Sunday, July 3, 2016

Body, mind and wealth

We used to sing t his song, Gurudeva Hamara Pyara (To Our Beloved Guru) at the beginning of satsangs at the Informal Siddha Meditation Center in the 90's. I have been singing it again on my own. I am getting closer to it. One line says, one should know the Guru to be one's own body, mind and wealth. I like that.
Originally my key line in the song was He is our life's support. Of course with Gurumayi now the Guru that would be She is our life's support.
Gurudeva hamara pyara hai jivana ko adhara
Gurudeva hamara pyara hai jivana ko adhara.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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It's important to remember we are all only One.There is no one else but our Self who is supreme consciousness and bliss, Divine. Shakti has covered the Self, Shiva, with a veil called illusion. It is a game Shiva plays so he can relish the joy of Self-Realization

Friday, July 10, 2015

What? Why?

I have been considered a very cynical downer. In high school, especially, I was viewed that way. So, what am I doing with this Guru and liberation stuff? What is my ulterior motive? Well, motives arise. I think of them all the time. Here are a few; to improve my inner state, to improve my material conditions though I really don't know how meditating and chanting are supposed to do that. I guess a lot those hippie acid heads could be asked that question. What are they doing with this ego destroying stuff? Aren't we famous for ego?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Play of Consciousness by Swami Muktananda, an enlightening book about

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


Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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


5 to 6 cups of water.

2/3 cup of cooked green peas

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of butter

Fresh chopped cilantro


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


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.