Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cooking for your Self

Ayurveda is a perfect Science. It is a very precise and exact formula that has been gifted to all of mankind for all times, as perfect today as it was and has always been since the beginning of time. Ayurveda has many facets and its principles determine each and every aspect of our lives.
Food, being one of the three main pillars of life, impacts directly our understanding and perception, as our mind is also material and so made up of the subtle effects of the food that we take in during our lifetime. Our environment and even our experiences are greatly determined by the food we consume. With this in mind, we realize that we are the creators of our own world; our world itself having been created out of the mind; the mind having been created out of food.
Again, as our physical body is made up of the food that we take in during our lifetime, the same making up the mind, which is but a subtler form of matter, we come to realize how critical it is to choose those things which suit our constitution, and to reduce those which will throw us into disturbance. Ayurveda says that all diseases, symptoms and disturbances within, whether physical or mental, are caused by one thing and one thing alone: a disturbed or vitiated dosha. Once this challenge is met and one begins to live according to his unique constitution, he begins to see that there are mighty factors at work, and a great intelligence at play within. As the system within starts to correct itself, Ayurveda will come and ‘teach’ the things that are correct along with those that are incorrect; and slowly, those things that are not suitable will fall by the wayside, one by one. All such disturbances will then fall away as man returns to his natural state: his own home.


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