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PART 8 ON ROLE OF DIETARY REGIMEN IN CONTROL OF MIND

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Date: Wed Oct 21 1998 - 06:32:38 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
Presented below is Part 8 on Role of Dietary Regimen in Control of mind
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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PART 8 ON ROLE OF DIETARY REGIMEN IN CONTROL OF MIND  

D.	The following can be taken as exceptions to general prohibitions :-

1.	The remnants of food partaken by father, preceptor and eldest brother.
2.	The remnants of soma juice tasted through the soma vessel during Somayaga.
3.	The remnants of food eaten by wife / husband even if hair, worm, thread,
etc., are found in such remnants, these can be thrown away and the remnants
eaten.
4.	In times of danger to life, even prohibited items can be consumed.
5.	During fasting days one can take water, roots, ghee, milk, sacrificial
remnants, medicines -- these will not spoil the fast.
6.	If it becomes necessary to eat totally prohibited items in order to save
life, a bit of ghee or honey could be mixed with them and taken.
7.	Even those foods that had become rotten can be taken after mixing with
ghee. Even other impurities like hair if noticed therein can be removed and
thrown away.
8.	Of items that have turned sour, the following can be taken -- curds,
butter, fruits that became sour due to contact with water, roots, flowers and
pickles made out of these (vide Manu Smriti and Srimad Ramayana).

E.	Those that can be taken freely without any restrictions:

1.	Sugarcane juice
2.	Curds
3.	Milk (but subject to restrictions listed at  H)
4.	Ghee
5.	Sangam (equivalent not available)
6.	Pepper
7.	Honey
8.	Cardamom
9.	Ice
10.	Betelnut (subject to restrictions listed at J)
11.	Anything fried in fire (Bar-be-que?)
12.	Fruits that have ripened on their own
13.	Boiled rice		|
14.	Vadam			|
15.	Appam			|	even if they are old provided they have not lost their taste
16.	Seedai             |
17.	Chappathi		
18.	Milk products
19.	Thenkuzhal
20.	Murukku
21.	Medicines prescribed by doctors
22.	Jaggery and flour combined edibles even if old
23.	Wheat flour combined edibles			|
24.	Side dishes, butter milk, ghee, milk, curds mixed with cooked rice
25.	Cooked rice put in a vessel with clean water
26.	Edibles prepared with curds, milk etc.
27.  Juice of flowers, raw vegetables, fruits, Tender Coconut Water. 

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