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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. Having taken the infinite out of the infinite, the infinite alone remains). (In Vedanta, “That” represents superconsciousness, God or the Brahman and “This” the visible universe)Atman, which makes up our body, is 99.99 per cent space or void 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.The Spirit has been given many names by different religions: Allah, Buddha, Brahman, Christ or Wahe Guru.

They 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 the 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 Sharir’, which is controlled by the triad of actions, memories and desires.Spirit is like the light, which is always positive and removes darkness. The basic nature of 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.Deepak Chopra once said that the soul is like the voice of Lata Mangeshkar coming through a radio, and if you break the radio, you won’t find Lata Mangeshkar in it. Similarly, if you cut the body into pieces, you cannot find the physical presence of the spirit.

Spirit is omnipresent and any amount of Spirit taken out from it will not make any difference to it.In religious terms, the infinite or the vastness is equated and described by the blue color, and that is one reason why most gods are represented in blue color, or are shown in the background of blue sky. This only represents the vastness and infinite character of the consciousness.A guru explained the Spirit to his disciples 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 only in infinity.This infinite potential in our minds is present in between the thoughts and can be experienced by enabling oneself to go in between the thoughts by a process called meditation. 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)

Panchamrit body wash

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Panchamrit is taken as a Prasadam and is also used to wash the deity. In Vedic language, anything which is offered to God can also be done to the human body. Panchamrit bath, therefore, is the original and traditionally full bath prescribed in Vedic literature.

It consists of the following:

  • Washing the body with milk and water, where milk acts like a soothing agent.
  • Next is washing the body with curd, which is a substitute for soap and washes away the dirt from the skin.
  • The third step is washing the body with desi ghee, which is like an oil massage.
  • Fourth is washing the body with honey, which works like a moisturizer.
  • Last step is to rub the skin with sugar or khand. Sugar works as a scrubber.

Panchamrit bath is much more scientific, cheaper and health friendly.

White rice most dangerous

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White rice is much more dangerous in terms of glycemic index than white bread. It has glycemic index of 102.

We often tell people not to take cola drinks but they eat white bread. The glycemic index for white bread is 100% and that for cola drink is 90%. Traditional Indian drinks like Rooh Afza, Khas Khas may also contain more than 10% sugar.

The recommended sugary drink does not contain more than 2-3% sugar, which is the amount present in oral rehydration solution. People leave a cola drink and take mashed potato, which has glycemic index more than that of a cola drink (102 versus 90).

Pizza has a glycemic index of 86. Table sugar has a glycemic index of 84, while that of jam is 95. French fries have a glycemic index of 95.

Most people add sugar in food and snacks because sugar is a preservative. Less the sugar, earlier the food will be spoiled.

To avoid refined carbohydrates in diet, if one has to choose, then the most dangerous is white rice, followed by white bread and then comes white sugar.

How to cut back on added sugar

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Many of the healthy foods you eat such as energy bars fruit and flavored yogurt contain sugar. The first step is to read labels carefully and opt for products that are lower in sugar. The American Heart Association recommends keeping calories from added sugars under 100 calories a day 24 grams or 6 teaspoons for women and under 150 calories 36 grams or 9 teaspoons for men. Giving up juices and soft drinks can be tough but here are few ways to get started Make your own. Start with plain sparkling water or tap water. Add a flavoring that strikes your fancy. Here are a few options an ounce or two of 100 fruit juice a slice of lemon lime orange or grapefruit a sprig of fresh mint a few raspberries. No frills coffee and tea. A small dash of sugar or artificial sweetener and milk is okay but go easy on the extras like flavored syrups and whipped cream. Transition to diet beverages. Sugar free sodas and other soft drinks can help you transition away from sugar sweetened beverages. HealthBeat

How to cut back on added sugar

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Many of the “healthy” foods you eat such as energy bars, fruit juices, and flavored yogurt contain sugar. The first step is to read labels carefully and opt for products that are low in sugar.

The American Heart Association recommends keeping calories from added sugars under 100 calories a day (24 grams, or 6 teaspoons) for women and under 150 calories (36 grams, or 9 teaspoons) for men.

Giving up juices and soft drinks can be tough, but here are few ways to get started:

• Make your own. Start with plain sparkling water or tap water. Add a flavoring that strikes your fancy. Here are a few options: an ounce or two of 100% fruit juice; a slice of lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit; a sprig of fresh mint; a few raspberries.

