Srila Sac Cid Ananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]
Mayapura, West Bengal time . Saturday, July 10, 2021 [Amavasya dark moon]
A few gems from Srila Prabhupada about Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
After fulfilling his responsibility to produce a nice child, one should take sannyāsa and engage in the perfectional paramahaṁsa stage. paramahaṁsa refers to the most highly elevated perfectional stage of life. There are four stages within sannyāsa life, and paramahaṁsa is the highest order. The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is called the paramahaṁsa-saṁhitā, the treatise for the highest class of human beings. The paramahaṁsa is free from envy. In other stages, even in the householder stage of life, there is competition and envy, but since the activities of the human being in the paramahaṁsa stage are completely engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or devotional service, there is no scope for envy. In the same order as Kardama Muni, about one hundred years ago, Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda also wanted to beget a child who could preach the philosophy and teachings of Lord Caitanya to the fullest extent. By his prayers to the Lord he had as his child Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja, who at the present moment is preaching the philosophy of Lord Caitanya throughout the entire world through his bona fide disciples.Books : Srimad-Bhagavatam : Canto 3: “The Status Quo” : SB 3.22: The Marriage of Kardama Muni and Devahuti : SB 3.22.19 : PURPORT
When Lord Viṣṇu appeared in the great arena of sacrifice at the time when King Pṛthu was performing a great sacrifice (aśvamedha), He predicted that the Kumāras would very soon come and advise the King. Therefore Pṛthu Mahārāja remembered the causeless mercy of the Lord and thus welcomed the arrival of the Kumāras, who were fulfilling the Lord’s prediction. In other words, when the Lord makes a prediction, He fulfills that prediction through some of His devotees. Similarly, Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu predicted that both His glorious names and the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra would be broadcast in all the towns and villages of the world. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Prabhupāda desired to fulfill this great prediction, and we are following in their footstepsBooks : Srimad-Bhagavatam : Canto 4: “The Creation of the Fourth Order” : SB 4.22: Prthu Maharaja’s Meeting with the Four Kumaras SB 4.22.42
The living entity’s position is herein likened to a dog’s. By chance a dog may have a very rich owner, and by chance he may become a street dog. As the dog of a rich man, he will live very opulently. Sometimes in Western countries we hear of a master leaving millions of dollars to a dog in his will. Of course, there are many dogs loitering in the street without food. Therefore, to liken the conditional existence of the living entity to that of a dog is very appropriate. An intelligent human being, however, can understand that if he has to live the life of a dog, he had best become Kṛṣṇa’s dog. In the material world a dog is sometimes elevated and is sometimes on the street, but in the spiritual world, Kṛṣṇa’s dog is perpetually, eternally happy. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura has therefore sung: vaiṣṇava ṭhākura tomāra kukura baliyā jānaha more. In this way Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura offers to become a Vaiṣṇava’s dog. A dog always keeps himself at his master’s door and does not allow any person unfavorable to the master to enter. Similarly, one should engage in the service of a Vaiṣṇava and try to please him in every respect. Unless one does so, he does not make spiritual advancement. Apart from spiritual advancement, in the material world if one does not develop his qualities in goodness, he cannot be promoted to the higher planetary system. As confirmed by Bhagavad-gītā (14.18)Books : Srimad-Bhagavatam : Canto 4: “The Creation of the Fourth Order” : SB 4.29: Talks Between Narada and King Pracinabarhi : SB 4.29.30, SB 4.29.31, SB 4.29.30-31
