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.

806, 2020

Mātsarya (Envy)

By |June 8th, 2020|Tags: , |

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

Śrī Śrī Māhāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu)

By |June 7th, 2020|Tags: , |

This article Śrī Śrīman Mahāprabhura Sambandhe Vitarka (A Dispute about Śrī Śrī Mahāprabhu) was first published Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol 4, Issue 1 in 1892 and deals with the doubts created by certain caste-gosvāmīs on the validity of the gaura-mantra, and the necessity of fasting on the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

406, 2020

To Love God

By |June 4th, 2020|Tags: |

To Love God is a short English article written by Bhaktivinoda Thakura in 1871, describing bhakti (love) as the religion of the soul. The piece is based on Christ Jesus' teaching "Love God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and love man as thy brother.

406, 2020

The Marriage System of Bengal

By |June 4th, 2020|Tags: , |

The Marriage System of Bengal is an English article written in 1871 explaining Hindu marriage customs and their deplorable forms. The Ṭhākura gives historical outlines of various types of traditional marriages, and expresses sympathy for the women subjected to the inhumane marital practices of certain groups in Bengal.

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