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Time to Die

 Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy.

His teacher had a precious teacup, a rare antique. Ikkyu happened to break this cup and was greatly perplexed. Hearing the footsteps of his teacher, he held the pieces of the cup behind him.

When the master appeared, Ikkyu asked: “Why do people have to die?” “This is natural,” explained the older man. “Everything has to die and has just so long to live.”

Ikkyu, producing the shattered cup, added: “It was time for your cup to die.”

Epilogue ….

everything comes out of nothing go back in nothing …..but some take more time intervals and this extended age makes them rare and antique …… why human wants to be rare and antique in time …..

rare is timeless happiness ….. that is enlightenment ….and time for us to live…

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God tasters

Good and God’s morning …… I am learning to cook … joined the cooking class of my wife …. my goddess of food ANNAPURNA DEVI …….  in my opinion Kitchen is home temple of learning and cooking it is a finest yoga for oneness of senses .

Cooking with love…..
serving with joy….
are the finest worships of God.

sensitivity awareness program….is enjoy food…….feel the taste……

like there are tea tasters……
so we all are God tasters….

God is taste behind all taste …..
that why we say ……
food is God.

हे न जाणावे साधारण । अन्‍न ब्रह्मरूप जाण । जे जीवनहेतु कारण । विश्‍वा यया ।। –  श्री भावार्थदीपिका (श्री ज्ञानेश्‍वरी ३:३३)

Saint Dnyaneshvar says, ‘Food itself is Brahma’ The whole universe originates from, sustains on and merges intoBrahma. Similarly, all living beings originate from, survive on and merge into food. 

In an Indian family traditionally men are bread earners and women are bread makers …… my mother used to make certain Indian bread what is normally called is a Paratha …… or my wife cooks certain kind of rice ….. even after travelling across the world ……. tasting many many different kind of vegetarian meals of different traditions ….dining in the best places of the world ….. can not remember if any thing I could find of that refinement ….. that divine taste comes from their love ….. cooking with love is prayer of God 

 Lord Vishnu – the deity of food

Lord Vishnu is the deity who controls the production, digestion and utilisation of food. In the Vishnu Sahastranam, ‘bhojan (food)’ and ‘bhokta (the one who consumes it)’ are also included in the thousand Names of Lord Vishnu as ‘भोजनाय नम:’, ‘भोक्‍ताय नम:’. That is food as well as its consumer are respected as Lord Vishnu.

another thing which is still practiced is prayer before the meal and offering of plate of food to Idol of God and after that only meals start ….. there has been saying that food is God …… so I am truly a theist …

so today I was asked to separate individual CORIANDER leafs from the a big bunch and if every activity is prayer of God then whether I write this blog or clean these leaves is equally rewarding in terms of happiness …… in my life today for almost 3 hours touched them ….separated them …..and cleaned them ….but all in totality of my being …….

living in totality and earning happiness for every moment in my view is enlightenment ……

love all

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