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.

2206, 2020

Sādhana

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Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura writes about how the process of sādhana is necessary for increasing one’s thirst to attain the Supreme, in this article first published in 1899, in the 11th Volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī.

2206, 2020

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

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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)

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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

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

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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.

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