Before Meals

Image result for vegan cornucopiaThis food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard and loving work.

May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food.

May we recognize and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed, and learn to eat in moderation.

May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet.

We accept this food so that we may nurture our brotherhood and sisterhood, build our Sangha, and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.

—Thich Nhat Hanh

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to Before Meals

  1. humankindmd says:

    Thank you Tashi! I was looking and listening for a mealtime blessing; this is right.

    On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Great Middle Way wrote:

    > Tashi Nyima posted: “This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous > living beings, and much hard and loving work. May we eat with mindfulness > and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food. May we recognize and > transform unwholesome mental formations, especially” >

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