In India it is said that in food, material energy, the Supreme Purusha can manifest Himself. Food should not be ignored. Food should be offered to the Lord before it is eaten and while it is being eaten. Of course, here in the West, some families offer a prayer to God before each meal. But the general tendency with regard to food is different in the West. Rather then letting food bring us closer to God, we eat a good many things which, to some extent, prevent us from making spiritual progress.
The spiritual aspect of food
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 8, No. 7, February 1973.First published by AUM Centre Press in 1973.
This is the 9075th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.