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not pooping everyday

Post by Sovatthika » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:07 am

i was wondering if there is something abnormal or bad if you aren't pooping everyday, or even pooping every two days.

i don't feel particularly constipated but it definitely is kind of a downer when you expect a poop but don't get one
i've not really been eating like a monk either; i could follow the sixth precept well if i applied myself but i only really do so on uposatha.
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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by Garrib » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:10 am

I am like that sometimes. I used to live with a roomate who pooped no less than 3 times per day. There is a lot of normal variation here...

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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by Sovatthika » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:12 am

how often do monks poop
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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by Aloka » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:21 am

i was wondering if there is something abnormal or bad if you aren't pooping everyday, or even pooping every two days
It might be worth reading this:

Bowel Movements: Understanding What's Normal and Abnormal

Every Person Is Different When It Comes to Bowel Movements.

https://www.verywell.com/normal-bowel-movements-1942606

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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by binocular » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:04 am

Meh. Found this the other day:
http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2S ... ggo-e.html

021.10. Bhikkhus, these five are the dangers for falling to sleep without mindful awareness. What five?

Sleeps unpleasantly, gets up unpleasantly, sees evil dreams, gods do not protect him, he strews excreta. Bhikkhus, these five are the dangers for falling to sleep without mindful awareness.

Bhikkhus, these five are the benefits for falling to sleep with mindful awareness. What five?

Sleeps pleasantly, gets up pleasantly, does not see evil dreams, gods protect him, he does not strew excreta. Bhikkhus, these five are the benefits for falling to sleep with mindful awareness.

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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by Dhammanando » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 am

binocular wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:04 am
Meh. Found this the other day:

http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2S ... ggo-e.html

021.10. Bhikkhus, these five are the dangers for falling to sleep without mindful awareness. What five?

Sleeps unpleasantly, gets up unpleasantly, sees evil dreams, gods do not protect him, he strews excreta. Bhikkhus, these five are the dangers for falling to sleep without mindful awareness.
Uppalavanna is not a very competent translator. The verb asuci muccati means to have a nocturnal emission, not to strew excreta.

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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by Alexander____ » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:38 am

The normal medical range is roughly once every three days to three times a day. However, any major change in bowel habit should be investigated if it's not simply down to a change in diet or minor infection.

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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by binocular » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 am
Uppalavanna is not a very competent translator. The verb asuci muccati means to have a nocturnal emission, not to strew excreta.
Oy vey!

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Re: not pooping everyday

Post by aflatun » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:03 pm

binocular wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 am
Dhammanando wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 am
Uppalavanna is not a very competent translator. The verb asuci muccati means to have a nocturnal emission, not to strew excreta.
Oy vey!

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Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

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MMK XXII.15-16

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