Food and Forest Buddhism, Wat Tham Phuang, Sakon Nakhon Part 2, 30.07.12

As I mentioned in Part 1, the Buddha laid down the rule that monks and nuns may not cook or store their own food. The intention was for monastics to be free from the worldly burden of cooking and to make them dependent on the generosity of lay followers.

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Food and Forest Buddhism, Wat Tham Phuang, Sakon Nakhon Part 2, 30.07.12

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