Topic: Nāma-tattva

Articles on the topic of Nama-tattva by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

The Inclination to Engage in Pāpa on the Strength of the Name (Nāma Bale Pāpe Pravṛtti)

The Inclination to Engage in Pāpa on the Strength of the Name (Nāma Bale Pāpe Pravṛtti) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 8, Issue 9 in 1896. Herein, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a clear definition of pāpa (sin) and why sometimes the inclination for pāpa remains in a devotee. He also discusses pāpa in relation to nāma-aparādha.

Śrī Śrī Nāma Haṭṭa (The Marketplace of the Holy Name)

Śrī Śrī Nāma Haṭṭa (The Marketplace of the Holy Name) was first published in Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 in 1891 In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura briefly describes the efficacy of his Nāma Haṭṭa preaching, and explains how the Holy Name and the preacher of the Holy Name must be pure.

Kṛṣṇa-dāsya 
(Servitorship to Kṛṣṇa)

This article, Kṛṣṇa-dāsya 
(Servitorship to Kṛṣṇa) was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.11, issue 6 in 1899. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the process how one can attain true kṛṣṇa-dāsya by avoiding nāmāparādha and by taking shelter of a genuine guru.

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