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FOOD CONSUMPTION

Food has major role in human existence. It influences not just our physical health, but also our consciousness. There is a saying "You are what you eat". So we must eat food that helps us in making spiritual advancement in our lives. Lord Srikrishna in Bhagavat Githa, said that food determines the gunas (satvic, rajasic and thamasic) of  human beings in Chapter 17 verses 8 to 10. Here is the brief description about them:
Satvic foods are those that lead to clarity of mind and physical health. These foods are very dear to those of goodness. They promote longevity, virtues, health,strength, happiness,joy etc.,
Fruits, vegetables,milk, milk products, sugar, rice,wheat, honey, juices etc., come under this category.Rajasic foods are those that have a stimulating effect on the mind and body. Those foods lead to aggressiveness and irritability. They are very bitter, sour,salty,hot, pungent etc. These foods cause pain, grief,disease, etc., and liked by persons in the mode of passion…

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BELIEF AND FAITH.

Generally we know that faith is a confidence or trust in a person.It is very essential between wife and husband to lead their marital life happily. In the religion's view faith and confidence are both required for spiritual growth. If we come to the point of realisation of God, it is the real foundation of the entire structure of spirituality. Faith in reality and faith in the right course are ment for realisation.
It is a lively link between mortal and immortal and is one of the six sampathis  of the third sadhana of yoga. Regarding faith , we know the story of bakth Prahlad son of Hiranyakasyap, an evil daitya king. Prahlad is a devoti of Lord Vishnu. Hiranya Kashyap did not like his son to be the bhaktha of his enemy Lord Vishnu. Despite several warnings from his father, Prahlad continues to worship Lord Vishnu.  Then Hiranyakashyap decided to kill Prahlad. He adapted  each and every method to kill his son. He even tried to trample his son with elephants also. But Prahlad faced…

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