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Lesson 30 -
Diet and Meditation (Audio)
AYP Plus Additions:
On Diet: Effect of
Sensory Perception Refining in Stillness (Audio)
Date: Thu Dec 4, 2003 4:25pm
New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: If I become a vegetarian, will meditation be better?
A: Only if you are naturally inclined that way. Forced diets are not usually the best
diets, because they introduce stress and self-judgement. The first chance it gets, the
body rushes back to the old diet. This is why regimented diet programs rarely work over
the long run. It has to come from within.
If you meditate regularly, you will find that, in time, you will be drawn to a lighter,
more nutritious diet. Your preferences will change naturally. Go with that. The body knows
what it needs to sustain the process of purification fostered by meditation. As pure bliss
consciousness rises, the eating habits will change accordingly.
"Light and nutritious" is about all the diet description you will see here in
these lessons. "Light" to aid in easy cleansing of the nervous system through
advanced yoga practices, and "nutritious" to help keep the body in good health.
Too light is not usually nutritious, and too nutritious is not usually light. Balance is
the key, and regular meditation will naturally lead us in that direction. A preoccupation
with diet is not an aid to meditation. So take it easy and meditate twice each day. If you
do that, the diet will take care of itself.
The guru is in you.
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Note: For detailed instructions on deep meditation, see the
AYP Deep Meditation book.
For detailed discussion on yogic
diet, see the AYP Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli
book. Also see
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