अन्नमशितं त्रेधा विधीयते, तस्य यः स्थविष्ठो धातुः तत् पुरीषं भवति,
यो मध्यमः तन्मांसं भवति, यो अणिष्ठः तन्मनः । – छान्दोग्योपनिषत् ६-५-१
“What we eat is, what we become” – Chandogya Upanishad
Yes ! You read it right. The above excerpt is from one of our famous Upanishad: Chandogya Upanishad.
It says that whatever we eat, it classifies into 3 parts & reach respective parts of the body.
- One part goes to making of flesh, bones & blood.
- One more gets rejected & comes out as excreta.
- And the last part, the most sensitive part of food goes into making of mind (Manassu)
What becomes most important here is that, whatever we eat , we should be very careful & cautious about it.
In Todays world, the clothes we wear, the things we own is a sign of status symbol. But, unfortunately what we eat is however not given much importance. But once we understand, that what we eat influences our thinking capability, then this aspect becomes most important part of our life style.
In current scenario the food that is available to us is at abundance & at our convenience. In just a few clicks we get Fruits & vegetables at our doorstep. With e-commerce ruling the roost, this convenience has made itself the way of life for many of us.
Most of the fruits & vegetables that is available today in the market and the ones that we buy, is nothing but eating chemicals in a different form.
The kind of abuse that is going on with mother earth is highly condemnable. With this, the health of the soil is also getting deteriorated & the health of people who are consuming it.
Further, since we buy such kind of produce, we end up supporting it & thus we are also becoming accomplice in the whole act of abusing the mother earth.
So, then the next question is: What Next?
Which is an obvious question. How can we stop health deterioration of health of soil & our children i.e. humans?
The answer is very clear – Go Organic. Yes, I mean it!
By opting for organic production, where the fruits and vegetables are produced with absolutely no chemicals, only ingredients used are Panchgavya, Jeevamrutha, Gopamrutha, Butter Milk etc. which will ensure that the health of the soil is not spoilt & thus the health of people who consume it.
My experience of going of completely organic is really nourishing & satisfying in so many ways. First & foremost, the quality of F&V that we get is the healthiest without an iota of doubt. But yes of course, not always the good looking ones , but yes it will definitely make our health really good looking.
I suggest: “Please not to eat through eyes”
The most satisfying experience of going organic living is that, you are contributing in giving back to mother earth.
It encourages the farmers to switch towards growing more & more organic produce, even though less yield initially, but eventually helping improve the health of the soil. Eventually, it regains its strength & becomes harmless.
It also ensures that by consuming organic we are going back to our good old days of our grandparent’s era, where they used to grow & consume the organic produce, leading a very long & healthy life.
To conclude, it’s easier said than done, but it’s always the choice that we make at the end of the day.
As they say..
Its not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.
Its not a thing to be waited, but a thing to be achieved.
Nachiket Raidurg – Manager Sales, Nimblegrowth