Posts Tagged ‘Bhaktivinode Thakur’


The Way of Natural Devotion is quite simple and easy. At the same time, it is demanding and rigorous. The practitioner best approaches the path with a highly developed character that includes the traditional values of service to God-dess, country, family, and friends. The practitioner is a person of dignity, restraint, and discernment who follows […]

The Bhagavat 4: New Revelations

In this conclusion to my comments on “The Bhagavat,” I reiterate the need for new revelation constantly. My Universalist Radha-Krishnaism is a contemporary update of Bhaktivinode Thakur’s teachings.

The Bhagavat 1

In 1869, Bhaktivinode Thakur addressed an audience of Bengali intellectuals with an attitude of religious freedom and reform. He embraced universalism, rationalism, and cosmopolitanism with an emphasis on free thinking, liberty, and truth. He presented a synthesis of modern thought and traditional Vaishnavism. He began by asserting that readers should read to create in the […]

Krishna Dasa’s Review of Universalist Radha-Krishnaism

Monday, August 8, 2011 Review of Steve Bohlert’s Universalist Radha-Krishnaism There are books which are the result of a life-long engagement with a subject. They impress us by the depth of experience and the profundity of thought. Steve Bohlert’s Universalist Radha-Krishnaism is such a book. It is an outcome of the author’s thirty-five year long […]