Topic: Sajjana Toṣaṇī

Samāvedana (Editorial)

'Samāvedana' (Editorial) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 1 in 1881. This brief editorial was written in the first year that Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura began his magazine, and despite health issues, the Ṭhākura was determined to continue with its publication. He mentions herein that he did not expect the readership of Sajjana Toṣaṇī to be large since most people are not interested in spiritual topics.

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter Four

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter Three

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter Two

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

Bhakti Tattva Viveka – Chapter One

The Bhakti Tattva Viveka (Deliberations on the principles of bhakti) was originally a series of articles written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for the third volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1886. Bhakti Tattva Viveka comprises the essence of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu in simple Bengali and outlines the inherent nature of bhakti (bhakti-svarūpa), the semblance of bhakti (bhakti-ābhāsa), the qualities of bhakti (bhakti-svabhāva) and the qualification to attain bhakti (bhaktyādhikāra).

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam – Objection 2

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam – Objection 1

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam Objections

The book ‘Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam’ by Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Thākura, the associate of Mahāprabhu, deals with various controversies, and in particular the guru-disciple relationship. In 1899, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura published this work along with his Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Bhāṣya (‘The commentary that expands transcendental relish’) in Bengali in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11 Issues 1-4. The Ṭhākura’s commentary is an expanded translation of Narahari’s work.

Siddhānta-Ratna – Written by Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī of Khaḍadara

Siddhānta-Ratna – Praṇetā Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī Nivāsa Khaḍadara (Siddhānta-Ratna – Written by Śrīyukta Upendra-mohana Gosvāmī of Khaḍadara) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.1 in 1881. In this book review, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura praises the author of a new book on philosophy, but bemoans the fact that the style of his language is unreadable to most people.

Vedānta Śāstra

‘Vedānta Śāstra’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 1 issue 1 in 1881. This was the first ever article written for Sajjana Toṣaṇī by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. In this brief editorial, the Ṭhākura explains how he plans to publish the Govinda Bhāṣya of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa, but first wishes to extend the subscriber base of the magazine first.

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