Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Encyclopedia of Hinduism


Hinduism and Indic civilization have always been among the brilliant lights in the firmament of humanity’s heritage. Volumes have been written – lay and religious, literary, philosophical, and spiritual, poetic and dramatic –  relating to the Hindu world and culture. … Continue reading

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Food: IV. Food in Religious Traditions


This food is the gift of the whole universe, Each morsel is a sacrifice of life, May I be worthy to receive it. May the energy in this food, Give me the strength, To transform my unwholesome qualities into wholesome … Continue reading

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Food: III. The Food Chain


Who reigns over this fragile food-chain, by virtue of what? – intelligence, cunning, adaptability & the strength of combined numbers?… Not your everyday animals, birds, reptiles, fish, plants  No, none but Man lords it, rules at the top –  glancing … Continue reading

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On Food: II. Grains, Fruits and Vegetables


Fields of gold, waves of grain, the summer comes to a close. The harvest is ready, ripe for threshing, as the sun fades into autumn. Flour will be milled, bread will be baked, and we shall eat for another winter. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Food:1. Significance of Food


Mother Nature who art on Earth Hallowed be thy ground. May thy farms and fields flourish, With fruits and grains that by all are found. Give us each day our daily food To us and to one and all. Let’s … Continue reading

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