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June 2018
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Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha

blue for you

(continues from the previous Friday) 

Question of Kripadham: While you were speaking about the pearl necklace on the neck of a lady I was thinking that if there are missing pearls, it doesn’t look nicely, there shouldn’t be gaps. What happens if somebody drops from the string and there is a gap? What is Krishna doing in that moment? Since He is the thread, what does the thread do when a gap appears and is it possible such a thing?

Swami Tirtha: Well, this thread is a magnetic thread. So, even if someone tries to disassociate himself or herself from this thread, it will be very difficult. Sometimes in the mirror of illusion it looks like a pearl is lost. But no pearl is ever lost. Yet in case it looks like a pearl is lost then the other pearls stick together more strongly, so that there is no gap.

Kripadham: Does it mean that in some moment the necklace becomes too tight at the neck of the lady?

Swami Tirtha: No, because this is a magnetic thread and the end is not closed. The end is not closed, so new pearls can be put on this beautiful necklace.

Lilavatar: In addition to his question: when a pearl drops, in that moment you can see the thread, which is otherwise invisible.

Swami Tirtha: Yes, I agree. Because in difficulty you can very easily see Krishna. And I had personally experienced that. You know, when there is no trouble, then the devotees will create their own stupid little troubles. But when there is a trouble they know what to do, they know how to keep together. And this makes me satisfied. When I hear: “Oh, I have this problem. I have that problem,” I am very satisfied. Because that means there’s nothing serious, this is like chirping of the birds. But when there is a real trouble you will know what to do.

So, do you want to see Krishna? And Radha? We were educated in the Gita that we should see Krishna in the taste of water, in the shining light of the sun and the moon, in the smell of the earth, and it was not mentioned in the list, but please observe this rose. What do you see here?

Answer: Krishna, Radha and Balaram.

Swami Tirtha: Balaram also?!

Kripadham: Chaitanya also.

Swami Tirtha: ….and Gurudev, and all the devotees and others…

Yamuna: I see a divine arrangement that Krishna took me to that village where that rose was. When I bought it there was not even one flower on it and now I see “blue for you”.

Swami Tirtha: First of all this is a special rose, it’s called “blue for you”. You know, usually roses are not blue. There are red and white roses, but no blue. All right: one trunk, one color – we agree. But again: on the blue rose, a white comes. So, this is like the second row on the necklace. Because Shrimati Radharani is white, Krishna is blue. So, “blue for you” means “here is Krishna for you”. But then a mystic transformation also happens and all of a sudden on the label it’s written “white for you”. So, the white Goddess tries to offer a “blue for you” and the blue God will try to offer a “white for you”.

So, it is not that difficult to see God everywhere. Krishna is there and therefore we should be united in this beautiful circle dance called devotional service. And as a blessing you will enjoy this protective, maintaining power of the Lord. We maintain the faith, He maintains you.

Kripadham: Gurudev, Manjari made a very interesting translation of “blue for you”. “I am sad about you” is the other meaning in English.

Swami Tirtha: This is for the fallen pearls. You see, mercy is just overflowing.


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