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Filognosy and Vegetarian Sharing: What's a good vegetarian diet?

From: The Ether for real (Aadhar 2006): Dialogue four - Value control.

Question: The last principle is that of compassion.. should I in yoga love my fellow man or what?

Answer: Certainly a good yogi is a compassionate man. He recognizes his self-interest in that of others and suffers when others suffer. So he helps. That is compassion, dayâ. I must be stupid to enjoy another man's suffering. Don't wish or accept for others what you don't want for yourself. The law of karma is that of action and reaction. All will return to you. You end up in the world you've built yourself. So they say: aim for heaven and a better world. But of course it is this world, but then done better. The better is containing the good of the foregoing in non-repression; what's a tree without its roots? Compassion is the peace-principle, that is how the human cause is doing justice. Compassion is the nonviolence principle. Meaningless self destruction is the killer of all faith. Unnecessary violence should at all cost be prevented. It is bad enough to be of necessary violence, defending yourself, with the weapon of your enemy. The Gîtâ, wherein Lord Krishna summons his friend Arjuna to take up his arms and fight says it this way: 'blessed are those who see it coming, to them the kingdom of heaven.' Also important is to be of charity: give the ones needy what they ache for: food, shelter, clothing, security and other basic necessities. See to it that no one has to complain. So this principle naturally follows the previous one. Without sharing and helping human society is not human at all, but heading for self-destruction. The four principles as mentioned define the humanity, not so much the animality that is the weaknesses with them, that deceives, kills, is promiscuous and steals. Last but not least there is the compassion with other creatures. Also with them be nonviolent. It is not necessary to kill animals for food. The joy of life you grant them will be yours if you let them live their full life. You don't kill your mother if she doesn't feed you any more do you? So why kill mother cow then when she's too old to give any milk, isn't that immoral? Also let other animals live. Share in the joy of life, not so much in the lust for life, that is the way of God. Avoid unnecessary violence. Again I say beyond necessity you're a fool falling down in hell step by step.

Question: So how should I be a good vegetarian? Just eating beans in stead of flesh makes me hungry. That can't be right, is it? That would weaken me!

Answer: Right you are. But the strength you seek not the strength of the unnecessary violence that meat-eaters cherish against animals. What one seeks as a man is more the defensive strength of elephants and cattle, than the offensive strength of the violent tiger and wolf. The vegetarian diet requires a bit more effort from your side to stay healthy. But the resulting joy of life is certainly worth the trouble. So take care of your proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals like iron. For your proteins eat beans combined with grains. They are so-called complementary proteins. They together provide you all the building blocks for your own bodily protein synthesis. Meat is like a vitamin pill: you have everything in one bite. That is nice, and tastes good too, but breaking down complex proteins into the constituent elements needed for your own protein synthesis gives toxic waste in the intestines that do damage to your digestive system and are, according some researchers, conducive to diseases like cancer of the stomach and colon, certainly in case of burnt and smoked meat. Meat-eaters like cats and dogs have short intestines. But you as a primate with limited talents in this, don't; you have long intestines. You poison yourself with meat-eating and therefore the doctor always says: you should train, move the body, run into sweat, just to stimulate the digestion. And so is much of the meat-eaters culture there just for digestive purposes: just to make shit. The meat-eater literally turns sour by the necessity of a stronger stomach acid. And acid saliva is not good for your dental health also. So also for these reasons of living peaceful and comfortably, be a vegetarian. The planet can sustain not that many meat-eaters either, So forget about it, there is no future in it. For your fatty acids, good for your cartilage e.g., you must eat a cheese sandwich each day or a table spoon of linseed oil, or else you have to take take fish oil supplements which are not vegetarian. The proteins are, with beans and grains combined, no problem; you even must take care not to satisfy the body too much eating all proteins in one meal, unless you have a feast, or in need of something extra. Eat bread or cereal at breakfast, but not always rice or pasta at your dinner. Eat potatoes instead, if you're not too fat. Just take (preferably biological) beans or other pulses with your potatoes and vegetables in replacing the meat-dish. Then the body will stay eager to serve to get it's necessary complementary cookie at tea or sandwich some time later in the day. Eat little but regularly; but indulge yourself also now and then, e.g. on a cakra day of socialization. Drink herbal tea. That together keeps the spirit and the body as well eager as satisfied. For your vitamins you must take care to eat three pieces of fruit each day as well as half a plate of fresh vegetables. The vitamin C is absolutely necessary. You will suffer depressions and fall ill if you don't eat them. For your iron, an element also easily available in meat-dishes, you must eat iron-rich vegetables and fruits, like broccoli, chicory and figs not to get anemia. For your b12 vitamin - the vitamin that makes you hungry missing it - you must eat dairy products (you can do without B12 for the maximum of a month ). It is a vitamin needed for your nervous system. So two glasses of milk a day or else, if you have a lactose allergy (think of the milkfast!), a few pieces of cheese covering the same amount will do. Cheese is compressed and fermented milk missing its water. It is safe for people with the allergy. Veganists are condemned to eat seaweed instead of dairy. Such a diet is more troublesome. Don't be a fanatic, or else it is a lack of philosophy. The cow is your welfare and well-being, and in a vegetarian culture she is thus holy. Nuts are also a source of vitamin B, selenium (brazil nuts), fatty acids and protein. Use, sparingly, real butter and no margarine on your bread, for the artificial vitamin D in it can give you serious trouble. An exess of it results, unlike with natural vitamin D, in calcium deposits throughout the body (hypercalcemia). Also problems may result with e.g. ones nerves and joints. Vitamin D is associated with the immune system which, unsettled with a wrong type of D, may lead to chronic inflammation disorders like M. S. and arthritis. So the lesson is: eat natural, not too much, not all at the same time, and eat variegated; then you'll live longer and happier than many a meat-eater and will you be without all the sweat (and the extra medical cost and misery) about staying healthy.

