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PART 10 on ROLE OF DIETARY REGIMEN in CONTROL OF MIND

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Fri Oct 23 1998 - 06:26:37 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
Presented below is Part 10 on the Role of Dietary Regimen on Control of mind.

In the next and final posting on the subject, I propose to answer a query
raised sometime ago by Sri Ramesh Sarangapani as to whether and if so, what
measures I adopt for ensuring control of mind. May be this will be useful to
some of you. Please stay tuned. Thanks
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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 PART 10 on ROLE OF DIETARY REGIMEN in CONTROL OF MIND 

I.	Restrictions regarding use of WATER
1.	Except Ganges water, no stored up water standing over a day should be used.
2.	Water remaining in a vessel after using part of it for washing feet
3.	Muddy water
4.	Tender coconut water, if heated
5.	Water stagnant in a small pool
6.	Water running across a road
7.	Water given in hotels and water sheds (Tanneer pandals)
8.	Any water purity of which is in doubt
9.	Water down from washerman's ghats
10.	Water contaminated with spittle
11.	Water held in a conch
12.	Rain water before it falls to the ground
13.	One should not drink water by cupping both the palms (Vide Srimad
Ramayana)
J.	Betel items to be AVOIDED
1.	One should not munch betelnut before putting betel leaves in the mouth
2.	The stem, the middle line and the tip of the leaves should be removed
before taking betel thambool
3.	One should not munch both betel leaves and betel nut together
4.	Widows, Brahmacharis and Sannyasis should not use betel leaves
5.	One should not take betel leaf on which lime had been kept
6.	During Ekadasi and other days of fasting betel chewing should be
scrupulously avoided
7.  While chewing betel one should not drink water at the same time.          
CONCLUSION
As already mentioned these prohibitions and restrictions are only for general
guidance. If you desire to regulate / eliminate the gunas you may choose to
follow the instructions and if you do not follow only YOU are the loser to
that extent.
The doctor can only help in diagnosing the disease and prescribing appropriate
medicines. If the patient desires an expeditious and effective cure, the
patient will have to scrupulously follow the instructions, the patient is free
either to follow or flout the instructions with attendant consequences.
And, now it is in your hands to choose either course on the road to your
spiritual regeneration or degeneration.

(Postings on Role of Dietary Regimen in Control of mind Concluded)
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