Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha

“Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego — all together these eight constitute My separated material energies.”[1]

So whatever is around us is divine energy, fulfilling different purposes. Soul, your existence, is one kind of energy – eternal, knowledgeable and blissful energy, just like a spark of individual existence. But the beauty of this individual soul is hidden under the veil of illusion. This illusion is another divine energy, very difficult to penetrate; but this is possible. And what is all around us is part of this mayik illusion. But this is separate energy from God. We should come in touch with contacted energy. There is a separated energy and we should come under protection of the contacted energy.

“Besides these, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature. All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.[2]

God is defined in three different functions: like the Source, like the Maintainer and Receptacle, Destroyer. Which is easiest to perform? Just think: to destroy something, to create or to maintain? What is your opinion?

Somebody: Easiest is to destroy.

Tirtha Maharaj: Many of you are housewives here. You know, to destroy the order in the house is very easy. The husband comes – order is finished! Right?! To create the order – it takes some efforts. But to maintain that order – it needs you permanently. The same is with the cosmos, the universe. To break it down it is very easy.

Cveti: Can you?! Who can destroy the cosmos?

Tirtha Maharaj: Well, I try to talk about how to maintain the order in the cosmos, because that is more demanding task. That destructive function is performed by Shiva, the creative function is performed by Brahma and the maintainer is Vishnu. Therefore Vishnu, or Krishna, is our permanent friend. He is permanently there to provide His energy for sustenance of our life. And everything finds its origin and returns to God Supreme. Everything returns from where it is taken. Body is taken from matter; it will return back to matter. Soul comes from divine source, but it is not sure that it will return to the divine origin if it makes some mistakes. There is some hell. But finally soul returns back to God. So everything returns from where it has been taken. Everything that exists in this world finds its origin and ends in God.


1. “Bhagavad-gita” 7.4

2. “Bhagavad-gita” 7.5-6

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