Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha


Tirtha Maharaj: Springtime has come, this is the full moon and this is the celebration of appearance day of our Lord Gouranga, therefore this is very auspicious day.

If I had thousands of mouths, even then it would be difficult to glorify Lord Chaitanya correctly. And I have only one mouth, so it is useless attempt. But beyond the one mouth, He had given us two ears. We can invite and embrace the divine message by our shravanam process, by our hearing.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is a very special, very hidden avatar of the Supreme Lord. And there were some specific reasons why He came to this Earth. One reason was that He, as God Supreme, was inquisitive. He was wondering what kind of happiness the devotees feel when they worship Him. And He was wondering what is the special charm of His beauty. And He had some secondary reason also – to propagate yuga-dharma. But ultimately He came to liberate you and me. I think this is the greatest possible achievement.

And as we celebrate the birthday of our Gouranga Mahaprabhu, He is the incarnation of mercy. So what is the best way to serve, to celebrate such an event? “Bhakata seva parama-siddhi – the service of the vaishnavas is the highest perfection”. Especially we should focus on the service of our spiritual masters. And the best service to Shri Guru is to serve Hari, guru and vaishnav. I feel that in the holy company of Shripad Sadhu Maharaj we have all gained a big doze of mercy. And I want to press a little bit Sadhu Maharaj to come to our places and shower this mercy more and more.

Sadhu Maharaj: Your ashram is my ashram! I feel like this. And this here is also your ashram. Yes. Maharaj, sit here.

Tirtha Maharaj: It’s too high!

Sadhu Maharaj: Please! They will sit here and you here. No, I cannot, this is for you.

Tirtha Maharaj: No, no, this is for two of us, two places.

Sadhu Maharaj: I will assist you.

Tirtha Maharaj: No! Ek pran do deh[1].

Sadhu Maharaj: Jay Radhe!

Tirtha Maharaj: The most important blessings and message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, especially on this day when we remember His appearance day, was a special gift, and this gift is the naam, the holy name. Because through naam, through practicing the naam, the real naam, rupa, guna, lila [2]– everything will be revealed to a person. Therefore chanting is of crucial importance. And when one is in trouble, all people immediately call for God. So I don’t wish that you should be in trouble in your life all the time, but I do wish that you call out for the Supreme Lord with heart and soul.

[1] One soul in two bodies

[2] Name, form, qualities and pastimes of the Lord

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