The Five Contemplations
This food is the gift of the whole universe, the earth the sky, and much hard work.
May I receive it gratefully, and eat in mindfulness.
May I transform my unskilful states of mind, and learn to eat in moderation.
May I take only foods that nourish me, and prevent illness.
I accept this food in order to realize the path of understanding and love.*
Finishing Meal Gatha
My bowl is empty. My hunger satisfied.
I vow to live for the benefit of all beings.*