Identifying your Food – 2

If you look at all the creatures on the planet they rely on five senses to identify their food. Man is derived from the sanskrit root ‘manyate’–to think, contemplate, concentrate. Man in sanskrit is manushya or manav. Man during his hunter-gatherer phase he exclusively relied on his five senses to identify his food but after settling down he created civilization. I personally think animals are more civilized than man but man has potential to be. With the development of civilization his senses went into disuse as a result of too much thinking. Hence he is not able to identify his food.If you decorate shit and give him, he will eat it.

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The order of using senses in identifying your food. The order is with regard to wo(man) and it varies according to creatures.


Yes, Sight! Food should appeal to you. Its colour, size etc. If you like your food on first sight then its good for you. This sense needs to be sharpened now. As i said before, if you decorate shit and give man will eat it.


Man touches his food and feels the texture. This determines whether he can eat it or not.

I would like to add my theory (MOUTH–HAND THEORY or FOOD–CREATURE THEORY) here. See every creature uses its mouth to eat food. Some take food in with their beaks and some with their hands. So food is related to the size of the mouth as well as the dimensions of the creatures palms. For eg. grains are originally designed for bird due to the size of their beaks. Man got used to it and is not his main food because the size of grain and palms/ mouth don’t match.


Man then smells the food; if he is satisfied with the smell it is good to eat but after tasting.


After all the four conditions are satisfied man tastes his food. Taste is the final determinant. If he is satisfied with the taste then HE CAN PROCEED TO EAT.


Hearing should have come second in the order but because of being civilized he rarely uses it. But if man is in state of nature this sense definitely comes second.

As in the post of exercise where according to you one should exercise all the muscles once daily, (wo)man should EXERCISE ALL THE SENSES. Do you see the aesthetics and necessity of identifying your food SENSUALLY rather than ORDERING OVER THE COUNTER.

IMPORTANT: Daily exercise your senses to identify food.

ॐ सर्वेशां स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेशां शान्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेशां पुर्णंभवतु ।
सर्वेशां मङ्गलंभवतु ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om-may be auspiciousness be unto all
May peace be unto all
May fullness be unto all
May prosperity be unto all


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