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What do you mean by ‘food is Brahman’?

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‘Food is Brahman’ is a Vedic Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita saying.

Brahma is consciousness, therefore, food is consciousness. Though the traditional Vedic teaching has been that consciousness is present in everything, yet only food is considered Brahman. We never say that stone is Brahman nor dog is Brahman.

As per Chandogya Upanishad (6.15.1) at the time of death, our Vak Vritti (motor senses) merges into Karma Indriyas or manovritti (sensory senses, mind, intellect, ego and memory) and that now merges with Prana (Udana Vayu) and finally this merges into Tejas which leaves the body to merge into the Sat.

Vak Vritti, Manovritti and Prana Vritti, in the form of vibrations in the atmosphere, come back through rain and are taken by the plants to become plant consciousness. Therefore, as per Chandogya Upanishad, the consciousness of the Brahman moves from human to plants and plants to human.

The plant food, once eaten and absorbed, enters into the human body and ultimately makes Prana, Tejas, Ojas, sperms and ova. Through sperm and ova, it enters into the next life.

If this theory is correct, then food makes the consciousness and consciousness makes food. This also further proves that vegetarian food, as it is full of Brahman, creates a satvik mind and takes one towards spirituality.

The Tamsik food, which is dead and devoid of consciousness, does not lead to a healthy mind as it may produce Mal (waste) or make flesh but will not make essence.

As per Chandogya Upanishad, fiery foods make Karma Indriyas, earthy foods make Gnan Indriyas and Water in food makes Prana.

It further emphasizes upon the fact that one should eat freshly cut fruits and vegetables as far as possible as life or consciousness in them can only stay for some time (as per Jainism up to 48 minutes).

What do you mean by ‘food is Brahman’?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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‘Food is Brahman’ is a saying from the Vedic Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita.

Brahma is consciousness, therefore, food is consciousness. Though the traditional Vedic teaching has been that consciousness is present in everything and yet only food is considered Brahman. We never say that stone is Brahman or dog is Brahman.

As per Chandogya Upanishad (6.15.1) at the time of death, our Vak Vritti (motor senses) merges into Karma Indriyas or mano vritti (sensory senses, mind, intellect, ego and memory) and that now merges with Prana (Udana Vayu) and finally this merges into Tejas, which leaves the body to merge into the Sat.

Vak Vritti, Mano Vritti and Prana Vritti, in the form of vibrations in the atmosphere come back through rain and is taken up by the plants to become plant consciousness.

Therefore, as per Chandogya Upanishad, the consciousness of the Brahman moves from human to plants and plants to human.

The plant food once eaten and absorbed enters into the human body and ultimately makes Prana, Tejas, Ojas, Sperms and Ova. Through sperm and ova, it enters into the next life.

If this theory is correct, then food makes the consciousness and consciousness makes food.

This also further proves that vegetarian food, as it is full of Brahman creates a satvik mind and takes one towards spirituality.

The Tamsik food, which is dead and devoid of consciousness does not lead to a healthy mind as it may produce Mal (waste) or make flesh but will not make essence.

As per Chandogya Upanishad, fiery food makes Karma Indriyas, earthy food makes Gnana Indriyas and Water in food makes Prana.

It further emphasizes on the fact that one should eat freshly cut fruits and vegetables as far as possible as life or consciousness in them can only stay for some time (as per Jainism up to 48 minutes).

