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CC Antya 3.141


tulasī sevana kare, carvaṇa, upavāsa
indriya-damana haila, premera prakāśa


tulasī — the tulasī plant; sevana kare — she worshiped; carvaṇa — chewing; upavāsa — fasting; indriya-damana — controlling the senses; haila — there was; premera prakāśa — manifestations symptomizing love of Godhead.


She worshiped the tulasī plant, following in the footsteps of her spiritual master. Instead of eating regularly, she chewed whatever food she received as alms, and if nothing was supplied she would fast. Thus by eating frugally and fasting she conquered her senses, and as soon as her senses were controlled, symptoms of love of Godhead appeared in her person.