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Articles

Numerous original essays written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura appeared in
Sajjana-toṣaṇī, the Gauḍīya, Nadia Prakash, and the Harmonist, many of which are listed
below. When applicable, an English translation of the title is also included within parentheses.
Articles indicated as biographical describe the person whose name forms the title of the cited
essay. Not listed here are the many redacted lectures that appeared in the Gauḍīya under
generic titles (such as Śrīla Prabhupādera Hari-kathā), selections from his letters, and short
pieces, such as Sāmayika Prasaṅga (Description of current topics), that were ascribed to him.

Sajjana-toṣaṇī
1897

Sanskrit Bhaktamāla [review of the Sanskrit translation of Bhaktamāla, a book composed in
Brij-bhāṣā]

1899

Śrīman Nāthamuni [biographical]

Yāmunācārya [biographical]

Śrī Rāmānujācārya [biographical]

1915–16

Pūrva Bhāṣā (Introductory words)

Prāṇīra Prati Dayā (Compassion toward living beings)

Śrī Madhvamuni-carita [biographical, concerning Śrī Madhvācārya]

Ṭhākurer Smṛti-samiti (About the Bhaktivinoda Memorial Committee)

Divyasūri vā Ālvār [about ancient saints of the Śrī sampradāya]

Jayatīrtha [biographical]

Godādevī [biographical]

Pāñcarātrika Adhikāra (Eligibility according to the pāñcarātrika system)

Prāpti Svīkāra (Acknowledgement of receipt) [as in writings sent by post to an editor]

Taṭasthā o Mukta (Bound. the servant of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura] Toṣaṇīra Kathā (The message of Sajjana-toṣaṇī) Śrī Guru Svarūpa (The identity of the guru) Prabodhānanda [about Śrī Prabodhānanda Sarasvatī] Śrī Bhakti-mārga (The path of devotion) Samālocanā (Critical review) Toṣaṇī-prasaṅga (About Sajjana-toṣaṇī) Artha o Anartha (Meaning and non-meaning) Baddha. about Kṛṣṇadāsa Bābājī. and free)* Gohite Pūrvādeśa (Previous edicts concerning cow protection) Prākṛta o Aprākṛta (Material and nonmaterial) Antardvīpa [about Antardvīpa. Vaiṣṇava Smṛti (Scriptural regulations for Vaiṣṇavas) Śrī Patrikāra Kathā (The message of the holy magazine) Bhaktāṅghri-reṇu [biographical] Kulaśekhara [biographical] Sāmayik Prasaṅga (Current topics) Śrī Gaurāṅga [philosophical topics concerning Śrī Gaurāṅga] Abhakti-mārga (The path of nondevotion) Viṣṇucitta [biographical] Pratikūla Matavāda (Contrary theory) Mahātmā Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa [biographical. part of Navadvīpa-dhāma] Prakaṭa-pūrṇimā (The full-moon night of Lord Caitanya's appearance) . on the border.

Caitanyābda (The calendar calculated from the date of Lord Caitanya's appearance) Upakurvāṇa [brahmacarya undertaken with the intention or option of later marrying] Varṣa-śeṣa (Year end) 1916–17 Nava-varṣa (New Year) Āsaner Kathā (The message of Bhaktivinoda Āsana) Ācārya-santāna (Descendants of ācāryas) Videśe Gaura-kathā (Lord Caitanya's message in foreign countries) Samālocanā (Critical review) Āmāra Prabhura Kathā (Topics about my master) [about Śrīla Gaura Kiśora dāsa Bābājī] Vaiṣṇavera Viṣaya (A devotee's sense object) Guru-svarūpe Punaḥ Praśna (Another question about the identity of a guru) Vaiṣṇava-vaṁśa (Vaiṣṇava dynasty) Viraha-mahotsava (A festival of separation) Śrī Patrikāra Ukti (Statements in the holy magazine) Prākṛta-rasa-śata-dūṣiṇī (A hundred refutations of mundane mellows) Duiṭi Ullekha (Two words) Gānera Adhikārī Ke? (Who is eligible to sing?) Sadācāra (Scripturally ordained behavior) Amāyā (Non-dissemblance) Prārthanā-rasa-vivṛti (Explanation of the mellows of Prārthanā)* Pratibandhaka (Obstacle) Bhāi Sahajiyā (Brother sahajiyā) .

