Do you offer prayers before taking food?
June 1, 2007 4:35am CST
We should partake food with a Sathwic mind. Our ancestors recommended the offering of food to God before partaking. Food so partaken becomes "Prasad" (consecrated offering). Prayer cleanses the food of the thre impurities; caused by the absence of cleanliness of the vessel, cleanliness of the food stuff, and cleanliness in the process of cooking. It is necessary to get rid of these three impurities to purify the food; for, pure food goes into the making of a pure mind. It is not possible to ensure the purity of the cooking process, since we do not know what thoughts rage in the mind of the man who prepares the food. Similarly, we cannot ensure the cleanliness of the food ingredients as we do not know whether it was acquired in a righteous way by the seller who has sold it to us. Hence, it is essential on our part to offer food to God in the form of prayer, so that these three impurities do not afflict our mind. Do u pray before eating?
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1 Jun 07
yes, i always do say my prayers before eating. this is taking cognizance of the blessings that i have just received from the Lord. then, i ask Him to bless it so it can fill me and make me strong. i need that strength as i perform my day's duties and work.
1 Jun 07
ya correct we are what we eat our mind and body is made up of things we eat and our state of mind matters a lot for the digestion and for the satisfaction of the food.If you are satisfed with food u will eat less and u will not get diseasesd if we eat less .Also it will make u more happy also and this happiness will sure ly help in your relationship with others .how prayers affect our life.
1 Jun 07
it is not necessary to say sorry .But one thing matters a lot we or our mind and body made up of food we take .and lot of stuff affect our food ,if one offers prayer before taking food it will calm his mind means prayer has lot ot do ot offer inner peace and one need to have a peace of mind to enjoy the food and to have a good digestion .If ones mind it agitated and he takes the food the body will not produce the necessary digestive enzymes to have a good digestion and evantually it destroys the person who takes the food.And our happiness is all about our mental and physical health. there are things to be noticed other than reaching food in our mouth the attitude of the persone who prepares the food matters a lot .for eg:A painting prepared by a painter .the whole painting is not a collection of strokes it shows painters mind like that food we take and its qualty depends up on the person who prepares the food.if ones mother prepares the food it will contain the special love part of the mother in it .she wont add any unnecessary thing which is going to harm u but it is not the case with a restuarrent food.