Thakura Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. And so-called educated, they practically guide. You’ll be surprised to know that in 1950, one of my students, he was a government statistics officer. So he went to some village, and he gave me report that the villagers inquired from him that “Babuji, agar angarej ko vote diyayai pasatela (?)”Dr. Arnold Toynbee: Yes.Srila Prabhupāda: You understand Hindi? No.Dr. Arnold Toynbee: No, I don’t. No, no, no.Srila Prabhupāda: No. The inquiry was that “If we again give votes to the Englishmen, will they come and do.” (laughs)Dr. Arnold Toynbee: Yes, yes, yes.Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. So they were feeling the… Actually, in India… In our childhood, we know. Every Indian felt very secure. They never expected that Britishers will go. They were so sympathetic. And now they… This is the pulse felt by that statistics officer. They are not very much satisfied with the present system of government. British administration was very much appreciated by the Indians. Even Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura appreciated. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, he has written in something, somewhere, that “The Britishers also very nice because they don’t interfere with the religious affairs.” So as soon as they changed their views and tried to divide the Hindus and Muslims, the British Empire lost. According to Queen’s declaration, the Britishers pledged that “They will not interfere with your religious affairs.” Later on, for political purposes, when they interfered with this Hindu-Muslim question, then the British Empire lost.Conversations : 1973 Conversations : July, 1973 : Room Conversation with Dr. Arnold Toynbee, Famous Historian, at his home or office — July 22, 1973, London
Srila Prabhupāda: We are translating the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and other Vedic literature. You have seen the sample, original verse, word to word meaning, then translation, then giving a purport.Professor La Combe: You wrote the commentary.Srila Prabhupāda: Yes.Professor La Combe: What is the paramparā from Caitanya?Srila Prabhupāda: From CaitanyaMahāprabhu? Yes. The Six Gosvāmīs: Rūpa, Sanātana, BhaṭṭaRaghunātha, Śrī Jīva, GopālaBhaṭṭa, DāsaRaghunātha. The Six Gosvāmīs. Then from the Gosvāmīs there is Śrīnivāsācārya. Then from him, I think, this KṛṣṇadāsaKavirāja Gosvāmī, and then Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. Then Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, then Jagannāthadāsa Bābājī, then Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, then GauraKiśoradāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, then my GuruMahārāja. Next we are. I am the tenth or eleventh, eleventh from CaitanyaMahāprabhu.Conversations : 1974 Conversations : June, 1974 : Room Conversation with Professor Oliver La Combe Director of the Sorbonne University — June 14, 1974, Paris :
Srila Prabhupāda: Vedas, when Lord Buddha wanted stop animal killing, these rascals came with Vedas. “Vedas there is sacrifice, there is animal killing.” So he thought that these rascals will create botheration. By bringing Vedas, there is… He said, “I don’t care for it.”vedanāmāniyābauddhahayatanāstika
vedāśraya nāstikya–vādabauddhakeadhikaSimilarly, these rascals are giving evidence of Rūpa Gosvāmī’s advice, that “Here is Rādhā–kuṇḍa…” But whether you have followed other things.Guest: Vāco vegaṁmanasaḥ…Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. Vāco vegaṁmanasaḥkrodha–vegaṁ, pṛthivīṁsaśiṣyāt. Etānvegān yo viṣa… You are manipulated by the udara–vegam, upastha–vegam. First there is test: etānvegān yo viṣahetadhīraḥ [NoI 1]. Then for him Rādhā–kuṇḍa. Dhīras tatranamuhyati [Bg. 2.13]. He has got three dozen sevā–dāsī, and living in Rādhā–kuṇḍa. My Guru Mahārāja wanted to publish Govinda–līlāmṛta. He asked permission of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. So first of all Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, “I’ll tell you some day.” And when he reminded, he said, “Yes you can print one copy. If you are so much anxious to print it, print one copy. You’ll read and you will see that you have printed. Not for distribution.” So we are printing all these books for understanding properly. Not that “Here is Rādhā–kuṇḍa. Let us go.” Jump over like monkey. “Here is rāsa–līlā. Immediately…”Acyutānanda: Even in Kṛṣṇa book rāsa–līlā should not be told in public.Srila Prabhupāda: No, why? Kṛṣṇa book must be there, in the book must be there.Acyutānanda: But in public…Srila Prabhupāda: But you should go gradually. You should go gradually. You first of all understand Kṛṣṇa, then kṛṣṇa–līlā. If you have not understood Kṛṣṇa, then you’ll think Kṛṣṇa’s rāsa–līlā is just like we mix with young women. And that becomes as polluted. Because they do not understand Kṛṣṇa. Manuṣyāṇāṁsahasreṣu kaścid yatatisiddhayeyatatāmapisiddhānām [Bg. 7.3]. Kṛṣṇa understanding so easy? If you do not understand Kṛṣṇa how can you go to the Kṛṣṇa’s confidential activities?Acyutānanda: Some of the devotees, they said that it is for liberated souls. So they said, “Well, we are all liberated.”Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. Liberated for going to hell.Devotee: In your Kṛṣṇa book, Śrīla Prabhupāda, you’ve given such clear explanations along with the stories of Kṛṣṇa that it’s very difficult to misinterpret, because you use such clear explanation.Srila Prabhupāda: No, you read all the books first of all. Then you’ll be able to understand.Conversations : 1976 Conversations : August, 1976 : Room Conversation — August 16, 1976, Bombay
