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User: Nava Gauranga dasa Date: 2006-09-05 15:12:18
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Dear Swami Gaurangapada and assembled devotees,
please accept my humble obiesances.
How to be successful in spiritual life?
How to control these voracious senses?
Control the tongue!
Speak GaurangaKrishna katha.
Take GaurangaKrishna prasadam.
Chant Nitai-GaurangaKrishna Naam.
My only hope.
yours...Nava Gauranga dasa.
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Title: Re: Tongue
User: candrika Date: 2006-09-06 08:48:14
In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna says "the taste of water I am", interestingly water has long symbolised mercy in religious texts. My tongue is always tempting me to relish sweet tastes, tricking me that it is what I need, but in the long run, I know from the following words of Shrimad Bhagavatam and Shrila Prabhupada, that the taste of the Lords mercy is far superior to any sweet thing I could find on this planet
S R I M A D - B H A G A V A T A M
ORIGINS OF THE SUBTLE ELEMENTS
By the interaction of fire and the visual sensations the subtle element taste evolves under a superior arrangement. From taste, water is produced, and the tongue, which perceives taste, is also manifested.
PURPORT: The tongue is described here as the instrument for acquiring knowledge of taste. Because taste is a product of water, there is always saliva on the tongue.
Although originally one, taste becomes manifold as astringent, sweet, bitter, pungent, sour and salty due to contact with other substances.
The characteristics of water are exhibited by its moistening other substances, coagulating various mixtures, causing satisfaction, maintaining life, softening things, driving away heat, incessantly supplying itself to reservoirs of water, and refreshing by slaking thirst.
PURPORT: Starvation can be mitigated by drinking water. It is sometimes found that if a person who has taken a vow to fast takes a little water at intervals, the exhaustion of fasting is at once mitigated. In the Vedas it is also stated, apomayah pranah: "Life depends on water." With water, anything can be moistened or dampened. Flour dough can be prepared with a mixture of water. Mud is made by mixing earth with water. As stated in the beginning of Shrimad-Bhagavatam, water is the cementing ingredient of different material elements. If we build a house, water is actually the constituent in making the bricks. Fire, water and air are the exchanging elements for the entire material manifestation, but water is most prominent. Also, excessive heat can be reduced simply by pouring water on the heated field.
Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna :victory: