when I eat just with the bowl of food as my only focus, undistracted by any entertainment such as TV or a video, it can become like a meditation of sorts. Two different things can happen, though. On the one hand, I notice the various flavours in the food more strikingly, and enjoy them more. On the other hand, I begin to notice the whole chewing process, what is actually happening to the food (getting mashed up, mixed with saliva and swallowed), and I can get a little put off by this. I'm not sure what we are supposed to do regarding that. But yes, eating in silence is a great idea, and I know I ought
to do it more often...
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."