What You Are Is Breathing



By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog


Re: Would love to read more of Swami Nitty-Gritty hitherto unpublished quotes.

These quotes are from a detailed diary I kept in 1987.

It was accidentally left behind during our evacuation from the Thomas Fire.

It came along with us during our second evacuation.


According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“Satsang is a form of getting to know yourself.”

“Literally what you are is breathing.”

“You know, Living to Die offers no future, so we might as well start shifting gears, and start Living to Live.”

“The Eastern teachers, their methods were more of withdrawal.”

“The Gifts of the Spirit are the something-for-nothing attitude.”

“The efficiency of your immunity determines your survival continuity.”

“There are no years. Nobody lives years. That’s erroneous terminology.”

“Consciousness is not intellect. Consciousness is not memory. Consciousness is awareness. That’s a different experience altogether.”

“When you’re sound asleep, are you conscious? Do you remember anything? Do you logically analyze anything?”

“How long can you sit down and be normal without getting bored?”

“It’s hard to say, ‘I love me,’ because we’re programmed that’s not a nice thing to say.”

“The man Jesus, he spoke physics, not all the churchianity they made it into.”

“We’re in hock to God. We pay Mr. Reagan income tax. We pay God income breath.”

“If I have a soul, it’s preposterous to ask my body to save it. Man IS soul. He doesn’t have a soul. But he is greater than soul — he is Living Soil.”

“This manifestation is a portable model of the 144 elements.”

“What am I? And that’s more important than, Who am I?”

“No two sperms can make the human body, and no two ovums can make a human body. It takes both sperm and ovum.”

“Winning involves opportunity, and opportunity is the right to be you.”

“There is no such thing as nonexistence. There is no way to get rid of the 144 elements.”

“There’s not a single thing in this universe that you can own.”

“I love you. [Adano kisses himself.] But who’s kissing who?”

“Learn to walk the wind. Go out with the breath and come in with the breath. It has nothing to do with intellect.”

“Our health is determined by oxygen. It’s not determined by carbon dioxide.”

“What you are is very unique. It cannot be duplicated. It can only be experienced. That’s the moment when the sperm and ovum bonded. It is a personal experience to each one of us.”

“Magnetism is attraction-repulsion.”

“The electrical field is already present with the chemical.”

“The brainwave will shift by respiration. Who sleeps when they run?”

“The purpose of sleep is to sleep. There ain’t no ‘who’ here.”

“That’s why the Wise Men call it maya, illusion. In other words, placebo effect.”

“If you panic, you drown in your own saliva.” 30

“Your nose is the safest place because it’s what brings in the oxygen and pushes it out.”

“All the talk about God and all the books about God will never give you a single breath.”

'What You Are Is Breathing' have 16 comments

  1. January 12, 2018 @ 7:33 pm Atom

    Re: Any updates on the “What do gut bacteria thrive on” blog entry?

    Animals with sterile intestines live longer.

    Are you sure you want to feed those little critters?



    • January 13, 2018 @ 2:23 am catalin voinea

      “Animals with sterile intestines live longer”

      With regards to the above clarification – I take it that fermented foods (i.e. kimchi, saurkraut etc) are a no-no?

      PS: hope that u and miss Vibrant Gall are well, sheltered and safe


      • January 13, 2018 @ 10:25 am Atom

        Yes, No, Maybe. Depends on the food, the degree of fermentation, the timing, etc.

        We safe and sound and high and dry. :)


  2. January 12, 2018 @ 7:33 pm Atom

    According to NASA (allegedly), the following plants detoxify formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, benzene, ammonia, xylene, etc. …

    Flamingo Lily
    Gerbera Daisy
    Golden Lotos
    Chinese Evergreen
    Spider Plant
    Ivy Azalea
    Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
    Dragon Tree
    Boston Fern
    Peace Lily
    Bamboo Palm


  3. January 12, 2018 @ 7:34 pm Atom

    According to Swami Nitty-Gritty …

    “There are no years. Nobody lives years. That’s erroneous terminology.”

    Teenagers who DATE cement in the mythology.

    The Puritans BUNDLED. They never DATED.


  4. January 12, 2018 @ 7:35 pm Atom

    The safest natural animal source of silica is clarified butter.

    The safest natural vegetable source of silica is degassed cucumber.

    The unsafest natural source of silica is black pepper.

    The unsafest unnatural source of silica is added to supplements (ultra-fine particles of sand).

    Silica is the cause of paper cuts, so tread carefully.


  5. January 12, 2018 @ 7:35 pm Atom

    Camel urine has been a popular Bedouin therapy for centuries.

    Special camels called najeeb are raised specifically for their milk and urine.


  6. January 12, 2018 @ 7:36 pm Atom

    Swami Nitty-Gritty’s Bone Remodeling Formula (eaten with lunch at midday) …

    a teaspoon of dolomite for calcium

    goat cheese or sheep cheese of the feta variety for more calcium

    a teaspoon of clarified butter for silicon

    a dill pickle for sodium and more silicon

    raw spinach for iron

    cayenne for “constriction-dilation”


    • January 13, 2018 @ 7:17 am John

      Would that benefit the teeth ?


      • January 13, 2018 @ 10:27 am Atom

        Very little, according to Adano. Teeth require cow cheese, onion, and garlic at Kidney Time.


    • January 14, 2018 @ 8:24 am John

      What does bone ‘remodelling ‘ mean ?


      • January 14, 2018 @ 2:09 pm Atom

        Bone remodeling is the process of bone metabolism — involving both bone resorption and bone ossification.

        Healthy bone creates “young bone” on an ongoing basis.


  7. January 12, 2018 @ 7:37 pm Atom

    Y chromosomes allegedly have less than 80 working genes.

    X chromosomes have almost 1,000.

    X has been trying to kill off Y for 300 million years without success.

    The ovum defies Mendel’s Law by CHOOSING specific genes from the “winning” sperm.

    Should fertilization be renamed Sadie Hawkins Day?


  8. January 12, 2018 @ 7:38 pm Atom

    XX and XY are not the only sex determinants.

    Many women are technically men without knowing it.

    They’re mostly the same as any other woman but they can’t have children.

    XY says “No!” to offspring.

    This biological truth throws a monkey wrench in some of Ray Peat’s ideas.

    He’s “less than correct” on other things besides mini-trampolines.


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