【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】饮食知量者 Appropriate diet

【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】- 饮食知量者-思惟胜利

【虽乃如是,然亦略有少许胜利,】

1.谓由饮食安住其身。若唯为此故,依止饮食,不应道理。故应善思而后受用,谓由身住,我当善修清净梵行。
2.施者施主亦为希求殊胜果故,榨皮血肉而行惠施,亦当成办彼等所愿,令得大果。
3又应忆念《集学论》说,应当思念饶益施主,及身中虫,现以财摄,于当来世,当以法摄。
4又应思惟当办一切有情义利,而受饮食。
《亲友书》亦云:「应知饮食如医药,无贪瞋痴而近习,非为憍故非慢故,非壮唯为住其身。

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日常师父法语26A 27’02” 手抄稿第四册 P58L6

26A 27’02” Vol.4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P58L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P106

【Meditation Session】What to do in between meditation sessions

【Appropriate diet】

Despite all of this, there is some benefit to food — after all, the body depends upon it. Eat your food after you think, "Since it is not correct to rely on food just for the sake of my body's maintenance, I will conduct myself in a pure manner in dependence on my body's maintenance. Benefactors and those who actually carry out acts of charity work so hard that their skin, flesh, and blood dry up! Then they make their gifts with a wish for a special result. I will ensure that their actions have great effects." Remember as well that Santideva's Compendium of Trainings says168 to eat while reflecting that (1) you are benefiting the giver; (2) whereas now you are assembling micro-organisms in your body through the material gift of food, in the future you will gather these beings together through the teachings; and (3) you will accomplish the welfare of all living beings. Also Nagarjuna's Friendly Letter states: 169 With an understanding that food is like medicine, Eat it without hostility or attachment; Not for haughtiness, might, or robustness, but only to maintain your body.