Demarous wrote:What happens in regards to the problems and medical matters in an Ordained capacity?
For instance, I have Type 1 Diabetes and asthma.
Firstly, how would one go about getting the medication for their needs if they had to pay for a prescription, as they are not allowed to handle money?
Secondly, in the case of diabetes, what would be the situation if a diabetic monks sugars were low during a fasting period?
Any idea anyone?
In the p.m. there are various "tonics" allowed, for example dark chocolate, honey, soya milk and cheese (if there is a reason, one is exhausted, low on energy, etc.).
forestmat wrote:Do you have any comment to make about soya milk? I always thought it was not allowable after mid-day.
For a body full of bad humors: One may drink a purgative. After the purgative has worked, one may take clarified conjey (which, according to the Commentary, is the clear liquid from rice porridge, strained to remove all rice grains), clear green gram broth, slightly thick green gram broth (which the Commentary interprets as green gram broth that is not oily or greasy), or meat broth (which again, the Commentary says, is just the broth without any meat). Some Communities extend these last allowances for any occasion, but the Canon gives them in the context of an antidote to the effects of a strong purgative, so there are those who will extend the allowance only to cases where a bhikkhu is weakened by diarrhea or other similarly severe conditions.
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