Tirukkural 84: Hospitality

Lakshmi with joyous mind shall dwell in the house of that man who, with cheerful countenance, entertains the good as guests

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
It is wise to have a free mind, a clear, serene and relaxed attitude toward life before partaking of food. That is why people on the inner path traditionally meditate for a moment, chant a mantra or say a prayer before a meal.
—Gurudeva