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  1. I joined in here just a couple of months ago, am grateful I could be part of discussions. As they say, we are all travellers in life and we move on. I hope you have a beautiful time filled with love towards Supreme Hari Dhanyavaad to all Bhakts, Hari Om
  2. I joined in here just a couple of months ago, am grateful I could be part of discussions. As they say, we are all travellers in life and we move on. I hope you have a beautiful time filled with love towards Supreme Hari Dhanyavaad to all Bhakts, Hari Om
  3. Also be careful not to have your clothing run into fire. A word of precaution. Especially women, who have their dupattas or sari flying over flames , can catch fire (silk,gorgette,nylon,etc), I think cotton or khadi clothing is approriate.
  4. You can also prepare ghee "clarified butter" at home, as an option to commericial one. I also read that you can use sesame oil , as it emits some sattva energy, in case you cant afford ghee. I am wondering if coconut oil can also be used as a replacement.
  5. I had heard of him that he was a vegetarian, wasnt he?
  6. Namaste, Are you saying that only "Satvik" food can be offerable to Hari? What about spices? And wondering where does it mention, what food is satvic and what food is tamasic.The original texts only describes the qualities of food and not names of food. Any way, I think being vegetarian is very important if we want to know about loving God or loving others or even self. If we worship deities but dont respect the Supersoul present in other life forms, then we cannot understand love for Hari.
  7. Bhagavat Gita : 7.8 raso 'ham apsu kaunteya prabhasmi sasi-suryayoh pranavah sarva-vedesu sabdah khe paurusam nrsu O son of Kunti [Arjuna], I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man. Bhagavat Gita : 9.17 pitaham asya jagato mata dhata pitamahah vedyam pavitram omkara rk sama yajur eva ca I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support, and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable om. I am also the Rg, the Sama, and the Yajur [Vedas]
  8. I want my Father back - Part 1 of 2 Watch these videos and let me know what do YOU think. Genetic engineering uses material from organisms that have never been part of the human food supply to change the fundamental nature of the food we eat. Without long-term testing no one knows if these foods are safe. Insects, birds, and wind can carry genetically altered seeds into neighboring fields and beyond. Pollen from transgenic plants can cross-pollinate with genetically natural crops and wild relatives. All crops, organic and non-organic, are vulnerable to contamination from cross-pollinatation. This is a THREAT to ENTIRE food supply. Genetic engineering can cause unexpected mutations in an organism, which can create new and higher levels of toxins in foods Transgenic foods may mislead consumers with fake freshness. A luscious-looking, bright red genetically engineered tomato could be several weeks old and of little nutritional worth. There is a disruption of essential genes essential to life of organism by genetically moving genes from one organism to another. A gene can be cut precisely from the DNA of an organism, but the insertion into the DNA of the target organism is basically RANDOM. There was deadly epidemic in the late 1980s from the genetically engineered version of L-tryptophan, a food supplement, that was introduced into the market. An estimated 10,000 people became permanently disabled and about 100 died. Herbicides and pesticides in food?? Scientists estimate that plants genetically engineered to be herbicide-resistant will greatly increase the amount of herbicide use. Farmers, knowing that their crops can tolerate the herbicides, use them more liberally. Genetically engineered crops often manufacture their own pesticides and may be classified as pesticides by the EPA. This strategy will put more pesticides into our food and fields than ever before. You know the most dangerous of all is once genetically engineered organisms, bacteria and viruses are released into the environment it is impossible to contain or recall them. Unlike chemical or nuclear contamination, negative effects are IRREVERSIBLE
  9. What, all these in Satya yuga:eek2: I would like keep as far as possible from superstitions, and as near as possible towards loving Hari
  10. Those who are vegetarians (Onion , garlic, and other roots included) might get appalled reading what you posted above(happens often to some who try to follow "faith" or "religion" and come across them ) The better answer I got is " Onion, garlic stinks and makes our body stink, and with stinking bodies, we cannot enter deity room and thats why we dont consume" Onions and garlic were grown indigenously and have been eaten since prehistoric times.In Ayurveda, medicinal and healing values of garlic are mentioned. Onion and garlic helps boosting up immunity, fighting against coughs and colds, asthma, warding off several diseases, parasites in intestines and many infections . Even modern researches confirm those healing benefits of Allium species. In poor rural places in India, onion is almost a staple food, where they cant eat vegetables every often. Comparing that to eat meat means we are changing the definition of vegetarianism. I am having hard time in believing these stories already, and in my opinion these things discourage some people to join "faith". I think being vegetarian/vegan would be enough, and limiting diet even not eating, carrots, or radishes, red lentlils, tomatoes, seem to me little outrageous
  11. How to make almond milk And what about coconut milk, adds up nice flavor to "sabji" preparations as well. And coconut " Shriphal/Naariyal" or divine fruit is the most common fruit used as an offering to God in festivals and pujas.
  12. The question is about cow protection, not only in west but in India as well. Just that the point doesnt get looked over, Theist is emphasising on it over and over, which is right onits own. I dont think see any contradictions here. You as well emphasized on protection of cows. So did Srila Prabhupadji. Its all about becoming aware of it and spreading the word. I would like to tell all of you though, we must spread the word OUT where there is BIGGER issue of Slaughtering of ANIMALS, that is a REAL problem, and it is attaching itself to the dairy, and many other things which we many knowingly or unknowing consume, thats a shame.
  13. Exactly. The song is in Gujarati and in English "Ninda" would translate into criticism as what you just described. It doesnt refer to disagreement or debate Thank you, Haribol
  14. Why is emphasis not given to SLAUGHTERING which is where the REAL IMMEDIATE problem is. Also in dairy, the cows are not treated nicely(they are treated technolgocially,cruelly and at times unnaturally for more production and not with love, Hari Loves cows, He would not like them to be tortured like this) As a devotee, we worshop our relationship with go-mata, we must not let them succumb into the hands of these cold blooded murderers. Theistji, you are making a firm standing for the unprotected cows, which is very appreciable. As Haridasji said, all devotees are pure vegetarians (which itself is also a big plus in my books) so more focus should be on cow protection. I am not lactose-intolerant, but I cannot tolerate mistreatment of any animals what to speak of cows. So, I think it is better if we all prefer to consume milk from protected cows, it would encourage the local farming where they would treat her nicely , Let us spread the word " This is not right. No animal should be treated in factories like this. Stop alll this."
  15. The qualities of a Vaishnava described in the song are only how the world may identify a Vaishnav outwardly in material world, and from Gaudiya spiritual point of view, we hear them as always humbly absorbed in service for the love of Hari
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