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Sharanagati

Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha




Radha-Krishna jhulan-lila

(from a lecture of Swami Tirtha, 24.07.2016 evening, Sofia) 

(continues from the previous Friday) 

You know, truth is always impersonal. Truth is always impersonal, because truth is truth for me, and for you, and for everybody else. It’s just equal to all. The sun is shining over everyone equally. All right, some are hiding in the caves where the sun cannot enter. That’s true. But those who are exposed to open air, they can enjoy the sun. Irrespective of whether they appreciate it or not, sun will come. It’s there, very selflessly there. It’s there for those who deride the sun also, not only for those who worship it. It’s very selfless. Very selfless.

So, the truth, the ultimate truth of the mystery of existence is general, neutral, impersonal. Truth is the truth. But there is another principle – love, affection. Affection is always personal, right? Because you cannot have affection without a subject and an object. Affection doesn’t exist as a principle. It’s an exchange, and for an exchange we need partners. Without that living experience it doesn’t exist.

Truth is always impersonal; love is always personal. So, here are two pills: one is the blue and the other is the red pill. Which one do you choose? The peaceful, neutral and very sattvic truth or affection with all the troubles, but personal. It’s up to you. This choice is your freedom. This choice is your freedom. Whether you want to enjoy the blessings of the truth; or you want to be happy. I mean it. Just imagine: you have this blessings or curse, I cannot judge – that whatever you say, whatever you observe is correct, is true. Whatever you see is always true. Your observation will come true. Whatever you say it will happen. You are always correct. Just imagine yourself like this. I don’t know whether this is a blessing or a curse. I think it’s more close to a curse. Very soon it becomes such a burden that’s almost impossible to carry. Better throw away this burden.

(to be continued)

 

 



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