retrofuturist wrote:Greetings ven. Gavesako,
I'm not surprised, given how tasty Thai food is!
I think there's also an onus on the monks to avoid the temptations of over-eating, and there is guidance in the Sutta & Vinaya Pitakas in this regard. If monks had "3 parts of rice, to 1 part of curry", such issues wouldn't be so prevalent. Given more food than they can possibly consume, it's no wonder then that often there will be a preference for the tastiest (read: unhealthiest) morsels.
Education may be useful, but even in the absence of that, one can ascertain from one's waistline and general state of well-being, which food, and in what quantities, contribute to better health.
DarwidHalim wrote:Probably, Thai boxing, or yoga, Kung fu should be introduced to make them healthier.
DarwidHalim wrote:Is it true that a monk has to finish whatever food given to him?
appicchato wrote:DarwidHalim wrote:Is it true that a monk has to finish whatever food given to him?
David N. Snyder wrote:I heard that the Thais are more strict on not storing food. If this is the case what do they do with it?
retrofuturist wrote:At the Melbourne-based Thai wat I've frequented, the food is offered to the monks, and what goes uneaten is eaten by the laity for lunch. This seems very practical to me.
David N. Snyder wrote:What is done with the leftover food in Thai temples?
Goofaholix wrote:I'm told the trucks were headed to orphanages or the poor.
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