The very first lesson of the primer of the spiritual text is "Control of Speech". Speech is the armament of man; other animals have fleetness of foot, sharpness of claw, fang, horn, tusk, beak and talon. But, man has sweetness of speech which can disarm all opposition and defeat all the designs of hatred. Sweetness makes you "Pasupathi" - divine; harshness makes you "Pashu" - beastial. Mere outward politeness or sweetness is hypocrisy; sincere speech must flow from real sweetness of heart, a heart full of love. Remove all evil from the Manasasarovar, pellucid lake of your mind, and make it a fit abode of Godhead.
- Baba -