Using forks when eating

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Using forks when eating

Postby villkorkarma » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:34 pm

is it impossiblie to reach the goal if i eat with knife and fork? / use knife wfor opening of wellpapp to pack things in..?
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Re: Using forks when eating

Postby reflection » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:51 pm

Yeah of course. why not?

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Re: Using forks when eating

Postby alan » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:54 pm

There is no way you can reach Nibbana by using a fork.
Obviously, a spoon is the only true path to liberation!

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Re: Using forks when eating

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:43 pm

Nothing wrong with forks and knives. I don't recall any Vinaya prohibition on monks and nuns using eating utensils. It was the custom in India (and also Sri Lanka) to eat with your hands without utensils, but that was just a cultural thing, nothing required. As Buddhism spread to other countries chop sticks and other utensils were used.

Forks and knives could only be bad if you use them to stab someone.

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Re: Using forks when eating

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:06 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
Forks and knives could only be bad if you use them to stab someone.

Although committing murder with a fork would require quite a bit of adhiṭṭhāna =]
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.

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Re: Using forks when eating

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:50 am

i was very glad reading this thread =)
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