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The Bhikkhus Rules

A Guide for Laypeople

Eating Alms Food

When eating, a bhikkhu should:

  • eat his food methodically, from one side of the bowl to the other.
  • eat bean curry only in proper proportion to the rice.
  • level his rice before eating from it.
  • refrain from throwing away — in an inhabited area — bowl rinsing water that has grains of rice in it. [Sekhiya]
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