Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.

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Re: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:41 am

Ah the fun of cultural diffrences. I was told by a monk at a vihara I attended regularly that the Sangha had requested that the secretary should request ( we're getting there ) that the the laity bring only vegetarian food when possible. A few weeks later a group of lay folks laid on a special Dana meal largely consisting of Big Macs...
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Re: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:59 am

Thanks Sanghamitta

That sounds like something my kids would do to me!
Seriously, isn't there a precept that forbids a monk to make special requests or even hint at the type of food that is desired?
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Re: Advice re. Ven Ajahn Sumedho, please.

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:36 am

I think there is Ben. I think it was done as a delicate hint to someone who would make a delicate hint. Apparantly it was a bit too delicate, hence the appearence of dozens of boxes of Whoppers and fries. :smile:
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