Saturday, March 12, 2016
The Five Contemplations
This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard work.
May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it.
May we recognize and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed,
and learn to eat with moderation.
May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that we reduce the suffering
of living beings, preserve our planet, and to reverse the process of global warming.
We accept this food so we may nurture our sisterhood and brotherhood