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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.

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 'Deliberation on the Methodology of Sādhu-saṅga', originally published in Śrī Sajjana-toṣaṇī in 1917, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the necessity of associating with sādhus (Sādhu-saṅga), as well as the necessity of recognising who is a sādhu.

706, 2020

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

June 7th, 2020|

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.

506, 2020

Dainya (Humility)

June 5th, 2020|

In this Bengali article Dainya (Humility), Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura stresses the need for humility in nāma-sādhana, the practice of chanting the Holy Name.

506, 2020

Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees)

June 5th, 2020|

In Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees), Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different categories of jīvas and Vaiṣṇavas and explains the dangers of committing offences to them.

406, 2020

To Love God

June 4th, 2020|

To Love God is a short English article written 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

Bhagavad-gītā Daśa Mūla

June 4th, 2020|

The Bhagavad-gītā Daśa Mūla explains the ten points of Gauḍīya philosophy as found in the Bhagavad-gītā.

406, 2020

The Temple of Jagannath at Puri

June 4th, 2020|

An English essay written in 1871 (The Temple of Jagannath at Puri) describes the history of the establishment of the great temple in Purī, Orissa. This piece also addresses the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God.

406, 2020

The Marriage System of Bengal

June 4th, 2020|

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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