Why Eating Food During Lunar Eclipse is Harmful
Sadhguru explains why consuming food during a lunar eclipse can have a negative impact on the system.
 
Why Food And Lunar Eclipses Are A Bad Combo
 

Eclipses can have a powerful effect on the human body. In this article, Sadhguru explains why eating food during a lunar or solar eclipse can have a harmful effect on the human body.

Read in Telugu: చంద్ర గ్రహణం సమయంలో ఆహారం ఎందుకు తీసుకోకూడదు?

Sadhguru: During lunar eclipses, what would happen in 28 days over a full lunar cycle is happening in a subtle way over the course of two to three hours of the eclipse. In terms of energy, the earth’s energy is mistaking this eclipse as a full cycle of the moon. Certain things happen in the planet where anything that has moved away from its natural condition will deteriorate very fast. This is why while there is no change in raw fruits and vegetables, there is a distinct change in the way cooked food is before and after the eclipse. What was nourishing food turns into poison.

Eclipse Effect: Food Once Eaten, Turns To Poison!

Poison is something that takes away your awareness. If it takes away to a certain minor level, that means you are dull. If it takes away your awareness to a certain depth, that means you are asleep. If something takes away your awareness completely, that means you are dead. Dullness, sleep, death – this is just a progression. So, cooked food will go through the phases of its deterioration much more rapidly in a subtle way than it does on a normal day.

Eclipse Effect: Can We Eat Raw Food?

There is a distinct change in the way cooked food is before and after the eclipse. What was nourishing food turns into poison.

If there is food in your body, in two hours’ time your energies will age by approximately twenty-eight days. Does that mean you can eat a raw food diet on such a day? No, because the moment food goes into your body, the juices in your stomach attack and kill it. It becomes like semi-cooked food and will still have the same impact.

This is not just about food. This is about the way you are itself. If you have moved away from the natural dimension of who you are in anyway, you become more susceptible to these forces. If you are in your natural state, you are least available to these forces.

Eclipse Effect: The Moon & The Human Body

The cycles of the moon have an impact upon the human system, physically, psychologically and energy-wise. This is evident in the way our mothers went through their cycles. I am talking about our mothers because we are here only because our mothers were in tune with the moon. If our mothers’ bodies were not in tune with the moon we wouldn’t be here today. When the moon is going through a whole cycle in two to three hours’ time, there is a little bit of confusion in all our mothers’ bodies. This is also happening in a man’s body, because your mothers are present in a certain way – not physiologically but in other ways.

Eclipse Effect: When The Body is Confused...

When the body is in a confused state, the best thing is to keep it as empty as possible, and as conscious as possible. One of the simplest ways to be conscious is to not eat. Then you will constantly be conscious of at least one thing. And the moment your stomach is empty, your ability to be conscious becomes so much better. Your body becomes more transparent and you are able to notice what is happening with your system much better.

 

Editor’s Note: Keep track of important days and the phases of the moon with Isha’s Lunar Calendar.

 
 
 
 
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3 years 2 months ago

does it mean raw food body remains longer?

3 years 1 month ago

By this logic, If I were to do any task which would usually take 28 days, at the time of lunar eclipse it would get completed in 2-3 hours?

Let us take nature as an example. Why does this principle only apply to food and nothing else in nature? We don't see plants and animals suddenly grow by 28 days during lunar eclipse. Neither do we see seasons progress by 4 weeks during the eclipse. Why does this so called law apply to food and the human system alone.

Faulty logic at its best in this article and in Hindutva since centuries. Stop spreading lies in the name of the vedas.

3 years 2 months ago

I think water can also preferably be avoided as it takes part in any metabolic bio chemical reaction inside the body and may thus disturb the system.

3 years 2 months ago

What r d best practices advised to b done during the eclipse time?

3 years 2 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru, thank you for great article I was googling it for some time now :-),

3 years 1 month ago

Pranam Guruji. Please advice how we should deal with any remaining cooked food in the house during eclipse time. Should we throw it or should we donate it to poor people.

3 years 2 months ago

what kind of evidences will satisfy you?

