Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha


(continues from the previous Monday)

Now if we focus our attention more on the “Gita” proper, let’s discuss a little bit about the secrets. If you have a secret, what do you do with a secret? One thing that we usually do with a secret is to open it up. But usually the secrets should be kept, preserved. Because this is the nature of a secret – that somehow it keeps its power if it is not opened up. Nevertheless we all feel the urge, if we have a secret, to find somebody to share. So this is another relationship to a secret – to find the proper person with whom we can share, who will preserve and serve this secret in the same manner as we have served and preserved, that he will share only with somebody who is qualified, right?

Now think about your home. If you have something very precious and you want to hide it from a thief, where will you hide it? Under the floor, you put it in your safe, you hide it in the socks… But think with a brain of a thief. Where no one would think. I think we all think that this is the proper place to hide the money… I have a suggestion – if we put it in a very obvious place, nobody would think that this guy is so stupid to leave his most important things in a very obvious place. He wants to hide it, everybody would think. So an obvious place to hide something is a good option. Right, if you search in the safe, if you search in the socks, you don’t search on the table.

Do you have a secret? Do you have something valuable? I think we all have. If you were Vyasa and you have some very important message to tell, if you have a secret that you want to keep and at the same time you want to preserve it for the qualified ones and if you have to write a divine poem in 700 verses – where would you put the secret important message? In the beginning and at the end – this is very obvious. The middle section is also very obvious – it is easy to think of it. But a hidden code is different. Shall we calculate a little bit more? Then we have to jump a little bit.

This is our jump: we have to examine the hidden secret structure of the “Gita”. We have to observe the number of the verses, the titles of the chapters and the sequence of the chapters. So, the First Chapter is “The exposition”. And if you want to find the important message in the “Gita”, I think it’s very proper to study the beginning, because there we meet the problem itself, the problem of Arjuna. So, please study from that point of view also. Then the second chapter is “Analysis and yoga”, sankhya and yoga, different philosophical schools of traditional India. And then we come to the “Art of action”… Do you remember what was the space code of the “Gita”? Two was the key number. 0.9 was the signature of Vyasa. We divided the number of the chapters with the key number of space: that was two, so we came to nine. Right, do you remember? So, let’s quickly go to the Ninth Chapter. This is like one half of the “Gita”.

Maybe it’s not so obvious, sorry, but these are the sequence numbers – first, second, third, etc – and at the end there was the ninth. This is like the middle section of the “Gita”. And then we can find the parallels or the twins of these chapters. The twin of the Ninth Chapter is obviously the Tenth. For the Eight Chapter this is the Eleventh, etc. So, we can build up the structure of the second half of the “Gita”. You see, the First Chapter is in parallel with the Eighteenth; the Second with the Seventeenth, etc. So, if we add the sequence numbers of the chapters: one and eighteen you get nineteen. If you get the Second Chapter and the Seventeenth, again you get nineteen. Third and Sixteenth – again nineteen. And if you add the Ninth and the Tenth – again this is nineteen. So, nineteen again has got something to say. We added up the numbers; and you know in numerology it’s always adding up, adding up. So, if we add up the nineteen – one plus nine that is ten. Let’s stop here.

(to be continued)

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