 1. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura warns his readers of the dangers of meditating upon the caste or birth of a Vaiṣṇava, explaining how high birth in a Vaiṣṇava family does not guarantee purity, and the low birth of a Vaiṣṇava should not be considered.

Vaiṣṇave Jāti-buddhi (Conceiving of Caste Distinctions in Vaiṣṇavas)2021-01-15T21:31:40+00:00

Vaiṣṇava Sevā (Service to the Devotees)

"Vaiṣṇava Sevā (Service to the Devotees)" was first published in the 7th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1894, wherein the Thākura stresses the importance of serving the Vaiṣṇavas, but also explains what real service and so-called ‘service’ is.

Vaiṣṇava Sevā (Service to the Devotees)2021-08-16T11:58:13+00:00

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.

Sad-guṇa and Bhakti2021-08-01T17:16:41+00:00

Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees)

In Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees), Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different categories of jīvas and Vaiṣṇavas and explains the dangers of committing offences to them.

Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees)2021-07-31T22:00:56+00:00
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