Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 06

It is narrated in the life of Ardeshir Babekan that he asked an Arab physician how much food he must consume daily. He replied: ‘The weight of one hundred dirhems will be enough.’ The king queried: ‘What strength will this quantity give me?’ He replied: ‘This quantity will carry thee, and whatever is more than that, thou wilt be the carrier of it.’

  Eating is for living and praying.
  Thou thinkest living is for eating.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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