Friday, July 24, 2009

Food for thought ...

"Protect yourself form the misfortunes of corrupt imaginings that distract you from rememberance. Be careful of your diet. It is better if your food be nourishing but devoid of animal fat. Beware of satiation and excessive hunger. Keep your constitution in balance ... "
- Ibn Arabi
"The seeker after truth should eat bread that is earned honestly by lawful means. He should eat just enough to help him to sustain himself and discharge his duties both towards his fellowmen and towards God. But he should never gratify himself to the maximum. The food must be simple."
- Muhammad al-Ghazzali
"The temptation of Adam was in eating, and this is also your temptation until the day of resurrection."
- Hasan of Basra

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