Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha



“I am the sound in ether”[1]; this sound creates and organizes the universe. Like Om, like logos or Amen – actually it is also a distorted form of Om. So the word, the word vibration gives much power to the disordered universe. By this force from chaos becomes cosmos; from disorder order comes.

Here I see many housewives. You know how difficult it is to maintain the order in the family life. All the time you have to put more and more energy to maintain the same standard. Not for improvement – only to preserve, to keep the standards – much energy you have to put. Because the order in our homes usually tends towards disorder. Just like our mind; we have achieved a certain level of order in our head, but it very easily comes to a more or less disordered way.

Put more and more energy to maintain your standard. And not only to maintain, but to improve. Because maintaining means that others pass you by. For example in a competition; if your policy is “just to maintain my position, to stay here, not to move, not to fall back”, then others, who have the policy to go forward, will leave you behind. Also in spiritual sense it is not enough to maintain; you should improve.

Shrila Shridhara Maharaj gives a very practical example about the bicycle; if you push the pedals, then it goes. But if you do not push, you will fall off your bike. The same is with spiritual life – if you do not push the pedals, the whole movement will stop and you fall off. So in order to grow, in order to move forward, we have to make a little exertion. And as the creative word can make the order in the universe, in the same way the Mahamantra can create order in our disordered mind. “I am the sound in ether”. If in the ether of our intellect Krishna’s sound is resounded, it will create order.

[1] “Bhagavad-gita”7.8

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