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The magical process by which bhoga becomes prasadam...

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Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 8, 2016 at 0:45

BEANS; High protein, filling, succulent ;

Soak overnight in pure water, then cook in sufficient water, one cup of chick peas, and one cup of any other beans.

When cooked and soft, add;

1/2 cup spaghetti sauce,
1/2 tsp black pepper,
one teaspoon tumeric powder,
salt to taste,
one tblspn. "chana masala" spice mix from prepackaged Indian spices,
one large black cardamon pod,
a shake of asfoetida, or garlic powder, or both,
one tsp. organic sugar,
pinch of cinnamon,
1full tblspoon "methi" leaf / fenugreek leaf, and /or 1 teaspoon each of basil and oregano,
One tsp.of cumin.

Simmer. No fat need be added, but butter etc is always more luxurious, and calories.

Tamohara dasa (not the GBC)

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 25, 2015 at 18:13
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John Michalski to I Grew up in Hamtramck

Kolacky-Polish Christmas Cookies.
Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick = 4 ounces) butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
fruit preserves (raspberry, pineapple cherry)
Directions:
Beat butter and cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Add 1/3 tsp natural vanilla extract. Gradually add flour; beat at low speed until mixture forms soft dough. Divide dough ball in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Preheat oven to 375*F. Roll out dough, half at a time, on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 2-1/2 inch squares. Spoon 1 tsp. preserves into center of each square. Bring up two opposite corners to center; pinch together tightly to seal. Fold sealed tip to one side; pinch to seal. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Merry Christmas from....Aj The original Polish Prince.

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 11, 2015 at 1:31

offering bhoga; Ananta Sesa dasa, Bh.S., PH.D. on October 1, 2014 at 8:40

namah om vishnu padaya, krsna presthaya bhutale
srimate bhaktivedanta swami, iti namine

namaste sarasvati deve, gaura vani pracarine, nirvisesa sunnyavada, pascatya-desa tarine

namo maha vadanyaya
krishna prema pradayate
krishnaya-krishna-chaitanya
namna-gaure-tvishe namaha

namo brahmanya devaya
go brahmanya hitayacha
jagat hitaya krishnaya
govindaya namo namaha

My understanding is that when offering prasadam that one should chant these verses three times each.

Srila Prabhupada....“Regarding your question about offering Prasadam, whatever is offered to the Deity actually it goes through the Spiritual Master. The Spiritual Master offers to Lord Caitanya, and Lord Caitanya offers it to Krishna. Then Radha Krishna eats, or Jagannatha eats, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu eats, then the Spiritual Master eats, and it becomes Mahaprasadam. So when you offer something, you think like that and chant the Gayatri mantra, and then everything is complete. At last, ring the bell, take out the plate and wipe the place where the plate was kept.”
16 June, 1969 New Vrindaban Srlla Prabhupada'sLetter to Arundhati:

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on November 11, 2015 at 1:13

Srila Prabhupada....“Regarding your question about offering Prasadam, whatever is offered to the Deity actually it goes through the Spiritual Master. The Spiritual Master offers to Lord Caitanya, and Lord Caitanya offers it to Krishna. Then Radha Krishna eats, or Jagannatha eats, then Caitanya Mahaprabhu eats, then the Spiritual Master eats, and it becomes Mahaprasadam. So when you offer something, you think like that and chant the Gayatri mantra, and then everything is complete. At last, ring the bell, take out the plate and wipe the place where the plate was kept.”
16 June, 1969 New Vrindaban Srlla Prabhupada'sLetter to Arundhati:

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 25, 2015 at 17:43

Kitchari for Cleansing

During a cleanse, it is essential to have adequate protein to keep the blood sugar stable and the body burning fat.
One of the most common reasons folks have trouble with cleansing is due to unstable blood sugars made worse by the detox process. During a fast, for example, you are asked to drink only water, juice or veggies. For many, this type of austere fasting can be a strain and deplete blood sugar reserves. Then folks get really hungry, irritable, and end up with a low blood sugar headache or crash. While the goal of a fast is to shift the body into fat metabolism and detox the fat cells, this will not happen if the body is under stress and strain as a result of a difficult fast.
Here’s the basic equation:
Stress = Fat storing
No Stress = Fat burning
If you are attempting to detox heavy metals, preservatives, chemicals, pesticides and environmental toxins from your fat cells with a cleanse, make sure that you are not straining, or the amount of fat burned will be minimal.
Kitchari provides nourishment in the form of a complete protein that will keep the blood sugars stable during a cleanse. Otherwise, ironically, the body may react to the cleanse as a fat-storing emergency!
The goal of any effective cleanse should be to convince the body and the cells that life is not an emergency and that it is okay to burn that stored fat and release toxins. During a kitchari cleanse, you are eating this complete protein three meals a day, so there is no starvation response whatsoever. In fact, I always say that during our Colorado Cleanse and Short Home Cleanse, if you are straining or hungry than you are not getting the optimal benefits. The more comfortable you are the more fat you will burn.
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 25, 2015 at 17:42

Kitchari to Heal the Gut

In India, kitchari is often the first food for babies, not only because it is so easy to digest, it also heals and soothes the intestinal wall.
With 95 percent of the body’s serotonin produced in the gut, it is clear we process our stress through the intestinal wall. Chronic stress will irritate the intestinal wall and compromise digestion, the ability to detoxify through the gut, and cope with stress. During a kitchari cleanse, the digestive system can heal. While we offer four dietary options in our kitchari cleanses, eating just kitchari as a “mono diet” allows much of the digestion to be at rest during the cleanse, providing the nutrition needed to heal the gut and nourish the body.

Spiritual Practice and Deep Inner Calm

Having adequate protein to maintain blood sugar stability during a cleanse can facilitate feelings of inner peace and calm.

The state of fat metabolism facilitates a deep inner calm, making it the natural state for spiritual inquiry and practice. For this reason, kitchari was also fed to monks and ascetics to help create a sense of stillness in which we gain greater access to old toxic emotional and behavior patterns. This is also why kitchari is the food of choice of Panchakarma, Ayurveda’s deepest detox retreat.
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 25, 2015 at 17:40

A Perfect Protein

The combination of rice and beans has been a staple around the world for 10,000 years, and for good reason. You have probably heard the term complete protein, but let’s take a minute to really understand what that means.
There are 20 amino acids that combine with one another to make the proteins the body needs. Ten of them, the body can synthesize on its own. The other ten, called essential amino acids, the body does not make, meaning we must get it from our foods. Animal proteins are “complete” in that they contain all ten essential amino acids, but plant foods need to be combined to make a complete protein.
Rice, like most grains, is very low in the amino acid lysine. As a result, if you live on grains alone, you will likely become protein deficient. Legumes and lentils, on the other hand, have lots of lysine, but they are generally low in methionine, tryptophan and cystine. Fortunately, grains are high in these three amino acids.
So the marriage of rice and beans, as found in kitchari, has been providing the ten essential amino acids and making complete proteins for cultures around the world for thousands of years. For cultures that have subsisted on a plant-based diet, this marriage is often what allows their diet to be nutritionally sustainable.
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 10, 2015 at 18:06

Bucalolo. Grate some Yucca and fresh coconut add sugar and ginger, then steam for an hour or so. Offer with love and devotion to the Lord and then the most difficult step! Try and stop eating it.

Avadhoot Maharaj's photo.
Avadhoot Maharaj's photo.
Avadhoot Maharaj's photo.
Avadhoot Maharaj's photo.
Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 4, 2013 at 14:25

The below is from a letter from SP himself;

Comment by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on December 4, 2013 at 14:25

The important thing is that your preparations be palatable for Lord Krishna and that the ingredients be within the groups of ingredients already listed. You have asked me about sassafras and yes, it may be offered. Mushrooms are generally not offered, but there is no prohibition, there is no harm in them.

 
 
 

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