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Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha


(from a lecture of Swami Tirtha, 19.08.2015, morning, Ludashto)
I have to confess that I am full of questions and doubts and answers and topics and prospects and I truly enjoy this situation. Why is it good to have questions? Because if there is a question, there is an answer. With majority of you we know each other for a long time and we share our life and our ideals. Maybe you have noticed that I am ready to make some experiments. And I think you are all part of this great experiment. Because what is it we are doing in a material environment? We try to transcendentalize our life, to convert the material into spiritual. I think we know from the theory and also from the practical experience that the world around us is very strange. It moves in a very unusual direction. Externally there is Kali-yuga. And I was confronted with a very strong question: if there is Kali-yuga outside, what’s inside? I wouldn’t be satisfied if there is Kali-yuga inside also – in our hearts, in our minds, in our circles, in our ashrams. Therefore the main question for me is how to accomplish a Golden Age of spirituality against these conditions of Kali-yuga externally. 
I know that you are very well-versed in philosophy and you will protest: “We are not satisfied with a Golden Age. No, we need the spiritual sky, not some very insignificant Golden Age on the planet Earth!” But what is a Golden Age for us? This is the domination of spiritual values in our private life, in our private circles. And I think this is a cause, this is a goal to make sacrifice for.
So, how to implement, how to help this Golden Age in our private life and in community life also? There was some remark: “Why not the leader tells his opinion, and then it’s easy to understand, to follow and to accomplish?” I don’t want to tell. Drop by drop I will give my opinion also, but now the goal is not this. Rather you should think it over and contribute with some ideas. It’s not necessary to agree, come with even opposing ideas, confront, and come to some conclusion. Because if this is your understanding and you think it over what’s going on, I think it’s a very precious realization. 
(to be continued)

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