• Subala Das

What is Karma Free Food?

Updated: May 16, 2018

Spiritualize your eating



The Bhagavad Gita (17.8-10) divides food into three classes: Those of the quality of goodness, passion and ignorance. The most healthful are the foods of goodness. "Foods of the quality of goodness [ milk products, grains, fruits, and vegetables] increase the life; purify one's existence; and give strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction. Such foods are sweet, juicy, fatty and palatable.

The Bhagavad Gita (17.8-10) divides food into three classes: Those of the quality of goodness, passion and ignorance

Foods that are too bitter, too sour, salty, hot, pungent, dry and burning are dear to those in the mode of passion. Such foods cause distress, misery and disease.But foods of the quality of ignorance, such as meat, fish, and fowl, described as "putrid, decomposed, and unclean," produce only pain, disease, and bad karma. In other words, what you eat affects the quality of your life. There is much needless suffering in the world today, because most people have no other criterion for choosing food than price, and sensual desire.

Purpose Of Food


The purpose of food, however, is not only to increase longevity and bodily strength, but also to purify the mind and consciousness. Therefore the spiritualist offers his food to the Lord before eating. Such offered food clears the way for spiritual progress. There are millions of people in India and around the world who would not consider eating unless their food was offered first to Lord Krishna.

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