A full lunar cycle -> Full moon to New Moon to Full moon.

During the lunar eclipse -> Full moon to New Moon(When fully eclipsed) and back to Full moon.

So, what happens over 28 days happens in 2-3 hours of the eclipse.

This is only logical reasoning. You don't need data and studies to understand this.

3 years 2 months ago

Scientific explanation of what is normally being viewed by our 'educated class' as a superstition. Thank you Sad guru

2 years 8 months ago

I am from New Mexico (USA). I am from the Native American tribe Navajo. The above article is very similar to what our beliefs are and I'm sure most Native American tribes. I understand now what the elders used to tell us when we were young but it was hard for them to translate it in direct detail. I believe in the spiritual aspect of the eclipse. All of us are inside not watching bc it is full eclipse right now.

3 years 2 months ago

Namakaram Sadhguru could you please explain if memory gets effected by food?

3 years 2 months ago

Sorry we do need data to study it.. Logic cannot be selectively applied. What causes the food to rapidly deteriorate is not clear.

"So, cooked food will go through the phases of its deterioration much more rapidly in a subtle way than it does on a normal day."

Unless lunar eclipse causes secretion of enzymes which convert carbohydrates to lactic acid directly.. and it does not appear logical.

3 years 2 months ago

Do we have to fast for complete day or few hours of eclipse ?

2 years 8 months ago

Things like he said don't happen instantaneously. It will affect you later in life. It's a spiritual thing.

3 years 2 months ago

What about cooked food, pickles etc lying at home ? Do they become unfit for consumption ?

3 years 2 months ago

next lunar eclipse, try it for yourself and see. we would be very interested if you have proof that there is no difference between normal days and eclipse days on food.

3 years 2 months ago

Is it best to stay from food for day?

2 years 3 months ago

Good and bad things happen with everyone....thats lyf... There is no relation between bad events in our lyf with Eclipse..... It all depends on our mindset... U relate ur bad luck with such events.. . As a result it seems to b true...

3 years 2 months ago

Any scientific evidences of your theory?

3 years 2 months ago

I have never bothered and must have eaten also. I am sure there would have been millions of people who would have eaten in the previous eclipse. There have been no reports of sickness due to food poisoning.

We can remove uncertainity and subjectiveness from all this and agree on a blood test - before eclipse and then after eating during eclipse.. does it sound ok?

3 years 2 months ago

Not for a day but 2 hours before the occurrence of Lunar eclipse and 2 hours after Lunar eclipse.

2 years 3 months ago

I believe here do unto others, what you do unto yourself!

3 years 2 months ago

I think there are no instruments from today's popular Science. You need to increase your perception levels to a subtle level to witness the theory.

3 years 2 months ago

Thank you rajib for your reply. Now there are still a few things not to be missed. For example you must also be sure you have authentic Rudraksha because there is another tree that makes identical looking fruits but doesn't have the properties of Rudraksha and people are selling such beads.
They say that you can test it with a glove of garlic for example or a slice of lemon. The garlic is tamasic and the Rudraksha would spin anticlockwise and with the lemon which is sattvic, it should spin clockwise. Also the small sized beads like the ones Sadhguru used in the video are known to be more vibrant so more likely to notice some visible movement.
In the market you wouldn't know which is real Rudraksha and which is false. You may test a false Rudraksha for example with a garlic and arrive to a false conclusion that doesn't work.
So here's what I would do. If there's any place that I would trust than that is Isha Yoga Center. I would go there and test the Rudraksha (I'll do that when I'll get the chance to visit India). If it doesn't spin at all above a fresh slice of garlic or lemon, then I wouldn't want to buy it, that's clear. But if it actually spins while I hold it in my hand, and it doesn't spin while I fix it on an object, than I would ask someone from Isha to explain this phenomenon and tell me why is it so.
On your test rajib – it doesn't work at all, or it doesn't work only when you fix it on a separate object?
Thank you.

3 years 2 months ago

Thank you very much, Sadhguru, for sharing this knowledge! My intuitive
understanding says to me that this phenomena has to do with water and
water energies and the changes it experiences under the influence of the
Moon phases. Thus my two questions. Does the food become 'poisonous'
because of its water content? What about drinking pure water during the
moon eclipse?

