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Sharanagati

Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha



Aug

13


(from lecture of B.K.Tirtha Maharaj, 27 of May 2006, Sofia)
Param-dharma is the highest duty. There are so many duties. But there is one topmost duty. The many duties you know, because you are meeting that every day. Param-dharma is: worship God. Offer your divine feelings to Him. This should be performed in all circumstances. Sometimes you cannot do it with your body outside because of the circumstances. But then you can remember this beautiful song “Mama mana mandire”: “I will worship You in the temple of my heart. I will offer the ghee lamp of my eyes and I will offer the water of my tears.” You can do that any time. Nothing can stop you from doing that offering.
But of course, if we have the chance, we should come and do that practically also, not only mystically. We were talking many, many times about the Sunday religions. People go to a church every Sunday. And many times we are criticizing this: “Only Sundays!?” But sometimes you can see: how difficult it is to come to the temple, to do your bhajan every day, because you are busy, running here and there, wasting time with this and that.
So don’t forget about this param-dharma, the main duty. The main duty is to be connected to Krishna. And it happens ONLY by cultivation. We can feel Krishna’s presence only if we cultivate this. “Mama mana mandire…”


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