“The biggest enemy we have is our own tongue. It acts in two ways. One is the taste. The food – taste. And the second way it attacks is the way we talk. Either we don’t talk or when we talk we just hit. We cannot be kind. We cannot be compassionate. We cannot communicate our heart to anyone.
Control your tongue. First of all try to control your tongue on those two things. You want to eat a cake then don’t eat cake for a year. This is the only way you can train your tongue, I really tell you. Now if you say something harsh all the time, say you have a way of speaking some sort of an abuse,[then] try to change it. Try to change. Try to make your speech a sweet one. Make it a beautiful one, attractive.” – Shree Mataji Nirmala Devi, London (UK),19 July 1981.