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Sloka to chant while eating

Eating is an essential everyday activity, which is required in order to live. It is God, who has created each and every thing.

Food, hunger, living beings, all of them form the part of God’s creation.

ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾರ್ಪಣಂ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಹವಿಃ
ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಗ್ನೌ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣಾ ಹುತಮ್ |
ಬ್ರಹೈವ ತೇನ ಗಂತವ್ಯಂ
ಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ಕರ್ಮ ಸಮಾಧಿನಾ  ||

“Brahmaarpanam Brahma Havih Brahmaagnau Brahmana Hutam,
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarmasamaadhina”

Meaning:

A practice of offering is Brahman, the religious offering is Brahman, the device of offering is Brahman, and the fire (hunger) to which the offering is made, is also Brahman. For such a one, who abides in everything (Brahman), by him alone Brahman is reached”.

This Shloka implies that god is everywhere, in the food, inside the devotee and even the hunger is God. So, devotee is taking the food (God) to the hunger (God). To summarize, we always thank god for his divine grace.

2 thoughts on “Sloka to chant while eating

  1. ब्रह्मार्पणं ब्रह्महविः ब्रह्माग्नौ ब्रह्मणाहुतं।
    ब्रह्मैव तेन गंतव्यं ब्रह्मकर्म समाधिना।।

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