Mealtime Prayers

Ayam me hasto bhagavan

Ayam me bhagavattarah

Ayam me visvabheshajah

Ayagan shivabhimarshanah

 

My hand is the Lord

Boundlessly blissful is my hand

This hand holds all the healing secrets

And makes whole with its gentle touch

      - Rig Veda

 

 

Brahmarpanam brahma havih

Brahmagnau brahmana hutum

Brahmaiva tena gantavyam

Brahmakaram samadhina

 

Brahman is the offering,

Brahman is the oblation

Poured out by Brahman into the fire of Brahman,

Brahman is to be attained by the one who recognizes

everything as Brahman.

    - Bhagavad Gita

 

May the Universe never abuse food.

Breath is food. The body eats food.

The body rests on breath.

Breath rests on the body.

Food is resting on food.

The one who knows this becomes rich in food and great in spirit.

     - Taittiriya Upanishad 11.7

 

  

annam brahma raso Vishnu

pakto devo maheshvarah

evam j˝aktva tu yo bhunkte

anna dosho na lipyate

 

The creative energy in the food is Brahma.

The nourishing energy in the body is Vishnu.

The transformation of food into pure Consciousness is shiva.

If you know this, then any impurities in the food you eat will never become part of you.

 

 

 

saha navavatu

saha nau bhunaktu

saha viryam karavavahai

tejasvi nav adhitumastu

ma vidvashshavahai

 

 

let us eat together

let us be together

let us be vital together

radiating the light of truth

never entertaining any negativity