How do monks shave?

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Re: How do monks shave?

Post by khemindas » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:50 am

Best way to shave for me, is shaving 1 time per week.

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Re: How do monks shave?

Post by Mkoll » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:53 pm

khemindas wrote:Best way to shave for me, is shaving 1 time per week.
You're lucky! I start to look unkempt after 2 days and hairier people even sooner! :tongue:
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Re: How do monks shave?

Post by Kumara » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:54 am

lyndon taylor wrote:Well then that would be a Forest Tradition interpretation, not an all of Buddhism interpretation, I'm pretty sure the Cambodian temple I ordained at used electric razors followed by regular razors for the close shave.
As I see it, it's not just a forest tradition interpretation. Ven Thanissaro is going by the four great standards to arrive at that understanding. But of course any temple or monastery can have very different ideas.
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Re: How do monks shave?

Post by Kumara » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:59 am

I generally shave just before every uposatha with an old-fashion double-edge safety razor, followed by a Gillette Mach5 for a cleaner and closer shave.
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Re: How do monks shave?

Post by jhonmiller » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:05 am

Thanks for such a healthy discussion on the topic of monks shave. It really help me out in getting the valueable insight.

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