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Sharanagati

Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha




(from lecture of B.K.Tirtha Maharaj, 25 of May 2006, Sofia)
Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said: “Give up your all nonsense desires, because they don’t help getting the shelter of the lotus feet of Krishna. Engage yourself in chanting and hearing. Then you will soon achieve the shelter of Krishna without a doubt. A person, born in a low family, is NOT unfit for discharging devotional service for Krishna. Nor is one fit for devotional service simply because he is born in an aristocratic family of Brahmanas. Anyone who takes to devotional service is exalted, whereas a non-devotee is always abominable. Therefore in the discharge of devotional service to the Lord there is no consideration of the status of one’s family.”
God is not discriminating between humans. You agree? Everybody agrees that God doesn’t discriminate? No. No. He likes better those, who love Him. With this we agree more. Of course on a certain platform that is true – He doesn’t make any difference. Because everybody is coming from His family, so to say. But think: can YOU appreciate all the human beings, all your fellow brothers and sisters in the same way? May be on a theoretical platform we are able to do that. But if you really examine yourself you will feel that you have more attraction to those, who are favorable to you. Isn’t it like this? Yes. So Krishna is also inviting everybody. But who is ready to join – with that person he is more happy. And of course it doesn’t mean that His discrimination is AGAINST somebody, but the discrimination is FOR those, who are ready to dance. He is not against, He is for. We should learn this quality from Him. Never work, or think, or do against something or somebody, but work FOR the benefit of others.
So, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came as an incarnation of mercy and He doesn’t discriminate between human beings. He invites us all to join his pastimes. First the service and then the pastimes. Because by serving we can qualify ourselves to join the pastimes. And it doesn’t matter whether we are qualified or unqualified. By the invitation of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu we can all join the Sankirtan movement. That is the glorification of the Supreme Lord.


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