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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Eating Etiquette

Eating Etiquette
The Lord Buddha allowed Bhikkus to eat cooked food, between dawn & noon when freely donated by lay supporters.

This one principle meal is therefore a period during which the senses are particularly vulnerable to heedlessness and the Citta to its Kilesas: and hence represents a potential breach in the continuity of the practice.

Thus many rules of etiquette are applied so as to make this a ritual where mindfulness is called for throughout the duration of this daily procedure.

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