ब्रह्मार्पणं ब्रह्म हविर्ब्रह्माग्नौ ब्रह्मणाहुतम् ।
ब्रह्मैव तेन गन्तव्यं ब्रह्म कर्म समाधिना ।।
Brahmarpanam Brahma Havir
Brahmagnau Brahmana Hutam
Brahmaiva Tena Ghantavyam
brahma: spiritual in nature
brahma: the Supreme
agnau: in the fire of consummation
brahmana: by the spirit soul
brahma: spiritual kingdom
tena: by him
gantavyam: to be reached
karma: in activities
samadhina: by complete absorption
The act of offering is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman,
By Brahman it is offered into the fire of Brahman.
Brahman is That which is to be attained by s/he
who performs actions pertaining to Brahman.
Gratitude and mindfulness are said to transform food from mere sustenance into prasad!
For additional commentary and the source of much of this post check out sathyasai.org.
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Jai to the Cooks!