Food demands more food

erez's picture

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Food that we digest is incorporated into our body, a body which is nothing but food.

And this food-body, in turn, demands more food.

Food demands more food. Think about it! Isn't it incredible?

What is it that gives food this incredible ability to demand more of itself, more of the same?

This very same thing also gives knowledge the ability to demand more knowledge.

And it gives love the ability to demand more love.

You can call it consciousness... or the divine law... or God.

divine intervention's picture

Magical bodies

The very contemplation on this fact "food demands more food" is transforming. How we ignore the obvious magics of life which are so evident!

The very mechanism with which God gives the ability to demand more of the same we actually call "body" - food body, mental body, astral body and so on - each is composed of different quality of matter and is programmed to absorb more of that matter. This is the true meaning and significance of the concept "body".

divine intervention | Mon, 01/11/2010 - 23:35
nancy pro's picture

Also, bodies demand more bodies

Food demands more food, and bodies demand more bodies - the sexual urge, the reproduction system, the ability to give birth.

This is the main survival mechanism: not only the food but also the apparatus itself, the body, is programmed to demand, process, and reproduce itself as a being.

nancy pro | Tue, 01/12/2010 - 09:50
carlito santo's picture

Law of attraction

This is such a beautiful essay. I think you deciphered to some extent the mechanism behind the law of attraction if you think about it.

The ability granted to food to demand more food is puzzling. It is a unique opportunity for enlightening contemplation. Food demands more food. Incredible.

carlito santo | Wed, 01/13/2010 - 07:12
Surya Kumar Mishra's picture

attarction : detachment

Is it because attraction is natural,
great men advise to practise detachment !!

Surya Kumar Mishra | Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:17
erez's picture


The above does not speak about attraction or detachment. It is just talking about clear observed facts: food, love, knowledge demand more of the same.

erez | Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:10
dank's picture

Love demands more love?

I understand that food demands more food and knowledge demands more knowledge but I'm not sure about love - does love demands more love? In what way?

dank | Fri, 01/15/2010 - 14:41
jasdir singh jaura's picture

Love is Love

Love is Love,
There are no demands in Love,
The State which demands something is no called Love,
Love is Starting,
Love is End,

jasdir singh jaura | Wed, 09/01/2010 - 07:11
Surya Kumar Mishra's picture

love --- is it intangible

Anything that is intangible,
cannot have a beginning nor an end

Surya Kumar Mishra | Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:14
erez's picture

You misunderstand the verb demand in this context

You probably never experienced true love if you say so. Leave the theories and seek love and you will see that this energy demands more of itself the same way you see clearly that the food body demands more food.

Do not make love to something too divine that becomes abstract. It is not that.

These are all basic facts, not theories, to the one who diligently observes.

erez | Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:13
Surya Kumar Mishra's picture

Food if eual to matter

As per the theory of mater,
a matter attracts another matter !!!

Surya Kumar Mishra | Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:12
erez's picture

Why theories when there are observable facts?

See what you do: we are talking here about simple observable facts and you still insist on relying on theories which are by nature hypotetical.

Leave the theories, or more accurately, let your mind to leave the theories it loves so much, and just open your eyes to facts which are so clear and simple.

erez | Sat, 05/21/2011 - 12:16
Surya Kumar Mishra's picture

observation: is it a fact

Observation is polluted.
Only sabda brahma is in a pure state.
So which you say as a fact, may not be the fact.
You need higher level of knowledge to understand this.
The best way is to listen, reflect and meditate on the definition of Shradhdha, and then write or comment.

God bless you !!!

Surya Kumar Mishra | Sun, 05/22/2011 - 03:09