By regulating your diet and avoiding certain bad habits, you can preserve health. Moderate food, and food of the sattwic type, will promote mental poise and also physical happiness. Mithahara is always to be welcomed. Many people consume more than the necessary quantity of rich food and such have to practice moderation. So too, if you do not smoke, you escape a number of illnesses that follow that raja sic practice. Any intoxicant or stimulant, because it disturbs nature's even trend, is harmful. Moderation in food, moderation in talk, and in desires and pursuits, contentment with what can be got by honest labour, eagerness to serve others and to impart joy to all - these are the most of all the tonics and health-preservers known to the science of health, the sanathana 'Ayurveda'; the Veda of the full life.
- Baba -