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  1. (A member of the audience asked a question and it was inaudible)

    Little food you must have. Even I’m eating little.
    There are people living on prana, I have seen them but they don’t look so bright. I have met not one or two, but several people who are just not eating at all.
    There is one gentleman on whom they ...
  2. Is a diet of raw food good for the body?

    Raw food is good but don’t overdo it. When we overdo it then it is no good.
    Our system from several generations is used to cooked food. According to Ayurveda, it is said if you have too much raw food, you will have vatta imbalance. Vatta ...
  3. Gurudev, is it okay to have bread, sandwiches, or noodles with vegetables?

    Yes, as long as you are having vegetables with that, it is okay. See, I am not saying you should be rigid about food and eat only certain kinds of food in breakfast, or in your meals. The important thing is to be careful and have awareness about what you a ...
  4. Gurudev, if we all get what we need in life, then why are the small children in Africa not getting food?

    Why are the children in Africa not getting food? So, we can all help them. If everybody is getting food, then who is to help whom? They are not getting food so that many others who are getting food can stretch their hands and help them out. ...
  5. Dear Gurudev, what is meaning of Pratyahara in Ashtanga Yoga (referring to the one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as given by Maharishi Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras)?

    Pratyahara means alternative food. It means to refrain or refuse from eating food that you usually have, and choosing something else to eat (referring to food more conducive to the body for spiritual practices). Our senses have a tendency to go outw ...
  6. Why sometimes blood pressure stays above normal even after daily Sudarshan Kriya, evening meditation and Triphala (ayurvedic herb)?

    Are you exercising properly? Are you doing some yoga? Are your food habits okay? Are you worried? Are you holding on to some knowledge in your mind? Or are you obsessed with some desires which you want to be fulfilled right away and have no patience?

    Y ...

  7. When the Vedas permit non-vegetarian food, why do Hindus refrain from eating meat?

    Lifestyles for different people at different times have transpired. The Vedas contain all the knowledge, about all the styles of people, all over the world. It doesn’t only mention you should eat meat, it also says a vegetarian diet is very good fo ...
  8. After doing Yes! course, I left non vegetarian food, but my parents and others keep forcing me to eat it, what should I do? I really don’t want to do this.

    Yes, what you don’t want to do, you hold on to it. Don’t listen to your parents in this case. Listen to other things that they say. ...
  9. Jai Gurudev, everyone says to not eat non-vegetarian food. If you eat non-vegetarian food, the brain capacity reduces. But there are lots of people who eat non-vegetarian food and they are intelligent and are more at the top of their profession. What is the reason behind it?

    Non-vegetarian definitely affects our system.
    Someone who has done more research on that can tell you in detail about the effects of eating non-vegetarian food.

    A lady from Macedonia has done lot of research. If you search on the internet, you wil ...

  10. Dear Gurudev, the food that we eat today have so much chemicals and the government policies promote these. How to tackle this? Please also talk about organic food and organic farming.

    Organic farming is the future of Earth.
    If we want the earth to sustain itself, we have to go organic. There is no other way.
    There are people who are so greedy and selfish that they do not care for the planet, and so they promote these harmful t ...
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