Articles by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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

607, 2020

Utsāha (Enthusiasm)

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This article Utsāha (enthusiasm) is the seventh in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This seventh article deals with Utsāha – enthusiasm – Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains that without genuine enthusiasm (utsāha) one becomes negligent in bhakti.

607, 2020

Laulya (Mental restlessness)

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This article Laulya (Mental restlessness) is the sixth in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This sixth article deals with Laulya (Mental restlessness) and how taking shelter of Bhakti is the way to avoid this.

607, 2020

Jana-saṅga (Association with worldly-minded persons)

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This article "Jana-saṅga (Association with wordly-minded persons)" is the fifth in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This fifth article deals with Jana-saṅga – Association with wordly-minded persons - Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the glories of sādhu-saṅga and the dangers of asat-saṅga.

607, 2020

Niyamāgraha (Attachment or neglect of rules and regulations)

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This article "Niyamāgraha (Attachment or neglect of rules and regulations)" is the fourth in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This fourth article deals with Niyamagraha – Attachment or neglect of rules and regulations - Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains that unnecessary attachment to scriptural rules and also the rejection of scriptural rules at the lower stage of sādhana-bhakti is dangerous.

607, 2020

Prajalpa (Idle speech)

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This article "Prajalpa (Idle speech)" is the third in a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This third article deals with Prajalpa - Idle speech and the different types of jalpana (talks) - what sort of talk is favorable for bhakti, and what is unfavourable.

607, 2020

Prayāsa (Over endeavouring)

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This article "Prayāsa (Over-endeavouring)" is the second of a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This second article deals with Prayāsa – Over-endeavouring and how it can become a serious obstacle to the free flow of bhakti.

607, 2020

Atyāhāra (Overeating or collecting too much)

By |July 6th, 2020|Tags: , |

This article "Atyāhāra (Overeating or collecting too much)" is the first of a series of articles published in the 10th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī which deals with the six things that are favourable to bhakti and the six things that are unfavourable according to the second and third verses of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Upadeśāmṛta. This first article deals with atyāhara - overeating or collecting too much.

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