Rāmeśvara: In the Fifth Canto, you’ve quoted from Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura that the most sacred place in the whole universe is Śrī Māyāpura-dhāma.Srila Prabhupāda: Yes.Rāmeśvara: In all the universe.TamālaKṛṣṇa: In each universe there is a Vṛndāvana and a Māyāpura. That means in each universe there’s a planet earth like this planet?Srila Prabhupāda: Yes. There are so many planets. Each universe full of planets. Koṭiṣu vasudhādi-vibhūti–bhinnam. There are millions of universes, and in each universe there are millions of planets. Koṭiṣu vasudhādi-vibhūti–bhinnam. (end) Conversations : 1976 Conversations : June, 1976 : Morning Walk — June 7, 1976, Los Angeles :
Ambassador: What was your connection with McGill? I heard from…Srila Prabhupāda: (Sic:) McGill. McGill I was…Ambassador: You preached (?) first in McGill?Srila Prabhupāda: No, I was lecturing only.Atreya Ṛṣi: Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s [break]Srila Prabhupāda: He sent his first book…Ambassador: Yes.Srila Prabhupāda: …in 1896. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura was the first origin of this movement. But he simply thought of it. And he was expecting some others that willing to take up the work. Well, somebody says that I am the same man. And I was born in 1896. So he wanted to combine the whole civilized nations under this Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s cult, HareKṛṣṇa movement. I think I have given this hint in the Teachings of Lord Caitanya.Conversations : 1975 Conversations : March, 1975 : Room Conversation with Canadian Ambassador to Iran — March 13, 1975, Iran
Srila Prabhupāda: He gave so much service to Kṛṣṇa. From his family maintenance… He could have renounced, but he said that the family has to be maintained. So he… Markaṭa-vairāgya. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura was against giving sannyāsa. He didn’t like these bābājīs. They were markaṭa-vairāgya, superficially… Markaṭa-vairāgya means monkey. They live naked, eat fruits, live in the jungle. That is vairāgya. But three dozen wives. Markaṭa-vairāgya. Markaṭa means monkey. Superficially vairāgya, nāgā-bābā. They eat vegetables, fruits, live in the jungle, no house, or, all, everything like vairāgya. But sex. We have… I have seen in Vṛndāvana. They have got a party, each monkey, women’s party, and the male will come to any female, “Now ready,” “Enter.” You can see it. Markaṭa-vairāgya nāhi paraloka dasaya(?).So this should not be encouraged. Then gradually it will deteriorate into… April, 1977 : Conversation: Vairagya, Salaries, and Political Etiquette — April 28, 1977, Bombay
Subject: List of Books of Thakura Bhakti vinodaFollowing is a list of selected writings of Srila Bhaktivinoda, which number more than one hundred books, poems and articles authored by the Thakur. 1849 Ula-candi-mahatmya (Bengali) – Verses glorifying the Ula-candi deity of Birnagar
1850 Hari-katha (Bengali) – Topics of Lord Hari – a poem
1850 Llla-kirtana (Bengali) – A poem glorifying the Lord’s Pastimes
1851 Sumbha-Nisumbha-yuddha (Bengali) – Verses about Durga’s battle with the two demons, Sumbha and Nisumbha
1855 This year commenced the beginning of articles published in various periodicals and magazines
1860 Maths of Orissa (English) – Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s visits to various Orissa temples, monasteries
1863 Hjana-grama (Bengali) – The Deserted Village – Thakura Bhaktivinoda’s poem about Ula, the village of his birth. He returned to find it’s population decimated from cholera. 1863 Sannyassi (Bengali) – Poem
1866 Speech (English) – Gautama – Lecture about Gautama Muni and the philosophy of nyaya (logic)
1868 Sac-cid-dnanda-premalankara (Bengali) – Poem composed by The Thakura after his first reading of Caitanya-caritamrta 1869 The Bhagavat: Its Philosophy, Its Ethics, and Its Theology (English) Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam (PDF)writings/bhagavata.pdf 1870 Garbha-stotra-vyakhya (Bengali) – Prayers by the Demigods for Sri Krsna, in the womb. From the Tenth Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam 1871 Thakura Haridasa (English) – About Namacarya Haridasa Thakura’s disppearance, from the engravings on the samadhi tomb at Jagannatha Puri 1871 The Temple of Jaganntha at Puri (English) – The history of the establishment of the great temple in Puri, Orissa, and the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God.writings/mandir.htm 1871 The Akharas in Puri (English) – Criticisms on monasteries in Jagannatha Puri
1871 The Personality of Godhead (English)
1871 Saragrahi (English) – Poem about the mood of a devotee who knows how to extract the essence of Krsna consciousness from all things 1871 To Love God (English) – An article describing Bhakti as the religion of the soul, based on Christ’s teachings.
