How Food affects our lifestyle?

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Shri Shri Guruji's reply:-

Most of us think that we eat mainly to nourish the body and keep it fit and healthy. In fact, the food we eat plays a much greater role in our lives because it influences the way we think, feel, act and react every moment. It affects our faculties and behaviour. As many of us are aware, the food we eat has three qualities – inertia or tamas, aggressiveness or rajas and purity or satva. If we eat satvic food, it increases the purity in us. When our internal state is pure or satvic, we grasp things very easily and learning is instantaneous. When we eat tamasic food, our power of comprehension becomes very clouded and we find it extremely hard to accept and assimilate new concepts. When we are rajasic, we are apt to go off at a tangent and lack the ability to identify or resolve the salient issues in any situation. So our inner state of being depends on the food we eat as well as the company we keep and the efficiency and effectiveness of our outer actions depends on our inner state of being.

To put it in a nutshell, “what goes in is literally what comes out.” This is the absolute truth. When liquor is imbibed, what comes out is slurred speech. When meat goes in, what comes out is insensitivity to another’s pain. If we put a person who eats satvic food and another who doesn’t into the same traumatic situation, what happens? The rajasic or tamasic person will not even think of praying for the intervention of Divine Grace. His sluggish or aggressive reaction will aggravate the situation and make it more traumatic. The satvic person, on the other hand, will immediately surrender to God and seek Divine help. Then the traumatic situation is instantaneously resolved and passes by harmlessly. So the kind of food you eat decides what kind of person you are and how you shape your life.


food effects

Food effects the mind so it is said, "JAISA ANN VAISA MUN."

NIDHI PARKASH | Sat, 03/27/2010 - 17:51
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Re: food effects

Very true Nidhi Prakash Ji

"When we remove the darkness(PAIN) of others; we will start seeing light(JOY) in our own self"

"Wipe a Tear;Remove a Pain"

Chethan Prasad | Sat, 04/21/2012 - 07:56
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Food doesn't play such a significant role after all

In reality, food plays a much less significant role than what we tend to believe. We tend to attribute to it such an influence since it is something that we can control and so it enhances our pseudo feeling that we have any control over our life. In addition, the advertising world uses this tendency to shape your taste towards supposedly "health" food. There is no such thing and the effect of such "health" food is marginal as we all know. Everybody knows personally at least one or two who ate only "healthy" food all their life and died from cancer at early age and so on.

What really counts, physically, mentally, and even spiritually to a certain extent is merely our genes, whether we like it or not.

Eat whatever you like, eat whatever your body demands, it knows better than you and your society's rules.

The only thing about food that you should take into awareness is the magic, the wonder, this unbelievable principle of the body that "food demands more food" as beautifully described in that if understood and realized leads to a glimpse of the sense of God.

lagrima | Sat, 12/17/2011 - 19:23

Food doesn't play


NIDHI PARKASH | Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:33
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Partially right

Dear Lagrima, the wise say that, "What goes inside the mouth is of less significant when compared to what comes out of it."
unfortunately what goes inside the mouth plays a vital role in the formation of thoughts, these thoughts make a character of a person. but once you are extremely aware of your conscious all the time then what ever the food you take becomes holy prasada (grace of Lord) to you. until we reach that stage what we eat matters a lot.

thanks for sharing your view...

"When we remove the darkness(PAIN) of others; we will start seeing light(JOY) in our own self"

"Wipe a Tear;Remove a Pain"

Chethan Prasad | Sat, 04/21/2012 - 07:54