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Question: Omshanti I’m in gyan for last 4 yrs , now i’m living in a hostel (a medical student) and unable to follow the pure diet. I eat in the remembrance of god but i’m observing that the food is having bad effect on my consciousness. What are the options i can go for?

Thank you for your question.

Dear soul,
Here is the list: fruits, vegetables, yogurts, juices and plenty of water.
Raw vegetables, if you are used to that.
You can accept those from anyone at any time and those items will be beneficial for your health. If you could use the kitchen of the hostel, then you can prepare your own meals in your own pots. I have done that while living in a hostel in India for about a month.

Best wishes!

Question: Om shanti. Dear Brother Soul, My question is regarding Food. Till now I don’t have any problem as I’m staying alone and mostly I had raw food without any cooking. Now I’m planning to start my profession life where my role is to interact with people. Do we (Brahmin souls) have to strictly avoid any item (cooked as well as natural food item) offered by the colleagues, boss and other friends. What is your experience and your views on this? what about food cooked by lokik mother who is not in gyan?

Thank you for your question.

Dear soul,

Similar question have been answered here. You can search the word “cooking” in the blog.

You are fortunate if you have created a taste for “raw” food. Certainly, it is a great choice. In my experience at work, whenever there is a “party” (once every month at least) fortunately they have fruit platters or veggie platters as well. I would pick a couple of items and mingle with the people and extend my “eating time.” Other times I have been offered to eat their lasagna or pizza or something else. Here is where my “list of allergies” and the “severe punishment” that I receive after indulging in such tasty food items, comes in handy.

I am “allergic” to onions and garlic (so everything they cook, have those items) and they know that I am vegetarian, and it is viewed as something “good” which if they had the “will power” to do it, they would do it.

I would stick with “raw” food so, issues will not appear when mingling with people. That includes your relatives as well. If you would like to eat a cooked item, it is much better to do it yourself.

As you know we are “numberwise” so, whatever I have stated above is just my own way of tackling those issues. By the way, I am considering increasing the amount of “raw” food items into my diet. I have never liked to cook. It is something which does not come “naturally” to me, but I have seen the benefits and that is what matters to me.

Best wishes!

Question: Dear brother, can i ask a personal question.:-) U live alone,listen to murli daily,cook food by yourself, go to work, churn the murli daily, write articles on different points which open the depth of gyan, answer all the questions asked daily.Please share how do you manage time ?

Thank you for your question!
This is my life, right now. I have pretty much a set schedule for everything. The Drama has provided the means so I can write often throughout the day.
Cooking is something which I do without spending much time in the kitchen. I eat a very simple diet.

I have to keep my mind busy in “service,” and this is the means that the Drama has given me. It took sometime to accept it, but it is finally “sinking in.” 🙂

Best wishes!

Question: My lokik mother who is 100% vegetarian (but eats onion & garlic) who has faith in Baba (but cannot dedicate her life as a BK!!!) who has been to Madhuban twice has been cooking my food for the past month. She loves to cook & cooks with a lot of love. Please may i have your comments on this type of situations. Thank you.

Thank you for your question!

There is a saying: “As the food so the mind.”

In my experience, food is extremely important in maintaining a good stage. Spiritually speaking, the vibrations are important. Baba usually mentions that “if we eat food cooked by a yogi, our stage will become good.” Also, “if we cook our food while in yoga, that food will give us power.”

In my case, I am extremely picky as to what I eat as well as if I have to accept food from another BK. I cook my own food and even though I am not a “cook” by any means, I manage to do it because I know it is important.

When I first started in gyan, My ex-mother in law liked to cook. She would accommodate my needs, she was celibate and she was a good cook! I asked around if I shouldn’t accept her food anymore.
The reply I received from Baba’s instruments was that I should accept it (to avoid confrontations and knowing that I was “new” in gyan.) However, back in my mind, I wanted to “do everything” from the beginning; and “asked Baba for His help.” 🙂

I told my ex-mother in law that in my new faith, I needed to prepare my own food but that I could accept fruits, if she had some.
To my surprise, she was very accepting and did not feel offended. Magic!

With that background information, I think that you could see my viewpoint.

Best wishes!