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ब्रह्मैव तेन गन्तव्यं ब्रह्मकर्मसमाधिना
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः || 24||
Brahmarpanam, Brahmahavih, Brahmagnou, Brahma-nahutam,
Brahmaiva tena gantavyam, Brahmakarma, Samadhina,
Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih
“I offer everything to Brahman, the fire is Brahman, the offering is Brahman, the person doing the Yagna is Brahman, the goal is Brahman and the whole act of Yagna is Brahman”.
The act of eating is a yajna or offering to the universal consciousness, which is referred to as the Brahman.