Here in the retreat Inner Sun on Ibiza I enjoy food that is really cooked with love. Biljana and Lohita are cooking so tasty and wonderful, yummie! Thank you for that.
In some restaurants I even can't go to eat.
Often I can just cook for myself at home. Or I get an invitation from friends. Then I realize that the body tolerates the meals very well. But it is not always like this. Since I join Satsang - Yoga of Silence - with Madhukar, the body gets more and more sensitive. And I realize that there are restaurants where I can't go to eat anymore. And I am not only talking about ingredients. This would be a different story. Even if they choose organic, natural food, it happens that the body begins to suffer if the food is bad which can go so far that the body gets rid of it again.
Atmosphere of the kitchen goes directly into the food.
But what is bad food? Dispute, bad mood or frustration go directly into the food and leave their traces in it. And it should have been that the guest can enjoy the food. The guest of the restaurant is then surprised to suffer after the meal from pain, needs to burp, gets into a bad mood, gets tired or others round him become quarrelsome.
In this case it is very precious to know that food is really prepared with love from the heart. Satisfaction and well-being are arising. I am sure that this is one of the reasons why it tastes best when native.
Also wise men advice to have good food!
In two books I found a statement of true Masters about how important it is to eat good food. Sri Ramana Maharshi - the sage of Arunachala hill - says that in addition to self-inquiry (the question "who am I?") there is only the possibility to choose good food in order to realize your true self. This was very helpful to support self-inquiry. The second one in whose book I read about this is Sri H.W.L. Poonja - the lion of Lucknow. He also was - like my Guruji - a passionate gourmet. Papaji - reverend father - how they called him lovingly was spending much time in the kitchen.
Wise men's words about food in their books.
From this times his devotees compiled a book with recipes: "Papaji's Prasad" is it's name. Amongst many small stories with Papaji in the kitchen they also collected many recipes. I took it last year back from India and it has now its permanent place in the kitchen. You also can get it at Avadhuta Foundation in Boulder, Colorado.
Now I need your help.
In his biographie I read one day something about food. "Nothing ever happened" is a book with three volumes. Unfortunately I forgot what he exactly said about it and also in which of the three I found it. If you are just about to read it, may I ask you to let me know in a comment? I am also happy about a hint on any word Sri Ramana Maharshi spoke about food. And if you have further information about food spoken from a wise man please let me know - this is very welcome!
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