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Food of monk
« on: January 24, 2017, 03:33:41 pm »
Hello, everyone. I am a Buddhist from Bangladesh. Here, we see that when we offer food to monk they could not have that all. That means some of the food become wasted. Everyone wants to offer food to monk. So my question is can we take those extra food by normal people (not monk)? :r4wheel:

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 03:37:31 pm »
Sure.  Why not?

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 03:40:24 pm »
But people says that it is a sacrificing matter. Why are we gonna eat that!!!

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 06:47:21 pm »
But people says that it is a sacrificing matter. Why are we gonna eat that!!!

Then don't eat it.   It's totally up to you.

The reason I said what I did, in tantric practice, food offerings, in sadhana practices are consumed by the practitioners.


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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 10:32:44 pm »
Actually this statement is made by people - "But people says that it is a sacrificing matter. Why are we gonna eat that!!!"

I am very curious to know the real reason.

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 02:47:01 pm »
Actually this statement is made by people - "But people says that it is a sacrificing matter. Why are we gonna eat that!!!"

I am very curious to know the real reason.

Well, you might have trouble getting answers to that question here.  Most of the folks on this board are from cultures where monastic traditions aren't common or important, for that matter.

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 11:58:46 pm »
Okay.
It would be very much helpful if you could deliver me some knowledge about this. Though here monastic tradition is not a matter. Because me and some of my friend have some controversy with this subject. 

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 03:36:50 am »
The nearest thing to this in the UK is harvest festival. If you go into a church at this time, there is a display of food produce which is part of the religious service. It is a kind of offering to give thanks to the Christian God for a successful harvest. Although it is to be distributed later to those in need, it would be considered bad form to go up to it and tuck in, even if you consider yourself to be one of the needy. I suspect that what you are talking about is something similar. Not to be touched without permission.
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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 01:12:50 pm »
The nearest thing to this in the UK is harvest festival. If you go into a church at this time, there is a display of food produce which is part of the religious service. It is a kind of offering to give thanks to the Christian God for a successful harvest. Although it is to be distributed later to those in need, it would be considered bad form to go up to it and tuck in, even if you consider yourself to be one of the needy. I suspect that what you are talking about is something similar. Not to be touched without permission.

I am on the extra food which remain after offering. Here we carry food for monk but most of the time we could not offer all of the food individually because they of the overload. Everybody wants to offer so that at the time of offering a huge amount of food gather at the same time against the number of monks. So, I have asked what will we do if that situation happens. I mean amount of food>number of monks(with their capacity of taking food).   

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Re: Food of monk
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 06:09:44 am »

I am on the extra food which remain after offering. Here we carry food for monk but most of the time we could not offer all of the food individually because they of the overload. Everybody wants to offer so that at the time of offering a huge amount of food gather at the same time against the number of monks. So, I have asked what will we do if that situation happens. I mean amount of food>number of monks(with their capacity of taking food).   

Why not distribute the surplus to the local needy - there is merit in that too!

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