Varṣa-śeṣa (Year end) 1917–18 Nava-varṣa (New Year) Samālocanā (Critical review) Sajjana—Kṛpālu (A devotee is merciful)† Śakti-pariṇata Jagat (The material world as a transformation of the Lord's energy) Sajjana—Akṛta-droha (A devotee is inoffensive) Sajjana—Satya-sāra (A devotee is truthful) Prākṛta Śūdra Vaiṣṇava Nahe (A person with the nature of a śūdra cannot be a Vaiṣṇava) Nāgarī-māṅgalya (Conferring auspiciousness upon the gaura-nāgarīs) [poem] Sajjana—Sama (A devotee is equally disposed to all) Sajjana—Nirdoṣa (A devotee is faultless) Sajjana—Vadānya (A devotee is magnanimous) Bhāḍaṭiyā Bhakta Nahe (A hired person is not a devotee) Sajjana—Mṛdu (A devotee is gentle) Sajjana—Akiñcana (A devotee is without material possessions) Sajjana—Śuci (A devotee is pure) Vaiṣṇava Darśana (Vaiṣṇava philosophy) Varṣa-śeṣa (Year end) 1918–19 Nava-varṣa (New Year) Sajjana—Sarvopakāraka (A devotee is a benefactor to all) Sajjana—Śānta (A devotee is peaceful) .

Gaura Ki Vastu? (What kind of phenomenon is Gaura?) Sajjana—Kṛṣṇaika-śaraṇa (A devotee takes shelter only of Kṛṣṇa) Sajjana—Akāma (A devotee is desireless) Sajjana—Nirīha (A devotee is aloof from ordinary worldly affairs) Sajjana—Sthira (A devotee is fixed) Sajjana—Vijita-ṣaḍ-guṇa (A devotee conquers the six pushes)* Śrī-mūrti o Māyāvāda (The worshipable form of the Lord and the doctrine of Māyāvāda) Śrī Viśva-Vaiṣṇava-rāja Sabhā [about the organization so named] Sajjana—Mita-bhuk (A devotee accepts sense objects in moderation) Bhaktisiddhānta (The philosophical conclusion of the devotional path) Sajjana—Apramatta (A devotee is sane) 1919–20 Varṣodghāta (Bringing in the new year) Sajjana—Mānada (A devotee offers respect to others) Sajjana—Amānī (A devotee does not desire to be honored) Sajjana—Gambhīra (A devotee is grave) Sajjana—Karuṇa (A devotee is compassionate) Sajjana—Maitra (A devotee is a friend to all) Kāla-saṁjñāya Nāma (Names for the divisions of time) Śaukra o Vṛttagata Varṇa-bheda (Divisions of social orders according to birth and occupation) Karmīra Kanakādi (The wealth and other assets of fruitive workers) Guru-dāsa (The servant of a guru) .

Dīkṣita (The initiated) 1920–21 Hāyanodghāta (Bringing in the new year) Aikāntika o Vyabhicāra (Exclusive devotee and licentiousness) Nirjane Anartha (The faults of solitary worship) [the poem beginning duṣṭa mana! tumi kisera vaiṣṇava?] Sajjana—Kavi (A devotee is a poet) Cātur-māsya Pañcopāsanā (The system of worshiping five gods) Vaiṣṇavera Smṛti (Scripture that delineates regulations for Vaiṣṇavas) Saṁskāra-sandarbha (An essay on sacraments) Sajjana—Dakṣa (A devotee is expert) Vaiṣṇava-maryādā (Vaiṣṇava etiquette) Sajjana—Maunī (A devotee is silent) Yogapīṭhe Śrī-mūrti-sevā (Deity worship at the Yogapīṭha) Aprākṛta (Nonmaterial) 1921–22 Nava-varṣa (New Year) Saviśeṣa o Nirviśeṣa ([concept of the absolute as being both] With and without attributes) Meki o Āsal (Bogus and genuine) Smārta Raghunandana [about the smārta authority Raghunandana] Hari-nāma Mahā-mantra (The great mantra of the name of Hari) Mantropāsanā (Worship by mantra) .

