so i dont know how to deal with this with so little internet time and so much flute to practice but a lot has been happpening.
there are some photos and there will be more
some more jamnagar
in the spaceship ashram
today i woke up early with clay and chanoorbhai picked us up and drove us into the wild dry jungle of gujarat to release four snakes he caught (in city apartments, for free) to the wild. there are movies but i dont have time or patience to upload them.
we had thanksgiving with clay and sheila. it was beautiful and lots of singing and meditating and general living it up and then sheila left. clay is still however here and maybe forever.
today a professor referred to mango (mangifera indica) as The King of Fruits. also apparently raw mango is craven by pregnant women. i am learning all this and more, so many medicinal plants, i have pictures i need to correlate names and properties (one of them enhances breast size when applied topically) and then ill post.
also to purify sulfar (gandhavashodana) you buy it from some western chemy lab and then melt it in ghee (1 kg sulfur / 250 g ghee) and then pour it into hot but no longer boiling milk (4 L, over a gheed up cloth screen) and then decant the milk. any physical impurities get caught in the cloth (usually very little) and the weird arsenic and antimony compounds get asborbed in the ghee and milk. rinse with water four times and let dry 1 day and youre good.
to get the sulfur clean enough for ayurveda's demands you must do this 7 times. 1 week. to get it clean enough for internal use (not topical skin cream style) you must do this 100 times. ayurveda does not mess around.
also my flute-playing friends say the bansuri i bought (which my blind respected guruji has never mentioned anything about) is a piece of shit and should be thrown in the lake (in the middle of jamngar). he gave me a pvc flute he made instead. everybody in jamnagar is extremely impressed with denali's flute. i highly suggest you all get one if you want to impress a billion people without buying a large set of gold jewelry.