MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL :4. (d).





Chapter-4. MIND AND FOOD :



(d). FOOD ITEMS HELPFUL IN MEDITATION :


Milk, fruits, almonds, sugar-candy, butter, green oats, Bengal oats (Chenai) soaked in water overnight, bread, etc., are all helpful in meditation.

Thed, a kind of Kandamula found in abundance in Brahmapuri, Vasishtha Guha and other parts of the Himalayas, is very Sattvic.

It helps meditation.

My friend and spiritual brother Swami Purushottamanandaji used to live on that for some days when he was at Vasishtha Guha, fourteen miles from the reputed Rishikesh.

Sunthi-Sevana (taking powder of dried ginger) is very good for aspirants.

It can be taken along with milk.

It refreshes the mind and helps digestion.

Yogins take it very often.

Triphala water also is taken by Yogins.

It removes constipation, cools the system and stops wet-dreams.

Myrobalan or Haritaki (Harad of the yellow kind) can be chewed by Yogic practitioners very often.

It preserves semen and checks nocturnal discharges.

Potatoes boiled without salt or roasted in fire are very good.


Next : ( e).  NOTE OF CAUTION :


Swami Sivananda

To be continued  ...




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