Sacrifice Our Mundane Experience



Do you want to live? Then come to die. We shall have to invite wholesale dissolution of everything in our experience. Hegel’s words help us: “die to live.” What is generally considered a concrete, valuable thing must be cast into the fire, in exchange for some hope that is unknown and unknowable. That is sacrifice. In Vedic ritual, we pour clarified butter into the fire as a sacrifice to please the Lord. Ghee, a valuable foodstuff, is burnt in the fire to create a healthier atmosphere. Of course, to say such a thing is improper and ridiculous according to material understanding, yet the benefit from the unknown quarter is there.

Be disgusted with your known world of knowledge, of pleasure—everything. Die to live. Now it appears to be all risk, no gain. Then, when the destination is reached to a certain extent, it will be all gain, no risk. Actually, what we risk is all concoction, misunderstanding. We only need to throw our misconception into the fire to gain a proper conception of reality. When the unreal is put into the fire, we gain the real. This is what “die to live” means.

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12-02-2022 Harikatha on Bhaimi Ekadashi

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Harikhatha of Srila Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

Topics:


– About Varaha Dvadashi;
– About Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu;
– Harikatha of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj;
– Answers to devotee’s questions.

12-02-2022

India, Nabadwip, SREE CAITANYA SRIDHAR SEVA ASHRAM.

English / Russian

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Sri Sri Prapanna Jivanamrita 9.52

martyo yada tyakta-samasta-karma
niveditatma vicikirsito me
tadamrtatvam pratipadyamano
mamatma-bhuyaya ca kalpate vaitatraiva

SB. 11.29.34

Utterly abandoning desire for worldly enjoyment or liberation, or the desire to become one of the demigods, the souls who embrace the service of Sri Krsna realize their eternal divine identity and attain confidential servitude to the Lord, gaining admission into the group of the followers of Srila Rupa Goswami – “When the mortal being gives up all worldly attempts, completely offers himself to Me, and acts exclusively according to My desire, he attains to the state of nectar or positive immortality. He is then accepted: he becomes qualified to enjoy the acme of divine ecstasy, united with Me as My family member.”