Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha

“Even a person with no knowledge can immediately acquire all knowledge simply by the benediction of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Therefore I am praying to the Lord for His causeless mercy upon me. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Lord Nityānanda, who are like the sun and the moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda[1] to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all.”[2]

We should note that where there is sun and moon combined, nothing wrong can enter. This is very powerful protection. Therefore the yogis practice hatha, right – sun and moon – because nothing wrong can enter if the power of the sun and the power of the moon are combined. One eye of the Supreme Lord is the sun, the other eye is the moon. And in innumerable places you will find these dualities which nevertheless reflect the unity. In the same way Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu are compared to the sun and the moon. On the basic platform Mahaprabhu is compared to the full moon, right, benedictive moon. But here this lunar power is dedicated to Nityananda, and He is the archetype of guru. Why? Because the full moon can create light in the dark night. In the same way spiritual master can create light, lightness in our dark heart or brain or whatever. Still the moonlight is very mystical – although bright, but still covering the truth in a very beautiful silver light. Have you ever tried to drive during a full moon night in your car without the lights on? You did! And how was it?

Dani: Beautiful! Magical!

Tirtha Maharaj: But it does not really work, this is the problem. Because those secret lights are not for such simple activities as driving cars. So in the same way the secret lights coming from the enlightened masters help us, but I am not sure if we fully understand what they mean. Nevertheless what can we do – offer respects and pray for more benedictions. Because “even if one has no knowledge, he can obtain full knowledge by blessings.” Do you agree?

Paramananda: I want to agree.

Tirtha Maharaj: Good. That means you don’t. You have ideals.

Paramananda: I agree.

Tirtha Maharaj: Everybody is so obedient? Unusual! Unexpected! But we should have firm faith in these teachings. Because there is no limit of this science. No end of the revealed scriptures. And if we start with argumentation, there is no end of arguments. You can stress a point and somebody comes with stronger arguments and he will overstress your point. Therefore Narada Muni says, arguments are not final authorities. Still by following a person who knows it is very easy to achieve the goal. Right, if you have to search for a destination on your own, it is not sure that you will find it easily. But if you have a guide, then it is very easy to find. So the power of blessings is very high.

[1] West Bengal

[2] “Chaitanya Charitamrita” Madhya-lila, 1.1-2

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