Ohsawa liked to shock people in order to move them to action. Thus, his writing can be extreme at times.
Carl Ferré, in preface to "Essential Ohsawa - From Food to Health, Happiness to Freedom - Understanding the Basics of Macrobiotics", p. xiii
Sickness is the first warning that we have made a wrong judgement. A healthy person is never unhappy."George Ohsawa
He who thinks that macrobiotic living is merely a cure for physical ailments, however, can never rea be helped. It is not a new medicine to stop pain or suffering, but rather a teaching that goes to the source of pain and eradicates it.George Ohsawa
Some people think that macrobiotic philosophy is no more than the teaching of a diet - the eating of brown rice, carrots, and gomashio (sesame salt), others imagine that it is summed up in the statement, "Don't eat cake and sugar." How far from the truth!George Ohsawa
Macrobiotic living is the process of changing ourselves so that we can eat anything we like without fear of becoming ill; it enables us to live a joyful life during which we can achieve anything we choose."George Ohsawa
Chewing transforms even toxins into nutritive substances.George Ohsawa
"You are what you eat." Nothing else. Never. If you are nourished with cow's milk and later with herbs, you'll become someone whose whole life is good only for being exploited by others.George Ohsawa
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