Read more about '''[[Food Compilation|Food]]''' from the works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
There so many contradictory reports on the effects of food, spices, etc., that food must be—like all the rest—a personal affair and consequently no general rule can be made and, still less, enforced. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/17/1964-2#p3</ref>
=Why is Food Important?=
Food is taken as a means for the maintenance of the physical instrument only. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/food#p37</ref>
With food, we daily and constantly take in a formidable amount of inconscience, of tamas, heaviness, stupidity. One can't do otherwise—unless constantly, without a break, we remain completely aware and, as soon as an element is introduced into our body, we immediately work upon it to extract from it only the light and reject all that may darken our consciousness. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/19-april-1951#p9</ref>
==Food as a Small Concern==
To be always thinking about food and troubling the mind is quite the wrong way of getting rid of the food-desire. Put the food element in the right place in the life, in a small corner, and don't concentrate on it but on other things. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/food#p11</ref>
==Food as an Offering==
When eating one aspires that this food may not be taken for the little human ego but as an offering to the divine consciousness within oneself. In all yogas, all religions, this is encouraged. This is the origin of that practice, of contacting the consciousness behind, precisely to diminish as much as possible the absorption of an inconscience which increases daily, constantly, without one's being aware of it. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/19-april-1951#p9</ref>
==Detachment and Equanimity==
Some helpful practices for having food in a conscious manner.
== References ==