“Had breakfast?”, “had lunch?”, “had dinner?”
Every one of us has heard or asked these questions some or other time. Many of us might think that these are useless, time waste questions, and no answer or any answer like yes/no will work. But the real intention of the asker is not just to know whether you had it or not; he/she wants to know if you had it with a full mind, was it proper and healthy.
I believe these are the most important questions anyone could ask you, and answering these questions nicely will help both the one who asks and the one who answers.
We all run behind money, but why? To buy good clothes, have a great life, etc.? Maybe.
But in the end, food is all we need. Food is one of the three basic needs. Good food always has to be a priority rather than a luxury. Food is not only responsible for your physical health but also mental health.
Your thoughts, your vibes are the result of what you eat, how you eat.
Saint Dnyaneshwar quotes in his the great “Dnyaneshwari” that,
“हे न जाणावे साधारण ।
अन्न ब्रह्मरूप जाण ।
जे जीवनहेतु कारण ।
विश्वा यया ।। – श्री भावार्थदीपिका (श्री ज्ञानेश्वरी ३:३३)”
‘Food itself is Brahma’ The whole universe originates from, sustains on, and merges into Brahma. Similarly, all living beings originate from, survive on, and merge into food.
One should always be grateful towards ones because of whom they have food on the plate, the farmers, Nature, the sellers, and the one who cooks it for us.
Therefore, from next time onwards, find all these questions useful and be grateful for having good food on the plate.
Also Read: Let’s have food together