Do monks talk at all?

Chastity: the monk cannot have sex or a sexual relationship and cannot start a family or get married. Solitude: the monk should always be alone. Some monks choose to not follow this law. Silence: the monk shall not speak unless it is necessary.
A.

Are all Buddhist monks?

Young boys can be ordained as samaneras. Both bhikkhus and samaneras eat only in the morning, and are not supposed to lead a luxurious life. Their rules forbid the use of money, although this rule is nowadays not kept by all monks. The monks are part of the Sangha, the third of the Triple Gem of Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha.
  • Why do monks and nuns shave their heads?

    Current usage more generally refers to cutting or shaving for monks, devotees, or mystics of any religion as a symbol of their renunciation of worldly fashion and esteem. It is also commonly used in the Eastern Orthodox Church for newly baptized members and is frequently used for Buddhist novices and monks.
  • What religion is a monk?

    monk. (in Christianity) a man who has withdrawn from the world for religious reasons, especially as a member of an order of cenobites living according to a particular rule and under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. (in any religion) a man who is a member of a monastic order: a Buddhist monk.
  • What does a Buddhist believe in?

    Buddhism believes in reincarnation (rebirth). The ultimate goal of a Buddhist is to get enlightenment (Nirvana) and liberate oneself from endless reincarnation and suffering. Some see Buddhism as a religion, others see it is a philosophy, and others think it is a way of finding reality.
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What do you call a Buddhist monk?

A bhikkhu (from Pali, Sanskrit: bhik?u) is an ordained male monastic ("monk") in Buddhism. Male and female monastics ("nun", bhikkhuni (Sanskrit bhik?u?ī)) are members of the Buddhist community. The lives of all Buddhist monastics are governed by a set of rules called the prātimok?a or pātimokkha.
  • What is a Buddhist monk's robe called?

    Kā?āya (Sanskrit: kā?āya; Pali: kasāva; Sinhalese: ?????; Chinese: ??; pinyin: jiāshā Korean: ?? gasa; Vietnamese: cà-sa, Tibetan: ???????, THL: chögö) are the robes of fully ordained Buddhist monks and nuns, named after a brown or saffron dye.
  • Where the monks come from?

    The word nun is derived from this Greek term by way of the French nonne. During the Middle Ages there were many communities of nuns throughout Europe. Their organizations were, with few exceptions, similar to those of monks. Monasticism among Christians originated around the 4th century in Egypt and the Middle East.
  • Where did the nuns live?

    Nuns live in either a monastery, a convent, a priory, a nunnery, a friary, an abbey, a cloister, or a nonnenkloster.
C.

Do Buddhist monks drink alcohol?

It's a question with an easy answer, at least according to Fifth Precept of a practicing Buddhist: Do not take intoxicants. The precept does not cast alcohol as a sin. It stems more from the problems caused by a clouded mind. (Basically, you're more likely to do something stupid when boozed).
  • Do Buddhist monks drink alcohol?

    It's a question with an easy answer, at least according to Fifth Precept of a practicing Buddhist: Do not take intoxicants. The precept does not cast alcohol as a sin. It stems more from the problems caused by a clouded mind. (Basically, you're more likely to do something stupid when boozed).
  • Do Catholic priests drink alcohol?

    Depends on the kind of priest, but most christian priests are allowed to and do drink alcohol as all the other people. Nice anecdote on that matter: Back then when beer wasn't as popular as it is today, catholic priests weren't sure whether they were allowed to drink it or not.
  • Do Buddhists eat meat?

    In Buddhism, however, the views on vegetarianism vary between different schools of thought. According to Theravada, the Buddha allowed his monks to eat pork, chicken and fish if the monk was aware that the animal was not killed on their behalf.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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