Sandhu Bhamra on Finding Self

This post is second in the series of Eating like a yogini. To read (1), click here.

The diet logic according to the Indian religious (dharmic) texts:

The first question that comes to any conditioned mind is: why should I follow dietary guidelines in a religious text, dictated by some ancient man or woman thousands of years ago, which may or may not be relevant in today’s world?

I agree.

Why should you? I didn’t either.

For me, there were three reasons:

1. Social conditioning by the legacy of foreign invasions and British colonialism in India: the 200-odd years of British rule in India has systematically eradicated the sense of pride associated with the Indian heritage. The western scholarship studied and presented (still does) the Indian customs and practices as being pre-modern and inferior to that of West, creating a sense of shame in the Indian population.

2. My…

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