The vast power of the Spirit

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Om Poornamadah, “Om Poornamadah Poornamidam, Poornaat Poornamudachyate  Poornasya Poornamaadaaya, Poornameva Avasihyate”  The whole is whole; if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain. (That is infinite, this is infinite, from the infinite, the infinite has come out. Having taken the infinite out of the infinite, the infinite alone remains).  (In Vedanta “That” represents super consciousness, God or the Brahman and “This” the visible universe)  Atman, which makes up our body, is 99.99% space and if we look at the rest, it is also nothing but space or void. This void or ‘akasha’ is what is called Brahman, God or consciousness and is a web of energized information. This web of information of inner space called inner consciousness is the Atman or the Soul. This is connected with the outer space in the universe having a similar web of energized information called the Spirit or Brahmand.  This spirit has been given many names by different religions. Allah (Islam), Buddha (Buddhism), Brahman (Hinduism), Christ (Christianity) or Wahe Guru (Sikhism), all signify the same. This spirit, the energized field of information, is a powerful expression of live energy which can move faster than the speed of light. Soul is nothing but an individualized expression of the spirit.  This energy containing information in the spirit cannot be seen, felt, touched, tasted or smelt. It is beyond the perception of five senses. One cannot destroy it with a weapon, fire, water or air. This consciousness is embedded in the space of each and every cell of the body. It is like sugar added to the milk. Once added, you cannot find it as it gets embedded with each and every drop of the milk.  Soul originates from the spirit. Each soul differs from the other by way of the subtle layer of consciousness called the ‘sukshma sharira’ which is controlled by the triad of actions, memories and desires. Spirit is like light, which is always positive and only removes darkness. The basic nature of the consciousness is “truth and bliss”. The soul and the spirit are devoid of hatred, anger or jealousy and are full of unconditional love. They are nothing but a treasury of information about everything. This infinite information is capable of doing anything, including miracles. It is like the flame of a candle, which can light an infinite number of candles, while still retaining its illumination to the same degree.  Dr Deepak Chopra once said that the soul is like the voice of Lata Mangeshkar coming out of a radio, and even if you break the radio, you will not find Lata Mangeshkar in it. Similarly, even if you cut the body into pieces, you cannot find the physical presence of the spirit.  Spirit is present all over, be it the universe or the living beings. Any amount of spirit taken out from it will not make any difference to the spirit. In religious terms, the infinite or the vastness is equated and described by the blue color, and that is one reason why most of the gods are represented by the blue color, or are shown in the background of blue sky. This only represents the vastness and infinite character of the consciousness. One of the Gurus explained to his disciple the description of the spirit by the following equation. 1×1=1, 1/1=1 or, in other words everything is one. One can also explain it by the equation that infinity when added, subtracted, multiplied or divided by infinity will result in infinity only.  This infinite potential in our mind is present in between the thoughts and can be experienced by enabling oneself to go in between the thoughts by a process called mediation. One can experience the silent gap between the thoughts either with the use of primordial sound mantra as a vehicle or by way of yoga. People who have learnt meditation and have achieved the ability to go into the silent gaps can accomplish everything in their life using the principles of intention and attention. After any intention is introduced in the silent gap, a new reality can be created.  “That which is born of the flash is a flash; that which is born of the spirit is spirit” (John)

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

The vast power of the Spirit

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Om Poornamadah Om Poornamadah Poornamidam Poornaat Poornamudachyate Poornasya Poornamaadaaya Poornameva Avasihyate The whole is whole if you take away the whole away from the whole the whole will still remain. That is infinite this is infinite from the infinite the infinite has come out. Having taken the infinite out of the infinite the infinite alone remains . In Vedanta That represents super consciousness God or the Brahman and This the visible universe Atman which makes up our body is 99.99 space and if we look at the rest it is also nothing but space or void. This void or akasha is what is called Brahman God or consciousness and is a web of energized information. This web of information of inner space called inner consciousness is the Atman or the Soul. This is connected with the outer space in the universe having a similar web of energized information called the Spirit or Brahmand. This spirit has been given many names by different religions. Allah Islam Buddha Buddhism Brahman Hinduism Christ Christianity or Wahe Guru Sikhism all signify the same. This spirit the energized field of information is a powerful expression of live energy which can move faster than the speed of light. Soul is nothing but an individualized expression of the spirit. This energy containing information in the spirit cannot be seen felt touched tasted or smelt. It is beyond the perception of five senses. One cannot destroy it with a weapon fire water or air. This consciousness is embedded in the space of each and every cell of the body. It is like sugar added to the milk. Once added you cannot find it as it gets embedded with each and every drop of the milk. Soul originates from the spirit. Each soul differs from the other by way of the subtle layer of consciousness called the sukshma sharira which is controlled by the triad of actions memories and desires. Spirit is like light which is always positive and only removes darkness. The basic nature of the consciousness is truth and bliss . The soul and the spirit are devoid of hatred anger or jealousy and are full of unconditional love. They are nothing but a treasury of information about everything. This infinite information is capable of doing anything including miracles. It is like the flame of a candle which can light an infinite number of candles while still retaining its illumination to the same degree. Dr Deepak Chopra once said that the soul is like the voice of Lata Mangeshkar coming out of a radio and even if you break the radio you will not find Lata Mangeshkar in it. Similarly even if you cut the body into pieces you cannot find the physical presence of the spirit. Spirit is present all over be it the universe or the living beings. Any amount of spirit taken out from it will not make any difference to the spirit. In religious terms the infinite or the vastness is equated and described by the blue color and that is one reason why most of the gods are represented by the blue color or are shown in the background of blue sky. This only represents the vastness and infinite character of the consciousness. One of the Gurus explained to his disciple the description of the spirit by the following equation. 1 1 1 1 1 1 or in other words everything is one. One can also explain it by the equation that infinity when added subtracted multiplied or divided by infinity will result in infinity only. This infinite potential in our mind is present in between the thoughts and can be experienced by enabling oneself to go in between the thoughts by a process called mediation. One can experience the silent gap between the thoughts either with the use of primordial sound mantra as a vehicle or by way of yoga. People who have learnt meditation and have achieved the ability to go into the silent gaps can accomplish everything in their life using the principles of intention and attention. After any intention is introduced in the silent gap a new reality can be created. That which is born of the flash is a flash that which is born of the spirit is spirit John Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

