Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Spiritual Diet for the New Year

Ram Dass speaks of offering this prayer of sacrifice before each meal.

First comes the understanding that my food is actually Spirit, or as he says, Brahman, and not the matter that my mind has come to think of it.

Second comes the understanding that I am feeding it to the fire (desire) of hunger which is Spirit also.

Third is the recognition that I am actually not feeding it into the fire, but Spirit feeds the fire.

Lastly is the understanding that the food is an offering for Spirit.

Hence, Spirit is feeding Spirit to the fires of Spirit in an offering to Spirit.

In other words, nothing is happening at all. For all is illusion.

No one is eating anything: this may be the best diet program ever!

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