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Sharanagati

Collected words from talks of Swami Tirtha




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(from a lecture of Swami Tirtha, May 2012, Sofia) 

(continues from the previous Monday) 

So, Prahlada instructs his schoolmates, showing that time and human life is very valuable, and finally stressing that to serve Vishnu, the Supreme, is much more important than anything else.

At the end the demon boys were amazed to hear that Prahlada was a student of Narada. Because they inquired: “Where did you get your knowledge?” And then Prahlada said: “Ah, I have learned it from Narada.” “How! How possible!? You didn’t meet him!” But while Prahlada was in the womb of his mother, the mother met Narada Muni. So we can say that Prahlada had a prenatal education.

So, dear mothers, take care! When a new life is under your hearts, don’t be angry, develop very-very good consciousness. Because there is communication between your child and you. So whatever you do, whatever you think, whatever you hear is being transmitted to the child. You can give good training to the future son or daughter. For example, if you have your child in your womb and all the time you quarrel with your husband, it is this type of training you give. And when the small girl comes, this will be her nature – quarreling. It’s possible. But if you read the Bhagavad Gita, the child can become a scholar of devotional knowledge, science. Yet beware, if he or she is a great soul and you make a mistake in reading the Bhagavatam or the Gita, they may kick you from inside.

It really works – there is a chance to influence, to communicate, to teach certain things to the child in the womb, because he or she is conscious. Life starts at the moment of conception. So there’s a conscious entity inside the body. Therefore bringing new children to the planet Earth is like a very great service.

And finally Prahlada concluded: “On the path of devotion to God there are no distinctions based upon caste or race. Yakshas, rakshasas, women, shudras, cowherds and even sinners, animals and birds are eligible to taste the nectar of devotion to Lord Achyuta. Therefore it is said that the pure devotees of Govinda can see God present in all living entities. And this is the supreme goal, recommended by all the scriptures for all human beings – to see God everywhere and never forget about Him.”[1]

 

[1] From B.B.Tirtha Maharaj’s book The holy life of Prahlada

 



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