Atricle Why do monks expose or cover their shoulders?

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bksubhuti
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Atricle Why do monks expose or cover their shoulders?

Post by bksubhuti » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:12 am

Here is an article on why monks sometimes cover their shoulders and why they do not.

https://americanmonk.org/why-do-monks-h ... her-times/

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Re: Atricle Why do monks expose or cover their shoulders?

Post by AgarikaJ » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:28 am

bksubhuti wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:12 am
Here is an article on why monks sometimes cover their shoulders and why they do not.

https://americanmonk.org/why-do-monks-h ... her-times/
When reading articles like this I would always find it helpful, if there would be links provided to rules or Suttas.

In this case, the rule mentioned is Sekhiya 3. It can be found here: https://en.dhammadana.org/sangha/vinaya ... m#ch-----3
The teaching is a lake with shores of ethics, unclouded, praised by the fine to the good.
There the knowledgeable go to bathe, and cross to the far shore without getting wet.
[SN 7.21]

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Re: Atricle Why do monks expose or cover their shoulders?

Post by RoderickCal » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:29 am

Very interesting indeed. To be honest, I didn't think covering or exposing the shoulders was governed by the rules. You learn something every day, I suppose.

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