Niṣiddhācāra (Forbidden activities) Śikṣāṣṭakera-laghu-vivaraṇa (A brief description of Śikṣāṣṭaka) Gauḍīya First Year (1922–23) Śrī-kṛṣṇa-janma (Lord Kṛṣṇa's birth) Madhura Lipi (Sweet writing) Loka-vicāra (Public opinion) Paramārtha (The highest goal of life) Purāṇa-saṁvāda (The message of the Purāṇas) Nīti-bheda (Differences in ethics) Ruci-bheda (Differences in taste) Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī [biographical] Gauḍīye Prīti (Affection for the Gauḍīya magazine) Durgā-pūjā (Worship of Durgā) Śāradīyā Vāhana (Durgā's carrier) Je Dike Bātās (Whichever way the wind) Mārute Secana (Sprinkled by the wind) Smārtera Kāṇḍa (The section of Vedic literature dealing with smārta rites) Vicāra-ādālata (Court of judgment) Sevāpara Nāma (The name as uttered by one devoted to service) Tridaṇḍi Bhikṣu Gīti (The song of the tridaṇḍi-sannyāsī) Śrī Madhva-janma-tithi (The appearance day of Śrī Madhvācārya) Varṇāśrama .

by Madhvācārya] Pañcarātra [discussion of topics concerning Pañcarātra] Nigama o Āgama (Vedic and related scriptures) Śrī Viśvanātha Cakravartī [biographical] Vaiṣṇava Darśana (Vaiṣṇava philosophy) Varṇāntara (Changing caste) Paricaye Praśna (A question about identity) Asatye Ādara (Respect for untruth) Ayogya Santāna (Unworthy offspring) Aśūdra Dīkṣā (Initiation for non-śūdras) Pūjādhikāra (Eligibility to perform pūjā) Anātma-jṅāna (Lack of knowledge of the self) Nija-paricaya (One's own identity) Vaṁśa-praṇālī (Dynastic discipular lineages) . Aprakaṭa-tithi (Disappearance day) Vraje Vānara (Monkeys in Vraja) Cyuta-gotra (A fallen lineage) Nṛmātrādhikāra (The right of every human) Bhṛtaka-śrotā (A hired audience) Vaiṣṇava o Abhṛtaka (A Vaiṣṇava and one not hired) Dīkṣā-vidhāna (The process of initiation) Āsurika Pravṛtti (Ungodly tendency) Śrī Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa [biographical] Sadācāra-smṛti [discussion of Sadācāra-smṛti.

Gaura-bhajana (Worship of Gaura) Dhānyā o Śyāmā (Cultivated rice and weeds resembling rice) Tṛtīya Janma (Third birth) Avaidha Sādhana (Illegitimate practice) Baija-brāhmaṇa (Seminal brāhmaṇa) Pracāre Bhrānti (Mistakes in preaching) Bhāgavata-śravaṇa (Hearing Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam) Maṭha Ki? (What is a maṭha?) Āche Adhikāra (There is eligibility) Śrīdhara Svāmī [biographical] Vyavahāra (Manners and customs) Kaminā (Ignobility) Śakti-sañcāra (Empowerment) Varṣa-parīkṣā (Annual examination) Eka Jāti (One caste) Ihaloka Paraloka (This world and the next) Second Year (1923–24) Varṣa-praveśa (Entering the new year) Brahmaṇya-deva (The Lord of the brāhmaṇas) Guru-bruva (So-called spiritual masters) Kīrtane Vijñāna (Science in kīrtana) Āvirbhāva-tithi (Appearance day [of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura]) Maṭhera Utsava ([Gauḍīya] Maṭha festivals) .

