We all know how Jesus died
but do you know how Buddha died?
He ate some bad food
Offered to him by a humble woman
As her only gift
He knew it was bad
He ate it anyway being humble and gracious
And then he died!
Is that something we should do?
Accept bad when we know better?
I don’t think so.
We don’t need to be gracious when we know something harms us.
We can say “No Thank You!" and move on.
Perhaps it is our duty to save ourselves from things that are bad for us
Especially bad food.
If this was our only practice
To choose healthy food
For ourselves and others
It would transform our world.