See for more dialogues: Synopsis The Order of Time summarized

Filognosy: literally means: love for knowledge. The term is used to contrast the term philosophy as not just the love for wisdom or its development is the goal but more the love for knowledge, the spiritual knowledge of Christianity or gnosis if you like, as it is in its entirety. Filognosy is an inclusive way of thinking trying not to exclude anything. In the concrete world the term implies the practice of inducing oneness and harmony of consciousness in the fields of facts (method/science), principles (analysis/spirituality) and the person (personal/politics) by means of contemplation, discourse and service to the natural order of time in association with the ether, as the method for countering the troubles of not knowing (see also the instruction site Filognosy)

The basic confession of filognosy 132: Transgression of the basic principles leads to materialism and imbalance in respect of the visions and opulences; for that reason is the ideal filognostic someone who 1) puts his clock and week order to the sun, 2) a vegatarian, 3) a celibate unless begetting children, and 4) in principle does his job for a social security check or basic income - a non-idal filognostic is called a profiteer.

May Peace with the Natural Order,
rule the world respecting the Truth,
Sharing all with each in Moderation,
Faithful to the cause of Unity
.


A complete recipy for a healthy vegetarian (feast)meal

Below a description of a full vegetarian meal, with all the necessary proteins and vitamines. For your fatty acids, good for your cartilage e.g., you must eat a cheese sandwich each day (or a couple of cheese squares) and/or a table spoon of lin(flax)-seed oil in your dessert (less tasty), or else you have to take fish oil supplements which are not vegetarian. See again the ten points of the above subsection 'Biochemistry of the filognostic diet'). A vegetarian meal is just very tasty and a joy to the heart!


"Mother Earth provides for all living beings"
- Puréed aubergine (eggplant), spinach and tomatoes
- Spicy rice
- Tofu (curd made from mashed soybeans) in spicy tomato sauce
- natural yogurt with fresh fruit and maple syrup
  • Puréed aubergine, spinach and tomatoes.

Ingredients: 900 gr. aubergine (eggplant) in cubes, 450 gr. finely chopped spinach, 900 gr. tomatoes skinned and cut in small pieces, 5 table spoons sunflower oil or ghee (clarified butter), 1 fresh pepper, seeded and finely cut (or 1/4 tea spoon dried, powdered pepper), 1/2 tea spoon kurkuma, 1 tea spoon finely ground coriander seeds (also called cilantro), 1/2 tea spoon finely ground cumin seeds, 1/2 tea spoon asafoetida or Hing - (Ferula asafoetida); 150 ml water, 1 tea spoon cane sugar, 2 and a half tea spoon salt and half a tea spoon garam masala (ready-to-use from Indonesian or Indian store). This dish is made by cooking the vegetables until they become a thick sauce.

