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The Tongue !

Jan 7, 2005
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The tongue is the armour of the heart; it guards one's life. Loud and irresponsible speech, full of anger and hate, affects the health of a person. It breeds anger and hate in others. Silence is said to be golden. The silent person has no enemies, though he/she may not have many friends either. He/She has the opportunity to dive within him/herself and examine his/her own faults and failings. He/She has no more inclination to seek them in others. If your foot slips, you suffer a fracture; if your tongue slips, you fracture some one's faith or joy. That fracture can never be set right; that wound will fester for ever. Therefore, use the tongue with great care. The softer your speech, the lesser you talk, the sweeter you talk, the better the world will be.

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simpy

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Mar 28, 2006
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Soul_jyot said:
The tongue is the armour of the heart; it guards one's life. Loud and irresponsible speech, full of anger and hate, affects the health of a person. It breeds anger and hate in others. Silence is said to be golden. The silent person has no enemies, though he/she may not have many friends either. He/She has the opportunity to dive within him/herself and examine his/her own faults and failings. He/She has no more inclination to seek them in others. If your foot slips, you suffer a fracture; if your tongue slips, you fracture some one's faith or joy. That fracture can never be set right; that wound will fester for ever. Therefore, use the tongue with great care. The softer your speech, the lesser you talk, the sweeter you talk, the better the world will be.

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Bible:
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.

Bhai Gurdas Ji:
imTw bolxu inv clxu hQhu dy kY Blw mnwey]
mithaa bolun niv chulun huthuhu dhae kai bhulaa munaaeae
He speaks mildly, behaves humbly and even by giving something to somebody wishes good of others.

imTw bolxu inv clxu gurmuiK Bwau Bgiq ArQyau]
mithaa bolun niv chulun gurumukh bhaao bhugath aruthaeou

QoVw bolx boil n JiK JKwieAw]
thorraa bolun bol n jhakh jhukhaaeiaa
Speak less and do not talk nonsensical.



But if you have a habit of speaking rude or too much (due to past karma, even after trying so hard sometimes habits do not change); Only Meditation can help you.

Dhan Dhan Siri Guru Nanak Dev Ji:

ibKu Kwxw ibKu bolxw ibKu kI kwr kmwie ]
bikh khaanaa bikh bolunaa bikh kee kaar kumaae
They eat poison, speak poison and do poisonous deeds.

jm dir bwDy mwrIAih CUtis swcY nwie ]2]
jum dhar baadhae maareeahi shoottas saachai naae
Bound and gagged at Death's door, they are punished; they can be saved only through the True Name. ||2||


And in "Anand Sahib" we read daily:

Bgqw kI cwl inrwlI ]
bhuguthaa kee chaal niraalee
The lifestyle of the devotees is unique and distinct.

cwlw inrwlI Bgqwh kyrI ibKm mwrig clxw ]
chaalaa niraalee bhuguthaah kaeree bikhum maarag chulunaa
The devotees' lifestyle is unique and distinct; they follow the most difficult path.

lbu loBu AhMkwru qij iqRsnw bhuqu nwhI bolxw ]
lub lobh ahunkaar thaj thrisunaa buhuth naahee bolunaa
They renounce greed, avarice, egotism and desire; they do not talk too much.



Weighing before speaking is godly. Whenever it is important to have something to say, it becomes equally important to think about it first. Careful planning of your words before popping them out of your mouth always helps.Just remember that God is there in every other person, even if they say or do something that bothers you. Meditation/Naam Simran helps develop sweet speech as well as tolerance towards others.










 

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