Of course, it has nothing to do with the laity, but for monastics, it would seem so.retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Would that then prohibit the use of any onion (or onion powder) whatsoever in curries etc?
There is no justification for making that leap.DarwidHalim wrote:The second reason is yogic do not eat onion because onions affect the stability of their mind. Since Siddharta Gautama was also a yogic, he should share same rules.
tiltbillings wrote:Of course, it has nothing to do with the laity, but for monastics, it would seem so.
All I can say to this is: damdifino, but there are a number of bhikkhus who do post here. They might be able to say something about this.retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,tiltbillings wrote:Of course, it has nothing to do with the laity, but for monastics, it would seem so.
The reason I ask is because I imagine that curries are quite popular offerings in traditional Theravada countries, and being a common (and often 'hidden') ingredient in curries, it's hard to see in practical terms how a bhikkhu would easily and simply be able to know if the offering was permissible. Would he have to ask? etc.
The text I linked?mikenz66 wrote:Isn't that a Mahayana text?
TRANSLATED FROM THE PÂLI BY
T.W. RHYS DAVIDS AND HERMANN OLDENBERG
THE KULLAVAGGA, IV-XII.
Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 20
If there is a mistake, blame Oldenberg.Sylvester wrote:Hee, hee. I think the great Rhys Davids forgot to consult his own PED when he translated "lasuṇa" in that rule to read as "onion". The PED lists it as "garlic".
Sylvester wrote:Hee, hee. I think the great Rhys Davids forgot to consult his own PED when he translated "lasuṇa" in that rule to read as "onion". The PED lists it as "garlic".
Aññatarena bhikkhunā lasuṇaṃ khāyitaṃ hoti.
A certain bhikkhu had eaten garlic.
Sylvester wrote:One has rings, the other is arranged in cloves. How could they be mistaken? But these vegetables were certainly classified among the "5 pungents" that are discouraged in Mahayana monastic practice.
I wonder why the monk demurred after a meal of garlic. Bad breath or flatulence?
Some enigmatic translations persist that refer to "corn" in the ancient Indian landscape. I thought maize was unknown in the Old World before Columbus et al...
The bhikkhu in question was not intolerant — he was being considerate of his fellows who might be discomfited by the smell of his breath.Jaidyn wrote:Not being able to stand the smell of a person having eaten onion is not a very tolerant attitude.