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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rasa: The Essence

The Sanskrit word rasa is sometimes translated as "flavor," but it also means "juice" — the delicious essence of something. The sweet taste of a ripe peach is its rasa, its essence. Applied in a deeper sense, rasa is the juiciness in life, the subtle lusciousness that gives the world its taste. Without rasa, life would feel dry and flavorless.
—from Vegetarian Times and Yoga Journal


  1. Mango rasa!! When made with Alphonso mangos, there's not much else better than that!

  2. Juice is good. My fave is the juice running from a cheeseburger on a cool day after a long run in the saddle of a petrol-guzzling hog!