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Articles by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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

2206, 2020

Pratiṣṭhāśa Parivarjana (Desire for Name and Fame)

June 22nd, 2020|

In this article "Pratiṣṭhāśa Parivarjana (Desire for Name and Fame)" from 1896, first published in the 8th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the dangers of pratiṣṭḥāśā (the desire for name and fame) and the necessity for all serious sādhakas to uproot this tendency.

2206, 2020

On Durga, Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller

June 22nd, 2020|

This English article "On Durga, Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller" appeared in three parts in The Dawn, Vol.2. No. 5, 6 and 8, September/October/December, 1901. This was a revised and shorter version of the Ṭhākura’s earlier essay entitled ‘The Hindu Idols’ that he wrote in response to the Anti-Hindu article published in the magazine of the Christian Tract Society in 1899. It would seem that this article was discontinued in The Dawn.

2206, 2020

Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)

June 22nd, 2020|

In this article "Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)" from the 10th volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon what is the actual society of Śrī Gaurāṅga and explains the true meaning of iṣṭa-goṣṭhi according to Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta.

2106, 2020

Prema-Bhakti and Śrī Gaurāṅgadeva

June 21st, 2020|

In this article "Prema-Bhakti and Śrī Gaurāṅgadeva" Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura defines prema, explains the difference between prema and kāma, and how Śrī Caitanyadeva bestows kṛṣṇa-prema in the age of Kali.

2106, 2020

A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work

June 21st, 2020|

Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda composed this book review "A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work" in English for publication in a European journal 1883. He came across a book written by one Upendra Mohana Gosvāmī entitled "Nitya-rūpa-saṁsthāpanam" (Establishing God's Eternal Form), and liked the way it presented the facts about the Lord's existence in a logical, straightforward way. His purpose in writing this review was to interest educated Western readers.

1906, 2020

Nitya Dharma Sūryodaya (The Sunrise of Eternal Dharma)

June 19th, 2020|

This important article "Nitya Dharma Sūryodaya (The Sunrise of Eternal Dharma)" which was first published in 1885 in Volume 4, Issue 3 of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, predicts the spread of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s nāma-saṅkīrtana movement all over the world.

806, 2020

Mātsarya (Envy)

June 8th, 2020|

In this article "Mātsarya (Envy)" from Sajjana Toṣaṇi Vol.4, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon envy according to the Vaiṣṇava perspective as a direct competitor to divine love (prema) and the harm it does to a practicing devotee.

706, 2020

Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga

June 7th, 2020|

In this article from 1917 "Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga", Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the necessity of associating with sādhus (Sādhu-saṅga), as well as the necessity of recognising who is a sādhu.

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