Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby rowyourboat » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:54 am

Some people have told me that when they ate what they thought to be delicious food mindfully, it turned out to be less delicious than they thought- so even simply being mindful while eating helps. Overcoming senduality is a valid (albeit not popular) part of practice. :anjali:

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:12 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby Sanghamitta » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:52 am

Its just not that complicated...sigh.
If you have a bowl of wholesome food that has been garnered with a minimum of suffering to sentient beings just eat it gratefully.

The centipede was happy , quite
until a toad in fun,
said "pray, which leg goes after which ? "
which worked his mind to such a pitch
he laid distracted in a ditch
considering how to run.

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The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:25 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby ground » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:46 am

But of course attachment may shift from the perceptual level of "taste of food" to the perceptual level of "vedana". "may" means "not necessarily 'does'".

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:50 am

On other words, this:

Attachment (clinging) thus is shown to be inhering in experiencing "deliciousness"

is wrong.

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:03 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:27 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

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Re: Do you eat for taste or nutrition?

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:43 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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