Preparation: Heat the oil or ghee in a large suace-pan and fry the fresh pepper and ground coriander a few seconds until they darken. Then add the other powdered spices; fry for a few seconds and add the eggplant cubes. Fry on medium temperature while stirring carefully until the eggplant cubes are butter soft and seeds fall out. Now add chopped spinach, tomatoes and water while mixing everything. Partially cover the saucepan and simmer (stirring occasionally) for about 20 minutes. Turn up the heat to medium and while stirring cook another 10 minutes until spinach, eggplant and tomaties together form a thick velvety sauce. At last take the pan from the heat; add sugar, salt and garam masala and mix well. Preparation en cooking time: 40 minutes.

  • Spicy rice

Ingredients: 250 gr. basmati rice or another good quality rice, 5 dl. water, 2 table spoons sunflower oil or ghee, 2 fresh peppers seeded and finely chopped, 1 tea spoon cumin seeds, 1 tea spoon powdered cinnamon, 1 tea spoon grated fresh ginger, 3 cardamon pods (a little crushed), 2 table spoons finely chopped fresh parsley or coriander leaves, 1 tea spoon salt.

Preparation: Wash the rice. Bring the water to boil. Heat the oil or ghee and fry the fresh pepper and cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds darken, add cinnamon, ginger and cardamon. Mix and add the rice while stirring. The rice should get roasted lightly after a few minutes. Poor the boiling water with the rice and spices and put a id on the pan. Turn the flame to very low (as possible). Let the rice simmer (without taking the lid from the pan) for about 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed. Take the lid from the pan and let it simmer for another 2 minutes (or as necessary). The rice is done when you see little holes in it. Remove cardamom pods and fold salt and the chopped parsley or coriander leaves carefully through the rice. This rice dish is suitable to be served with every vegetable dish or any other dish of your choice.

  • Tofu or paneer (homemade cheese) (or chick-peas, brown or white beans or marrowfat peas (pre-cooked in glass pots or dried which have to be soaked over night)) in a spicy sauce.

Ingredients: 500 gr. tofu (toko or supermarket) or 250 gr. paneer, 1 package seaved tomatoes or 4 medium fresh tomatoes, 3 dl. water, 2 table spoons sunflower oil or ghee, garam masala, a few table spoons of dry coconut or creamed coconut (santen: a mixture of water and oils pressed from grated coconut flesh to thicken sauce), small hand full of raisins, half a tea spoon of salt, 10 black or green olives (optional), 1 tea spoon of fresh finely chopped or grated ginger.


Mother Earth's herb palette

Preparation: Cut the tofu in small cubes (2.5 cm). Heat the oil or ghee in a frying pan and bake the fresh ginger for a few seconds, then add the cubes of tofu together with a tea spoon garam masala or spicies of your choice until the tofu cubes brown lightly. Add the fresh or sieved tomatoes, water, raisins, as much as necessary creamed coconut, 2 table spoons of olives, and mix carefully through the tofu cubes. Simmer for 30 minutes. If necessary add water to thin the sauce and/or increase the quantity. Serve hot and sprinkle a few cashew nuts on every plate.

Note: The tofu can easily be replaced by Paneer.

  • Bio-yogurt with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

Ingredients: 5 dl. Bio-yogurt, pieces of fresh fruit like banana, kiwi, mango, strawberries, pear or fruit you prefer. Two table spoons of heavy cream, 2 table spoons of maple syrup, a tea spoon of rose water (optional) for a fine smell and taste.

Preparation: Fill the dessert bowls with the above mentioned ingredients, add the rose water and on top sprinkle some chopped nuts of your choice.

(About Maple syrup)

Happy eating!


Did you know?

