Hare Krishna, 

Please accept my humble obeisances... 

 

Let's say if a vegetarian food is mixed with onion and garlic, can I remove them and eat the rest? (while wearing tulsi kanthi mala) Does it count as eating onions and garlic?

 

I've stopped eating the onions and garlic, but sometimes, I would have to eat a vegetarian food that is mixed with onions or garlic, or both...I need a complete guide about this so that I can eat the food that Krishna likes... and I can offer the food to Krishna...to make Him more satisfied...and more happy... 

 

Your humble servant, 

Kavenesh 

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  • as devotee of Krishna and a practicing Bhakti-yogi, one shoudnt eat garlic and onions because they cannot be offered to Krishna.

    Here's my longer answer: You may know that onions and garlic are botanical members of the alliaceous family (alliums) - along with leeks, chives and shallots.

    According to Ayurveda, India's classic medical science, foods are grouped into three categories - sattvic, rajasic and tamasic - foods in the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance. Onions and garlic, and the other alliaceous plants are classified as rajasic and tamasic, which means that they increase passion and ignorance.

    Those that subscribe to pure brahmana-style cooking of India, and Vaishnavas - followers of Lord Vishnu, Rama and Krishna - like to only cook with foods from the sattvic category. These foods include fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, dairy products, grains and legumes, and so on. Specifically, Vaisnavas do not like to cook with rajasic or tamasic foods because they are unfit to offer to the Deity.

    Rajasic and tamasic foods are also not used because they are detrimental to meditation and devotions. "Garlic and onions are both rajasic and tamasic, and are forbidden to yogis because they root the consciousness more firmly in the body", says well-known authority on Ayurveda, Dr. Robert E. Svoboda.

    Some branches of western medicine say that the Alliums have specific health benefits; garlic is respected, at least in allopathic medical circles, as a natural antibiotic. In recent years, while the apparent cardiovascular implications of vegetable Alliums has been studied in some detail, the clinical implications of onion and garlic consumption from this point of view are still not well understood.

    Nevertheless, there are still many adverse things to say about garlic and onions. Not so well known is the fact that garlic in the raw state can carry harmful (potentially fatal) botulism bacteria. Perhaps it is with an awareness of this that the Roman poet Horace wrote of garlic that it is “more harmful than hemlock".
    • Hare Krishna prabhu, thank you very much prabhu! 🙏🙏🙏
    • The Taoists realized thousands of years ago that plants of the alliaceous family were detrimental to humans in their healthy state. In his writings, one sage Tsang-Tsze described the Alliums as the "five fragrant or spicy scented vegetables" - that each have a detrimental effect on one of the following five organs - liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, and heart. Specifically, onions are harmful to the lungs, garlic to the heart, leeks to the spleen, chives to the liver and spring onions to the kidneys.

      Tsang-Tsze said that these pungent vegetables contain five different kinds of enzymes which cause "reactions of repulsive breath, extra-foul odour from perspiration and bowel movements, and lead to lewd indulgences, enhance agitations, anxieties and aggressiveness," especially when eaten raw.

      Similar things are described in Ayurveda. 'As well as producing offensive breath and body odour, these (alliaceous) plants induce aggravation, agitation, anxiety and aggression. Thus they are harmful physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually'.

      Back in the 1980's, in his research on human brain function, Dr Robert [Bob] C. Beck, DSc. found that garlic has a detrimental effect on the brain. He found that in fact garlic is toxic to humans because its sulphone hydroxyl ions penetrate the blood-brain barrier and are poisonous to brain cells.

      Dr. Beck explained that as far back as the 1950s it was known that garlic reduced reaction time by two to three times when consumed by pilots taking flight tests. This is because the toxic effects of garlic desynchronize brain waves. "The flight surgeon would come around every month and remind all of us: "Don't you dare touch any garlic 72 hours before you fly one of our airplanes, because it'll double or triple your reaction time. You're three times slower than you would be if you'd [not] had a few drops of garlic."

      For precisely the same reason the garlic family of plants has been widely recognized as being harmful to dogs.

      Even when garlic is used as food in Chinese culture it is considered harmful to the stomach, liver and eyes, and a cause of dizziness and scattered energy when consumed in immoderate amounts.

      Nor is garlic always seen as having entirely beneficial properties in Western cooking and medicine. It is widely accepted among health care professionals that, as well as killing harmful bacteria, garlic also destroys beneficial bacteria, which are essential to the proper functioning of the digestive system.

      Reiki practitioners explain that garlic and onions are among the first substances to be expelled from a person’s system – along with tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical medications. This makes it apparent that alliaceous plants have a negative effect on the human body and should be avoided for health reasons.

