OUR BELOVED MASTER,
YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT FOOD, AND NOW IN THE WEST FOOD IS A BIG CULT. IT'S
ONE OF THE THINGS COMING IN AS A BASIS OF SPIRITUALITY. YOU SAID IF WE'RE
NATURAL, WE'LL KNOW WHAT TO EAT AND WHEN TO EAT, BUT NOW WE ARE OUT OF TOUCH
WITH OUR CHILDLIKE NATURE. ALSO, MANY RELIGIONS SAY THAT THE FOOD YOU EAT DOES
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO ONE'S SPIRITUAL PATH. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL US
ABOUT FOOD AS A GUIDE FOR THE WEST?
Below bits and pieces of this wonderful lecture
It is the other way round: food cannot make you spiritual, but if you are
spiritual your food habits will change. Eating anything will not make much
difference. You can be a vegetarian and cruel to the extreme, and violent; you
can be a non-vegetarian and kind and loving ....
So I say to you, if you become more meditative you will become more and more
You need not bother about it. And only if this happens, that through meditation
vegetarian food comes into you not through mind manipulation, it is good ....
So someday there is going to be a scientific discovery that some body changes
will help you to absorb directly, and then fruit will not be needed. In the
future -- and I think not very long, fifty years -- science is bound to
It has to be discovered, otherwise humanity is going to die because food will
not be possible. And birth control is not helping, nothing is helping; the
population goes on growing. Some way has to be found so food can be dropped and
direct absorption of cosmic rays becomes possible.
Why is so much sex needed? Because you are tense, sex becomes a release.
Your tensions are released through it -- you feel relaxed, you can go to sleep;
if you repress it, you remain tense. And if you repress sex -- the only
release, the only possibility of release -- what will happen? You will go mad.
Where will you release your tensions then? You eat food; it is needed by the
body, and the body rejects only things which are not needed. Whatsoever you are
eating is somehow needed by the body. If you are taking animal food, if you are
taking non-vegetarian food, your mind, your body, your whole being is violent.
And it is needed. don't change it otherwise your violence will have to find
another channel .....
Character is secondary, behavior is secondary, the essential you is the primary
thing. Don't pay too much attention to what you do, pay much attention to what
you are; being should become the focus, and doing should be left to itself.
When being changes, doing follows. Anything more?