  • ....Lord Krishna, the eighth (see also S.B. 10: 3) and principal avatar and incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu, was reputed to have promoted with music enthralling growth and bewitching verdure in Vrindâvana, a city on the banks of the Yamunâ River in north-central India long famous for its saint-musicians. Much later a courtier of the famous Moghul emperor Akbar is reported to have been able to perform such miracles with his songs as to bring on rain, light oil lamps, vernalize plants and induce them to blossom simply by intoning râgas (a musical mood, note, harmony, melody) at them. This appealing idea is confirmed in Tamil literature, which refers to the eyes, or buds, of sugar cane growing vigorously in response to the mellifluous buzzing of speckled beetles and to the profuse oozing of sugary nectar from the golden flowers of Cassia fistula when serenaded with heart-melting melodies.
  • .... that has been proven beyond any shadow of doubt harmonic sound waves affect the growth, flowering, fruiting, and see-yields of plants ......
  • .... One of the most important items in human diet is protein, which provides eight essential amino acids, the building blocks of the body. There are twentytwo amino acid. Eight are called essential for the adult, ten are necessary for growing children. If those are included, the body can build the others.
  • .... Meat is the most popular source of protein; but the prime steak of today has come from beef that has been force-fed for 180 days with low-quality-protein hybrid grains sprayed with poson insecticides. These go straight into the fat of the meat, especially into the marbling, and (is said), lead straight to heart disease. To put an extra 20 percent weight on cattle - and produce a multimillion-dollar profit - the cattle raisers feed their animals diethylstilbestrol (DES), which can be carcinogenic in both men and women.
  • .... Humanity has been badly frightened by the invention of the atomic bomb. Yet the slower but more widespread devastation wrought by exhausting the soil upon which we depend for subsistence, is ignored by the majority of people, who think of calamity only in terms of disaster or war. Wasteful exploitation of the soil's fertility is due in part to the desire for quick cash returns, but in a greater degree to ignorance. Many scientists and agriculturalists now realize that their knowledge of the natural processes underlying soil fertility is incomplete. They recognize that these processes are only partly explicable in terms of agricultural chemistry and that the purely inorganic approach to the study of soil science is a line of thought as dead as the mechanical determination of nineteenth-century physics. "Dead" is the appropriate word; for the missing factor is that of life itself.
... that all living things - man, plants, animals,
earth, planets and stars - are interconnected:
what effects one affects them all.

See also

Listen to: S'rî Das'âvatâra-stotra, especially verse 9: <br> Buddha Avatâra:<br> Decrying slaughter according the rules of Vedic sacrifice,<br> You are compassionate of heart with the poor animals.<br> O Kes'ava in the form of Buddha! Hail Hari! Lord of the universe.<br>

Watch also this video: Why you should be/become a vegetarian....


