What is Fasting?

Fasting means eliminating the eating of dark and sinful karma; the confused and ignorant people do not understand this and, as a result, create all types of evil karmas by the licentious body and mind and the craving of passionate lust without shame.
They think only of outside fasting, saying that they have kept the discipline; it is like the foolish children calling a decaying corpse a living person. It is a mistake.

What is the meaning of fasting in Zen Buddhism?

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