The Japanese clap their hand three times and repeat ITADAKIMASU to bless their food. It is an ancient practise and an essential phrase in your Japanese vocabulary. It’s often translated as “I humbly receive,” but in a mealtime setting, it’s compared to “Let’s eat,” “Bon appétit,” or “Thanks for the food.” … And though its roots are ancient, saying the phrase before meals is a fairly recent Japanese custom.
Now think…I HUMBLY RECEIVE…
Receive what? Receive sustenance! Receive energy to survive and maintain the physical body. The food is giving us what kind of energies we need to receive from the Universe. And what does that mean?
You are deciding, by the food you eat to receive those similar vibratory energies that are being fuelled by your diet. You are what you eat. Quite literally huns! Your entire body is made up of the food you eat…
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
This phrase has come to us via quite a tortuous route. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, in Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826:
“Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” [Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are].
In an essay titled Concerning Spiritualism and Materialism, 1863/4, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach wrote:
“Der Mensch ist, was er ißt.”
That translates into English as ‘man is what he eats’.
What happens when you decide to feed yourself violence and pain? Trust me we are already on a stable diet of psychological and spiritual violence from media and the political arenas and other socio-economic platforms.
But this is direct violence. Killing sentient life for food. When you really don’t need to!
You know that you are actually healing and rebuilding your body every second of your life! You are not even aware of it. But some of us are not letting that healing take place! Because we are feeding our systems with animal food laden with grief and suffering.
You don’t need to go very far to find documentaries that will highlight the Vegan ideology for you. Just google best vegan documentaries- FORKS OVER KNIVES, EARTHLINGS, COWSPIRACY, VEGUCATED…I could go on and on. Just look this up. They will provide you with the whole gamut of information you need to embark on this lifestyle.
What I want to address here is that how can you eat meat after you know the amount of pain and suffering that that being has gone through? How can you justify this to your own self? For hunger you can sacrifice your life? Would you be okay of some stronger species ate humanity? Famed us and ate us, like we do?
And the dairy industry? What of that? It is a sickening saga of exploitation of females and babies. Please how can you support this if you are a feminist? You cannot! The taste of that burger will mean nothing to your soul. The soul will be afflicted of the pain after devouring that animal. The soul in theta will know and experience that pain. Look around us- DIS-EASE!!! DISEASE EVERYWHERE…cancer, diabetes, BP issues…the list goes on…
I have felt this you know when I have worked with non vegetarian people. Even vegetarian people. Especially in India where we believe that a child must be brought up heavily on dairy. And how wrong are they? They have no respect for the GOUMATA or the cow if they are consuming dairy. You should see the rings they put on the baby calves so they cannot suckle. It hurts the mother every time they suckle so she keeps all her milk.
The baby is then killed or sold into sexual slavery if she is a female. Is this in any way touching your soul? Does this bother you even a little bit? Does it????
I will tell you from experience ok. No hearsay shit. Listen huns, I suffered from migraines pretty much from the time I became aware. Yes and bad, bad migraines. I was raised non vegetarian in a Bengali family where it was normal to eat mutton every night. Believe me, that was my diet and the headaches kept getting worse.
I was doing yoga already. In fact these headaches had made me take up yoga at a very young age. That was the best thing that came out of this. But then listen…I moved away from home and by the time I was twenty, I turned completely vegetarian.
Just like that and I have never ever craved for or even looked back at non veg food. How did I do it? It was the most organic thing that happened to me. I have pretty much tried to force most of the shit that took place in my life. But for once…there was no need to push. It was perfect. I turned VEGETARIAN.
I sensed my aura change immediately. I lost weight and felt so very fit. My yoga abhyas or practise just got better and better…and all because of vegetarianism and then I finally went full on vegan around six years ago.
I have never looked back. In fact I was more worried about this move….but nope. It was again organic and natural. I did not need to regret or force myself….it just happened. VEGANISM JUST HAPPENED…NATURALLY…
I urge you to look into this and try veganism for a while. I could be your vegan buddy and guide if you so choose. All I am saying is, take the first baby step…try it…even if for a day.
I managed to drop so much weight every time I adhered to a raw vegan diet. And the body also takes form so much easier during yogasanas. It is sublime. Meditating on a stomach full of greens and fruits, you will see how much more activated your inner energy feels. It is instant. In a few days you will fell this change as your dress size will drop.
Your skin, hair and all parts of your body will flourish. You can finally receive from FOOD as you are not harming it. Yes plants also feel pain, but my friend, they don’t have a central nervous system and blood which is red like ours. They scream, they cry…they die…is this worth it?
The pain? The suffering? The tragedy?
Can we bring peace if we continue violence on the weak. In that equation, someone is always the weaker. Right?
Please….for the sake of animals and for the sake of mother Earth…consider veganism! Consider LIFE!