Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha



(From lecture of B.K.Tirtha Maharaj, 6 of September 2005, Ahtopol)
What is the definition of wisdom? Wisdom is the practical ability of love, loving capacity. Of course I’m talking about divine love. This is wisdom – the practical ability of love. Because it’s very wise – to escape the troubles. No suffering should come to me. But THIS definition is giving more sacrifice. I’m ready to work, I’m ready to suffer for the benefit of others. And of course if somebody is ready to do this sacrifice, he don’t have to suffer. He will be protected by the divine arrangement. It exists.
Wisdom might come from Brahman. But loving capacity must come from Krishna. Because Krishna is a loving God. Brahman is wise. The level of Brahman is wise, knowing everything, everything is there on Akasha chronicles. BUT this is only information. Krishna is just like a chintamani stone. He can bring the transformation.
This is the mistake of the present age – we live in an information age. We are full of information. Even your kid knows how to push the buttons of the computer, all the information is there. But where is the transformation, please?! This is what we need – the loving potency of God, Krishna. And that is real wisdom. May be a loving devotee is stupid number one, he doesn’t understand anything about the difficulties and intricacies of life, of this world. But I’m sure that he is VERY wise. Because what is the ultimate answer to all the questions? This is divine love, Bhakti. So if somebody is practicing that, he or she can be considered a wise person. DIVINE wisdom is there, beyond the limits of material wisdom. Bhakti does not depend on the degrees you collect on your wall. Our diplomas are handed in different mood. Like before I think you also had this “Hero of the socialist work”. Did you have such degrees? A big star. We all have these signs and symbols and whatever… But for example if a devotee dies on eating too much prasadam, then he is a victim, self-sacrificed on devotional service. So we have different grades.
But I think you understand what I’m talking about. We should search on a different level for perfection, for satisfaction. And we should intensify the quality of our devotion. This is very important – to intensify the quality of our devotion. So try to think what does it mean – to intensify your devotional service. And if you ask, Krishna will give you the guidance: “How am I to do this?”

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