. toward the Gauḍīya Maṭha practice of awarding the sacred thread regardless of caste]) Third Year (1924–25) Gauḍīya Hāspātāla (The Gauḍīya hospital) Bhāgavata-vivṛti (Explanation of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam) Śrī Kulaśekhara [biographical] Meyeli Hinduwānī (Effeminate Hinduism) Fourth Year (1925–26) Madhura Lipi (Sweet writing) Aśrauta-darśana (Non-Vedic philosophy) Vedānta-tattva-sārer Upodghāta (Introduction to the Vedānta-tattva-sāra) Fifth Year (1926–27) Darśane Bhrānti (Philosophical error) . Dīkṣita (The initiated)* Gosvāmī-pāda (Honorable gosvāmī) Kṛṣṇe Bhoga-buddhi (The mentality of enjoying Kṛṣṇa) Gauḍīya Bhajana-praṇālī (Gauḍīya spiritual practices) Śrī-vigraha (The deity form) Jabālā-kathā (Discussion of Jabālā) Brāhmaṇa o Vaiṣṇava (Brāhmaṇas and Vaiṣṇavas) Prakṛta Bhoktā Ke? (Who is the real enjoyer?) Gauḍīyera Veṣa (Gauḍīya apparel) Pratisambhāṣana (Speech in reply [to speeches of praise]) Sūtra-vidveṣa (Enmity toward the thread [i.e.

and loss) Gauḍapura (The city of Gauḍa) Āsala o Nakala (Real and counterfeit) Ahaituka Dhāma-sevaka (A selfless servant of the dhāma) Sarva-pradhāna Vivecanāra Viṣaya (The most important thing to consider) Bhāi Kutārkika (Brother quibbler) Kṛṣṇa-bhakta Nirbodha Nahen (A devotee of Kṛṣṇa is not foolish) Prācīna Kuliyāy Sahara Navadvīpa (The city of Navadvīpa is in old Kuliyā) Kapaṭatā Daridratāra Mūla (The source of poverty is deceitfulness) Ekaścandra (One moon) Puṇyāraṇya (Sacred forest) Goḍāy Galad (Basic mistake) Nīlācale Śrīmat Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda (Śrīmad Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda in Purī) Seventh Year (1928–29) Virakta Jāghanya Nahe (A renunciant is not contemptible) Āmi “Ei” Nai. Āmi “Sei” (I am not “this”. Vaiṣṇava-śrāddha (Vaiṣṇava obsequies) Ālocakera Ālocanā (The criticism of the critics) Nyākābokāra Svarūpa (The nature of a contemptible fool) Sixth Year (1927–28) Māna-dāna o Hāni (Offering respect. I am “that”) Vyavasādārer Kapaṭatā (The merchants’ cheating) Haṁsajātir Itihāsa (History of the swanlike people) Mantra-saṁskāra (The sacrament of receiving the mantra) .

Bhoga o Bhakti (Enjoyment and devotional service) Sunīti o Durnīti (Good and evil policies) Kṛṣṇa-tattva (The true position of Kṛṣṇa) Śrīdhāma-vicāra (Conclusions about the holy dhāma) Ekāyana-śruti o Tad-vidhāna (The Ekāyana Veda and its prescriptions) Pratīcye Kārṣṇa Sampradāya (The school of devotion to Kṛṣṇa in the West) Pañcarātra [discussion of topics concerning Pañcarātra] Nīlācale Śrīmad Bhaktivinoda (Śrīmad Bhaktivinoda in Purī) Tīrtha Pāṇḍarapura (The holy place Pāṇḍarapura) Māṇikya Bhāskara [praise of the King of Tripura] Vaiṣṇava-smṛti (Scriptures giving rules of Vaiṣṇava behavior) Mahānta Guru-tattva (The principle of the guru as an exalted Vaiṣṇava) Boṣṭam Pārlāmeṇṭ (The parliament of Vaiṣṇavas) Sumedhā-tithi (The day observed by intelligent persons) [about the disappearance anniversary of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura] Eighth Year (1929–30) Śrīdhāma Māyāpur Kothāy? (Where is Śrīdhāma Māyāpur?) Gauḍācale Śrī Bhaktivinoda (Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in Bengal) Sātvata o Asātvata (Devotees of Kṛṣṇa and nondevotees) Bhārata o Paramārtha (India and the supreme goal of life) Paramārthera Svarūpa (The nature of the supreme goal of life) Prācīna Kuliyāya Dvārabhet (Charging admission to temples in Navadvīpa) Śikṣaka o Śikṣita (The teacher and the taught) .

