Meditationtime Forum Post
Date: Posted 5 years before Jul 16, 2017
MiBeloved 5 years ago
This evening I had an occasion to consider the rulership of the tongue. In the kingdom of the body, the tongue rules supreme. It does so to such an extent that it does not care what harm it brings to the body in its quest for a variety of eatables.
Some of these eatables are just plain horrible but since the tongue wants to have them, it commands the entire body to do whatever is necessarily to procure these foods even if these foods poison the body or ruin particular organs in the form.
For the sake of the tongue, the Europeans created colonial territories and enslaved other human beings to get sugar something which the tongue demands. Even if a person is aware of a particular fault in a certain food, still if the tongue wants that substance, the person is impulsively forced to eat it, even if it means harm to the entire body. Like this the tongue is ruling with much cruelty as a supreme monarch.
How admirable it is to see this King Tongue running the show and being so merciless on the entire body. It is wonderful. A yogi can envy King Tongue since a yogi wishes to have more control over the body.
One thing that is nice about King Tongue is that he never gives in. He has no mercy on anyone. He makes sure that he completes his satisfaction for various eatable at any cost. He is a most wonderful ruler, which can be admired by a student yogi.
Alfredo 5 years ago
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.