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or may be good for the body, but to help them understand that we should never accept foodstuffs that are harmful for the mind.
Everyone of us know how tempting a foodstuff prepared using onion or garlic could be to the tongue but if one is aiming at mind control, then we should try to avoid eating foodstuff containing onion and garlic.
A humble offering To His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder Acharya of ISKCON
By ISKCON Mysore Krishna Balaram Temple
. tight. Garlic .An onion like plant having a bulb that breaks up into separable cloves with a strong distinctive odor and flavor.Onion . concentric leaf bases having a pungent odor and taste.The rounded edible bulb of this plant composed of fleshy.
Lets try to understand why Onion and Garlic are harmful for the mind through . Scientific Facts Historical Facts Famous Personalities Vedic Facts Srila Prabhupada Lord Sri Krishna Excerpts from Puranas ..
USA. in March 1996 on his last research project that focused on the brain and altered states of consciousness.Scientific Facts Dr. Robert C. WA. Beck. Seattle. highly respected research physicist in his lecture given at the Whole Life Expo. . DSc.
Onions contain complex sulphur compounds. When you cut into an onion. At Alpha-Metrics Corporation he built biofeedback equipment and found out that garlic usually desynchronizes brain waves. its enzymes release a strong odor. One cannot deny the power of the onion on the olfactory senses. Second. a volatile sulfur gas that irritates the eyes and sends one rushing for a tissue. when a knife cuts through the cells of an onion. First. the onion releases allicin. .The reason why garlic is so toxic is that it contains sulphone hydroxyl ion that penetrates the blood-brain barrier including the corpus callosum in the brain. two chemical reactions take place. and is a specific poison for higher life-forms and brain cells.
Historical Facts .
the early Roman nobility did not embrace garlic in their own diets but considered the herb worthy only of being fed to the laborers and slaves. firmly rejected garlic and found its smell repugnant. especially the aristocracy. to give them strength and vigor. Anyone smelling of garlic was considered vulgar and was prevented from entering the temples.Because of its stimulating qualities. The Greek citizenry. garlic was never part of Buddhist tradition in China or Japan. Garlic Like the Greeks. Any man smelling of garlic was considered of low breeding. . whose practitioners felt it would upset one s spiritual balance. Garlic was never adopted into traditional Japanese cuisine and was shunned by Zen masters.
or that eating garlic was part of the Punishment for such as had committed the horrids t Crimes. as they are too stimulating and interfere with the ability to reach a high spiritual plain in meditation and selfrealization. Even till today Hindus and Brahmins eschew garlic and onions. nor those who court them.The seventeenth century British view of garlic was solidly negative. with expressions like. not fit for Ladies palates. . and had to form their own guild. In Pompeii those lowly vendors who sold onions were rejected from the guild of fruit and vegetable vendors.
garlic sprouted where he first placed his left foot. It tells that when Satan was thrown out of heaven. An old Turkish legend explains it rather profoundly. From ancient history up to the 19th century. The rich found the odor of Onion downright disgusting. and onions grew where he placed his right foot. The pungent odor and awesome strength of the onion was a mystery to ancient man. onions were relegated as the food for the poor. .In the ancient world in Egypt the onions were highly revered by the poor and eaten extensively along with bread and beer.
said of garlic in his Epodes. famous Roman lyric poet and satirist. Robert highly respected physicist says most people have heard most of their lives that garlic is good for you.Famous Personalities Dr. it is more poisonous than hemlock. . Horace. and we put those people in the same class of ignorance as the mothers who at the turn of the century would buy morphine sulphate in the drugstore and give it to their babies to put them to sleep.
Percy Bysshe Shelley one of the greatest lyric poets in the history of English literature. a feeling of warmth on the chest and a heavy sensation in the head.Hippocrates. history's most famous physician did warn that garlic caused flatulence. . when he visited Italy with his friend Lord Byron. it excites anxiety and increases any pain which may be present. he was shocked and appalled to see his friend eating the garlic that was served at a social gathering.
Vedic Facts .
shit-thriving pigs.Padma Purana.9 The expiation for having eaten the prohibited food is fasting. Goplyusa (milk of a cow before the lapse of ten days from calving). turnips and meat. that person should observe a candrayana fast. spoken by Suta Gosvami Onion. .10. One should do the stiuka expiation tisucandrayana for having eaten bhustma (a kind of fragrant grass) and garlic. sigrum (a kind of plant). .Skanda Purana 40.37 .all these are to be avoided.Agni Purana 173. . Selu. Brahma Khanda 19.O sages. onions. Tanduliya (a grain growing in faecal rubbish) and mushrooms . one who eats garlic. garlic.
