Articles by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Here you’ll find many articles authored by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Many of these were written and published in his monthly Sajjana Toṣaṇī periodical which ran for many years.

105, 2021

Bhaktira Prati Aparādha (Offences Against Bhakti)

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We take initiation, chant the Holy Name, follow Ekādaśī, worship the Deity, go on pilgrimage to holy places - but we still feel nothing! Why? In this important article, 'Bhaktira Prati Aparādha (Offences Against Bhakti)' by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 8. Issue 10 in 1896, the Ṭhākura explains clearly where we are going wrong.

3004, 2021

Vaiṣṇavera Sañcaya (The Savings of a Vaiṣṇava)

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'Vaiṣṇavera Sañcaya (The Savings of a Vaiṣṇava) was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.5, issue 11 in 1894. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes in this article how it is not wrong for householder Vaiṣṇavas to save money in order to maintain their families and to engage in kṛṣṇa-sevā and vaiṣṇava-sevā. He also describes the rules for householders and mendicants.

2904, 2021

The Non-Difference Between Śrī Gaura and Kṛṣna (Śrī Gaura Kṛṣṇa Abheda)

By |April 29th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Śrī Gaura Kṛṣṇa Abheda (The Non-Difference Between Śrī Gaura and Kṛṣna) was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.11, issue 6 in 1899. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes how Gaurāṅga and Kṛṣṇa are identical, and how one cannot simply worship Gaura and reject Kṛṣṇa as some persons were doing at the time.

2804, 2021

Kṛṣṇa-dāsya 
(Servitorship to Kṛṣṇa)

By |April 28th, 2021|Tags: , , |

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.

104, 2021

Buddha-Gayā

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This article, 'Buddha-Gayā' was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.7, issue 1 in 1895. Bhaktivinoda reports on a meeting amongst the paṇḍita community of Gayā to ascertain the significance of Bodhagayā for Hindus.

104, 2021

‘Hindu’

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This article, 'Hindu' was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1874 for the Ananda Bazar Patrika newspaper. Bhaktivinoda discusses the origins of the word 'Hindu' and explains why it was not used in the Vedas, Purāṇas etc.

104, 2021

Darśana-Śāstra (Philosophical Treatise)

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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.

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