Cooking for the Sattvic Soul – Fasting Foods (3-disc set)
Food is considered the foundation of the spiritual path because the purity of the food determines the purity of the mind. In fact, eating impure food washes away the strengths gained from our spiritual practices. But given the realities of today’s lifestyles, steps can be taken to mitigate the negative impact of what we eat to some degree. more details in product description
Food is considered the foundation of the spiritual path because the purity of the food determines the purity of the mind. According to Dileepji, those on the spiritual path must be very careful of what we put in our stomachs because the purity of both our ingredients and the cook can tremendously impact our spiritual growth. Eating impure food washes away the strengths gained from our spiritual practices.
In this recording, Anandi Ma and Dileepji prepare some fasting courses while sharing personal and scriptural guidelines for fasting on Ekadashi, during anusthans and to mitigate the negative energies of planetary conditions. Courses include Shrikand (yogurt-based dessert), Opo Squash & Potato Shak (lunch or dinner), Seasoned Peanuts (snacks), Quinoa-Spinach Scalloped Potato Bake (lunch), and Buckwheat Upma (breakfast).
- What fasting accommodations should we make for an active Kundalini?
- What herbs and spices are fasting and which ones should we avoid when fasting?
- What effect do Meal Prayers or the Gayatri mantra have on the purity of the food or energy of the cook?
- How long after preparing a meal does food lose its prana and become lifeless?
- Why and how should we fast on Ekadashi (the 11th day of the lunar phase)?
- How does fasting to remedy planetary energies differ from fasting during Navaratri or Ekadashi?
- What impact do fasting foods have on our bodies and minds?
- Why are milk and ghee so important on this path?