Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Middle Path

I simply LOVE Eknath Easwaran. I get his Thought for the Day every day in my in box. You should, too.

Today he says:

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
– Montesquieu

"I suggest eating moderately. Fasting may not be as easy as feasting, but after a while it is not too different. Both are extremes. It is not hard to go the extreme way, but what is really difficult is neither to fast nor to feast, but to be moderate in everything we do. This is what the Buddha called the Middle Path. It requires great artistry and vigilance. Instead of negating the body and senses, we train them to be valuable instruments.

"I try to eat good, wholesome food in temperate quantities in order to strengthen the body. If my body is not strong, I cannot contribute to the welfare of society, and I cannot give the best account of myself in life. We harness our physical, mental, and intellectual capacities not to make money or achieve power or fame, but to use these faculties to make our contribution to life."

Bruce and Susan feed me wholesome food. And give me love. And time to meditate.

Here is a photo Bruce took of me meditating:

1 comment:

  1. looks kind of like a pic my human took of me meditating. but i'm over at LJ, so you'll have to see it another time.