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Tongue - The Greatest Criminal

There are so many criminals nowadays. But we know that only 0.1% of the whole population is currently in jail, which logically means that the others are not criminals. But that might not be the case.

Who is a criminal? One who is committing a crime. But actually everybody is a criminal. We are using the property of Krishna for our purposes. We stole Krishna´s property; isn´t that a crime? Are those belongings really ours? Just because I bought it it is considered to be ours? Those who are selling things also stole them from nature; namely the materials, and made a products out of it. People cannot control their senses and are committing crimes at every step. Why? Because they cannot control their tongues! One persons says, “you cut down those trees, load them in the truck and then you go there and build a house.” It all started with sound vibration. There is an idea at the beginning. And that idea is in form of sound because you hear a voice telling you, “it would be nice to do this and this.” And then you order people what to do, or you follow that inner voice, which is, by the way, the Supersoul, Krishna Himself, inspiring you what to do and how to do certain things. But He is doing so ONLY because YOU had that desire by your free will. And whatever the mind hears it repeats. “Go and make that wooden house.” So you decide to do so. That is the power of the tongue. If we don´t tame our tongue it will dictate to us what to say and what to eat. Because the tongue is vibrating and tasting, those are its functions. By simple words, big world wars have been started, animals are being killed and so much trouble has been done due to our untamed tongues. And the solution? Well, can you put your tongue into jail? No. Or put a lock on you mouth? No. You cannot restrict you senses from inputs. The soul is naturally active, he needs action; everything is active. Can you simply lay down and do nothing? How is it possible? You are alive, you breath, you exist. Even the process of dying is activity. You want to stop existing? That is another activity. And who wants to die in the first place? You see? So in the same way, the tongue is the part of your body so it needs some inputs. The soul originally has legs, hands, eyes and a tongue. The body is simply the reflection. In the spiritual world we, as the soul with a form, all serve Lord Krishna. And because we were put into this jail, this body, we follow the same principle that we want to serve. So give the body Krishna prasadam instead, an offered food to Krishna under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master, and he will tell you what Krishna wants and how Krishna wants it. And then when you taste prasadam, Krishna is Himself on your tongue - Krishna is not different from prasadam. And chant Hare Krishna, because tongue needs to vibrate. Instead of vibrating irrelevant sounds you can chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare. In this way, the greatest criminal will become your good friend, because it helps you to chant and taste prasadam. Thus the mind, instead of building a wooden house over and over again, can instead chant Hare Krishna Hare Krishna... Thus the mind becomes fixed and pacified thanks to contact with Lord Krishna in the form of His Holy Name. Now the tongue as your good friend can liberate you. So don´t put him into jail or put a lock on your mouth, but train your tongue by chanting and tasting prasadam and come back to Lord Krishna.

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