Vedic Books - Purveyors of fine Indological Books! MY ACCOUNT  MY CART  CHECKOUTVedic Books Sale 2011
LiveZilla Live Help
VEDIC BOOKS » Diet » Vedic references to food MY ACCOUNT  |  MY CART  |  CHECKOUT
BOOK SEARCH
BROWSE
BROWSE
AGNIHOTRA
ARTS
ASTROLOGY
AYURVEDA
BIOGRAPHY
BUDDHISM
CHILDRENS BOOKS
COMMUNITIES
COOKING
DIARIES
DIVINATION
EDUCATION
ENVIRONMENT
FRANCAIS
GENERAL
GIFT VOUCHERS
HEALING
HINDI BOOKS
HISTORY
INSPIRATION
JYOTISH
LANGUAGES
MASTERS
MEDITATION
MUSIC
ORGANIC FARMING
PHILOSOPHY
PSYCHOLOGY
RELIGIONS
SANSKRIT
SPIRITUAL TEXTS
SPIRITUALITY
TANTRA
TIBETAN BUDDHISM
TRAVEL
VASTU
VEDANTA
VEDIC MATHEMATICS
VEGETARIANISM
WOMEN
YOGA
LATEST RELEASES
LATEST RELEASES  more
Parasaratantra
Parasaratantra
$46.99
$35.24
Affiliate Program
Affiliates

Join Now
Affiliate Log In
Affiliate Information
DAILY WISDOM

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. Rabrindranath Tagore

More wisdom...

QUICK INFO
About Us
Shipping Info
Vedic Books FAQ
Privacy Notice
Terms & Conditions
Contact Us
WE ACCEPT
Vedic references to food by Understanding Hinduism

 

From The Chandogya Upanishad

 

"From purity of food follows the
purity of the internal organ"

-Chandogya Upanishad, Vii.26.2
[Note:Mind is the internal organ]

"Mind is surely made of food, vital force
is made of water,and speech is made of fire"-
-Chandogya Upanishad VI.6.5

"Of curd when it is churned, that which is its
subtle part rises upward. That becomes
clarified butter. In this very way, of food when
it is eaten, that which is the subtle part, that
rises upward, and that becomes mind"
-Chandogya Upanishad, Vi.6.1 & 2

‘When nourishment is pure, reflection and higher understanding are pure, memory becomes strong. When memory becomes strong, there is release
from all the knots of the heart.’
-Chandogya Upanishad,  I.  vii. 

From The Bhagavad Gita


The food also which is dear to each is threefold.
– Gita,17.7

That food which increases life, purity, strength, health,
joy and cheerfulness, which are savoury and oleaginous, substantial and agreeable, are dear to the Sattwic (pure) people.
–  Gita, 17. 8

The foods that are bitter, sour, saline, excessively hot, pungent, dry and burning are liked by the Rajasic and are productive of pain, grief and disease. - Gita 17. 9

That which is stale, tasteless, putrid, rotten and impure
refuse, is the food liked by the Tamasic. – Gita, 17.10

From Sattwa (purity) arises wisdom or knowledge; from Rajas (passion) arises greed; and from Tamas (inertia) arises heedlessness, delusion and ignorance.
- Gita, 14.17

From Tattiriya Upanishad

Out of Brahman, who is the Self, came akasha (space); from akasha, air; from air, fire; from fire, water; from water, earth; from earth, vegetation; out of vegetation, food; out of food the body of man. The body of man, composed of the essence of food, is the physical sheath of the Self.
-Taittiriya Upanishad, II.i.3

Let him (the knower of Brahman) never condemn (deprecate) food; that is the vow.

The prana (vital breath or vital energy) is, verily food; the body is the eater of food; for the vital force is lodged in the body. The body rests on the prana; the prana rests on the body. Thus food rests on food.

He who knows this resting of food on food is established; he becomes a possessor of food. He becomes great in offspring and cattle (prosperity) and in spiritual radiance (luster of holiness) and great in fame.

