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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
  16. Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je PeeD paraayi jaaNe re One who is a Vaishnav knows and feels the suffering of others Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye Man abhimaan na aaNe re Serves others who are in miseries, does not let pride enter his mind SakaL lok maan sahune vande Nindaa na kare keni re Humble to all, in the entire world, does not criticize anyone Vaach kaachh man nishchaL raakhe Dhan-dhan janani teni re Keeps his words, deeds and thoughts pure, blessed is his mother Sam-drishti ne trishna tyaagi Par-stree jene maat re Looks upon all with equality, has renounced passion, honors other women as his mother Jivha thaki asatya na bole Par-dhan nav jhaalee haath re Tongue may get tired, but will not utter untruth, does not covet another’s wealth Moh-maaya vyaape nahi jene DriDh vairaagya jena man maan re Does not succumb to worldly attachments, has mind firmly fixed on renunciation Ram naam shoon taaLi laagi SakaL tirath tena tan maan re Always he is intent on chanting Rama’s name, all holy places of pilgrimage are within him. VaN-lobhi ne kapaT-rahit chhe Kaam-krodh nivaarya re Has conquered passion,avarice and anger BhaNe Narsaiyon tenu darshan karta KuL ekoter taarya re The sight of such a Vaishnav, says Narsaiyon, saves entire family through seventy-one generations
  17. The whole thing about life expectancy was brought up by you, not me. You're the one who is tuning opinions around by saying things like Vegetarians eat just more than curd rice, obviously meat eater wont live long or healthy if it wasnt for all the green that is taken along with . What about them living for YEARS with DISEASES near the later age due to all the meat they consume? If you consider dwelling into intoxicating activities as "fun" that is your perception. For some , simple activities in life like sitting in garden and just doing nothing except meditating on Sweetness of Lord, would be more "fun" than to drink drive and hit someone and injure or create "unwanted" babies. As far as I know Bhakts only concern is how to please the sweet Lord, nothing else, as they aspire only for "Prema Bhakti" devotion NOT even "mukti" liberation.
  18. Factory farming is happening only since recent times, so you never know what diseases are in store for meat eaters in addition to those that already are number one killers like Cardiac diseases, Obesity, Cancer, etc. You are quoting the life expectency in terms of people who were born atleast few decades ago. In Earlier times people everywhere were eating more veggies. Where do you get these data as if Germans lived soley on MEAT and NO Veggies, to justify cold blooded slaughtering that eventually lead only to diseases?
  19. Who is responsible in the process of this brutal slaughtering of animals? One who permits the slaughter of an animal One who cuts it up One who kills it One who buys or sells meat One who cooks it One who serves it up, And one who eats it, must all be considered as the slayers of the animal I do agree with Theist what he speaks on demand and supply (If you eat meat your are directly responsible as already I mentioned above)
  20. Very nice post. I couldnt have explained it better. Haribol
  21. Hari bol , I have heard about these heart drenching cold blooded news as well and hardly anybody is doing anything about it. Its nice to put it here for awareness for those who still think that all commercial ghee and milk is consumable. It is advisable to make ghee mostly butter "maakhan" at home than to buy into commercial . Better still to have your own cows. Oh come on, if we have manpower into building huge temples then why not have a yard for keeping our animals protected and loved. There is a law in India about cow protection, let us ALL work towards implementing it rather than throwing it all into the hands of government authorities and doing nothing about it ! People have gone too far with their avarice:Greed is the issue here.And lack of morality lack of honesty
  22. The problem in the world now is that protection of cows is not the priority but how to use her, in order to produce more do you hear that?
  23. Its quite surprising , you didnt get what was implied in the previous posts.Let me ask you only one question: If there a murder-free, meat-free,compassionate, healthy and spiritual life possible without having to KILL any animals, why is there a need for all these cold blooded slaughtering? Human beings dont NEED to kill animals in order to remain "healthy" or to "progress". A highly civilized society is not the one that develops in terms of material gains, by slaughtering animals, and churning out everything mother Earth has to offer to us. Society can only progress when we as humans learn to live in harmony not only within ourselves but with our relation to our mother Earth. Some vaishnav families that I know, just one or two generations back, did not have oil tempering for preparing food, neither did they have tea, coffee, sugar, etc as it was not sattvic. The milk they drank was mainly from their own cows or goats, not the one from factories like these days. All this only few decades ago in India, what to speak of centuries before. So the milk taken from cows who are not treated with love, but rather tortured inside factories, is not Sattvic, not in goodness, please forgive me. DO you know where lies the real issue? The problem in the world now is that protection of cows is not the priority but how to use her, in order to produce more, and then kill for greedy production factories, leather, meat and so on...This is not the way of a civilised society. We need to protect our animals our cows before its late. It is an emergency. A PANDEMIC , we ALL must do something about it NOW. We dont need to kill our cows or any other animals in order to progress, this wisdom was long inculcated in the minds of those who were spiritually advanced. All this brutal killing of animals, depletion of nature's resources will not lead to any advancement even materially what to speak of spiritually.
  24. Egg cannnot be considered as vegetarian because its meat and it comes from birds and it will develop into birds if not COMMERCIALISED. If you are vegetarian, you dont eat meat including meat of fish and eggs. If you consume eggs, you are OVOvegetarian(a misleading term) , NOT vegetarian. Yes its part of birds menstruation cycle and also eggs comes out from the place where the birds do poop. You heard me right. Life takes its form beggining with eggs, if not eaten, will develop into bird. Just for your information , Do you know how the birds are treated for POULTRY industry ? Female chicks are sold to egg producers to begin their careers as 'layers', their beaks and sometimes toes are clipped . Do you know they even cut their beaks, so that they will not peck, put them narrowly confined in CAGE , this cage environment of egg producing does not permit birds to roam,so they cannot fly,move or even stretch their wings. And what happens to male chicks? As male chicks are "worthless "(for egg-type hatcheries) they are collected when hatched and are put in plastic bags where they slowly suffocated to dead Vegetarians dont support poultry. And as a vegetarian, I dont support poultry. There are Health reasons as well not to eat eggs: Egg intake diversely affects the body's cholesterol, increases cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients, Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium infections due to egg consumptions are major concerns also consumption of eggs has been linked to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in both men and women.
  25. I am aware of this , unfortunately these nature depleting corporates are establishing their bases whereever they can foot in. I am not from America but even in India these days, people are blindly following on the footmarks of these so called materially "advanced" nations instead of keeping and preserving own traditions which is so in harmony with mother Earth. Look at the younger generations, they are keen on eating "out" at fancy restaurants which SERVE no purpose other than feeding the crowd with their fried junkies wrapped nicely outwardly (which ends up in litters anyway) and putting up an "ambience " . These youths even consider drinking carobonated pesticides "cool" . In fact tag line I heard in one of the commercials was "Jo chaaho ho jaaye C***Cola Enjoy" which translates into " Whatever you wish will happen" , you enjoy this drink. I would wish they stop stealing our waters, and stop digging on the wells that are meant for quenching the water needs of the locals.
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