Speech is inanimate. It is a record. Is the tape not previously recorded when the tape-recorder plays? In the same way, the tape of this speech has already been recorded. When the circumstances are right, it will begin to play just as a record begins to play the moment the stylus touches it.
You may have decided over and over to not say anything to your husband or your mother-in-law, but despite that you still end up saying something anyway? What made you say something although it was not your wish? Did your husband want to be yelled at? Then who or what makes you speak? It is a record that is playing and once the recording has already taken place, no one, absolutely no one, can change or alter it.
You may often decide to stand up to someone and speak up, but when you approach that person or find others around him, you do not say a word, but just turn away. Something holds you back from uttering a single word. Does that not happen? Now if speech were in your control, it would come out exactly as you would wish, but does that ever happen?
This science is so beautiful that it does not bind you in any way and it brings about a quick resolution. If you keep this science in your awareness and remember what Dada tells you about people's speech being prerecorded, then no matter what anyone says to you, even if your superiors are reprimanding you, it will not affect you. This should become firmly engraved within you.
You should realize that when a person talks too much, it is simply a record that is playing. If you keep this in mind, then you will not fall. Otherwise what happens when you become emotional?
'Speech is a record': A major key in solving your Gnan related problems. It is indeed, a record. So is there a problem in viewing speech this way from now on? These days instead of going around hitting others with clubs and sticks, people use the weapon of speech. Bombs are composed of words. Would they have problems if they conquered their speech? Speech is a record, which is why I have exposed its true nature to the world. My intention is to belittle speech and make it worthless in your eyes so that is why I tell you that it is a record. It does not matter to me what a person says, or how he says it. It has no value. I know that he does not have the capacity to say anything. He is simply a spinning top. And this here is the record talking. He is only a top and he is worth pitying.
No one in this world can imitate that which is still (acchad - the Pure Soul, Self). That which can be imitated is all unsteady (chanchad, the non-Self). The whole world's worship is of that which is unsteady (unstill) - the relative. That is why this speech can be imitated (reproduced) through the 'tape record'. Speech is chanchad (unstill). It can never have the attributes of the Soul - The Still.
1) There are so many recording devices and transmitters today that people are beginning to fear them. They are afraid of being secretly taped. Now these devices just record the spoken words. The human mind-body complex on the other hand is capable of recording the account of new karma, effective in the next life. People are not even afraid of this! Even if you call a person worthless while he is sleeping, your remark will be recorded within that person and you will have to face the consequences. So you must not utter a word about anyone while he is sleeping, because everything will be recorded; such is this machinery. If you want to say something, make sure it is positive. Your good intentions (bhaavs) will result in happiness for you. But never say anything negative about anyone, even when alone, because the consequences will be very bitter. Everything gets recorded, so make sure you only record the good things.
2) The whole world is flawless. I see its flawlessness, and that is why I tell you about it. Why is the world flawless? Is the Pure Soul not flawless? So who appears to be at fault? It is the body complex (pudgal) that appears to be at fault. But this body complex, throughout its existence, is an effect of past karma. What can you do when it is the unfolding the effects of past karma that dictate the kind of speech that comes out?
3) The laws of karma are such that if you scold your servant, your child or your wife for an hour, in your next life they will return as your husband or your mother-in-law and do the same to you. Surely we need justice? You will have to suffer the same thing. If you hurt anyone, you will have suffering throughout your life. Even if you hurt someone for just an hour, you will have to experience a lifetime worth of suffering. You will then complain about your wife ill-treating you. Even your wife will ask herself why she mistreats you. She too suffers, but what can anyone do?
4) The power of speech arises when one does not use a single word to make fun of others, does not use it for his own selfish gain, does not misuse his speech, and does not use it to increase his prestige.
Book Name: Science of Speech (Page #28 Paragraph #4, #5; Page #29 Paragraph #1 to #4)
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