The Nobel Prize for 2016 was recently awarded to Japan’s
Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his revolutionary research on cancer prevention through fasting.
This adage has long been proposed as a key asset to any Yogi’s lifestyle. It is said in the Vedas
There is a poem…………
A yogi eats once a day, a bhogi eats twice, a rogi eat three times a day, and it takes four men to carry you to the funeral pyre
Unwrapping this poem:
A person of living a spiritual path of yoga eats only once a day
One who is of the enjoyment of the world eats twice a day
One who eats three times a day ends up diseased
And one who eats more than 3 times a day sees their death early.
This poem is known all over India as vast amounts of knowledge are handed down through poems and vachana like this.
The yogi eating once a day is quoted in several texts. One of which is Charaka Samhita, the main text of Ayurveda. it is quoted there at least twice.
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As said by Krishna in Bhagavad Gita, Yoga is verily that activity in which “a person performs his activities by staying detached and is equipoised in success as well as failure.” This state of equipoise is verily the path as well as the destination of Yoga. A path that liberates you from all illness (Roga) as well as an addition (Bhoga).