Question: Does Buddhist drink alcohol?

Drinking this kind of beverage whether one knows it as alcohol or not can be considered as transgression of vows. Despite the great variety of Buddhist traditions in different countries, Buddhism has generally not allowed alcohol intake since earliest times.

What happens if a Buddhist drink alcohol?

The Fifth Precept in Mahayana Buddhism In this sutra, drinking liquor is a minor offense, but selling it is a major breach of the precepts. To drink liquor hurts only oneself, but selling (and, perhaps, distributing it for free) hurts others and is a violation of the Bodhisattva vows.

Do Buddhist monks marry?

Buddhists monks choose not to marry and remain celibate while living in the monastic community. Monks do not have to spend the rest of their life in the monastery – they are completely free to re-enter mainstream society and some only spend a year as a monk.

Why do Buddhist monks wear orange?

Orange was chosen mainly because of the dye available at the time. The tradition stuck and orange is now the color of choice for Theravada Buddhist followers in Southeast Asia, as opposed to a maroon color for Tibetan monks. The robes themselves are meant to symbolize simplicity and detachment of materialism.

Why do vegans not eat garlic and onions?

Yes. Garlic and onion are plants so they are vegan. There might be some vegans who might not eat onion and garlic, but this is most likely due to personal likes and dislikes. Additionally it also might be due to some religious beliefs and practices which we will discuss later in the article.

Can a Buddhist monk touch a woman?

Monks are forbidden from touching or coming close to womens bodies, because it is believed that a womans body is contrary to a monks vows. Thus, most temples in Thailand put an announcement which restricts women from entering.

Why do Buddhists wear red and orange?

The tradition stuck and orange is now the color of choice for Theravada Buddhist followers in Southeast Asia, as opposed to a maroon color for Tibetan monks. The robes themselves are meant to symbolize simplicity and detachment of materialism.

Can a Buddhist smoke cigarettes?

Monks are expected to shun vice and lifes luxuries yet there is no religious edict banning them from smoking, as there is against drugs or alcohol.

How do I become a Buddhist?

Yes, anyone can become a Buddhist. You will need to take refuge in the Triple Gem and follow a ceremony during which you take a vow to uphold the Five Precepts (to not kill, not steal, not commit sexual misconduct, refrain from false speech and not take intoxicants that lessen your awareness).

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