Do you enjoy eating buffet lunch or dinner?
Have you ever ask yourself why are you love buffet?
A wide variety of food and cooking style? long hour for enjoying the food? reasonable pricing?value for money?
Are you taking the food based on your need or your want?
Are you easily being tempted to eat more than usual?
Are you eating superb fast, so you can take more food?
Are you still eating even though you are full?
Are you spend time to chew your food or you just swallow the food without much chewing?
Are you only taking pricey food so that you can enjoy the value for money?
Taking buffet lunch is a great time to observe your thoughts.
Are you being influence by your senses or are you using your rational thinking?
Are you still greedy when taking food?
You can practice Dharma in anytime, any place, anywhere… Some people might think Dharma practice only in monastery, in meditation, in Dharma Class, in chanting, in doing services for others.
You can practice in any moment of your life!
The Buddha once said to Ananda (from: Old Path, White Clouds by Thich Nath Hanh):
“If you were to follow the Dharma purely out of love for me or because you respect me, I would not accept you as disciple. But if you follow the Dharma because you have yourself experienced its truth, because you understand and act accordingly – only under these conditions have you the right to call yourself a disciple of the Exalted One.”