Articles by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

Discover the profound wisdom of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, through our vast collection of his written articles that explore various aspects of Gauḍiya Vaiṣṇavism. Gain valuable insights into the path of bhakti-yoga as you delve into the teachings of this celebrated vaiṣṇava luminary. Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to access and explore the works of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura by topic.

Articles by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

Discover the profound wisdom of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, through our vast collection of his written articles that explore various aspects of Gauḍiya Vaiṣṇavism. Gain valuable insights into the path of bhakti-yoga as you delve into the teachings of this celebrated vaiṣṇava luminary. Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to access and explore the works of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura by topic.

1805, 2024

A New Year (Nava-varṣa)

By |May 18th, 2024|Tags: , |

This article, ‘Nava Varṣa’ (A New Year) was an editorial published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 7. Issue 1 in 1895. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reports on the ongoing service at Śrīdhāma Māyāpura and also discusses the disappearance of Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja.

1505, 2024

A Critique of the Book: A Virtuous Treasury of Proper Conduct (Samālocana: Guṇa-nidhi Sadācara)

By |May 15th, 2024|Tags: , |

A Critique of the Book: A Virtuous Treasury of Proper Conduct (Samālocana: Guṇa-nidhi Sadācara) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.5 issue 9 in 1893. In this review, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura shows an eclectic and encouraging mood in dealing with the worshipers of Demigods, in particular the Śaivites. He briefly discusses the topics of accepting a sad-guru, animal sacrifice, śālagrāma worship and chanting the name of Śiva.

1903, 2024

Vairāgya (Renunciation)

By |March 19th, 2024|Tags: , |

This article ‘Vairāgya’ by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura seems to have been published after his disappearance by Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.24. Issues 1-2. Bhaktivinoda had previously written a similar article in Vol.11, Issue 6, however, this more extensive article gives greater detail about the topic of renunciation, its characteristics and who is qualified to be a renunciate.

1103, 2024

Jñāna (Knowledge)

By |March 11th, 2024|Tags: , |

Jñāna (‘Knowledge’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8, Issue 7 in 1897. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura analyses what is jñāna and then defines the various types of jñāna specifically in relation to the jīva - in particular, he explains svabhāvaja-jñāna (inherent knowledge) and prasādaja-jñāna (knowledge born from mercy).

610, 2023

Markaṭa Vairāgī (Monkey Renunciates)

By |October 6th, 2023|Tags: , |

Markaṭa Vairāgī (‘Monkey Renunciates’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8, Issue 10 in 1897. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses Mahāprabhu’s instructions to Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī as well as the two types of fake renunciates found in both the gṛhastha āśrama and the sannyāsa āśrama.

404, 2022

Samāvedana (Editorial)

By |April 4th, 2022|Tags: , |

'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.

2212, 2021

Śrī Vaiṣṇavera Varṇāśrama (‘The Varṇāśrama of a Pure Vaiṣṇava’)

By |December 22nd, 2021|Tags: |

Śrī Vaiṣṇavera Varṇāśrama ('The Varṇāśrama of a Pure Vaiṣṉava') was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 11. Issue 10 in 1900. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains how pure Vaiṣṇavas are transcendental to varṇa and āśrama because all of their activities are meant for cultivating kṛṣṇa-bhakti.

2609, 2021

Śraddhā and Śaraṇāgati

By |September 26th, 2021|Tags: |

‘Śraddhā and Śaraṇāgati’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 4, Issue 9 in 1892. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the difference between śraddhā and bhakti, the nature of śaraṇāgati, and the six limbs of surrender.

1609, 2021

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

By |September 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

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.

1309, 2021

Vedānta Śāstra

By |September 13th, 2021|Tags: , |

‘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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