In the yogic culture, we classify foods into 3 categories. Positive pranic food, negative pranic food, and zero pranic food. Positive prana means, it adds a certain pranic energy to the system, when you consume. Negative prana takes away energy from the system. Zero neither adds, nor takes away, it’s eaten for taste and lethargy. So, if you eat positive pranic food, energy will reverberate in a dynamic way.
The ashgourd is very, very highly positive [pranic]
Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very highly positive. You… I think these days you’re only hanging it in front of your house, or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo, but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranic energy, you put it in front of your home so that there is nice energy. But if there’s so much energy to it, isn’t it good to put it into you?
It’s good to put it into you, especially if you consume – there are many experiments on this – if you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd.
If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down
You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds, because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralise the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.
When we were eating for survival, we ate whatever we could lay our hands on. Now that we have choices, we have to choose what’s best for the body. If we don’t choose like this, then we will somehow live and go. All these things are relevant only for those people, who are constantly striving – how to better their life, how to perform little better, how to open up another dimension of life – if these concerns are there, then what kind of food, or fuel you put into this machine is very very important.
Ash Gourd juice recipe
- Remove seeds
- Remove rind
- Dice into small pieces
- Blend in a mixer / grinder
- Add Lemon juice, salt, pepper to taste