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Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)

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Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)

Postby pedro1985 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:10 pm

I know that for monks there are guidelines (restrictions) for eating. Like for example a monk will not eat after noon.

Are there guidelines or restrictions for monks too regarding drinking (by this I mean normal drinking, like water, tea, and not alcohol). Can a monk drink as much as he pleases on a day. Is there no limit? He can drink throughout the whole day if he likes? Or are there rules that say no drinking after 6 PM or something similar?

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Re: Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:42 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)

Postby Goofaholix » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:02 pm

Of course not, and if you've ever been to the tropics you'd how impractical it would be to restrict the drinking of water.

Other drinks, like tea or coffee etc it would depend on what times lay people offer it to the monks, suffice to say that afternoon tea is one of trhe highlights of the monastic day, though no milk after noon.

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Re: Restrictions for drinking (water, not alcohol)

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:43 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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