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Smart Quote of the Day, June 23, 2016

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" . . Our bodily constitution and mental atmosphere are determined according to how and what we eat. Therefore the shastras recommend that to become Krishna conscious, you should eat remnants of food left by Krishna. If a tuberculosis patient eats something and you eat the remnants, you will be infected with tuberculosis. Similarly, if you eat krishna-prasadam, then you will be infected with Krishna consciousness.."

Today's Smart Quote is from the Science of Self Realization, Chapter Five, in the section entitled, "Practicing Yoga in the Modern Age"

Mr. Faill: . . .is it necessary to follow certain eating habits to practice spiritual life?

Srila Prabhupada: Yes, the whole process is meant to purify us, and eating is part of that purification. I think you have a saying, "You are what you eat," and that's a fact. Our bodily constitution and mental atmosphere are determined according to how and what we eat. Therefore the sastras recommend that to become Krishna conscious, you should eat remnants of food left by Krishna. If a tuberculosis patient eats something and you eat the remnants, you will be infected with tuberculosis. Similarly, if you eat krishna-prasadam, then you will be infected with Krishna consciousness. Thus our process is that we don't eat anything immediately. First we offer the food to Krishna, then we eat it. This helps us advance in Krishna consciousness.