Life

Six tastes in Āyurveda

Madhura – Sweet Taste Fruits bananas, cantaloupe, dates, figs, mangos, melons, prunes Vegetables beets, carrots (cooked), cucumber, olives, sweet potatoes Grains corn, rice, wheat Legumes garbanzo beans, lentils (red), mung beans, navy beans, tofu, urad dal Nuts & Seeds almonds, cashews, coconut, pumpkin seeds Dairy & Eggs ghee, milk, eggs Meat beef, buffalo, pork, salmon …

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Possessions and contentment

यश्चेमां वसुधां कृत्स्नां प्रशासेदखिलां नृपः ।तुल्याश्मकाञ्चनो यश्च स कृतार्थो न पार्थिवः ॥ yaścemāṃ vasudhāṃ kṛtsnāṃ praśāsedakhilāṃ nṛpaḥ ।tulyāśmakāñcano yaśca sa kṛtārtho na pārthivaḥ ॥ Mahabharata Shanti Parva 17.11 A king who rules over the whole earth is not satisfied. But a sage for whom a piece of stone and gold are equal, is always content.​ …

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Gaining true knowledge

तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया |उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्त्वदर्शिन: || tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśhnena sevayāupadekṣhyanti te jñānaṁ jñāninas tattva-darśhinaḥ Srimad Bhagavad Gīta 4.34 Learn the Truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him with reverence and render service unto him. Such an enlightened Saint can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the Truth. …

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What is my duty in life?

श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुण: परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात् |स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेय: परधर्मो भयावह: || śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitātswa-dharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ Srimad Bhagavad Gīta 3.35 It is far better to perform one’s natural prescribed duty, though tinged with faults, than to perform another’s prescribed duty, though perfectly. Destruction in the course of performing one’s own duty is better …

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21-day Sādhanā challenge – Day 20

अन्नाद्वै प्रजाः प्रजायन्ते । याः काश्च पृथिवीं श्रिताः । अथो अन्नेनैव जीवन्ति । अथैनदपि यन्त्यन्ततः । तैत्तिरीयउपनिषद् – Taittirīya Upaniṣad This can be translated as – from food life springs forth, by food, it is sustained, and in food it merges when departed. Such is the importance of the food we eat. The Taittirīya Upaniṣad …

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