m0rl0ck wrote:How old are you?
m0rl0ck wrote:Why would you be concerned with not eating after noon? Your body is still growing and developing, if you have any thing like a normally active young adult life you probably need the nutrition. You are not a monk.
Get a healthy diet, dont worry about it.
chownah wrote:Isn't following the sixth precept sort of like imitating a monk?.........just so you understand me, I have no problems with you following the sixth precept but it does seem rather monkish in that the Buddha seems to have recommended five precepts for lay people.
P.S. Maybe you should get more exercise.........this goes for anyone who says they are not so active anymore.
EmptyCittas1by1 wrote:m0rl0ck wrote:How old are you?
EmptyCittas1by1 wrote:I've told them that it's a religious thing
Aloka wrote:Can I ask how long you've been practising the Dhamma and if you attend a local meditation group or a monastery?
Aloka wrote:Did you take the 8 precepts formally with a monk or teacher, or just decide to observe them independently ?
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Would you feel guilty about not drinking alcohol if offered some? Why should you?
It is your choice to observe the precept of not eating after midday. It's not an extreme practice for a lay person to observe eight precepts if they wish to, and not harmful to your health unless you're doing heavy manual labour.
Stick to your decision, but take the time to explain your reasons. Parents and others may not understand at first.
EmptyCittas1by1 wrote:Thanks again for the answers
But what if I've already told them and they keep trying to give me food?
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