Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha

(from a lecture of Swami Tirtha, 02.05.2018, Rila)

(continues from the previous Monday)

The problem is whether in our present condition we can touch divinity or not. In order to achieve that, we have to push our limits! Who is satisfied with half-solutions? ‘All right, twenty percent is enough for me.’ No! And you are not satisfied even with a hundred percent. Because we have learned that a hundred and eight is our number, so we want a hundred and eight percent devotion. Not only full, but overfull.

But back to the present-day realities. On the open level of our consciousness there are certain dirty things that we have to remove and certain positive things that we have to cultivate. But what is there in the subconsciousness? What is there suppressed in the subconscious regions? All the dirt, all the demons, all the troubles, all the traumas that you have had in this lifetime and in the previous lifetimes. A lot of garbage! Therefore people are afraid to let this subconscious platform free, to open up the secret Pandora’s box.

But this is only one side of the story. Have you ever thought of what is hidden in your superior consciousness? If all the demons are down there, then all the angels are up there. So, open the box of your spiritual consciousness. It will help you a lot. Don’t be obsessed with the dirt and the garbage. Anartha is not our focus. Open your superior consciousness. Then all the beauty and all the divine vibration will come. It is also hidden there. Which box do you open?

And we have this deep hope that the holy name will open the spiritual box, the superconscious box.

(to be continued)

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