"hurry, worry, curry"

Doctor: Yes, Swami. Latest research also is confirming this. Is there anything that Swami doesn't know!

Swami: How is your mother?

Doctor: Her diabetes is better, but she has arthritis.

Swami: What is her blood sugar?

Doctor: She checks it herself, Swami.

Swami: You are the doctor and you don't even check your own mother! These doctors nowadays don't treat diabetes properly. Best thing is diet control and exercise. For diabetes, green leafy vegetables are good, except cauliflower. Cabbage is good. All fruits with black seeds like apples, pears, grapes, watermelon, etc., are good, except custard apple (as it has too much sugar). Papaya is good. Avoid all roots, especially potatoes. What else are you doing?

Doctor: Research for new medicines for treatment of diabetes, Swami.

Swami: The best thing is diet and exercise. What is the cause of heart disease?

Doctor: Increased cholesterol, increased blood pressure...


"Modern man does not think before he acts. He is always in haste. Haste makes waste, waste makes worry. So, do not be in a hurry. Hurry, worry, curry, these are the main causes for heart diseases. Never be in a hurry. Give up all worries and reduce the intake of curry (fat)." -Sai Baba22 October 2001  Prasanthi Nilayam

Swami: No, it is "hurry, worry, curry." Too much hurry causes worry and stress--not good for heart! See Swami (Baba refers to himself), no health problem! Avoid too much oil. Eating garlic daily can reduce cholesterol. Almonds without peel can also reduce cholesterol. Soak them in water overnight, remove the peel, and eat in early morning.

Doctor: Isn't garlic rajasic food, Swami? Is it not bad for spirituality?

Swami: Body health first; these gunas (inherent qualities) and spiritual health come next. Without a healthy body, you cannot proceed on the spiritual path.

Doctor: How does one control blood pressure, Swami?

Swami: Reduce salt. Less salt, less blood pressure, more salt, more blood pressure.

Doctor: Nowadays, there is a new disease called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Patients complain that they don't have any energy to do anything. What is the cause, Swami?

Swami: No cause like that. It is low energy because these people waste a lot of energy through bad and polluted thoughts, improper and indiscriminate use of senses. Thus, their energy is drained out and they feel chronic fatigue. If they can replace their polluted thoughts with good thoughts and divert their senses towards the Divine, thus, thinking good, seeing good, hearing good, and doing good, they can recover the lost energy and can get well.






Online source: (sai News)-sainet.org

From: Raj Prakash  (rprakash@ford.com)

Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 9:39 PM

To: sai-news@sainet.org

Subject: Interview with Swami on Health 

A loving Sai Ram to all on SaiNet!

With Pranams at the Lotus Feet and a feeling of gratitude for His Love and Compassion, I would like to forward to you all the text of an interview that took place recently. This is from notes taken by Dr. Venkat Kanubaddi, one of the doctors present in the interview.

If you would like to share this interview with anyone, you may do so.

At His Service,

Raj Prakash