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.

1111, 2020

Bhakta Manovedanā (The Anguish of a Devotee)

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In this short editorial, Bhakta Manovedanā (The Anguish of a Devotee) published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10, issue 7 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura decries the killing of animals in Jagannātha Purī, especially monkeys, and laments the local governments decision to build a latrine next to the sacred temple of Lord Jagannātha.

1810, 2020

British Rule and the Vaiṣṇavas (Britis-rājya u Vaiṣṇava-vṛnda)

By |October 18th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Britis-rājya u Vaiṣṇava-vṛnda (British Rule and the Vaiṣṇavas) was published in the first edition of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 1 Issue 1 in 1881. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura praises British rule in India as favorable for Vaiṣnavas as compared to previous regimes.

1710, 2020

Brahmacārī Āśrama

By |October 17th, 2020|Tags: , |

This short article, “Brahmacārī Āśrama” was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 10, issue 7 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura makes the point that most Vedika scholars in Bengali are contaminated by māyāvāda and there is the necessity for a real brahmacārī āśrama to teach the true meaning of Vedānta.

1610, 2020

Kuṭīnāṭī (Politics and Duplicity)

By |October 16th, 2020|Tags: , , |

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.

1410, 2020

Nivedana (A Request)

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Nivedana (A Request) was the editorial for Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 10. Issue 5 printed in 1898. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura writes about the purpose of his magazine, as compared to mundane magazines and newspapers of the time.

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