The Basics of Mindful Eating according to Thich Nhat Hanh

The Five Contemplations according to Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung

1. This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky, the numerous living beings, and much hard, loving work.

2. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it.

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

4. May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that we reduce the suffering of living beings, preserve our planet, and reverse the process of global warming.

5. We accept this food so that we may nurture our sisterhood and brotherhood, strengthen our community, and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings. Gandhi Quotes

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