Hanzze wrote:So what is your intention when you buy a packed food (just if you by it mindful)?
So what is your intention when you buy something from far away?
If you do not conceive of it as "packed food" or as "something from far away" or understand the environmental implications of that, then intention is irrelevant. A thought that you do not even have cannot be rooted in anything.
Just say you did know the environmental consequences and you did conceive of them in such a way when at the supermarket... what then? You might feel guilty perhaps, and experience a mindstate rooted in aversion. When you buy local produce or something without packaging, you might experience a mindstate rooted in generosity or lovingkindess. Maybe... but there's no guarantee of any of that.
What is far more relevant is the Right Effort component of the Noble Eightfold Path.... replacing unwholesome mindstates with wholesome ones, and then maintaining wholesome mindstates. That applies to any situation though... whether we're talking food, packaging and transport... or whether we're talking monkeys, comets and spaceships.