Topic: Philosophical Deviation

A Critique of the Article ‘Vivāda Rahasya’ 
(Vivāda Rahasya Prabandhera Samālocanā)

Vivāda Rahasya Prabandhera Samālocanā 
(A Critique of the Article 'Vivāda Rahasya') was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 4 Issue 4 in 1892. In this critique, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses an article in the Caitanya-mata-bodhinī magazine that criticises the position of Śrī Viṣṇupriyā Devī.

Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī and the Tantra Śāstra (Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī u Tantra Śāstra)

Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī u Tantra Śāstra (Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī and the Tantra Śāstra) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.1, Issue 1 in 1881. In this unique article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura answers a rebuttal against the Tantra Śāstra by Swami Dayānanda Sarasvatī, the founder of the Ārya Samāj, and explains the true necessity of the Tantras Śāstra.

Kuṭīnāṭī (Politics and Duplicity)

Kuṭīnāṭī (Politics and Duplicity) was published in 1894, in two parts in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 6, issues 3 and 7. In this essay, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the meaning of kuṭīnāṭī according to the philosphy of Śrī Caitanya and also speaks about the verse from Gītā, ‘api cet suduracāro’ in relation to kuṭīnāṭī.

Bāula-matera Vicāra 
(A Discussion on the Beliefs of the Bāulas)

Bāula-matera Vicāra (A Discussion on the Beliefs of the Bāulas) was published in 1892 in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 4 Issue 4. A reader had sent five queries in regards to the ideology of the Bāulas (a popular sect of pseudo-Vaiṣṇavas in Bengal) and Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura replied to these questions in brief. A year later, in 1893, the Ṭhākura wrote his famous Bāula Saṅgīta, a series of 12 songs exposing the debauchery and philosophical deviations of the Bāulas.

Śrī Śrī Māhāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu)

This article Śrī Śrīman Mahāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A Dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu) was first published Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol 4, Issue 1 in 1892 and deals with the doubts created by certain caste-gosvāmīs on the validity of the gaura-mantra, and the necessity of fasting on the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

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