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The Eating Gorilla Comes in Peace: The Transcendental Principle of Life Applied to Diet and the Regenerative Discipline of True Health Paperback – June, 1979

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 565 pages
  • Publisher: The Dawn Horse Press; 1st edition (June 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913922196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913922194
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,566,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an amazing piece of work by most loved Master DA. He offers brilliance and insight. . . and for the time that he offered this, its amazingly profound and to the point. I've followed a vegan diet for 30 years. . . but some of his statements could still drop me to my knees. For instance: When you become strong - - if you ever can become truly strong . . .. Everyone is simply born into the conventional condition of independence and everyone interprets that condition as rejection, as "You don't love me."

And in this crazy world of so many hour energy drinks. . and all manner of stimulants. . .he says: The reason to avoid conventional stimulants is not to depress energy or pleasure, but to place the being in a natural position so that it does not have illusions of energy or pleasure (from artificial stimulants) but must realize energy from right sources and practices which transform, liberate . . . .

Now there's much more to his words than I've captured here. . I'm just capturing phrases, not complete thoughts, but they are truly profound. You may want to read this carefully, slowly and quietly. . .and allow his deep insight to heal and awaken you. This is true of all his words, and all his works. He was and remains, my most enlightened teacher. There was no limit to Master DA's brilliance.
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When my diet is poor and, well, "western", I am full of bs to the enth degree, my mind responds and conjures up the most low-level stuff. No matter how hard I try to surrender, have peace, etc., it is a horrific uphill battle EVERY time. Eating a pure diet for the right reasons, as this book entails, makes my head clear, functioning easy, and surrender into heart communion a much more natural and obvious doing. If only the collective of my culture (USA) understood something like the "minimum optimum" diet that Adi Da describes in full detail. Even more is the right understanding of relationship to food, which is really what the book is about. Well, here's to people discovering Bhagavan Adi Da and His literary works. I have never seen anything like it in any circle of literature, just not by a long shot! With awe and gratitude, C
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I'll I can say is that this book has overnight changed my eating habits. I've never bought such unprocessed healthy food before and I live on green smoothies.

Many people see raw food eating as trendy, but in this book Da Free John (aka Adi Da) is encouraging such a diet in 1980 after witnessing the affects on himself and his followers. But, he also says, regardless of what food you choose to eat, one should look at eating from a regenerative point of view. Regenerative diet. How come nobody ever talks about eating with that term? It's always about good health, preventing bad health or weight loss. But, that ignores the idea of spirituality.

But, this is not only a diet book as Da Free John also discusses sexual life, exercise, spirituality and the whole physical body. Dieting is just one aspect of one's body but we put a lot of emphasis on it - over-emphasis.

The sequel to this book is "Green Gorilla" which expands on his raw diet discussion.

This is a must have book because eating is as much about our attitudes as it is our shopping list.
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