The lentil (Lens culinaris or Lens esculenta) is an edible legume. It is an annual plant known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about 40 cm (16 in) tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.
As a food crop, the majority of world production comes from Canada and India, producing 58% combined of the world total. In cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, where lentils are a staple, split lentils (often with their hulls removed) known as daal are often cooked into a thick curry/gravy that is usually eaten with rice or rotis.
Speaking of India, I was watching Sadghuru yesterday while my family were plastering the walls for preparation for re-painting. We are an extremely self sufficient bunch.
Catch his talk here, hopefully it opens your inner visions.