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If You Employ Your Tongue in the Service of the Lord, He'll Reveal Himself to You - Prabhupada 0969

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If You Employ Your Tongue in the Service of the Lord, He'll Reveal Himself to You In India, bodily enjoyment means first, tongue. Tongue's enjoyment. Everywhere. Here also. Tongue's enjoyment. So if we want to control our senses... Therefore Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, following the footsteps of previous ācārya, he says that "Control your tongue." Control your tongue. And in the Bhāgavata also it is said, ataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāmādi na bhaved grāhyam indriyaiḥ (BRS. 1.2.234). With our, these blunt senses, we cannot understand Kṛṣṇa. It is not possible. The senses are so imperfect that you cannot acquire any perfect knowledge, material or spiritual, by the senses. That is not possible. Ataḥ. Even if you cannot know perfectly the affairs of this material world. Just like they are studying the moon planet, the nearest planet. Besides this moon planet, there are millions and trillions of other planets. They cannot say anything. Because the senses are imperfect. How you can understand? I can see, say up to one mile. But when there is question of millions and trillions of miles, how you can use your senses and have the perfect knowledge? So you cannot have even material knowledge perfectly by using these senses. What to speak of God and spiritual knowledge? That is beyond, mānasa-gocara, beyond your conception. Therefore śāstra says: ataḥ śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāmādi na bhaved grāhyam indriyaiḥ (BRS. 1.2.234). If you want to know God by mental speculation, that is frog philosophy, Dr. Frog, calculating Atlantic Ocean, sitting down in the well. This is called frog philosophy. You cannot understand. Then how it is possible to understand? The next line is sevonmukhe hi jihvādau svayam eva sphuraty... If you employ your tongue in the service of the Lord, He'll reveal Himself to you. He'll reveal, revelation. So therefore we have to control the tongue. What is the tongue's business? The tongue's business is taste and vibrate. So you vibrate in service of the Lord, Hare Kṛṣṇa. Hare Kṛṣṇa means "O Kṛṣṇa, O the energy of the Lord, kindly engage me in Your service." Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare... This is the meaning of Hare Kṛṣṇa. It has no other meaning. "O my Lord Kṛṣṇa and O the energy of Kṛṣṇa, Rādhārāṇī, especially, kindly both of You engage me in Your service." As Narottama dasa Ṭhākura says: hā hā prabhu nanda-suta vṛṣabhānu-sutā-juta: "My Lord, Kṛṣṇa, You are well known as the son of Nanda Maharaja. And Your eternal consort, Rādhārāṇī, She's also known as the daughter of King Vṛṣabhānu. So both of You are here." Hā hā prabhu nanda-suta vṛṣabhānu-sutā... karuṇā karaha ei-bāra. "Now I have come to You. Please both of You be merciful upon me." This is Hare Kṛṣṇa: "Be merciful upon me." Narottama-dāsa kaya, nā ṭheliha rāṅgā-pāya: "Your lotus feet, You have got, don't neglect me or push away with Your lotus feet." I think if Kṛṣṇa kicks and push away, that is our great fortune. You see. If Kṛṣṇa kicks with His lotus feet: "You go away," that is also a great fortune. What to speak of accepting? Just like when Kṛṣṇa was kicking on the hood of the Kāliya. So the Kāliya's wives prayed: "My dear Sir, I do not know, this culprit, Kāliya, how he became so fortunate that his hood is being kicked by You? Your touch of lotus feet, great, great sages, saintly persons are trying to meditate upon millions of years, but this Kāliya... I do not know, what did he do in his past life that he's fortunate that his hood is being kicked by You?"

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Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: vanimedia on Dec 25, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Bhagavad-gita Lecture part 2 in New York - April, 1973

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