DeepFriedFunk wrote:I find it an important part of eating to consider where it has come from, how it got to me and to be thankful.
There you go. My opinion is to dispense with the prayers and just use this thought to generate bodhicitta.
"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."
-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats
"You must experience that the various thoughts, in whatever form they arise, are an empty appearance and not a definable entity."
-Clarifying the Natural State pg. 33