Sunday, 14 February 2016

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Toronto, Ontario

Eating Like You Should

My good friend, Akhilananda, drove up from Salem, Ohio to spend a day in a devotional environment. We did trek the Yorkville neighbourhood. He liked it until some slight pain hit him in the hips.

We did then go for some delicious Krishna food called prasadam at Govinda’s. Eating time is perhaps time-out for feeling gratitude. I was reminded of some excerpt from the book “The Higher Taste”.

“Walking through a supermarket, people may forget a very basic fact of nature- it ‘s not mom but God who makes food. There’s something mystical about the way food grows. You put a tiny seed in the ground. It sprouts, and by the mysterious life force within it a food factory arises - a tomato plant producing dozens of tasty red tomatoes, an apple tree producing bushels of sweet apples. No team of scientists anywhere has yet invented anything as amazing as the simplest green creation of God.”

On the menu was a squash soup; a lovely lentil dish called sambara; kofta, a veggie ball set in tomato sauce; aloo gobi, which is an unforgettable potoato/cauliflower curry; matar paneer, a cheese and pea combinations; basmati rice; veggie fritters known as pakora; and a flat bread called chapatti as well as other items.

It all went down well before the stomach got a chance to hurt.

Not too much of anything right?

Let’s familiarize ourselves with the well-known verse from the Gita, “If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.”

May the Source be with you!

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