desire. Viṣayīra Kṛṣṇa-prema (The materialists’ love of Kṛṣṇa) Āśramera Veṣa (Apparel for different stages of life) Ninth Year (1930–31) Śrī-bhakti-mārga (The holy path of devotion) Bhava-rogīra Hāsapātāla (A hospital for those with the disease of material life) Jagabandhura Kṛṣṇānuśīlana (Jagabandhu Prabhu's cultivation of Kṛṣṇa-bhakti) Tenth Year (1931–32) Gauḍīya Mahimā (In praise of the Gauḍīya magazine) Sat-śikṣārthīra Vivecya (What a student of truth should consider) Nimba-bhāskara [biographical. and lethargy) Krṣṇe Matir Astu (May your inclination be toward Kṛṣṇa) . describing Nimbārkācārya] Ajña o Vijñera Narma-kathā (Joking talks between a fool and a wise man) Vaiṣṇava-vaṁśa (Vaiṣṇava dynasty) Kanphucor Vicāra (The philosophy of Confucius) Eleventh Year (1932–33) Ekādaśa Prārambhikā (Entering the eleventh year of the Gauḍīya) Vaiṣṇave Jāti-buddhi (Considering a Vaiṣṇava to belong to a particular caste) Mādhukara Bhaikṣya (What should be solicited in door-to-door begging) Duṣṭi-vaiklavya (Distress from wrongdoing) Āmāra Kathā (My message) Sat-śikṣā Pradarśanī (The spiritual education exhibition) Kṛṣṇa Bhakti-i Śoka-kāma-jāḍyāpahā (Devotion to Kṛṣṇa is the only way to get rid of lamentation.

Twelfth Year (1933–34) Kṛpāśīrvāda (Merciful blessings) Thirteenth Year (1934–35) Sva-para-maṅgala (Auspiciousness for oneself and others) Vaikuṇṭha o Guṇa-Jāta Jagat (The spiritual world. and the universe produced from nature's modes) Bhogavāda o Bhakti (Hedonism and devotion) Fourteenth Year (1935–36) Nava-varṣa (New Year) ‘Baḍa Āmi’ o ‘Bhālo Āmi’ (‘Big I’ and ‘good I’) Tadvana (That forest)* Vāstava-vastu (The real entity) Fifteenth Year (1936–37) Hāyanodghāta (Bringing in the new year) Original articles attributed to Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī that appeared in editions of the Gauḍīya after his disappearance Fifteenth Year (1936–37) Śrī Guru Pāda-padma-i Aśoka-abhaya-amṛta-ādhāra (The lotus feet of the guru are certainly the reservoir of sorrowless-ness. fearlessness. and immortality) Tri-vidha Adhikāra (Three kinds of eligibility) Pāramārthika Sāmayika-patrera Ādarśa o Nīti (The ideal and principle of a spiritual periodical) Sixteenth Year (1937–38) Ālo o Kālo (Light and black) Śrī Bhakti Sāraṅga Gosvāmī Prabhu [laudatory]† .

Seventeenth Year (1938–39) Adhirovāde Guru Grahaṇa (Accepting a guru by the philosophy of overstepping) Eighteenth Year (1939–40) Īśa-vaimukhyera Pariṇāma o Tad-dūrīkaraṇopaya (The result of aversion to Godhead and the means of removing that) Śrauta Vicāra (The judgment of Vedic authorities) Prakṛta Mahājana Ke? (Who is a genuine great personality?) Tri-vidha Adhikārīra Kartavya (Duties of the three kinds of eligible devotees) Guru Pādāśraya (Shelter at the feet of a guru) Aikāntika Hari-bhajana (Exclusive devotion) Śrīmad-Bhāgavata Vaiṣṇavera Svataḥ-siddha Brāhmaṇatva o Aprākṛtatva (The inherent brahminical status and transcendental position of a devotee) Nineteenth Year (1940–41) Śrī Bhāgavata-dharma Śikṣārthi-gaṇera Kartavya (The duty of persons desiring to learn about bhāgavata-dharma) Twenty-first Year (1942–43) Bhakti-rasa Śrī Gauḍīya-Āmnāya .