Monday, 30 January 2017

faith begins from the tongue

Citsukhananda: When we were first coming to this movement, Srila Prabhupada, we opened Bhagavad-gita. Myself, I read. I said, "I don't understand this." So I began to clean the floor, wash the dishes, cut the vegetables...

Prabhupada: Yes, very good.

Citsukhananda: And then by your...

Prabhupada: Sevonmukhe hi jihvadau [Brs. 1.2.234]. By service only. You can understand God simply by service. There is no other way. And the faith begins from the tongue. You see? Therefore it is advised that you chant and take prasada. Then faith will come. Sevonmukhe hi jihvadau. It begins... The faith begins from the tongue. "Why?" People will be surprised. "Faith must begin from the mind, from the eyes, and why it is said tongue?" They do not know. That is also faith, that "Simply engaging tongue in the service of the Lord, I shall understand." So this is also blind faith. But actually it is happening. Chant Hare Krsna and take{iul prasadam. That's all.

 Morning Walk -- July 21, 1975, San Francisco

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