1871 The Attibaris of Orissa – Editorial letter challenging a sect of pseudo Vaisnavas in Orissa.
1872 Vedantadhikarana-mala (Sanskrit) – Verses on Vedanata with Srila Bhaktivinoda’s Bengali translations and purports. 1874 Datta-kaustubham (Sanskrit) – 104 verses on philosophy with Sanskrit purports.
1876 Datta-vamsa-mala – A description of the Thakur’s family tree; genealogy of the Datta family of Bali Samaj.
1878 Bauddha-vijaya-kavyam (Sanskrit) – Poem on the defeat of atheistic Buddhism
1880 Sri Krsna-samhita – A major treatise on Lord Krsna and the science of Krsna consciousness. Long introduction on philosophy and historical development of Indian religion. Samhita is 281 Sanskrit verses with purports. Srila Bhaktivinoda explains that his conclusions were revealed to him while in deep spiritual trance.writings/non-sectarian.htm 1881 Sri Sri Kalyan Kalpa-taru – Songbook of 63 Bengali songs describing the Desire-Tree of spiritual life in service to Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai. (RTF)writings/kalyana.rtf 1881Sajjana-tosani (Bengali) – Monthly periodical, 17 volumes extant.
1883 Review of Nitya-rupa-samstha-panam, a book on the eternal nature of the Lord’s Deity form.writings/vigraha.htm
1886 Srimad Bhagavad-gita – Included Sanskrit commentary on Gita by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura entitled Sarartha-varsini, along with the Thakura’s elaborate Bengali introduction and Bengali translation and purport of verses, entitled Rasika-ranjana. 1886 Sri Caitanya-siksamrta (Bengali) – Prose work on Lord Caitanya’s instructions and their application in the modern world. 1886 Sri Sanmodana-bhasyam (Sanskrit) – commentary of Lord Caitanya’s Siksastakam, with a Bengali song for each verse that expands on Lord Caitanya’s devotional moods. (RTF)writings/sanmodaya.rtf 1886 Bhajana-darpana-bhasya (Sanskrit) – Commentary on Srila Raghunatha das Gosvami’s Manah-siksa.
1886 Dasopanisad-curnika (Bengali) – Prose book on the essentials from ten principal Upanisads.
1886 Bhavavali (Sanskrit) – Verses about rasa, as written by different Acaryas, published along with Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Bengali song translation of the verses. 1886 Prema-pradipa (Bengali) – A philosophical novel about three men from Calcutta who travel to Vrndavana to meet a Vaisnava. Two are impersonalists who gradually develop devotion to the Supreme Lord, but the third is misled by the mystic yoga process. (Word)writings/pradipa.doc 1886 Sri Visnu-sahasra-nama-stotram – 1,000 names of Lord Visnu from Mahabharata, published by the Thakura with Sanskrit commentary of Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana. 1887 Sri Krsna-vijaya (Bengali) – The pastimes of Lord Krsna, composed in the 1470’s by Maladhara Vasu (Gunaraja Khan), with Bhaktivinoda’s Bengali introduction. This book was one of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s favorite books. 1887 Sri Caitanyopanisad (Sanskrit) – Nineteen verses with Bhaktivinoda’s Sanskrit commentary, on Sri Krsna’s appearance as Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 1890 Amnaya-sutram (Sanskrit) -130 aphorisms from Upanisads, with commentary and quotes from various ancient scriptures. Bhaktivinoda’s own Bengali translation called the Laghu-bhdsya on the principle truths of Vaisnava philosophy. 1890 Sn Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmyam (Bengali) – Eighteen chapters describing the complete tour of the land of Navadvipa as traversed by Lord Nityananda. (RTF)writings/navadvip.rtf 1890 Siddhanta-darpanam (Bengali) – Translation of the Sanskrit work by Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana. It quotes from many scriptures that Srimad-Bhagavatam is the crown jewel of all the Puranas. 1891 Srimad Bhagavad-gita – With Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s Sanskrit commentary, Gita-bhusana.
1891 Sri Godruma Kalpatavi (Bengali) – Collected essays describing Srila Bhaktivinoda’s program of Nama-hatta, the Market Place of the Holy Name. He describes the personnel of the marketplace, how the holy names are purchased, various officers of the market, qualifications of the participants, and descriptions of his actual preaching activities. 1892 Sri Hari-nama – A pamphlet for public distribution, describing the transcendental glories of the holy names, and the ten offenses against the chanting of the holy names. 1892 Si Nama – A pamphlet for public distribution, describing the 100 names of Lord Caitanya in eight songs meant to be sung in kirtana, with three more songs on Lord Caitanya’s glories, and a Bengali essay from Lord Caitanya’s instructions. 1892 Sri Nama-tattva-siksastaka – A pamphlet for public distribution, describing Lord Caitanya’s Siksastaka, with Bengali rpose translation and songs. 1892 Sri Nama-mahima – A pamphlet for public distribution on the eight-verse Sanskrit prayer by Srila Rupa Gosvami called Sri Namastakam, describingthe glories of the holy name of the Lord. Accompanying each verse is the Thakura’s Bengali prose translation and songs. 1892 Sri Nama-pracara – A pamphlet for public distribution with various songs he composed for the general public to sing in kirtana and bhajana, containng the basics of Lord Caitanva’s teachings. 1892 Sriman Mahaprabhur Siksa (Bengali) – Describing Lord Caitanya’s philosophy in eleven chapters (dasa-mula), with purports. (RTF)writings/siksamrta.rtf 1892 Vaisnava-siddhanta-mala (Bengali) – Summary of the basic tenets of Gaudlya Vaisnava philosophy, composed for the general public.writings/mala.htm 1893 Sri Tattva-viveka – A treatise on Realizations of Eternity, Knowledge and Bliss, discussing Lord Caitanya’s teachings compared to other Oriental and Western philosophers. (RTF)writings/viveka.rtf 1893 Soka-satana – A book of 13 Bengali songs for the general public.
1893 Saranagati (Bengali) – A book of 50 songs about Love of God, it has became very famous in India, and its songs are sung daily in hundreds of temples. (RTF) (Balarama font)writings/saranagati.rtf 1893 Gitavali (Bengali) – A book of 73 songs to be sung regularly by devotees. Used as part of daily devotional practice. (RTF)writings/gitavali.rtf 1893 Gita-mala (Bengali) – A book of 80 songs, arranged in five chapters. (RTF)writings/gitamala.rtf
1893 Baula-sangita (Bengali) – A book of 12 songs, intended to help the public understand the difference between the false Baulas (wandering fakirs) and the real Baulas. 1893 Dalaler Gita (Bengali) – A song describing Lord Nityanana’s opening of the Marketplace of the Holy Name in Navadvipa. 1893 Jaiva Dharma (Bengali) – A philosophical novel in 40 chapters, this question and answer dialogue discussions in-depth aspects of the philosophy. (Word)writings/jaiva_dharma_1-6.doc Chapters 1-612-1718-2324-3233-401893 Tattva-sutram – 50 Sanskirt aphorisms with commentary in Sanskrit and Bengali. (Balarama font)writings/tattwa.htm
1894 Vedarka-didhiti – commentary on the Isopanisad, including various commentary and purports on Isopanisad.
1894 Tattva-muktavali – 119 Sanskrit verses composed by Sri Madhvacarya to refute the Sankaracarya impersonalists, with Bhaktivinoda’s Bengali translations. 1895 Amrta-pravaha-bhasya (Bengali) – commentary on Krsna dasa Kaviraja’s Sriu Caitanya-caritamrta.
1895 Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latika (Sanskrit) – A work on pure devotion by an unknown author, which Thakura Bhaktivinoda edited and published in Puri. 1895 Sodasa Grantha (Sanskrit) – Sixteen works by Sri Vallabhacarya, edited and published by the Thakura.
1895 Sri Gauranga-stava-kalpataru (Sanskrit) – A twelve verse poem by Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, edited and published by the Thakura. 1895 Manah-santosani (Bengali) – A translation of the Sanskrit Sri Krsna Caitanyodayavali by Pradyumna Misra, a close relative of Lord Caitanya. 1895 Mukunda-mala-stotram (Sanskrit) – Sixty-two verses glorifying the Lord’s transcendental position, composed by King Kulasekhara. 1895 Sri Laksmi-carita (Bengali) – A short work by Sri Maladhara Vasu, edited and published by Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
1895 Bala-Krsna-sahasra-nama (Sanskrit) – The 1,000 names of Baby Krsna; 1,000 names of Cowherd boy Krsna; 108 names of Krsna; and 1,000 names of Srimati Radharani. 1895 Sriman Mahaprabhor Asta-kaliya-lila-smarana-mangala-stotram (Sanskrit) – An eleven verse poem for Remembrance of Lord Caitanya’s day-long pastimes. 1896 Sri Gauranga-lila-smarana-mangala-stotram (Sanskrit) – 104 Sanskrit verses describing all the pastimes and teachings of Lord Caitanya found in Sri Caitanya-bhagavata and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, with English introduction on life and precepts of Lord Caitanya. 1896 Sri Ramanuja-upadesa (Bengali) – Sanskrit verses on the life teachings of Sripad Ramanujacarya, with Bengali translation. 1896 Artha-pancaka (Bengali) – Explanatory notes on Sri Pillai Lokacarya’s book on the five principle points of Ramanuja’s philosophy. 1896 Sva-likhita Jivania (Bengali) – A 200-page prose letter written to his son, Lalita Prasad Datta, who requested the details of his father’s personal life. 1897 Brahma-samhita (Bengali) – Edited and published by Srila Bhaktivinoda, with original Sanskrit verses, Srilaq Jiva Gosvami’s commentary, and the Thakura’s Bengali introduction, translations and purports, called Prakasini. 1898 Sri Krsna-karnamrta (Bengali) – Original Sanskrit verses and commentary on Sri Sri Radha-Krsna’s conjugal pastimes by Sri Bilvamangala Thakura, published and edited by the Tahkura with introduction, final Bengali translations and summary. 1898 Piyusa-varsini-vrtti (Bengali) – A commentary on Srila Rupa Gosvami’s Upadesamrta (Nectar of Instruction).
1898 Srimad Bhagavad-gita – edited and published by Srila Bhaktivinoda, with Sanskrit commentary Dvaita-bhasyam by Sripada Madhvacarya. 1898 Sri Goloka-mahatmyam (Bengali) – Original Sanskrit text and Bhaktivinoda’s translations of Sanatana Gosvami’s Brhad-bhagavatamrta. 1899 The Hindu Idols (English) – A 32-page letter of rebuttal to a Christian articile slandering Kali, Durga and Lord Siva. 1899 Sri Bhajanamrta (Bengali) – Original Sanskrit by Srila narahari Sarakara Thakura, an associate of Lord Caitanya, with Srila Bhaktivinoda’s Bengali translation. 1899 Sri Navadvipa-bhava-taranga (Bengali) – 168 verses glorifying the area of Navadvipa. (RTF)writings/taranga.rtf
1900 Sri Harinama-cintamani (Bengali) – Srila Haridasa Thakur’s teachings on the Holy Name. (RTF)writings/harinama.rtf
1901 Srimad Bhagavatarka-marici-mala (Bengali) – Original Sanskrit verses with Bengali prose translations and purports. 1901 Padma Purana (Sanskrit) – Original Sanskrit verses, edited and published by Srila Bhaktivinoda.
1901 Sankalpa-kalpadruma (Bengali) – Original Sanskrit verses, edited and published with Bengali translationsby Srila Bhaktivinoda. 1902 Padma Purana (Bengali) – Published as a supplement to his Harinama-cintamani.
1904 Sat-kriya-sara-dipika (Bengali) – A Sanskrit work from Hari-bhakti-vilasa by Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, with Bhaktivinoda’s prose translation. 1906 Prema-vivarta (Bengali) – Edited and published by Bhaktivinoda Thakura, this book by jagadananda Pandita discusses Sri Caitanya’s philosophy on divine love, and various types of devotees and service. 1907 Sva-niyama-dvadasakam (Bengali) – The last literary work of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura before he retired to his cottage at Jagannath Puri. This book of verses of self-imposed vows is Sanskrit verses with Bengali translationsThe following works of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur either have no specific publication dates, are extracts from larger works, or are otherwise miscellaneous:
- Apasampradayer Svarupa writings/apasampradayer.htm
- Ajna Tahal – Nityananda Mahajana writings/ajna.htm
- Baladeva Vidyabhusana-caritaq
- Dasa-mula-niryasa writings/dasamula.htm
- From Moses to Mahaprabhu writings/moses.htm
- Life and Precepts of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu writings/precepts.htm
- Songs by Bhaktivinoda Thakur writings/songs.htm
- Sri Bhajana-rahasya writings/bhajana.rtf
- Sri Bhaktyaloka writings/bhaktyaloka.rtf
- Sri Visnu Priya O Ananda Bazar Patrika
This is an incomplete list of Thakura Bhaktivinoda’s works, excerpted from various sources, including the list compiled by Dasaratha-suta dasa for the book, “The Seventh Goswami”.