Ma Jaya’s Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, told her to “feed everyone.” Baba said when you are hungry then you can’t look for God, you only search for food. Ma Jaya took his teaching to heart. She cooked for her family, her neighbors, teens at risk (as she had been doing since she was a teen), and branched out to finding ways to feed the homeless. Eventually she trained those who came to her seeking spiritual guidance to feed everyone as well. As Ma Jaya cooked, she spoke, sharing her Baba’s wisdom, her own insights, spiritual stories and hints on how to progress along your own spiritual path. The amusing cookbook “Feed Everyone” captures some of the flavor of Ma Jaya’s exuberant culinary exploits. It is an amazingly fun read for a cookbook.
“Feed Everyone” is more than a collection of flavorful recipes, although Ma’s Special – an original concoction of Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles and space ship cakes with butter, chocolate chips, whipped cream, bananas, Bosco, and, well, you get the idea – is a recipe not to be missed. Among other well tested recipes – sweets served at Kashi events where hundreds were served – are stories and memories shared by Ma’s students, some of whom now head ashrams of their own. This book satisfies the reader on several levels. You don’t have to be a cook or like sweets to enjoy it. –
- Paperback, 70 pages.
- Published by Jaya Communications, 2000.
- Articles include: Ma’s Prasad, the Joy of Giving, Guru’s Grace, Making Prasad, the Hungry Seeker, Prasad – the Food of Life, Dressing Prasad, Feed Everyone (Ma sharing a story about Neem Karoli Baba), Under the Bridges and On the Streets, and Prasad at Ashram Events.
- One of the most satisfying books about food you’ll ever read.