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OP: May a monastic regulate their alms diet in order to focus on healthy foods and avoid unhealthy ones? The Theravada Bhikkhu Patimokkha states: There are these finer staple foods: ghee, fresh butter, oil, honey, sugar/molasses, fish, meat, milk, and curds. Should any bhikkhu who is not ill, having requested finer staple foods such as these for his own ...


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May a monastic regulate their alms diet in order to focus on healthy foods and avoid unhealthy ones? As a monk, you generally accept what you are given. However, after collecting the food, you can choose to eat certain foods from your bowl and discard other foods; although this may be awkward to do when you are given foods & eat in public (such as at a ...


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May a monastic regulate their alms diet in order to focus on healthy foods and avoid unhealthy ones? Few can do and most can not. Would it be appropriate for a monastic to physically exercise for the sake of retaining their health? When you say for the sake health. Is this closer to rehabilitation after suffering a stroke or jogging for general exercise? ...


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