-Taittiriya Upanishad, III.vii.1

[Note: Comments by Sri Sankaracharya, translated by Swami Gambhirananda: Since Brahman is realised through the portal of food, one should not deprecate food. The inculcation of the vow is meant for the praise of food; and food is worthy of praise, since it is an aid to the realisation of Brahman (The Supreme Reality).]
___________________________________

Of all the restrictive rules, that relating to the taking of sattwic food in moderate quantities is best; by observing this rule, the sattwic quality of mind will increase, and that will be helpful to Self-inquiry.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi
___________________________________

 

From The Mahabharata


Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli

A Brahmin (priest) should abstain from meat.
The Mahabharata
Anusasana Parva, Section XCIII

The sin of eating meat is ascribed to three causes. That sin may attach to the mind, to words, and to acts. It is for this reason that men of wisdom who are endued with penances refrain from eating meat. -The Mahabharata, Anusasana Parva, Section CXIV

Well-dressed, cooked with salt or without salt, meat, in whatever form one may take it, gradually attracts the mind and enslaves it.
The Mahabharata, Anusasana Parva, Section CXIV

[Note: By eating meat, one feels the desire for meat increasing. A taste or predilection for meat is thus created. Hence the best course is total abstinence from meat.]

 

Published with the kind permission of www.hinduism.co.za.

 

Their ‘Understanding Hinduism’ website is an award winning site featuring a whole host of various articles promoting Hinduism. It truly is a wonderful, thoughtful and thought provoking work and a true beacon for the promotion of Hinduism and Vedic culture in the world today.

 

Please visit their enlightening website at www.hinduism.co.za.

 

For more information, please visit this articles web page.
This article was published on Friday 22 May, 2009.
Current Reviews: 0
Write Review
Tell a friend
Tell a friend about this article:  
SHOPPING CART  more
0 items
LOG IN
E-Mail Address:
Password:
Secure Log In
New User
Forgot Password?
TELL A FRIEND
 
We'd love it if you tell a friend about us Just enter their email address and click the envelope (you can also add a messege on the next page).
BESTSELLERS
01.Human Physiology - Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature
02.Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda
03.Caraka Samhita (7 vols): Text in Sanskrit with English translation
04.Astanga Hrdayam - 3 Volumes
05.Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
06.A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya
07.Introduction to Sanskrit (Volume I and Volume II)
08.Siddhas: Masters of the basics
09.Kundalini Tantra
10.Vastu Architecture: Design Theory and Application for Everyday Life
11.Health In Your Hands: Acupressure and Natural Therapies (2 Vols.)
12.Hatha Yoga Pradipika
RECENTLY VIEWED
Kathakalp
Bases of Yoga
The Ayurvedic Formulary of India - Part I
The Yoga of Herbs
Medical Astrology: Concepts and Case Studies (Vol. 1 and 2)
The Guru Puja
Sri Balaji 2009 Diary
Numerology, Gemology and Rudraksha
Prana: The Secret of Yogic Healing
The Fabulous Sheikh Chilli
BOOK REVIEWS  more
Sampuran Vaastu Shastra
Sampuran vaastu shastra is very good book for those who want ..
5 of 5 Stars!
ARTICLES

New Articles (0)
All Articles (326)
Aromatherapy (16)
Ayurveda (51)
Diet (22)
Green Building (3)
Green Gardening (9)
Jyotish (10)
Natural Energy (5)
Recycling (2)
Sacred Sites (6)
Saints of India (1)
Spiritual Insight (54)
Sustainability (7)
Vaastu (2)
Vedic Agnihotra (10)
Vedic Culture (22)
Vedic Jyotish (23)
Vedic Maths (6)
Vedic Teachings (27)
Vedic Vaastu (4)
Vegetarianism (12)
Water (5)
World Religions (15)
Yoga (13)
TESTIMONIALS

Hello, your website is one of the reasons to love the internet. This is an amazing age that we live in. The way that we are all able to connect, and order books from the other side of the globe and have them delivered to your home is incredible! Your website has a great selection of books regarding Vedic topics. You are doing a great service, making books that are rare in the US, easily procurable. Trying to order from Gita Press was way too complicated, but it was very easy to order from your site and pay with Paypal....
Read more...

Joseph


Subscribe to the Vedic Books Newsletter
Newsletter Sign-Up *Email: *Enter the code shown:
Join our Vedic Books family by subscribing to our newsletter and keeping up with divine wisdom from India.

Earn 5% commission simply by linking to Vedic Books !
Learn More about the Vedic Books Affiliates Program



Follow us on Twitter | Browse the Aisles | Search for a Book | Bestsellers | Specials | Latest Releases | Book of the Moment

Contact Us | Help | My Shopping Cart | My Account | Mailing List | Affiliate Program | Tell-a-Friend | Redeem Voucher | Sitemap | Products RSS Feed

Our International Sites: USA | United Kingdom | South Africa

You might also enjoy: Madanapalas | Agnihotra Direct | Ayurveda Direct | Panchakarma

Copyright 2003-2017, Vedic Books | Terms and Conditions


0.275s