Footnotes and References

  1. "Diet and Stress in Vascular Disease", Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA 176: 135-35, 1961.
  2. Primary Prevention of the Arteriosclerotic Disease, report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Recources, Oplage 42; A53-95, December 1970; Dietary Goals For the United States, Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, U.S. Printing Office, Washington D.C., 20402, February 1977.
  3. Verzadigde vetten worden hoofdzakelijk, maar niet uitsluitend, aangetroffen in producten van dierlijke oorsprong; gehydrogeneerde (verbinden met waterstof) vetten worden aangetroffen in voedsel dat voor de handel geproduceerd wordt; cholesterol wordt uitsluitend aangetroffen in producten van dierlijke oorsprong.
  4. "What is the Experts' Opinion on Diet and Coronary Heart Diseases?", Kaare R. Norum, Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, February 12, 1977.
  5. Dr.ir. Hermus, scientist of the department of "Humane Food" of the Agricultural University at Wageningen.
  6. "Soybean Protein Diet in the Treatment of Type II Hyperlipoproteinaemia", C.R. Cistori et. al., The Lancet, 1 (8006): 275-7, February 5, 1977.
  7. "Role of Lifestyle and Dietary Habits in Risk of Cancer Among Seventh-Day Adventists", R.L. Phillips, Cancer Research, 35: 3513, November 1975; "Fat Intake Seen Increasing Cancer Risk", Morton Mintz, Washington Post, september 1976.
  8. "Bacteria and the Aetiology of Cancer of the Large Bowel", M.J. Hill, The Lancet, 1: 95-100, 1971.
  9. Cancer and Other Diseases from Meat Consumption p. 12, Blanche Leonardo Ph.D., 1979.
  10. How Sodium Nitrite Can Affect Your Health, M. Jacobs, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington D.C., 1973. 'Nitrosamines as Environmental Carcinogens', W. Linjinsky en S.S. Epstein, Nature 225, p. 21-23, 1970. 'Nitrate and Human Cancer', Committee on Nitrate Accumulation, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., 20418, 1972 en The Lancet, 2 (8032): 281, 1977.
  11. Poison in Your Body p. 52, Gary en Steven Null, Arco Press, 1977.
  12. Diet, Nutrition and Cancer, National Research Consul, American Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, June 1982.
  13. "Health Forum", Dr. P. Airola, Vegetarian Times, page 67, August 1982.
  14. "The Influence of Flesh Eating on Endurance", Irving Fisher, Yale Medical Journal, 13 (5): pp. 205-221.
  15. A Fleshless Diet: Vegetarianism as a Rational Dietary pp. 131-132, J.L. Buttner, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1910.
  16. Diet for a Small Planet, page 12, Francis Moore Lappé, New York Ballantine Books, 1975.
  17. Diet for a Small Planet, page 10, Francis Moore Lappé, New York Ballantine Books, 1975.
  18. Diet for a Small Planet, page 235, Francis Moore Lappé, New York Ballantine Books, 1975.
  19. Georg Borgström, geciteerd in Diet for a Small Planet page 25, Francis Moore Lappé, New York Ballantine Books, 1975.
  20. Lester Brown, quoted from The Vegetarian Alternative page. 234, Vic Sussman, Rodale Press, 1978.
  21. Dr. Jean Mayer, quoted from Dietary Goals for the United States page 44, Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, U.S. Printing Office, 20402, 1977.
  22. Georg Borgström, quoted in Diet for a Small Planet page 32, Francis Moore Lappé, New York Ballantine Books, 1975.
  23. Population, Resources and Environment page 64, Paul and Anne Ehrlich, W.H. Freeman and Company, 1970.
  24. FAO Production Yearbook 1984, vol. 38, Statistics Series No. 61, pp. 226-247, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / Rome.
  25. The Edenite Creed for Life page 19, The Edenite Society, 1979.
  26. The Edenite Creed for Life, The Edenite Society, 1979.
  27. The Gospel of the Holy Twelve page 8, Ds. G.J.R. Ousley, Health Research, reprint 1974.
  28. Broma - food (Mark 7.19, Luke 3.11 and 9.13 and John 4.34); brosimos - that what can be eaten/consumed (Luke 24.41); brosis - food, or eating as an act (John 4.32, 6.27, 6.55, Luke 12.42); prosphagion - something to eat (John 21.5); trophe - food/nourishment (Matthew 3.4, 6.25, 10.10, 24.45, Luke 12.23, John 4.8); phago - to eat (Matthew 25.35, 25.42, Luke 8.55). Every time the original Greec is indicating food in general. It is remarked that the New English Bible uses the right translation.
  29. In the article "Was the Master a Vegetarian?" by Ds. V.A. Holmes-Gore we find i.e. the following about Jesus (in Dutch only).
  30. The Four Soul Killers, page 15, Gnostic Orthodox Church, St. George Press, 1979.
  31. To mention a few: Genesis 3.18, 9.4, 9.5; Deuteronomy 12.16; Isaiah 1.11, 1.15, 66,3; Leviticus 3.17, 7.14, 7.23, 7.26; and Proverbs (Spreuken) 23.20.
  32. It is interesting to know that in the more than 5000 years old vedic scriptures has been prophesied the appearance of Buddha. In S'rîmad Bhâgavatam (1.3: 24) we find the following: tatah kalau sampravritte, sammohâya sura-dvishâm, buddho nâmnâñjana-sitah, kîkatheshu bhavishyat: "Thereafter in the Age of Kali His birth as Lord Buddha from Añjanâ in Gayâ will take place in order to delude the ones envious with the theists.". In verse 28 of the same chapter is explained: "All these are part of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord [Bhagavân] in person who gives protection in all ages and worlds against the enemies of the king of heaven [Indra]." (krishnas tu bhagavân svayam). The s'âstra's (vedic scriptures) consider Lord Buddha as an incarnation of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality.

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