Traditional Buddhist Blessing for Food

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[From Care2]

In our age of eating disorders and soul-hunger, this simple, profound blessing helps to put food and eating into a healed perspective. May this blessing bring you to a place of mindfulness with every bite of food you take.

Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space
combine to make this food.
Numberless beings gave their lives
and labors that we may eat.
May we be nourished
that we may nourish life.

Speaking of food, you may have seen the photo below and not known its origin.

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