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From Theravada view;

Recently, I saw the video and I am not sure whether a monk can store food in a refrigerator; From my understanding, a monk cannot store food for next day. I believe this should be in the list of 227 rules but I cannot confirm.

Another small question: Is this common sight to see a refrigerator in a monk's room in Theravada monastery? Keeping it like a personal one.

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Is Bhikkhu allowed to keep his food in refrigerator for next day or for long period?

Not proper food, only certain types of edibles:

The Four Sorts of Edibles

Any nutriment that a bhikkhu puts into his mouth is classified in four groups, which specify the time limits during which he can consume or store them:

(i) Food — Limited from Dawn to Noon (Yaavakaalika)
(ii) Fruit juices — Limited to One Day (Yaamakaalika)
(iii) Medicinal-tonics — Limited to Seven Days (Sattaahakaalika)
(iv) Other Medicines — For All One's Life (Yaavajiivika)

-The Bhikkhus' Rules: A Guide for Laypeople

This is also what I've seen in some western monasteries.


Is this common sight to see a refrigerator in a monk's room in Theravada monastery?

The few times I've been in a monk's private room, I never saw one. But in the same housing (under the same roof), it's common.

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