What do you mean by ‘food is Brahman’?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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‘Food is Brahman’ is a saying from the Vedic Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita. Brahma is consciousness, therefore, food is consciousness. Though the traditional Vedic teaching has been that consciousness is present in everything and yet only food is considered Brahman. We never say that stone is Brahman nor dog is Brahman. As per Chandogya Upanishad (6.15.1) at the time of death, our Vak Vritti (motor senses) merges into Karm Indriyas or manovritti (sensory senses, mind, intellect, ego and memory) and that now merges with Prana (Udana Vayu) and finally this merges into Tejas which leaves the body to merge into the Sat. Vak Vritti, Manovritti and Prana Vritti, in the form of vibrations in the atmosphere, come back through rain and are taken by the plants to become plant consciousness. Therefore, as per Chandogya Upanishad, the consciousness of the Brahman moves from human to plants and plants to human. The plant food once eaten and absorbed enters into the human body and ultimately makes Prana, Tejas, Ojas, Sperms and Ova. Through Sperm and Ova, it enters into the next life. If this theory is correct, then food makes the consciousness and consciousness makes food. This also further proves that vegetarian food, as it is full of Brahman creating a satvik mind and takes one towards spirituality. The Tamsik food which is dead and devoid of consciousness does not lead to a healthy mind as it may produce Mal (waste) or make flesh but will not make essence. As per Chandogya Upanishad, fiery food makes Karma Indriyas, earthy food makes Gnan Indriyas and Water in food makes Prana. It further emphasizes on the fact that one should eat freshly cut fruits and vegetables as far as possible as life or consciousness in them can only stay for some time (as per Jainism up to 48 minutes).

As per Rig Veda, there are eight types of marriages depending on which need you are trying to fulfill.

1. Brahman or arranged marriage: The parents choose the right spouse for their daughter and give her away in a wedding function.
2. Praajaapathyam: Groom wants to marry to become a grihasth to do his dharma.
3. Aarusham: A man realizing that he cannot function by himself without a wife approaches the girl’s father to give away the daughter to him. The man offers two cows (money) in exchange.
4. Daiveekam: When yagna was done, kings offered their daughters as Dakshina (fees for the conductor of the yagna for the services rendered) to the rishis who conducted the yagna.
5. Aasuram: Give a lot of money or other forms of wealth either to the girl or her parents and marry.
6. Gaandharvam: A man and a woman falling in love out of lust and then getting married.
7. Raakshasam: Abducting the girl and getting married.
8. Paisaasam: Getting married to a girl when she is sleeping or unaware of what is going on (like under the influence of drug or intoxication).