Cooking good food For the greed of their stomachs Are eaters of sin.”


The good eat
What the gods leave behind
After the offering
And get relief from sin.
But the ungodly,
Cooking good food
For the greed of their stomachs
Are eaters of sin.”

Swami Satchidananda:

“You should have seen the look on Yudhishthira’s face. He was truly crestfallen. It’s not the pomp and show that counts, but the quality and depth of your heart in the worship that’s important. In the Pandava’s Yajna, there was undoubtedly an attitude of worship, but probably it was mingled with a little bit of pride. The poor family had nothing but humility in their offering. In this light we can observe our own actions. They might look charitable, but are they really? Do they have that touch of selflessness? If our actions are like that, we are already free. We may still be in human form walking around like everybody else, but we are God incarnate on the face of the Earth. That’s the greatness of Karma Yoga.”

Sri Eknath Easwaran:

“What is important is what we do with the energy that food gives us. As Jesus told the Pharisees, ‘Not what goes into the mouth defiles a person, but what comes out of it.’ Of what use is it to consume hand-cultivated, organically grown food if we act violently or use resentful language? If, instead, we use our vitality to help others to wipe away their tears, our eyes will shine and our lives will become a source of strength in a deeply troubled world.”

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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