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Curry

Postby Sindre » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:10 pm

Greetings all,

In the bhikkhu patimokkha rules there are some rules mentioning curry (sekhiya, part two), and I wonder if anyone please can tell me exactly what this curry is?

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Re: Curry

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:41 pm

Judging by the context it appears to be referring to the spicy sauce of curry and to keep the beans and curry in proper proportions, not too much sauce, not too much beans. My guess is so that it won't give appearances that you 'favor' it one way or the other (more beans or more curry).

29. I will receive almsfood with bean curry in proper proportion: a training to be observed.

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Re: Curry

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:45 am

See Buddhist Monastic Discipline I.

It refers only to pulses.
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Re: Curry

Postby James the Giant » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:04 am

Maybe it was originally because of farting in the meditation hall. Too many beans.
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Re: Curry

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:00 am

James have a look at the material that Bhante provided a link to. It should provide you with the context as to why that sila was adopted.
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Re: Curry

Postby BlackBird » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:51 am

Hi all

I have two things in particular to say here.

Firstly, bean curry is pretty good.
Secondly, why was this rule actually formulated?

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Re: Curry

Postby Sindre » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:58 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:See Buddhist Monastic Discipline I.

It refers only to pulses.



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