posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by wildtimes
Hello again wildtimes.
Not at all do I propagate long-term fasting, starvation, or self-inflicted suffering. I am not under the opinion that eating is bad.
By enslavement to hunger, I mean being enslaved to the feeling of hunger. Hunger as a feeling and desire.
We are enslaved to hunger when,...
We impulse or binge eat.
We eat unhealthy or unnecessary things.
Bad eating habits can lead to obesity, diabetes, and preventable diseases.
We are enslaved to hunger when,... the moment we feel hunger, we act as if we MUST eat now! We are enslaved to hunger when we are moody, grouchy, and
irritable because we are late with a meal.
In no way am I alluding to fasting that inflicts suffering on the body. Simply, one day out of the week where no food or drink is taken during the
This type of moderate fasting helps to develop patience in when we eat. It helps us to develop an even more appreciation for food. It helps us to
empathize with the starving. It helps us to develop self-control over our physical bodies.
If we fast for one day during daylight hours,... and do not suffer from any medical abnormalities regarding our metabolism,..... what deprivation or
suffering can come when we KNOW that we will eat as soon as the sun sets? This type of fasting gives direct lessons of patience and self-control. The
time that would have been spent eating can be used for self-working and cultivation.
edit on 9/18/13 by Sahabi because: (no reason given)