• No frills coffee and tea. A small dash of sugar or artificial sweetener and milk is okay, but go easy on the extras like flavored syrups and whipped cream.

• Transition to “diet” beverages. Sugar–free sodas and other soft drinks can help you transition away from sugar–sweetened beverages. (HealthBeat)

If you have high BP keep your sugar lower than 90

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Hypertension is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. If not properly managed they are likely to end up with diabetes with subsequent high risk of kidney damage.

The results of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial-Blood Pressure Lowering Arm (ASCOT-BPLA) study have shown that the major predictor of new-onset diabetes in patients with hypertension is high baseline fasting plasma glucose levels of more than 90mg/dL. The risk increases by 5.8 times for each 18mg/dL rise above 90 mg/dL.

Other risk factors are higher weight, higher blood pressure and higher triglyceride levels. Patients of high BP taking the drugs atenolol (beta-blocker) regimen with or without a diuretic are also at risk.

On the other hand, high BP patients on amlodipine (calcium blocker) ± perindopril (ACE inhibitor), with high good HDL cholesterol levels, moderate alcohol use and age older than 55 years have protection from developing diabetes.

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Panchamrit body wash

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Panchamrit is taken as a Prasadam and is also used to wash the deity. In Vedic language, anything which is offered to God can also be done to the human body. Panchamrit bath, therefore, is the original and traditionally full bath prescribed in Vedic literature. It consists of the following:

• Washing the body with milk and water, where milk acts like a soothing agent.

• Next is washing the body with curd, which is a substitute for soap and washes away the dirt from the skin.

• The third step is washing the body with desi ghee, which is like an oil massage.

• Fourth is washing the body with honey, which works like a moisturizer.

• Last step is to rub the skin with sugar or khand.

Sugar works as a scrubber. Panchamrit bath is much more scientific, cheaper and health friendly.

Sugar, not salt, may be at fault for high BP

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Sugar, not salt contributes to the majority of the hypertension risk associated with processed food and a reduction in the consumption of added sugars and, in particular, processed foods may translate into decreased rates of hypertension as well as decreased cardiometabolic disease. James J. DiNicolantanio, PharmD, from Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and Sean C. Lucan, MD, MPH, from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, published their review of epidemiological and experimental studies in the journal Open Heart. They concluded that high-sugar diets may make a significant contribution to cardiometabolic risk. Highly refined processed foods should be replaced by natural whole foods.

White Rice Most Dangerous

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  • White rice is much more dangerous in terms of glycemic index than white bread. It has glycemic index of 102.
  • We often tell people not to take cola drinks but they eat white bread. The glycemic index for white bread is 100 and that for cola drink is 90.
  • Traditional Indian drinks like Rooh Afza, Khas Khas may also contain more than 10% sugar.
  • The recommended sugary drink should not contain more than 2–3% sugar, which is the amount present in oral rehydration solution.
  • People leave a cola drink and take mashed potato, which has glycemic index higher than that of a cola drink (102 versus 90).
  • Pizza has a glycemic index of only 86.
  • Table sugar has a glycemic index of 84, while that of jam is 95.
  • French fries have a glycemic index of only 95.
  • To avoid refined carbohydrates in diet, if one has to choose than most dangerous is white rice, followed by white bread and then comes white sugar.
  • Most people add sugar in food and snacks because sugar is a preservative. Less the sugar, earlier the food will be spoiled.

White Rice Most Dangerous

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  • White rice is much more dangerous in terms of glycemic index than white bread. It has glycemic index of 102.
  • We often tell people not to take a cola drink but they end up in eating white bread. The glycemic index for white bread is 100% and that for cola drink is 90%.
  • Traditional Indian drinks like Rooh Afza, Khas Khas may also contain more than 10% sugar.
  • The recommended sugary drink does not contain more than 2–3% sugar, which is the amount present in oral rehydration solution.
  • People leave a cola drink and take mashed potato which has glycemic index of more than that of a cola drink (102 versus 90).
  • Pizza has a glycemic index of only 86. So it is better to eat pizza than fried white rice or taking white bread.
  • Table sugar has a glycemic sugar of 84 and jam of 95.
  • French fries have a glycemic index of only 95.
  • To avoid refined carbohydrates in diet, if one has to choose than most dangerous is white rice, followed by white bread and then comes white sugar.
  • Most people add sugar in food and snacks because sugar is preservative. Less the sugar earlier the food will be spoiled.