The Jogye temple is at the centre of celebrations for Buddha's coming, and is lit up with lanterns and filled with revelers. Save your draft before refreshing this page. There are different interpretations and practices about how ill a bhikkhu has to be for it to be allowable to take such 'medicines'. Thus the monks are made to leave all that 5 sense cravings so that they can focus on the real task at hand. If there is a steward who does the arranging for the bhikkhu in the proper manner then certain things would be allowable. Why do Buddhist monks have to shave all their hair off?
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Shaving the Head & Eyebrows at Buddhist Funerals
Similarly a Buddhist monk would shave his head to signify that he has sacrificed his vanity and seeks nirvana. A strict application of this training in Thailand is not allowing bhikkhus to drive or own vehicles, and officially not to ride on motorcycles. This practice, however, is not followed in every monastery. Leave fancy clothing Wear simple footwear or no footwear No spicy food or meat No indulgence in sensual activities etc etc Basically the idea is that the 5 sense do not allow a person to see the inner beauty and realise enlightenment because the focus is on outside world and outside superficial happiness not the internal eternal joy. Is this part of the Vinaya rules or is this just tradition, custom, or local practice? The Big Smoke in colour:
After having their heads shaved, the boys quickly adjusted to their new look. Thus I will maintain myself, be blameless, and live in comfort. However, there was the case: In India some ascetics tear out their hair, while others never touch it so that it becomes a tangled mass. Huma Abedin wept 'he is going to kill me' when The taking of a Teacher acariya by a bhikkhu and living in dependence nissaya on him can only be between bhikkhus. By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline.
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Why do Buddhists Shave their Heads?
Buddhists no more shave their heads as a general thing than Christians dress as monks and nuns and walk around burning incense. What is the rule if an eight-precepter unintentionally comes into [direct physical] contact with another lay person or eight-precepter or ten-precepter or monk or nun of opposite gender? If a bhikkhu commits a paaraajika offence he is 'defeated' and no longer a bhikkhu even if he is wearing robes. Thursday, Mar 22nd 5-Day Forecast.