Topic: Bhakti-tattva

Articles on the topic of Bhakti-tattva

A Devotee is Impartial (Sajjana – Sama)

Sajjana – Sama (A Devotee is Impartial) was written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 20, Issue 5 in 1917. Continuing with his elaboration on the twenty-six qualities of a devotee, Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura explains how only Vaiṣṇavas see all things with equanimity .

By |May 31, 2024|Tags: |

Ātma Samīkṣā – The Value of Introspection

In this article, "Ātma Samīkṣā – The Value of Introspection" Kalki Dāsa highlights the importance of introspection in the life of a devotee and especially in relation to the worldly environment that surrounds us. He also explains how transcendental sound influences our capacity to introspect.

By |March 29, 2024|Tags: |

Frogs in the Well of Prejudice

In "Frogs in the Well of Prejudice' Kalki Dāsa shares a recent experience he had in Śrī Vṛndāvana-dhāma and asks the unusual question, “Are we humans, or are we frogs?” Are we doomed to continuously return to our deep, dark mental wells of prejudice, or is there a way out?

By |December 29, 2023|Tags: |

A Devotee is the Epitome of Truth (Sajjana – Satya-sāra)

Sajjana – Satya-sāra (A Devotee is the Epitome of Truth) was written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 20, Issue 4 in 1917. Continuing with his elaboration on the twenty-six qualities of a devotee, Sarasvatī Ṭhākura discusses what is relative and absolute truth.

By |November 10, 2023|Tags: |

A Question on Love

A devotee expresses a doubt concerning the English word ‘love’ used in a translation of an article by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura. In his reply, Gaura Gopāla Dāsa Brahmacārī defends its usage and clarifies the Ṭhākura’s explanation of love.

By |August 18, 2023|Tags: |

A Devotee Does Not Engage in Violence (Sajjana – Akṛta-droha)

Sajjana – Akṛta-droha (A Devotee Does Not Engage in Violence) was written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 20, Issue 3 in 1917. Continuing from his previous article (Sajjana – Kṛpālu), Sarasvatī Ṭhākura explains how a true Vaiṣṇava is never violent to others in thought, word or deed.

By |June 23, 2023|Tags: |

A Devotee is Merciful (Sajjana – Kṛpālu)

‘Sajjana-Kṛpālu’ (A devotee is Merciful) was the first in a series of articles by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda on the twenty-six qualities of a Vaiṣṇava in 1917 and published in Sajjana-Toṣaṇī magazine, Vol. 20, Issue 2. This article explores mercy, the primary quality of a devotee, and illustrates its significance for the followers of Śrī Caitanya.

By |May 5, 2023|Tags: |

The Blame Game

In this article 'The Blame Game' Gaura Gopāla Dāsa explains how suffering can lead to a search for external culprits, but the path of bhakti-yoga emphasizes personal responsibility and humility. We must understand the responsibility we have for our own suffering and how blaming others can distance us from Divinity.

By |March 10, 2023|Tags: , |
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