Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha

Krishna says: “I am the heat in fire.”[1].  Fire is a purifying element. And this is one sign of life – heat. Living body has a certain heat. When the temperature is too high or too low, problem is there.

Sanskrit is a very systematic language. What was Brahma doing at the time of creation? He was performing a kind of tapas, tapaha – renunciation. And tap in Sanskrit means “heat, fire”. So if you perform penance, you will have this heat energy of life. Where is this energy coming from? “I am the heat of fire.” And you are very much ready to embrace a warm, living body; but you are not so much ready to embrace a cool, dead body – this is considered aberration when you want to embrace dead bodies. Why? What you want to embrace this is not the body, this is the soul. Soul makes beauty.

And you can see this heat of existence everywhere. If you examine, for example, in the wintertime everything is high in snow, but around the trees you will find a little ring where the snow is melted. Right?

Harilila: And around the new spring flowers…

Tirtha Maharaj: Also. Why? Because jiva which is inside is heat power.

And although the trees are almost sleeping during the winter, still some energy they give out. We humans are also full of this heat energy and our energy is manifested in so many different ways. But the most powerful and most delicate energy of the humans – what is this?

Harilila: Love.

Tirtha Maharaj: Yes, this is love, which cannot be produced by artificial methods. Everything else you can produce artificially: heat – you can put the wood on fire; or whatever else. But this special energy you cannot produce. Therefore this is very human – this loving energy. But many times we throw it in the garbage. We should use it in the best way, we should apply it to the best person, best target – when you are never turned down, you are never refused. You should divert your love energy to such a target, from where you are never refused.

And if we cannot share our loving capacity, then we choke up.

[1] “Bhagavad-gita” 7.9

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