. onion. leeks and onions. a village-cock. springing from impure (substances). will become an outcast. gold or silver.Manu Samhita (But) he should avoid stalks of lotuses. .72 .Garlic.Padma Purana Vol. greasy milk of a cow during the first seven days of calving. a village-pig. onions. so also chatraka (a kind of mushroom). safflower. are unfit to be eaten by twice-born men. A twice-born man who knowingly eats mushrooms. vidvaraha. vilaya (a particular product of milk) and mushrooms. garlic. garlic. sour gruel.96. 42.Garuda Purana 1.19b -24 By eating garlic and onion one becomes sinful and as atonement one should perform Candrayana.56. or leeks. mushrooms and (all plants). . 4. a thick fluid substance.
Srila Prabhupada .
that is a nice proposal to divide into two parts. Letter to Upendra dasa Calcutta. as long as no meat.19th February 1972.Letter to Kirtanananda. No. no liquor. Vrindavan . no intoxication. no garlic. San Francisco . .12th March 1968. We simply take what is absolutely necessary for keeping the body fit to execute Krishna consciousness. . we don t take tea. no onions. eggs. garlic. fish. We don t indulge in luxury or for the satisfaction of the tongue. No meat. we don t smoke even. like that. Regarding the cook-book. so long they are strictly vegetarian. Radio Interview on KGO. that is offerable.27th October 1972. no garlic. There is no harm if devotees have invented recipes. no onion.So far foodstuffs offered do the needful. or other very objectionable foodstuffs are there. . Whatever is available and also very nice. onions. coffee.
Lord Sri Krishna .
misery and disease. hot.Foods that are too bitter. . . salty. verily eat only sin. Such foods cause distress. too sour. I will accept it. fruit or water.Bhagavad Gita Ch. dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion. . who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment. Others.Bhagavad Gita Ch. pungent.Bhagavad Gita Ch.9:26 The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice.3:13 . a flower.17:9 If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf.
Excerpts from Puranas .
Thus these foods are never taken by any Vaishnava devotee because it is not vegetarian. then the baby that will be born will always have saliva coming from its mouth. She hid it and was making a plan to eat it very soon. Very strangely. Afterwards the rishis would utter mantras and the same animal would come alive in a beautiful young body. Due to the effect of the mantras uttered by the rishi there was now life in this piece of meat.Once. At that time the rishi was finishing the sacrifice and uttered all the mantras for the new young cow to come to life. One time the rishi who was about to perform a gomedha sacrifice. A cow or a horse would be cut into pieces and placed in the fire. However when he saw the new cow. Now his wife also understood what happened and quickly threw the meat far away in a field. She had a very strong desire to eat and she had heard that if. in Satya Yuga the rishis were performing gomedha and asvamedha sacrefices for the welfare of the whole universe. thus she decided to keep one piece of meat of the cow s body that was offered in sacrifice. He went into meditation and realized that his wife had taken away a piece of meat during the sacrifice. during pregnancy one has a desire to eat and does not fulfill this. his wife was pregnant. Plus it is in the mode of ignorance. . she desired strongly to eat meat. he noticed that there was a little part missing from her left side. Then the bones in that piece of meat became garlic and the meat became onions in that field.
): Solar eclipse according to the Puranas. in course of time.Here is another story. from Puranic Encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani (under CANDRA VI. Therefore. At once Mahavisnu assumed the figure of a beautiful woman. Saimhikeya. at the instance of some other devas. though the head and the trunk were severed they remained alive. So both onion and garlic originated from the throat and blood of the demons or asuras. assuming the form of an old Brahmin reached svarga. Astama Skandha. the mayavi. When the throat was cut some blood dropped on the ground. half of the nectar he had drunk stayed above the throat and the other half below it. and became the red onion and the white onion (garlic) respectively. evolved as Rahu and Ketu. Kamba Ramayana is a Tamil text by poet Kambar. got back the Kumbha and gave it to the devas. These two parts. (Kamba Ramayana. thus their consumption brings us closer to tamo guna (mode of ignorance) which characterizes the nature of the demons and thus is detrimental to bhakti. Surya and Candra (Sun and Moon) who were on guard at the gates divined the secret of the 'old Brahmin' and informed Mahavisnu about it. But an asura mayavi (magician) called Saimhikeya absconded to Patala with the Amrtakumbha which nobody noticed as everybody was busy with dividing other divine objects. The Devas and the asuras jointly churned Kshirabdhi wherefrom emerged Dhanvantari with the Amrtakumbha (pot of nectar). got a share of the amrta and began to drink it. He cut the throat of the pseudo-Brahmin with his Sudarsana Cakra. Yuddha Kanda and Bhagavata. But. Only after the mayavi's disappearance was it noticed that the Amrtakumbha was missing. The devas began drinking the amrta when.) .
If you are serious about avoiding food stuffs that cannot be offered to the Lord and that may ruin our spiritual progress then we have a practical solution for you. Just chant . Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare attentively .Hope the presentation was helpful.
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