【修持轨理 The Meditation Session】饮食知量者-非太减少 Appropriate diet - Not eating too little
【修持轨理 - 未修中间如何行者】-饮食知量者-非太减少
日常师父法语26A 11’46” 手抄稿第四册 P49L5
26A 11’46” Vol 4 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P49L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P105
【The Meditation Session – What to do in between meditation sessions】
Appropriate diet - Not eating too little
So that day our senior venerable told me this, and I knew of this too. In the earlier days, more than 30 years ago, in the entire China, in most of the areas, they only eat two meals, morning and afternoon, that is it. It was fine, there were no problems. Now for us [i.e. people in general], we take three meals and we still want nutrition and all kinds of things, and yet we still think it is not enough. Honestly, it is too much, too much! We might want to try it for ourselves. Let’s not talk about other people, just think about yourself before you became ordained, and then you compare. What we eat in two meals is more than what normal people eat in three meals. Do you believe it? You can go anywhere to take a look and even look carefully. I used to be like that too. It used to be that whenever I ate during each meal, at most I would eat a bowl that was shallowly filled with rice. Later, I upheld the ethical discipline of not eating after noontime and during a meal I could eat up to three bowls of rice! That is for one meal, not to mention both meals and the side dishes, you might want to go take a look. This is an absolute true fact.