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Stories Personal and Mythical about Garlic: Vaidya tells how being born into a family of healers, garlic and onion were a ”forbidden” food! As a young child, Vaidya’s curiosity was piqued and he asked his father why he should not eat garlic and onion. His father told him “the mythical story of garlic.” The demon, Rahu, desired to drink from the nectar of immortality allowed to the gods only. Having disguised himself as one of the gods, Rahu sat at the table of the Gods. He was served the nectar and took a sip but just as he swallowed he was recognized by non other than Lord Vishnu himself who promptly cut off his head. The blood trickling from Rahu's neck fell to the earth and wherever it landed, garlic sprouted! Therefore, even though Garlic does have some medicinal properties due to its divine nectar content, per this mythical story garlic also has demon's blood... His father also explained that the SVA lineage of Ayurveda pays great attention to the vibrational aspects of the physiology, as well the vibrations of herbs and foods and that food and food items are categorized according to their vibrational charge in the SVA lineage. There are two possible vibrational options: Sura and asura. Sura translates to ‘divine or godly’, or ‘in rhythm’, and asura translates to ‘ungodly or demonic,’ or ‘out of rhythm vibrations’ or ‘destructive vibrations.’ Per the story of the demon Rahu, garlic has both amrit (nectar of the gods) or sura, and demons blood or asura, explaining both its medicinal value and toxic effects. Vaidya Mishra’s father explained that in Ayurveda doctors and practitioners may use deadly poisons or toxic substances that contain asura rhythms to heal, yet they must go through an intense purification process (amrita karan) in order to be administered. Garlic is one such substance; a blending of both sura and asura vibrations. According to the SVA lineage of Ayurveda, garlic constricts the nadis (vibrational channels) of the body, which prevents a clear experience of higher states of consciousness. Garlic’s out of rhythm vibrations also disturb the mental state of well-being shutting down the heart lotus and disturbing the brain’s receipt of cosmic energy. If you are intent on leading a peaceful life practicing non-violence towards others as well as yourself, and tend to prefer yoga sessions kirtan parties over clubbing and drinking parties, then you should avoid garlic. As you may know, since antiquity, many religious or mystical traditions have steered their followers away from garlic; many temples in India and elsewhere nowadays do not allow garlic on their premises as it is considered rajasic (increases undesirable destructive mental and emotional tendencies) and tamasic (increases ignorance). Garlic is considered to be is counterproductive to a devotional life-style and disruptive for meditation. Ok, you are a pacifistic health loving individual who is not necessarily into any school of yoga and meditation, and even though you are not necessarily on a path to enlightenment, you still don’t see why garlic should be avoid… Then read on, the rest of the article is for you! Copyright Adishakti, LLC 2012 –The information contained herein is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and it is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or heal any known or unknown diseases. TOLL-FREE: 888-9SHAKTI or 1.888.974.2584 - www.vaidyamishra.com - www.chandika.com

Garlic: Super Foor or Super Toxic?  

garlic, food, toxic, health

Garlic: Super Foor or Super Toxic?  

garlic, food, toxic, health

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