Replace the 5 pungent herbs

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Replace the 5 pungent herbs

Postby Durt_Dawg » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:01 pm

o hai

Anyone on here has any good suggestions on how to replace the 5 pungen herbs? Cause I am keen to try some of the vegetarian/vegan pie recipes out there, but they all seem to have garlic and onion. Anyone tried to cook veg pie recipes without those nasty things?

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Re: Replace the 5 pungent herbs

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:33 pm

I believe the avoidance of the 5 pungent herbs is found in some streams of Mahayana Buddhism. I've never seen it in the Theravada but I may be misinformed.
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Re: Replace the 5 pungent herbs

Postby cooran » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:18 pm

Hello all,

Yes, it is a Mahayana teaching - derived from the eighth fascicle of the Laṇkāvatāra Sūtra.

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Re: Replace the 5 pungent herbs

Postby manas » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:28 am

Hi Durt,

onions and garlic are well-known natural aphrodisiacs, even from ancient times. So, if one is trying to establish oneself in brahmacariya, it is good to avoid them. Asafoetida (hing) is supposed to replace them somewhat in terms of flavour (well, that's what I was told years ago, in my Hindu vegetarian cooking classes), but without the side effect of increasing sex drive.

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perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Replace the 5 pungent herbs

Postby marc108 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:43 am

what type of pie are you trying to make?
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