TEXT 141
tulasi sevana kare, carvana, upavasa
indriya-damana haila, premera prakasa
tulasi—the tulasi plant; sevana kare—she worshiped; carvana—chewing; upavasa—fasting; indriya-damana—controlling the senses; haila—there was; premera prakasa—manifestations symptomizing love of Godhead.
She worshiped the tulasi 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.

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