The Blessed Buddha once said:
The habitual praxis of the observance day endowed with eight
features brings high reward and blessing, & is of sublime dignity
and greatness! And which are these eight features? In this, any
Noble Disciple considers within himself: Throughout their life the
Arahats eat only one time before noon,
avoiding food at night, not
eating at improper and unsuitable hours. May I also this day & night
avoid all taking of food at night and eat only
one time before noon!
By that I will follow the track & traits of the perfected Arahats!
I shall then have observed the Uposatha observance day perfectly!
With this fifth praxis is the observance day enriched. Observed
this very way, the observance day endowed with eight features
brings high - even divine - reward & blessing & is of sublime dignity
and immense greatness...
to taste and eating is evident especially in the western
world since extreme obesity, a jungle of all fake slimming products,
gastric & plastic surgery have become common even among children!
compulsive eating and bulimia not compensate for the
inherent frustration and lack of lasting comfort all life inherits...
A 700-pound (318 kg) American woman was recently rescued from
her bathroom by 10 fire-fighters who cut away part of an exterior
wall and removed a window before lowering her to the ground...
This story in itself demonstrate the degree of the problem!