Sunday, September 7, 2008

Day 161- Nutrition Bite

In Buddhism, fasting is recognized as one of the methods for practising self-control. The Buddha advised monks not to take solid food after noon. Lay people who observe the eight precepts on full moon days also abstain from taking any solid food after noon. Fasting is a Buddhist's initial stage of self-discipline to acquire self-control. In most religions, a system of fasting exists. By fasting and sacrificing a meal once a day or for any period of time, we can contribute our food to those who are starving or who do not have even a proper meal each day. Fasting is also a process to gain self control.

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