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.

2509, 2020

The Worldly Difficulties of a Vaiṣṇava (Vaiṣṇavera Vyavahāra Duḥkha)

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This short article, Vaiṣṇavera Vyavahāra Duḥkha (The Worldly Difficulties of a Vaiṣṇava) was published in the 10th Volume, 2nd Issue of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1898. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the difference between the difficulties encountered by a Vaiṣṇava and those of a non-Vaiṣṇava. Towards the end of the article he speaks about the Bubonic Plague which broke out at the end of 1897 and was still a huge threat in Kolkata at the time of writing.

2408, 2020

Viṣaya u Vairāgya (Sense enjoyment and Renunciation)

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In this article, Viṣaya u Vairāgya (Sense enjoyment and Renunciation), first published in the 4th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī in 1892, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the gradual development of renunciation within one who lives in this world. He gives the example of Śrīla Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī, and also warns against immature renunciation.

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