Utistha – Jhutha – Urtha

Once you have used your hands for eating, or spoon for eating… if it has touched your lips… it is Jhutha… whatever is like that is not to be eaten… once you have eaten something, or touched something with your lips, it is finished, in India. In India, they are very particular about this. In Marathi, it’s called Urtha, and in Sanskrit it’s Utistha. So whatever is like that is not eaten (1984-0118); In India, nobody eats anything which is touched by mouth… it is something wrong (1996-0716); We don’t eat things eaten by others… we call it tushta… Utistha… is never eaten (1985-0310)

Tape References:

Date/Ref – Title – Qual – mins

1996-0716 Mahalakshmi Puja, Moscow – see 1996-0710 good 40

1985-0310 Public programme, Masonic Hall, Sydney – see 1985-0310.1 good 25 1984-0118 Spontaneous talk, Vaitarna not good 35

1985-0310.1 2 Public programmes, Sydney 1985-0310.2 Shri Devi Puja, Sydney good 40

– end – 7 Oct 2002