Namaste <3

3 years 2 months ago

These practices are for those who are established in spiritual practices, or on the path. In erstwhile times, a large portion of our humanity was far more in touch with nature, and felt these shifts of energy far more clearly than today.

A jungle dwellers senses are so powerful that he can smell you long before he can see you!

The eclipse might affect, but not perceivably so, normal people of today.

Also, please remember that the validity of a particular logic is dependent upon the perceptive capability of the person evaluating it.

For example, is it possible to convince a birth-blind person about colours, light and associated vision?

Can we explain the unerring accuracy with which birds make their way across continents, along the exact path which their parents have traveled, but which they themselves have never traveled before?

Why and how do Salmon born in the rivers, make their way to the same oceans which their ancestors lived in, and how do they know the way back to lay their eggs?

Please understand that this logic is apparent to only those who are sensitive enough to perceive it!

3 years 2 months ago

So it means that during eclipse time i shouldn't neither cook nor eat any foods. ok got it! what about drinking water? I think water doesn't go for any chemical change inside our body, isn't it?. so shall i drink water if i feel like thirsty? moreover, im living in Qatar, so how should I plan my food timings? please suggest

3 years 2 months ago

Does anyone know if the Rudraksha will spin like that even if it's hanging on an inanimate object? I've noticed a slightly little help with the hand. Maybe for the purpose of a better presentation I don't know, but I would really like to know if it spins even untouched by our hands – that would be very significant and it's very important to know this.
People with Rudraksha please make this experiment: first hold it with your hand, and if you feel it spins, than fix it on something separate and see how it behaves. Unfortunately I don't have Rudraksha here. This is science – does anyone care about this aspect? Thank you very much.
Namaste

3 years 2 months ago

It's really not that difficult to understand. For example, if you have an apple pie, and you keep it for 28 days, what'd you have at the end? A spoilt apple pie right?

However, in this particular case, though the physical structure would be much the same, it's energy structure or subtle energies would have deteriorated hugely.

Obviously, living things are evolved to not be affected by this, but processed food would be.

3 years 2 months ago

what is the lunar eclipse time this time on April 4th

3 years 2 months ago

Sadhguru: During lunar eclipses, what would happen in 28 days over a full lunar cycle is happening in a subtle way over the course of two to three hours of the eclipse. In terms of energy, the earth’s energy is mistaking this eclipse as a full cycle of the moon. Certain things happen in the planet where anything that has moved away from its natural condition will deteriorate very fast. This is why while there is no change in raw fruits and vegetables, there is a distinct change in the way cooked food is before and after the eclipse. What was nourishing food turns into poison. Poison is something that takes away your awareness. If it takes away to a certain minor level, that means you are dull. If it takes away your awareness to a certain depth, that means you are asleep. If something takes away your awareness completely, that means you are dead. Dullness, sleep, death – this is just a progression. So, cooked food will go through the phases of its deterioration much more rapidly in a subtle way than it does on a normal day.

3 years 2 months ago

I read somewhere(Isha Blog or some other Isha Publication) that practising one's spiritual Sadhana during the course of any(solar or lunar) eclipse is highly beneficial, as its the time when sun, moon and earth are in a straight line. Also, I remember that the earth's fast-forwardness during a lunar eclipse strongly supports a practising Sadhaka (one whose into spiritual Sadhana) then.

3 years 2 months ago

Doesnt seem to strike as a valid/scientific reasoning. Is there any sort of tests/proof we could validate this theory upon?

3 years 2 months ago

What should be done during a full solar eclipse ? People say these eclipses affect people with certain nakshatras, is that true ?

3 years 1 month ago

No scientific base. I have eaten during the lunar and solar eclipse. Nothing bad has ever happened.

This is all superstition promoted by unscientific minds.

3 years 2 months ago

Very Scientifically explained in a very comprehensive manner by SadGuru! Longed to get answer for this from my very childhood! Pranam and Thanks to Satguru