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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.

1908, 2021

Prabodhānanda and Prakāśānanda

August 19th, 2021|

In this article, ‘Prabodhānanda and Prakāśānanda’ first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 13. issue 1 in 1901 under the title ‘Samālocana’, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a book which claims that the Vaiṣṇava ācārya Prabodhānanda Sarasvatī and the māyāvādī Prakāśānanda Sarasvatī are one and the same person.

1908, 2021

Viśuddha Sāmpradāyikatāī Ārya Dharmera Gaurava (The Glory of Ārya Dharma Within Pure Sampradāyas)

August 19th, 2021|

Viśuddha Sāmpradāyikatāī Ārya Dharmera Gaurava (The Glory of Ārya Dharma Within Pure Sampradāyas) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.3 issue 3 in 1886. In this article Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains how sectarianism and the sampradāya concept of the Vedas are not the same thing. He also discusses the dangers of mixing various ideologies with hari-bhakti.

1608, 2021

‘Śrī Muralī Vilāsa’

August 16th, 2021|

‘Śrī Muralī Vilāsa’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.6 issue 4 in 1894. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda discusses the book Muralī Vilāsa by Śrī Rāja-vallabha Gosvāmī, a descendant of Śrīla Vaṁśīvadanānanda Ṭhākura, and also explains the concept of kalpa-bheda in harmonising chronological inconsistencies in the ācārya’s works.

1508, 2021

Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī

August 15th, 2021|

‘Vaiṣṇava Granthāvalī’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10 issue 12 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a book that includes three texts by the bāulas and sahajiyās, and the Ṭhākura gives his opinion.

1408, 2021

Samālocana (A Critique)

August 14th, 2021|

Samālocana (A Critique) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.5 issue 1 in 1893. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews eight new publications including Caitanya-candrāmṛta, Gaura-gaṇoddeśa Dīpikā and Vāṁśī Śikṣā.

1308, 2021

Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Śyāma-kuṇḍa

August 13th, 2021|

In this short article, ‘Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Śyāma-kuṇḍa’ first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.7 issue 11 in 1895, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura shares news with his readers concerning the renovation of Rādhā-kuṇḍa and Śyāma-kuṇḍa in Vraja-maṇḍala.

1208, 2021

Sādhu-jana-saṅga (The Association of Sādhus)

August 12th, 2021|

Sādhu-jana-saṅga (The Association of Sādhus) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.10 issue 4 in 1898. Here in this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different categories of humans, and how everyone is in need of sādhu-saṅga in order to advance in their spiritual lives.


1008, 2021

Epilogue to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta

August 10th, 2021|

The Epilogue to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāṁrta was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.10 issue 5 in 1898. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a brief synopsis of rāgānugā-bhakti and then lists various ślokas within Kṛṣṇa Karṇāṁrta that describe certain characteristics of rāgānugā-bhakti sādhana.

908, 2021

Preface to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta

August 9th, 2021|

The preface to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.10. issue 1 in 1898. In this preface, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the importance of Kṛṣṇa Karṇāmṛta to Śrī Caitanya, and how Śrī Bilvamangala Ṭhākura’s life reflects the lives of the jīvas in this world.

808, 2021

Śridhāma Navadvīpera Puratana Gañja (Puratana Gañja of Śrīdhāma Navadvīpa)

August 8th, 2021|

Śridhāma Navadvīpera Puratana Gañja (Puratana Gañja of Śrīdhāma Navadvīpa) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 7 issue 4 in 1895. Continuing from the previous two articles about the location of Kuliyā in Navasvīpa, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura now turns his attention to the location of the real Śrīvāsa-aṅgana.

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