ब्रह्मार्पणं ब्रह्म हविर्ब्रह्माग्नौ ब्रह्मणा हुतम् ।
ब्रह्मैव तेन गन्तव्यं ब्रह्मकर्मसमाधिना ॥२४॥
brahmārpaṇaṁ brahma havir brahmāgnau brahmaṇā hutam /
brahmaiva tena gantavyaṁ brahmakarmasamādhinā //24//
The act of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman,
By Brahman it is offered into the fire of Brahman.
Brahman is That which is to be attained by s/he
who performs actions pertaining to Brahman.
Are you convinced that antibiotics are not the cure for illness?
Do you believe that changes in your diet can bring about a change in your life?
Do you believe that nutrition and food choices are the foundations of good health?
Have you ever considered why the nagging aches and pains are not leaving you?
Want to know how to combat diabetes and blood sugar through lifestyle changes?
Its not just what we eat and how we eat but the important question is when we eat. By and large people follow the clock and eat breakfast lunch dinner according to the time factor.. But there is a biological rhythm and a biological clock that is in motion. The body sends out feelings of hunger. We get hunger pangs…are you sure you are hungry??? Have you tried drinking a glass of water at that time?? Eating style and choices are formed and developed by habit.
Nutrition is a must. Like Swami Yukteshwar had once told Paramahansa Yogananda when the latter was extremely hungry and remarked I will die if I don’t eat and the former replied die if you must Mukunda. you do not live by food alone.
This takes us to the awareness about fasting and feasting. In some communities .Certain periods/months/days are observed for fasting or the abstention of meat and select practices. This works like detoxification and cleanses the body and mind.
So when do we eat – this is vital and we learn and cultivate this through the awareness of understanding our body. Like we slowly respect food and say our prayers sending out blessings from the farmer to the server of the food similarly we become aware of the nutrition that our body needs and how much to consume. This does not mean we sit with a calorie calculator and get obsessed. This is developed gradually especially in our fast paced world of easy access to junk food .
Gratitude and mindfulness are said to transform food from mere sustenance into manna.