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Offline Chana Masala

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Buddhist View of Hygiene
« on: December 26, 2015, 10:52:40 pm »
Hi, all!

This is a sort of strange topic that I know is not often addressed directly, but I'm curious about your thoughts. I honestly shower only about once a week so as to lessen my water waste. Is this...not recommended? Does the benefit for humanity outweigh the stink? The only direct teaching on hygiene I can find is the importance of it is in relation to preventing sickness.

So, what are your thoughts on the role of hygiene in the life of a Buddhist? Should we take a more ascetic approach or be clean always?

I love you!

Offline Lobster

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Re: Buddhist View of Hygiene
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 03:04:55 am »
You should not be a nuisance or annoyance to others.

Jain monks never wash.

As a lay person not interested in getting laid, you can decide your own hygiene requirements. Perfume, cosmetics and adornments are not recommended for temple visits and retreats.  :hug:


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