Eat No Evil
Never eat what you like.
Rather, eat what you know is good for you.
Great wisdom is required here.
To eat the wrong food is to sustain pride in its supreme folly,
so that pride food poisons not only the body, but the soul with it.
In the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy finallydiscovers—at the very end of her long and dangerous search for a way back to Kansas—that she has always possessed the means to return home. When she learns this truth, she is aston- ished, dumbstruck, that so mundane and ever-present a thingas her slippers could truly be the means for her finding herheart’s desire. Did she really always have, “right under her nose” as it were, what she couldn’t obtain from great witches and wizards?
The book Eat No Evil will leave you with much the same feeling Dorothy had when the good witch enlightened her— awestruck at the profound and unsuspected meaning and power of so ordinary a phenomenon as eating.
Indeed, food is the most familiar of all man’s activities, and the one he suspects least of harboring a great cosmic mystery.
Eat No Evil is reminiscent of a good murder mystery. Thesuper sleuth solves the baffling case by fingering the butler, the familiar and seemingly innocent person least suspected by everyone else.
So does author Roy Masters expose man’s relationship with his food as the unsuspected, ancient origin of man’s problems.