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Recipes: Nov-Dec 1926 — Two Recipes

East-West, November-December, 1926

Spiritual Recipes

Prayers have been offered, scriptures have been read, chants and hymns have been sung aloud to God, yet He seems to be as silent and as mysteriously unknown as ever.

Today a man is Hindu, tomorrow he changes to a Buddhist, day after tomorrow to a Christian Scientist, and the next day to a Catholic or a Baptist or something else. Why is this?

It is because man has believed in different faiths or opinions of men about truth and scriptural sayings but seldom analyzed them by the light of personal investigation for verifying truth by the methods used in modern science. God is not moved by prayers or praise nor by atheistic outbursts and denials of Him. He answers through law. Hit a stone with your knuckles or eat sulphuric acid, and the laws of God answer. Break His law of life, and punishment and suffering come. Think rightly, behave rightly, and God answers through peace.

Hence the only way to know God is to persistently use your deepest concentration mixed with your utmost devotion in the silent hours of the night, at the break of dawn, or in the hidden glow of twilight, in demanding an answer to your prayers. Pray and use your dogged will steadily day after day, week after week, year after year until the cosmic silence of ages is broken and you find your answer. You will not have to wait for ages, for you will find in deep prayers that His Spirit of Bliss will hover around you and will talk to you through the voice of peace.

Remember that the only way to know God is by persistency, regularity, and depth of loving effort.

Health Recipe

The origin of almost all of the diseases which I have mentally healed through the power of God, I find in over-eating, improper eating, misuse of sex life, lack of exercise, and, above all, in bad environment.

Disease warns one that nature’s physical laws are being broken. Nature speaks to man through her laws.

The careful man, following health laws, suffers rarely compared with the careless man who does not discriminate about his diet. Eat less, eat finely ground nuts, raw vegetables, and lots of fruit; and exercise. Walk daily. Bathe your body in the bacteria-killing sunshine every day. Now that winter and its healthful outdoor sports are here, take time to go skating, skiing, and walking. Breathe the fresh, crisp, invigorating air of winter. By these means, methods of physical and mental healing will be unnecessary, for disease will be dispelled.

Even then, the doctors and mental healers will be kept quite busy and successful if they concentrate on keeping people well. The Chinese pay their doctors for keeping them well, and when they get sick, payment stops.

Obey God’s physical laws of hygiene and proper eating, and keep yourself mentally all-infected by the strong faith that nothing can harm you, that you are ever protected.