61. jihvā pramāṇaṃ jānīhi

जिह्वा प्रमाणं जानीहि
भाषाणे भोजनेऽपि च ।
अत्युक्तिरतिभुक्तिश्च
सत्यं प्राणापहारिणी ॥

jihvā pramāṇaṃ jānīhi
bhāṣāṇe bhojane’pi ca

atyuktiratibhuktiśca
satyaṃ prāṇāpahāriṇī

जिह्वा प्रमाणं जानीहि (jihvā pramāṇaṃ jānīhi) = know that tongue is a right means
भाषाणे भोजने अपि (bhāṣāṇe bhojane api) = in speaking and eating / tasting
अति-उक्ति (ati-ukti) = over-speaking
अतिभुक्तिः च (atibhuktiḥ ca) = and over-eating
सत्यम् (satyam) = truly
प्राणा-अपहारिणी (prāṇā-apahāriṇī) = takes away one’s life.

Meaning: Know that the tongue is the right means in speaking and eating. Over-speaking and over-eating truly takes away one’s life. Use it well!

Credits: Courtesy Brahmachari Ved Chaitanya of Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), I realized that learning one Sanskrit verse a week is not a big deal. In this series, I am just repeating what has been taught by Shri Vedji as part of Sanskrit for Shastra-Study Course by CIF. The classes for this course are available on YouTube here.
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P.S.: All errors / mistakes are my own