Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Feasting to a Fasting

The difference is not much in the words, except for an 'e', but great when u stretch the 'e' to eating to non eating.

Those days when the eating times where difficult and food meager the feasting days were a celebration,but in cultures where the food was available in plenty they already had started the practice of fasting and balanced the rations.

A few lines in the difference between starving and fasting,

Starving is when u think of food and food is not available ,
fasting is where food is available and one plans to be away from it and get the mind on other matters, with the help of care takers.

I was once asked what is the rational for fasting when one should eat and make merry, difficult to answer that.

A home maker is busy with her whole household chores from morning till night, just say she is allowed to take rest with no work, and all things cared for, what will she do? she may sleep or she may ( no no no no shopping and no ladies club) while away her time with simple things like making her home more orderly, her energy will clean up all the mess.

In the same way when one is allowed to plan a fast and know how to break it , the energy used to digest could clean up messes with in ourselves, and god knows what and where all they are.

Happy fasting

3 comments:

Shazia said...

Good play of words.
You just explained to me the most logical reason for fasting.. indeed cultures (and religion) know how to balance rations well.

As for the question.."what is the rational for fasting when one should eat and make merry" they even ask, whats the use of working when one doesnt splurge.. like they say.. work hard (Earn more) and party harder (spend more). Can you find the rational answer here?

And in Islam the purpose of fasting during the month of ramadhan is not just to keep the tummy in rest but our evil minds at rest too! You were right in saying," the energy used to digest could clean up messes with in ourselves, and god knows what and where all they are.
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venkhat said...

The word splurge is new to me , i looked it up in www.dictionary.com they even have the pronunciation in them.

Fasting is a very tough topic to discuss even with the medical field,it is an art.

The rational answer would arise to the questioner and not to the question i think.

i think it is the questioners who draw up the answers from within us at times.
( Did this sound like a repetition)

Shazia said...

I don't know about others, but the sole purpose for fasting in Islam is to exercise/practice constraint over ones desires!!
Same goes for the extra spendings scenario, we should learn to control.. as a friend pointed out to me once.. any donkey can spend, but Earning is no easy task!
Hope this is rational enough.

Note that I am giving you religious views, only for academic explanations.

PS. Sorry about splurge,I thought it to be common enough, but you learnt something.. so cheers! :)