Food and mind
somik at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 16 22:50:05 CDT 2002
Sorry, this was in reply to Sri Sundararaman Subrahmanian's post on the case
against restaurant food.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Somik Raha" <somik at YAHOO.COM>
To: <ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: Food and mind
> This was a great mail to read. I have actually been aware of these various
> points. In fact, one should not take food which is eaten by another, but
> the other is a great guru or deity, then his eating it, passes on the good
> things to you. The "jhootha" becomes "prasad".
> You are 100% correct- these are indisputable facts. But I am also told
> if you take neither credit nor harm - and give it all to the Lord, then it
> is not supposed to affect you - at least thats what Krishna tells Arjuna
> Sankhya Yoga, and later as well. How do we see these rules in the light of
> that. That is the essence of my entire argument - that if you believe in
> karma yoga philosophy and take neither credit nor sin, then should these
> fruits affect you ? It is quite another debate about the difficulty of
> achieving such a state.
> >  I ate restaurant food for a long time. I have given it up for the
> > 6 months and I see a huge difference.
> It always makes a diff when I eat veg food at home. I totally agree.
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