Right FOOD For The Right MOOD: Subtitles English: BK Shivani
Om Shanti. One line deep in meaning, which we have all heard since childhood As is the food, so is the mind. You are what you eat. We have heard it, we believe in it, and understand it too. Today we need to check If we are using this wisdom the right way throughout the day. As is the food, so is the mind. It means the vibrations of the food we eat It has a direct impact on our state of mind. So food is not just about the nutrients Which nourish the body It is also about the vibrations which will energize the mind. Food not only offers health to the body It creates health of the mind too. So the food we eat not just gives us Physical health Food is an important part of our emotional health. While eating I need to remember Whatever food I am eating This is going to energize my mind. How does it energize the mind? It depends on the vibrations of the food. We usually check for proteins and carbohydrates in that food. Or which vitamins and which minerals it contains. That is very, very important for the body. What are the vibrations in that food? On any special occasion like a festival That day we have a Satwik meal. High energy food is known as Satvik food. High energy in terms of vibrations. If the vibration vibrational energyal energy is low then it is called tamsik food. Let us visualise just for a minute A place where an animal is kept captive for 15 days, 20 days or a month. It is a Slaughterhouse. First and foremost, the animal is living in that slaughterhouse for 20 days or a month. How is the environment at that place? Everyday there is violence and everyday animals are being killed. What is the vibration of that slaughterhouse? And other animals living there are aware of what awaits them. What will the state of mind of those animals be? The way they are held captive and the way they are treated Those animals know what what is going to happen with them. What is state of mind of that animal? We all know animals feel things. They have emotions. What are the thoughts and feelings of that animal? Fear Helplessness that it cannot protect itself. Anger, sadness. Pain and most important – hatred. A lot of hatred for what is being done to it and to other animals there. Fear, anger, hurt, helplessness and hatred are the emotions of that animal Throughout the 20 days or 30 days while in the slaughterhouse. What is the state of mind? Those vibrations influence its body. What are the hormones its body is secreting? It will be subjected to torture in a month. Vibrations of violence. And then death. Fear, anger, hurt, hatred, helplessness Violence and then death. After all this, whatever comes on to our plates We say it gives us health. Pause. Is it health? It is proteins. Proteins which are very good for my body. Is it emotionally healthy for me and then physically healthy for me? Even if my body gets proteins and many other nutrients My mind is not happy. My mind is not emotionally strong. Those vibrations enter my body, how can it create a healthy body? When there is a death in a family We all know that food is not cooked in that house on that day. It is somebody in our family who has died. The dead body is in the house. That day food is not prepared at home, it is served by a home in the neighbourhood. When last rites are performed on that body What is the first thing we do? We wash our hands, legs and our face We come back home and take bath. After that we wash the entire house. Only after that we cook food at home. That dead body belonged to a family member. Yet we don’t cook food at home that day. Think of the dead bodies lying in our fridge, which we cook and eat. When a family member’s dead body is kept at home, we don’t cook food. And in this case, we prepare food out of a dead body. And we call it health. It’s time to pause, check. It’s not just about what other people are saying. Let’s not eat for taste, let’s eat for health. If we want a pure and powerful mind A Satvik mind Our meal needs to be Satvik. It is healthy both emotionally and physically. It is not something to be followed only on certain days or occasions. Not just on certain days considered divine. Not just on days when we remember God, follow a vow and invoke divinity. Why should our diet be Satvik only on those days? We would like to experience divinity everyday. We wish to keep our state of mind elevated everyday. When we want to keep our state of mind elevated and powerful We need to consumer a Sativk diet everyday. We need to keep our kitchen pure and clean, like a temple. Every morsel of Satvik food that we consume It not only nourishes our body but also our mind. It keeps the mind light The mind radiates powerful vibrations to the body. And then that meal is giving us happiness and health. Emotional health and Physical health. Let’s experiment and see the results. Satvik meal so that we create a Satvik mind. Om Shanti.