Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
8th September 2017
“Meant to eat”
With regards to eating food or the intake of food, man believes and is convinced that he eats. Some prefer to eat a well-balanced diet for good health, while some prefer fast foods.
Knowledge and advertising of food inform that processed food, which includes fast foods and energy drinks, delivers energy quickly and that it is good for health.
Wisdom of food, however, reveals that a well-balanced diet, ready-made foods and fast foods are all processed foods, and they eventually lead to ill-heath or disease.
Wisdom also indicates that non-processed food, like millets, restores not only good health, but also maintains good health. The intelligence in life grows millets abundantly everywhere in the world since thousands of years, and millets neither need much water, manure, insecticides, pesticides and herbicides to grow.
The rains that do come are sufficient for millets to grow and, if rains do not come, the water present in the soil is sufficient for millets to grow. On the other hand, processed food requires abundance of stagnant water and manure to grow. Processed food also needs insecticides, pesticides and herbicides in the manure to grow abundantly and these favour ill-health.
The knowledge of food and wisdom of food differ in meaning and the enlightened have declared that what is meant to happen only happens and no force on earth can stop what is meant to happen from happening.
How is man to understand the statement from the enlightened regarding the processed food that man eats or the non-processed food that man eats?
The understanding that life is precise because every moment is precise and man does not make any moment in life helps in this regard. As every moment is precise, what is within the moment too would be precise and man cannot make what is in the moment to be other than what is in the moment.
This signifies that understanding too is precise and man cannot make the understanding to be other than what it is in the moment. This also signifies that unconditional love too is precise and man cannot make unconditional love.
When unconditional love happens to man, he begins to love his body and wishes no harm to his body. With the happening of unconditional love the wisdom of food and the intake of non-processed foods too happen and man cannot make it to happen.
Therefore, man eats what he is meant to eat. He eats processed food because that is what he is meant to eat in the moment and man cannot make what he eats to be other than what he eats in the moment.
When unconditional love happens, man begins to eat non-processed foods. That would be what he is meant to eat and man will not eat processed food anymore in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
The unconditional love of life for its own life and for that of all living creatures that have been, are and are yet to be is revealed here by the deep understanding of the wise. The quality of life and the health of all creatures is as it is in every moment, determined precisely by the level of understanding in each moment. What happens happens; it is gifted by the intelligence of life.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
There are so many concepts about how to eat rightly and maintain a healthy body. And they are more often than not very complex. The wisdom about a healthy diet is, however, as revealed by Dr. Shankar, very simple. Wisdom is always simple, knowledge is complex. Whereas knowledge pleases the mind, wisdom is not appealing to the mind. This makes wisdom difficult to understand. But, if it happens, once understood life becomes simple and easy, including eating – such is the intelligence of life.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.