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Topic: Sādhana

Articles on the topic of Sādhana

“Can I Dovetail It?”

In 'Can I Dovetail It?' Kalki Dāsa explores the common notion amongst devotees of 'dovetailing' - using everything in Kṛṣṇa's service, and asks "Are such things really pure devotion, or are we simply attached to fulfilling our desires and using Kṛṣṇa as an excuse?"

By |October 7, 2022|Tags: |

Hari-kathā in Puruṣottama-kṣetra

In 'Hari-kathā in Puruṣottama-kṣetra' Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura speaks in Jagannātha Purī about the necessity for hari-kātha (topics of Kṛṣṇa) and the constant chanting of the Lord's Name. He also explains what is actual kīrtana and what is not. This article was first published in The Gauḍīya, Volume 14, issue 37, and translated from Bengali by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |July 8, 2022|Tags: , |

Conquering Anarthas

In 'Conquering Anarthas' Dhīra Lalitā Dāsī answers the question 'what are anarthas and how do we rid ourselves of them?'. This article explains the nature of anarthas, the erratic mind, and how to remove unwanted desires from the heart.

By |May 27, 2022|Tags: |

Vaiṣṇava Nindā

In Vaiṣṇava Nindā (Offences to Devotees) which was first printed in the May-July issues of the 5th Volume of Sajjana-toṣaṇī in 1893, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different categories of jīvas and Vaiṣṇavas and explains the dangers of committing offences to them. This Bengali article was translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |July 7, 2013|Tags: , |

Envy

In this article "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. This article was translated by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |February 24, 2012|Tags: |

Ujjvala Nīlamaṇi

In this informal talk given on 18th February 1982 at Śrī Caitanya Sārasvata Maṭha, Navadvīpa, Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja explains how we should not venture into the details of the higher topics of kṛṣṇa-līlā and how it is not necessary to read such books as Ujjvala Nīlamaṇi in order to elevate oneself to the highest realm.

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