Friday, March 16, 2012
Essene Fruitarian Diet
Dairy products are allowed if no harm comes to the animals that provide the milk or the grass they graze on, and, ideally, all foods should be eaten raw.
Who were the Essenes : From the remote ages of antiquity a remarkable teaching has existed which is universal in its application and ageless in its wisdom. Traces of the teaching have appeared in almost every country and religion as far back as ten thousand years.
The Sevenfold Path of Peace, derived from the ancient Essene teachings, offers a strong foundation in essential lifestyle philosophies and practices in the art of conscious living. A consciousness based on the core vision of the unity of all life, and a passionate commitment to the noblest aspirations of humankind this life-style model supports and empowers the individual in a balanced, happy life in accordance with the laws of Nature.
The teaching appears in the Zend Avesta of Zoroaster, who translated it into a way of life that was followed for thousands of years. It contains the fundamental concepts of Brahmanism, the Vedas and the Upanishads; and the Yoga systems of India sprang from the same source. Buddha later gave forth essentially the same basic ideas and his sacred Bodhi tree is correlated with the Essene Tree of Life. In Tibet the teaching once more found expression in the Tibetan Wheel of Life.
The Essenes lived on the shores of lakes and rivers, away from cities and towns, and practiced a communal way of life, sharing equally in everything. They were mainly agriculturists and arboriculturists, having a vast knowledge of crops, soil and climatic conditions which enabled them to grow a great variety of fruits and vegetables in comparatively desert areas and with a minimum of labor. - http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/the-centre/the-sevenfold-path-of-peace