Can monks criticises the behavior of temple supporters?

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Re: Can monks criticises the behavior of temple supporters?

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jinic wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:44 am Draw this 'certainly can' out from the texts for me if you can do.
Go look up yourself. There are plenty. Try to widen the knowledge. Don’t be limited.
you wrote: When Ven. Sariputta was ill and Ven. Maha Moggalana arranged special food for him, did Ven. Sariputta not turn over the bowl as soon as he learned that getting that food was no coincidence?
Where is this story in Sutta?

O btw, did you see the quoted phrase? the monk Suggested to him. There can be any situation at that time that he might not explained details that we don’t know.

For example, the monk saw so many food is being wasted when the country (Sri lanka) is in recession/problem etc. Why not ask the supporter to save up for their own good and many more reasons.
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SarathW wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:18 am I was happy he asked me what he like and perhaps it was easy for me too.
Maybe the oil food is inappropriate for him as a lot of Dana is generally very rich.
I am also aware a lot of monks have trouble with food-related sicknesses.
Good. It is 2 way communications and As long it is reasonable.

But if the monk ask for some extravaganza feast, then one might need to be wary. 😅

As Buddha said: Food is used to support the holy life of this physical body, nothing else. As long as the body is comfortable, then it is ok.

Also on AN 9.20
AN 9.20 wrote:…Householder, regardless of whether a gift is coarse or refined, if it is given attentively, respectfully, with one’s own hand, not as if throwing it away, with the view that something will come of it: Wherever the result of that gift comes to fruition, one’s mind will incline to the enjoyment of splendid food, will incline to the enjoyment of splendid clothing, will incline to the enjoyment of splendid vehicles, will incline to the enjoyment of the splendid five strings of sensuality.

And one’s sons & daughters, slaves, servants, & workers will listen to one, will lend ear, will make their minds attend for the sake of knowledge.

Why is that?

Because that is the result of attentive actions.
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Re: Can monks criticises the behavior of temple supporters?

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Joe.c wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:40 pm
jinic wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:44 am Draw this 'certainly can' out from the texts for me if you can do.
Go look up yourself. There are plenty. Try to widen the knowledge. Don’t be limited.
What was i thinking asking you this...
I post here to discuss the texts. The views expressed are not necessarily right and i am not going to correct what i've expressed everytime i find mistakes.
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Re: Can monks criticises the behavior of temple supporters?

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It seems oily foods are not good for health . If one is a vegetarian (especially lay people) you might cut down soy bean or beans as too much of it would cause kidneys problem . Monks dont eat after noon hour so it lessen the possibility of burdening to the kidneys .
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