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Speech is the most important quality of any man (Chapter 2 Text 54)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

                                   
                                                    


                                                                        TEXT 54

                                 

                                                                   arjuna uvaca

                                                         sthita-prajnasya ka bhasa
                                                          samadhi-sthasya kesava
                                                      sthita-dhih kim prabhaseta
                                                             kim asita vrajeta kim

                                                                    SYNONYMS

      arjunah uvaca--Arjuna said; sthita-prajnasya--of one who is situated in fixed Krsna consciousness; ka--what; bhasa--language; samadhi-sthasya--of one situated in trance; kesava--O Krsna; sthita-dhih--one fixed in Krsna consciousness; kim--what; prabhaseta--speak; kim--how; asita--does remain; vrajeta--walks; kim--how.

                                                                    TRANSLATION

      Arjuna said: O Krsna, what are the symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus merged in transcendence? How does he speak, and what is his language? How does he sit, and how does he walk?

                                                                       PURPORT

      As there are symptoms for each and every man, in terms of his particular situation, similarly one who is Krsna conscious has his particular nature--talking, walking, thinking, feeling, etc. As a rich man has his symptoms by which he is known as a rich man, as a diseased man has his symptoms, by which he is known as diseased, or as a learned man has his symptoms, so a man in transcendental consciousness of Krsna
      has specific symptoms in various dealings. One can know his specific symptoms from the Bhagavad-gita. Most important is how the man in Krsna
      consciousness speaks, for speech is the most important quality of any man. It is said that a fool is undiscovered as long as he does not
      speak, and certainly a well-dressed fool cannot be identified unless he speaks, but as soon as he speaks, he reveals himself at once. The
      immediate symptom of a Krsna conscious man is that he speaks only of Krsna and of matters relating to Him. Other symptoms then automatically
      follow, as stated below.


      Source: Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
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