Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Play of Consciousness by Swami Muktananda, an enlightening book about

the spiritual path is available at the Alachua County Library. They have 2

copies

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

VEGETARIAN



Rice and Mung Bean Stew (Khichari)

by Kurma Dasa

1/3 cup of whole mung beans (split mung does

well, too).

3 tablespoons Ghee (or other oil)

1/3 cup raw cashews (pieces or halves).

2 teaspoons cumin seed.

1 tablespoon hot chilies (depending on choice,

jalapena was the favored chili in original recipe).

2 tablespoons chopped or diced ginger.

1 teaspoon turmeric.

1 teaspoon yellow asafoetida (aka hing, in India).

1 small cauliflower (about 14 ounced cut up into

flowerets).

5 to 6 cups of water.

2/3 cup of cooked green peas

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of butter

Fresh chopped cilantro

Preparation

Take the cauliflower and break it into small flowerets. Rinse it off and set it aside. Also rinse a cup of rice and 1/3 cup of whole mung beans (which look like peas). In a large saucepan, 4 quarts or larger, heat 3 tablespoons of a favorite oil, canola, safflower, or the famous Indian Ghee. After it warms, toast 1/3 cup of raw cashews, just let them get a “golden” brown. Remove the cashews and add 2 teaspoons of cumin seed, and let it toast until it is golden brown, after that you add 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped or diced ginger, then add the 1 tablespoon of hot green chilis, sauté for a few seconds, then add teaspoons each of asafoetida and turmeric.

Now you have a kind of sauce. You add the cauliflower flowerets and stir making sure they are covered in the mixture. Then add the rice and mung beans with the cauliflower and spices and stir for one minute.

When everything is mixed up and covered with the sauce add 5 to 6 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Lower the flame and let it simmer in a partially covered pot for about 30-40 minutes.

While your pot is simmering on low do this. Chop a cups worth of tomatos, add 2/3 cup of a can green peas, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine and some fresh chopped cilantro if you choose, together in a bowl with the toasted cashews.

When the cauliflower, rice and mung beans are done (don’t let it get too dry, if so add water) fold the bowl of cashews, salt, tomatoes, peas, and butter or margarine into the recipe. Let it warm so the new ingredients are hot, then you may turn off the stove.





Serve hot.





Sunday, February 22, 2015

LOVE

He killed the things he loved and he loved me. How I would love to watch him bleed right in front of me.
 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

How to Maintain Good Mental Health in 2015

Here's a link to the article which was shared by Patrick Kennedy but I have my own ideas. Surely, keeping the microwave spic and span is the key to good mental health for me in 2015.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Tealiban

I have been following this group at Facebook called I Hate the Tealiban. The Tealiban is what they consider the Tea Party. After all, the Taliban are ultra conservative religious nationalists and would be good for Americans to keep that in mind. They are not typical of Islam nor of the Middle East. They are much like these Tea Party people but without the influence. They have recoursed to their 2nd amendment rights though none exist in their nations.

Why Yoga and When?

     Was thinking about how I never got into yoga and following a spiritual master until I was a grown man and it dawned on me the corporations. My mom and dad worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Oh, no waves to make in that organization. Although they had a union, the MBA, Mutual Beneficial Association of Transportation Employees I am sure there were no protections for them getting flaky in anyway as most devotees are perceived to be by the general public.
     So this corporate structure keeps you living a certain way, believing certain things and that is at odds with a system like Siddha Yoga for instance. Having food on the table, a home to live in and a good neighborhood and schools for the kids is the most important thing. Yogananda existed back in my mom's day. Vivkenanda came to the States in the late 19th century.