THREE RECIPES—By S. Y.
With the presence of any chronic ailment in the body, it shows the best of judgment to stop eating everything except raw foods—vegetables in their raw state, also fruits and finely ground-up nuts. Don't complain of stomach troubles, colds, headaches. These are always the outcome of lack of physical exercises or a faulty diet. Perform some sort of exercise every day until a perspiration breaks out over your whole body. Your colds and other similar ills will soon disappear.
Fasting, or eating raw foods, and drinking less liquids, is good for reducing flesh. People don't get results because they are not regular. One day they fast, and the next day they feast. In order to get noticeable results, follow the raw food diet strictly and steadily for months.
Read, mark and inwardly digest selected passages from great books. Discuss important topics with intelligent people. Thinking logically over a given idea is the best way to develop originality in your ideas. When thinking, keep your eyes closed, and your mind wholly concentrated on the object of your study. Do nothing with only half-attention or half-heartedly.
Good books are your perpetual silent friends. When you are worried or grieved, take a book and bury yourself in it. Listen to the comforting and inspiring words of the great minds of all the ages.
Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks or suggestions is despicable. Sarcasm draws out the rebellious spirit and anger in the wrong-doer. Loving suggestions bring out repentance in him. Repentance consists in thoroughly understanding one's own error and in abandoning it.
Repent of your indifference to Him without whom you cannot live or speak, or have entertainment or bridge-parties! Try to cultivate His acquaintance, being introduced to Him by a right Preceptor. All earthly friends who seem so real, will be unreal some day, will pass away—and the One who seems intangible —will prove to be your only true lasting friend. It is worth-while to know God, for all your life's labor will then not be spent in vain, as is the case with those who labor day and night for everything except God.
Talk to Him with a crying silent-soul in the depths of night, steadfastly, deeply, determinedly. Be like the nasty babies who are not allowed in the apartment houses, who cry persistently. Cry for God and do not stop until He comes to you.