Topic: bhaktivinod

A Glimpse into the Life Of Thakur Bhakti Vinoda

"A Glimpse into the Life Of Thakur Bhakti Vinoda" is a rare biography written by Paṇḍita Sātkari Caṭṭopādhyāya Siddhānta-bhūṣaṇa, an friend of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, in 1916. Written on behalf of the Bhaktivinoda Memorial Committee, this short text gives a summary of the Ṭhākura's achievements during his lifetime.

Upadeśa

Upadeśa by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura (translated by Swami B.V. Giri) (Composed in Purī on 13th July, 1891, and published in The Gauḍīya, 18th Vol. July, 1940) (1) ohe priya bandhu-jana, śuna mora nivedana yadi cāha ānanda apāra jaḍe sukha nāhi māna, cidānanda tattva jāna āsvādana kara sei sāra O dear friends, kindly hear my plea, if you desire everlasting bliss. Do not accept happiness in material things. Try to understand that which is of a transcendental nature. Relish the essence of those things. (2) madya-māṁsa-khādya-sukha, sakali jānah duḥkha sukha bhrama mātra saba hāya indriya Read More...

Vṛndāvana

Vṛndāvana by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura (translated by Swami B.V. Giri) (Written in Jagannātha Purī on 18th July, 1871) (1) nitya-dhāma vṛndāvana, yathā mora kṛṣṇa-dhana nitya-kāla karena vilāsa cidānandamaya latā, prema-kisalaya yathā jñānānandamaya kuñja-vāsa My treasure, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, always sports in the eternal abode of Vṛndāvana. He resides in its forest-bowers that are full of divine knowledge, that are decorated with spiritual creepers and buds of love divine. (2) su-nirmala upāsanā, kālindite vibhāvanā yathā sadā bhaktera hṛdaye jīvera ye uchha-bhāva, govardhana āvirbhāva care jīva gābhi-rūpa haye The purest type of worship is exhibited on the banks Read More...

Stanzas on the Samaj of Haridas on the Sea Shore at Puri

Stanzas on the Samaj of Haridas on the Sea Shore at Puri by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura  O! Born of Moslem parents, Haridas!*And trained in youth in Moslem creed,Thy noble heart to Vaishnava truth did pass!-Thy holy acts thy candour plead! *Haridas was the son of a Cazee who lived within a few miles from Delhi. While yet a boy, the religious sentiment received a very great development in him and he could understand that pure spiritual love was the only absolute religion of man. He was very much averse to cruelty to animals and turned out a Read More...

Manaḥ Śikṣā Bhāṣā

Manaḥ Śikṣā Bhāṣā śrī-śrī-guru-caraṇebhyo namaḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-candrāya namaḥ śrī-raghunātha-dāsa-gosvāmī-caraṇebhyo namaḥ Introduction vraja-dhāma nitya dhana, rādhā-kṛṣṇa dui-jana lilāveśe akatanu haiyā dhāma saha gauḍa-deśe, prakaṭa haila ese nija nitya pāriṣada laiyā The eternal wealth of Vraja-dhāma, the divine couple, Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, have combined for the sake of ecstatic pastimes. That dhāma has manifest in Gauḍa-deśa along with Their intimate eternal associates. (mana tumi satya bali jāna) navadvīpa-gaurahari, nāma saṅkīrtana kari premāmṛta gauḍe kaila dāna sannyāsera cala kari, nīlācala sei hari śrī kṛṣṇa caitanya yatiśvara (O Mind, you know this to be true!) In Navadvīpa, through nāma-saṅkīrtana, Read More...

Verse 12

Manaḥ Śikṣā Verse 12 manaḥ-śikṣā-daikādaśaka-varam etan madhurayā girā gāyaty uccaiḥ samadhigata-sarvārthayati yaḥ sa-yūthaḥ śrī-rūpānuga iha bhavan gokula-vane jano rādhā-kṛṣṇātula-bhajana-ratnaṁ sa labhate (“Anyone in the group under Śrī Rūpa, who loudly sings these eleven excellent instructions to the mind in the forest of Gokula, in a sweet voice with proper understanding, will certainly attain the incomparable jewel of worshipping Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa.”) Bhajana-darpaṇa Bhāṣya VERSE MEANING: yini sa-yūtha śrī-rūpera anuga haiyā gokul-vane ati-śreṣṭha ei ‘manaḥ-śikṣād’-nāmaka ekādaśa śloka madhura vākya, ucchaiḥsvare, artha-samūhera samyag, jñāna-sahakāre gāna karena, tini śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇera atula bhajana-ratna lābha karena (12) (“One who sings the eleventh verses Read More...

Verse 11

Manaḥ Śikṣā Verse 11 samaṁ śrī-rūpeṇa smara-vivaśa-rādhā-giri-bhṛtor vraje sākṣāt-sevā-labhana-vidhaye tad-guṇa-yujoḥ tad-ijyākhyā-dhyāna-śravaṇa-nati-pañcāmṛtam idaṁ dhayan-nītyā govardhanam anudinaṁ tvaṁ bhaja manaḥ (“O mind, in order to attain the direct service of Rādhā-Giribhṛta who are intoxicated with amorous desire in the association of Their associates in Vraja, you should eternally drink, as prescribed by Śrī Rūpa, pañcāmṛta in the form of worshipping Them, chanting Their Names, meditating upon Them, hearing about Them and offering Them obeisance. You should also perform bhajana of Govardhana daily.”) Bhajana-darpaṇa Bhāṣya VERSE MEANING: he mana! tumi vraje sva-gana-sahita smara-vilāsa-parāyaṇa śrī-śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇera sākṣāt-sevā labhakaraṇārtha śrīrūpera Read More...

Chapter 2

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 is the shelter of the rasa of the highest bliss, and whose limbs are condensed sac-cidānanda. Text 2 svarūpam āsthito hy ātmā svarūpa-śakti-vṛttitaḥ vadaty eva nijātmānam upādhi-rahitaṁ vacaḥ ||2|| Situated in his svarūpa, the ātmā, endowed with svarūpa-śakti, speaks words devoid of upādhis concerning his own ātmā. All the jīvas bound in the material world, taking support of the variety Read More...

Chapter 1

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 the Lord full of eternity knowledge and bliss is written, remains victorious. Text 2 ko'haṁ vā kim idaṁ viśvam āvayoḥ ko'nvayo dhruvam ātmānaṁ nivṛto jīvaḥ pṛcchati jñāna-siddhaye ||2|| “Who am I? What is this universe? What is the relationship of the two?" The jīva enclosed by his body asks these questions for perfecting his knowledge. Many days after taking birth, Read More...

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