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Monday, October 27, 2014

Redefining The Burger


In this Blog, I will look at the different ways of making a burger. I succeeded in making a meat burger that uses a dehydrated raw vegan bread (see the video below). I will post in blogs to come updates to this.

I am redefining food preparation,
http://junejourneytolife.blogspot.com/2014/09/redefining-food-preparation.html

This blog  (The Kuro Burger), talks about what a burger is,
http://junejourneytolife.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-black-burger-kuro-burger-of-burger.html

T am questioning the meaning of a burger basically.The blog above provided insights on what a burger is - in our minds. It is not about the beef patty and the bun plus veggies and the condiments used (as food that nourish the body), but rather an image in our mind that we desire to eat or dislike to eat.. It is our idea and belief of what a 'burger' is, passed down from generation to generation. It is about eating, directed by our desire to entertain ourselves through food. 

When I was a cooked vegetarian, I equated a meat burger to disease - i avoided people who ate meat believing that they were less than Life - defining myself as more than Life - within the belief that I am sacrificing my taste buds by not eating meat. I did not realize it was my own judgment of animal meat being less than life - which is a projection of my own definition of myself - as inferior.

I believed that if my heart disease will go on for a longer time, I will die. This was the reason why I adopted the so-called 'healthy' diet, one after another.

I realized that this was unnecessary because I am the breath in this body and I can express myself here and direct my actions in every moment. I can question whatever thoughts arising in my mind and correct my living.

There is no need to fear death and disease while alive. To live as who I am is enough. No need to go inside my mind and imagine I will be going to another dimension that is more than myself - to be more or 'to desire to be healthy to be more' etc. Rather, it is to embrace the fear of being less and see that I cannot run away from it. What I resist will persist. I can redefine my definition of myself and live that.

When I was a raw foodist, I equated a meat burger to disease. I would like to investigate this further and correct myself in the way I see a burger in this blog and in the coming blogs.

This blog is my investigation of the different methods of preparing a burger. Below are some videos that I did as I prepare for myself and others.
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The Story of The Burger

The Kuro Burger                       http://junejourneytolife.blogspot.com/2014/09/cheeseburgers-are-not-supposed-to-be.html

Burger Patty In A Bun with Cabbage in Mustard Dressing and Sauerkraut

 The German Burger Cooking Class 1 Video



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euq7qZgJTqQ&list=UUqva63NRmbykN9e9xXOgZVA

Burger with Eggs and Bacon in a Pita Bread (and Other Creations)

2. Video: Burger Cooking Class  2

Burger Patty in a Raw Vegan Bread

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Different Recipes of a Burger will be posted in blogs to come




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Yoga, Meditation and The Sentient Diet













Mind Pattern

>I am stressed
>I better do yoga exercises
>so I will feel relaxed and peaceful
>I feel relaxed, peaceful, calm and healthy after I do yoga
>I wonder how people can live without doing yoga in this world?


Here , there is a desire to have peace and I am being directed by my mind to get the body into different body postures to get 'peace of mind' and relaxation through that.

This is based on a belief (me hearing and reading that yoga is good from the books and discourses by my guru then). I then try to manifest this in physical reality by doing yoga exercises 2x a day.

I was unaware that I was abusing the body through doing yoga postures. I did not see the desire to do yoga postures come from a fear of being overwhelmed and stressed - which I equated to having pain and suffering. It looks 'positive  and healing' while I was doing it. I felt good and relaxed after doing yoga. But what I did not see was that the positive comes from a negative.

My wanting to do yoga started from a fear. This fear is  the fear of being overwhelmed and stressed.

 It was not about assisting the body. It was about getting relaxed after doing yoga - which makes me feel good,

I have a selfish interest- believing that I look good and healthy when I feel peaceful inside. This was attached to my idea of how I look when I was stressed compared to when I was relaxed/peaceful.

This is not real peace. This is an idea of peace in my mind.

Real peace is not about fighting for peace.

It is about being self-directive and stable when problems come - breathing through them and taking myself by the hand, to release the reactions accumulating within myself where I am able to release the build-up, knowing how I created it and walking myself back to stability.

It is about releasing mind patterns that has mind components like ideas, beliefs and manipulation etc. that,comes up in every moment - being aware that I created them and I am in a position to un-create them.. It is about redefining who I am within the polarized definitions in my mind and living the redefinitions as my story of change.

My definition of animal meat for example and my definition of vegetable meat at that time I was doing yoga 2x a day was,

animal meat - not good for my body and mind - disease and death
vegetable meat - good for my body and mind - healthy

My definitions of yoga then was,

yoga - peaceful and calm, controlled mind
no yoga - easily upset, mind is erratic, reactive

My definitions of meditation then was,

meditation - liberation from suffering and pain
no meditation - suffering and pain

It was clear that I was running away from my fear of suffering and pain, reactions, disease  and death.

If we have a look at the meaning of the following words, in the dictionary (Word Web),

Yoga
A system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind

Suffering
Feelings of mental or physical pain

Meditation 
(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

Meat
1.The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
2.The inner and usually edible part of a seed, grain, nut or fruit stone

These are very different definitions from how I defined it before.

Continued

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