      Homeopathic medicine comes to the same conclusion when it recognizes that red onion produces a dry cough, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose and other familiar cold-related symptoms when consumed.
      • Thanks for enlightening me prabhu! 🙏🙏🙏
  • Hare Krishna Prabhu..
    PAMHO
    ASTSP

    Prabhu...Pls watch this lecture..Its clearly said why we should avoid Onion and Garlic..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spPZMB_FFG8
    • Thanks you very much prabhu! 🙏🙏🙏
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    • Please don't guide neophyte devotees with wrong advices Vimal prabhu.
      Medicine is to be taken only when you are sick not as a staple diet.
      It is better you avoid these things and I appreciate Kavensh Chandran prabhu that he has worked on himself hard to give up this onion garlic..
      It is better not to start them again.
      PURE VAISHNAVA DIET IS SIMPLE EASILY DIGESTIBLE AND WONT CAUSE ANY OF THE ABOVE SAID DIEASES IN THE FIRST PLACE TO NEED A CURE LIKE USING GARLIC AND ONION.
      HYPERTESION, ARTHRITIES, CHOLESTEROL, PAIN, GAS COLICS ALL WONT EVEN REACH US IF WE DEPEND ON PURE SATVIK DIET FROM THE BEGINING OF OUR LIFE.
      ALL THESE PILES/HEAMORROIDS, are due to eating Strong acidic foods with more spice.
      EAT SIMPLE FOOD, DO CHAnt HARE KRISHNA AND DO EKADASHI VRATA EVERY 15 days to KEEP Your SYSTEM CLEANSED . DOn't Depend on ONION AND GARLIC THEY are not required for a person who is living simple who doesn't Drink coffee, tea or eat out to get worms in stool. Who don't drink intoxicants to develop hypertension like dieases at all in the first place.
      Living on a satvik food plain simple easily digestible organic veggies and fruits beans and milk and doing sufficient exercise and doing strictly ekadashi vrat every 15 days lives longer disease free.
      cause of diabetes- overeating and lifestyle disorders. ( it is in ur hands to change ur life style and doing exercise and eating healthy).
      cause of hypertension- avoiding salty foods and spicy foods..
      cause of abdominal tumors- its is only becoz of eating junk foods and excessive irritation of the submucous membrane of the instestines. It is again due to eating too much spicy stuff.
      cause of worms- avoiding eating outside, prepare at home simple meals and practice cleanliness.
      Cause of Haeomorroids-- it is becoz of eating hyper acidic and spicy foods.
      Diseases can be cured by medications taking in small quantities..
      According to Homeopathy the substance that produces the disease ONly is capable of curing it. BASED ON THIS ONLY VACCINES HAVE BEEN Prepared.
      Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state, or proteins or toxins from the organism.
      IF GARLIC CAN CURE THESE THINGS ( ABOVE SAID DISEASES) that means.. IN MINUTE DOSES IT CAN PRODUCE THESE SYMPTOMS WHEN TAKEN DAILY OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.
      IN HOMEOPATHY WE USE ALLIUM CEPA TO Produce cure for cold and cough.
      THE SAME ALLIUM CEPA( ONION) IN HEALTHY PERSON IF TAKEN FOR A LONGER DURATION PRODUCES THE SYMPTOMS OF COLD AND COUGH.
      Please note.
      The medicines are working 2 side razor way. IF consumed in minute doses it produces cure. If taken daily for a longer period of time produces the symptoms of the disease.
      ANTI VIRUS IS NOTHING BUT INJECTING THE VIRUS IN A HEALTHY BODY TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES.

      Medicine is a medicine and should never be abused and taken as a part of staple diet. ALL THE LIFE STYLE DISORDERS WHICH ARE SAID ALL ARE RESULT OF ABUSE OF ONION AND GARLIC INGRAINED IN OUR GENES FROM MANY MANY GENERATIONS.
      ITS TIME TO STOP THEM.
      Hare Krishna.
      Diet.it
      Diet.it
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          • I don't believe in what people say I hold a degree in homeopathy and I have seen cures happening with my eyes.
            And Leave aside proving homoepathy. Vaishnavas are never to consume onion and garlic they make the consciouness and intellect clouded.
      • Hare Krishna mataji, thank you very much for enlightening me! 🙏🙏🙏

        Your humble servant,

        Kavenesh
    • Hare Krishna prabhu, thank you so much for enlightening me prabhu... 🙏🙏🙏

      Your humble servant,

      Kavenesh
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