Category Archives: Food Yoga

The art and science of Food Yoga

A poem for Manju

Manjumedha (“Manju”) with her husband, Subhadra (“Su”) There’s a lady we call ‘Manju’ — a devoted dasi of Visnu, and the faithful wife of a boy we call “Su.”  They’re a barrel of fun – and united as one, just like soy sauce and a nicely braised tofu. She’s a culinary queen — for there’s…

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Travel Diary of a Food Yogi – March 5 – 10, 2013

March 5  Leaving Gold Coast today at 1pm. I am finally starting my world tour. We had to pass through Melbourne before flying to Perth.  I arrived on time and the director of PAWS, David Reynolds was there on time to collect me. I settled into the Baywater garden house and was very comfortable. The…

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First Steps in God Realization

The idea that realization of God can be experienced in the mundane act of drinking water is profound to say the least, but certainly believable once we accept the all-pervasive nature of the Supreme. After all, water is just one of the numerous energies that make up this mortal world. Logically, we must conclude: where…

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The Most Voracious of All the Senses

If the purpose of yoga is to master the mind and senses, there is no better place to start than with the tongue. The Vedas state that the senses can be “gateways to hell,” and the most important and voracious of all the senses is the tongue. It is stated in the Vedas, that if…

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The Song of the Food Yogi (POEM)

As the soft blue water folds beneath my feet, I contemplate my good fortune and beg not to repeat, The failures of the past in a journey so long, There’s just too much to tell in this very short song. Holding my hands high, I reach for the sky, personal liberation — I will not…

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Three Modes of Eating

Even food comes in three, don’t you see? There’s a rule that determines quality. Modes of nature—controlling human life, if we don’t learn the science we’re in strife. Pure life, strength, health, and happiness, belong to those in the mode of goodness. Juicy, wholesome, and pleasing to their hearts— enlightened eating, sets them far apart……

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Food for Life Theme Song

We are Food for Life, we are Food for Life— there is hope in sight, you shall be satisfied. Here is Food for Life, here is Food for Life— please come to our side, we will feed you. A holy man once said: “Everyone should be fed— no one should go hungry within ten miles.”…

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Vedic Hospitality

(How to welcome your guests) Sit right down sir—make yourself at home, my place is yours—I never eat alone. I hope you’re hungry, with a healthy appetite. Allow me to serve, it’ll be all right. Sukta, green salads, bitter and dry, fried potato, fruits and lentil pie, thick yogurt, squash and bananas too! [Guest]: “Will there…

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Spiritual Senses

Atah sri-krishna-namadi na bhaved grahyam indriyaih sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam eva sphuraty adah No one can understand, the transcendental nature— name, form, qualities— pastimes of Sri Krishna Senses are imperfect. Must become spiritual. Through transcendental service, everything is possible. By tasting His prasadam, spiritual vibration— the Lord reveals His person— ultimate sensation    Atah sri-krishna-namadi…

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Spiritual Life Begins with the Tongue

Spiritual life begins— at the tongue, we are told. That wagging piece of flesh, it seems has a mystery to unfold. Vibrating sounds and tasting— two things we all adore. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, we choose a sorry score. Instead of love and submission, lust controls our heart’s desire. Like moths before a fire, no…

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