Hi I'm Arthor and I have been locked out of here for a bit, and I don't know why. My details work so I opened a new account. To answer your question, I am very impressed with the Kindness Offensive, which list UR as a book to read and have done some wonderful things. Have a look.
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I agree. UR is heading inthe right direction. The only thing we need now is people asking directions.
I'm convinced that staying locked and loaded is a good way to go. UR helped me reach that conclusion and I'm very grateful.
When someone's Reality gets Unlocked they're much more likely to become a vegetarian. The chances are increased by an incalculably large order of magnitude beyond anything we can even estimate or imagine.
So he's a vegetarian? Great!!!
I'm glad you asked, Helena. He says to offer Him with love and devotion, a leaf, a flower, some fruit and some water.
Chapter 9. The Most Confidential Knowledge
patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
patram--a leaf; puspam--a flower; phalam--a fruit; toyam--water; yah--whoever; me--unto Me; bhaktya--with devotion; prayacchati--offers; tat--that; aham--I; bhakti-upahrtam--offered in devotion; asnami--accept; prayata-atmanah--of one in pure consciousness.
If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.
Lord Krsna, having established that He is the only enjoyer, the
primeval Lord, and the real object of all sacrificial offerings,
reveals what types of sacrifices He desires to be offered. If one
wishes to engage in devotional service to the Supreme in order to be
purified and reach the goal of life--the transcendental loving service
of God--then he should find out what the Lord desires of him. One who
loves Krsna will give Him whatever He wants, and he avoids offering
anything which is undesirable or unasked for. Thus, meat, fish and eggs
should not be offered to Krsna. If He desired such things as offerings,
He would have said so. Instead He clearly requests that a leaf, fruit,
flowers and water be given to Him, and He says of this offering, "I
will accept it." Therefore, we should understand that He will not
accept meat, fish and eggs. Vegetables, grains, fruits, milk and water
are the proper foods for human beings and are prescribed by Lord Krsna
Himself. Whatever else we eat cannot be offered to Him, since He will
not accept it. Thus we cannot be acting on the level of loving devotion
if we offer such foods.
In the Third Chapter, verse thirteen, Sri Krsna explains that only the remains of sacrifice are purified and fit for consumption by those who are seeking advancement in life and release from the clutches of the material entanglement. Those who do not make an offering of their food, He says in the same verse, are said to be eating only sin. In other words, their every mouthful is simply deepening their involvement in the complexities of material nature. But preparing nice, simple vegetable dishes, offering them before the picture or Deity of Lord Krsna and bowing down and praying for Him to accept such a humble offering, enable one to advance steadily in life, to purify the body, and to create fine brain tissues which will lead to clear thinking. Above all, the offering should be made with an attitude of love. Krsna has no need of food, since He already possesses everything that be, yet He will accept the offering of one who desires to please Him in that way. The important element, in preparation, in serving and in offering, is to act with love for Krsna.
The impersonalist philosophers, who wish to maintain that the Absolute Truth is without senses, cannot comprehend this verse of Bhagavad-gita. To them, it is either a metaphor or proof of the mundane character of Krsna, the speaker of the Gita. But, in actuality, Krsna, the Supreme Godhead, has senses, and it is stated that His senses are interchangeable; in other words, one sense can perform the function of any other. This is what it means to say that Krsna is absolute. Lacking senses, He could hardly be considered full in all opulences. In the Seventh Chapter, Krsna has explained that He impregnates the living entities into material nature. This is done by His looking upon material nature. And so in this instance, Krsna's hearing the devotee's words of love in offering foodstuffs is wholly identical with His eating and actually tasting. This point should be emphasized: because of His absolute position, His hearing is wholly identical with His eating and tasting. Only the devotee, who accepts Krsna as He describes Himself, without interpretation, can understand that the Supreme Absolute Truth can eat food and enjoy it.
So what does god eat?
It's all about loving God. Who is God? What is God doing? Who are God's friends? What does God most like to eat? Sounds crazy? Love is crazy. I'm drunk on love of God. Here in India, none of those questions surprise anyone and, in fact, they all know the answers. It's kind of nice. By God's sweet grace and blessing I pray that I may be able to stay here indefinitely and not have to return to the hell of Western society.
And once you've unlocked your reality, then you're ready to stay.... Locked & Loaded.
WE GOT THE KEY NOW - IT IS UNLOCKED - THIS MYSTERIOUS REALITY IS NOW OUR DAILY PERCEPTION... HOW DOES IT FEEL?
WE HAD SOME TIME NOW TO DIGEST - TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS ENCOUNTER...
IS THE NEWLY ACQUIRED CONSCIOUSNES GROWING, DEVELOPING BECOMING A STRONG LIVING REALITY, LEADING YOU TO STRONG ACTS, OPENING A LIFE WITHOUT ANY FEAR, FULL OF ACTIVITIES?
DO YOU STILL WANT A DEEPENING OF YOUR LIFE?
IS THERE ANY DECEPTION ABOUT UNLOCKING REALITY?
DID YOU EXPECT MORE PRACTICAL RESULTS AND EFFECTS?
PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR THOUGHTS - WE ARE ALSO VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN YOUR FEELINGS - PLEASE EXPESS THEM - THE ONE WHO IS, KNOWS WELL BUT WE ARE LIMITED AND SHOULD SHARE TO HELP OUR MUTUAL GROWTH TO PROGRESS...
THANK YOU - YOUR ANSWER WILL UNLOCK A GIFT TO YOU...!
YRU - FRANCOIS
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