It wouldn't be allowed.
I understood his standpoint, which I actually know is in line with the Buddha's words.
seehttp://www.buddha-vacana.org/sutta/angu ... 6-118.html
Cha, bhikkhave, dhamme appahāya abhabbo ajjhattaṃ kāye kāy'anupassī viharituṃ.
There are, bhikkhus, six dhammas, without abandoning which it is not possible to remain observing kāya in kāya internally.
Katame cha? Kamm'ārāmataṃ, bhass'ārāmataṃ, nidd'ārāmataṃ, saṅgaṇik'ārāmataṃ, indriyesu aguttadvārataṃ, bhojane amattaññutaṃ.
Which six? Delight in activities, delight in conversations, delight in sleep, delight in socialization, lack of indriyesu guttadvāratā and lack of bhojane mattaññutā.
and the Buddha repeats it 11 more times for each of the satipatthanas, internally, externally and both.
Any activity has the potential of obsessing our mind, and I know very well that I do sometimes get obsessed with this particular activity during meditation time. So I will do whatever can be done during these next few months, then I will set this work aside for a while, as long as I will stay in Pa Auk.
This was at Nibbinda hermitage in Balik Pulau on Penang Island, Malaysia on Tuesday:
Malaysia is a wonderful Dhamma destination : )