The purpose of nourishment (food) is conservation of bodily health. At the root of it, healthy body is evidence of healthy mind. Healthy mind is that which expresses jeevan’s awakening. Wealth is result of production by members of a family in excess of their needs. Along with this, all wealth is from righteous use of body and mind. In this way, the meaning and purpose of family gets realized in the form of its self reliance. Self reliance at the level of family naturally leads to establishment of family based self organized order.
- Excerpt from English Translation of Avartansheel Arthashastra (Cyclical Economics)