The Alms-bowl of a Theravada monk

The monk’s alms-bowl is only used to receive cooked food & fruits offered by willing donors. The monk strictly does not accept money with his bowl or on his Pindacāra (alms-round).

The Theravada Buddhist monk only consumes food between the break of dawn (around 7am) and noon (12pm). Thus, he does not go about collecting alms-food after mid-day. The monk goes on Pindacāra mindfully observing ‘noble silence’. He does not engage in talking or chatting with others.

The Alms-bowl of a Theravada monk

The Alms-bowl of a Theravada monk

More about :
What is Pindacāra?
by Nalanda Buddhist Society ..
https://goo.gl/NJxJQh

More about :
Vinaya : ‘Monks and Money’
by Ajahn Brahmavamso ..
https://goo.gl/pKUnsO

More about :
‘The Bhikkhus’ Rules : A Guide for Laypeople’
by Bhikkhu Ariyesako ..
https://goo.gl/f4ilpY

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