Topic: Religion

Articles on the topic of Religion by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Genuine improvement within Brahmo Dharma (Brāhmo Dharma Prakṛta Unnati)

‘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.

Considerations for Non-Vegetarians (Āmiṣabhojī-digera Jñātavya)

'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.

Philosophical Treatise (Darśana-Śāstra)

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.

On Durga Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller

This English article "On Durga, Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller" appeared in three parts in The Dawn, Vol.2. No. 5, 6 and 8, September/October/December, 1901. This was a revised and shorter version of the Ṭhākura’s earlier essay entitled ‘The Hindu Idols’ that he wrote in response to the Anti-Hindu article published in the magazine of the Christian Tract Society in 1899. It would seem that this article was discontinued in The Dawn.

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