Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

We avail of the opportunity offered by the Anniversary Celebrations of the advent of Thakura Bhaktivinoda to reflect on the right method of obtaining those benefits that have been made accessible to humanity by the grace of this great devotee of Krsna. Thakura Bhaktivinoda has been specifically kind to those unfortunate persons who are engrossed in mental speculation of all kinds. This is the prevalent malady of the present Age. The other acaryas who appeared before Thakura Bhaktivinoda did not address their discourses so directly to the empiric thinkers. They had been more merciful to those who are naturally disposed to listen to discourses on the Absolute without being dissuaded by the specious arguments of avowed opponents of Godhead.

Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda has taken the trouble of meeting the perverse arguments of mental speculationists by the superior transcendental logic of the Absolute Truth. It is thus possible for the average modern readers to profit by the perusal of his writings. That day is not far distant when the priceless volumes penned by Thakura Bhaktivinoda will be reverently translated, by the recipients of his grace, into all the languages of the world.

The writings of Thakura Bhaktivinoda provide the golden bridge by which the mental speculationist can safely cross the raging waters of fruitless empiric controversies that trouble the peace of those who choose to trust in their guidance for finding the Truth. As soon as the sympathetic reader is in a position to appreciate the sterling quality of Thakura Bhaktivinoda's philosophy the entire vista of the revealed literatures of the world will automatically open out to his reclaimed vision. There have, however, already arisen serious misunderstandings regarding the proper interpretation of the life and teachings of...


Vaishnava Seva

Sep 8 2022 - Krishna Talk 243
Vaishnavas might be householders or renunciants, but in vaiṣhṇava-seva, it is not merely the devotee’s ashrama that commands respect. Rather, gradation among Vaiṣhṇavas is gauged according to their advancement in bhakti. » more

The Bhagavata — Its Philosophy, Its Ethics, and Its Theology

Sukadeva Goswami Speaking Bhagavatam
Sep 20 2021 - Krishna Talk 234
The Vaiṣṇava is ready to honour all great men without distinction of caste, because they are filled with the energy of God. See how universal is the religion of Bhāgavata. It is not intended for a certain class of the Hindus alone but it is a gift to man at large in whatever country he is born and... » more

Topics in Praise of Sri Ganga-Devi (Sri Sri Ganga-devir-mahatmya Visaye Arthavada)

Dec 4 2014 - Krishna Talk 187
Only those who are most fortunate can realize the supreme qualities of Ganga. » more

Gitara Janma-rahasya

Sep 9 2013 - Krishna Talk 164
By preaching the devotional processes of hearing and chanting, I establish the jiva’s eternal constitutional position. » more

Vaisnava Ninda

Jul 7 2013 - Krishna Talk 161
Discussing the faults of a Vaisnava without a virtuous intention results in vaisnava-aparadha. » more


Feb 24 2012 - Krishna Talk 137
Whoever feels pleasure at the distress of others can never display mercy to the jivas. » more

The Bhagavata

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We love to read a book which we never read before. We are anxious to gather whatever information is contained in it and with such acquirement our curiosity stops. This mode of study prevails amongst a great number of readers, who are great men in their own estimation as well as in the estimation of... » more

The Ten Maxims of Sri Krishna Caitanya - Sri Dasamula-niryas

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The transcendental wisdom of the ten maxim is being enumerated in ten verses - svatah siddho vedah haridayita-vedyhah prabhrtitah (the Vedic scriptures are the only source of all authoritative wisdom according to words mentioned therein, viz., 'asya maha to bhutasya nisvasitametat'[Rk Veda] etc. » more

Sri Sri Sva-Niyama-Dvadasakam - Self-Imposed Regulations

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‘Svaniyama Dvadasakam,’ composed in 1907, is the last work written by Bkaktivinoda Thakura before he took babaji-vesa and engaged in nirjana-bhajana. This composition is based upon the ten prayers of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami entitled ‘Svaniyama Dasakam.’ The work of Bhaktivinoda Thakura is a... » more

Deliberations on the Origin of the Soul

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Jaiva Dharma - Chapter 15. Translated from the original Bengali by leading Bengali devotee scholars; disciples of and under the direction of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Published by Sri Gaudiya Math, Madras. » more


Sri Caitanya – His Life and Precepts

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Mayapur in the town of Nadia, just after sunset on the evening of the 23rd Falgun, 1407 Advent of Sakabda answering to the 18th February, 1486 of the Christian era. The moon was eclipsed at the time of His birth and people of Nadia were then engaged, as usual on... » more

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu - His Life and Precepts (In Kannada) by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu - His Life and Precepts (In Kannada) by  Bhaktivinoda
Originally written in 1896, this was the first book in English written on the philosophy and life of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This work, by the great Vaisnava saint Bhaktivinoda Thakura, is now presented by Gosai Publishers in Kannada. » more

Sri Brahma-samhita (Kannada)

Sri Brahma-samhita (Kannada)
Gosai Publishers is pleased to announce the release of Sri Brahma-samhita with the Prakasini-vrtti commentary of Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda in Kannada language. The Brahma Samhita is a Sanskrit Pancaratra text, composed of verses of prayer spoken by Brahma glorifying the supreme Lord Krishna or... » more

Mahaprabhura Siksa

"I have firm conviction that by presenting to the world clearly the teachings of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, nothing else need be known. However, many topics in Kaviraja's work are described in a cryptic way. In those places it is best to conslt the Sandarbhas, Bhakti Rasamrta Sindu and other works... » more

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — Life & Precepts (Hindi)

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — Life & Precepts (Hindi)
This small book is a glimpse into the supremely divine life of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His core teachings. » more

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — His Life & Precepts (English Hardcover)

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — His Life & Precepts (English Hardcover)
This present reprinting marks the 125th anniversary of its original publication and celebrates its significance as the first Gaudiya Vaishnava literature in English to reach the western world. » more