By Niraj Bidawatka
Rupa Goswami says that if one engages one’s tongue in the service of the Lord, then one can easily understand Krishna, the Supreme Lord. [sevonmukhe hi jihvadau savayam eve sphuraty adah – Bhakti Rasāmrita Sindhu 1.2.234]
The tongue should be engaged in in the service of the Lord by constantly chanting the Hare Krishna mantra and by eating food which is first offered to Krishna. If one ensures that the tongue eats only Krishna prasadam* and nothing else, one will make quick progress on the path of spiritual realization. You can experience this for yourself.
Before eating, just offer your food to Krishna with love. There are no hard and fast rules in offering your food to Krishna. There is just one rule – it should be offered with love. After offering your food to Krishna, you can honour (eat) it. Such food, which is first offered to Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, becomes spiritualized and thus has the power to cleanse your subtle body. Once your subtle body is gradually cleansed, you will automatically understand the Absolute Truth.
[Based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda]ALSO READ: HOW DO THE HARE KRISHNAS EAT? TECHNIQUE OF YOGA IN DAY-TO-DAY LIFE HOW DO WE ENTER INTO THE MODES OF GOODNESS?