Then an old man, a keeper of an inn, said, Speak to us of Eating and Drinking.

And he said:

Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light.

But since you must kill to eat, let it then be an act of worship.

When you kill a beast say to him in your heart:

'By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I too shall be consumed.'

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran