Who’s Hungry?

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Throughout my 4.5years of Thailand, Buddhist monks who strolled out for alms beyond 8am would be criticized as lazy late pickers. Those who came out after 10am with their bowls would trigger level 8 Richter scale earthquake.

During the Buddha’s time however, disciple monks used to stroll out 3 times a day for alms… morning, afternoon and evening, albeit certain pathways roamed with tigers after sun down, out on their hunts. Buddha did stress on several occasions though on benefits of eating once a day being better for health and meditational practice. The rule to implement no eating after midday came after they decided it was too dangerous… for lovely tigers were hungry too.

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