Precepts on a Tsok Day: to eat or not to eat?


One of the vows that is usually part of taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts is not to eat at inappropriate times. This generally means not after noon (but could also include skipping breakfast). So what should we do if you take the precepts in the morning and then offer the Lama Chopa puja with tsok later in the day? Is it appropriate to taste the tsok offering?

We asked Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa to share his thoughts. He replied, “we can eat a little bit of tsok even if we have taken the 8 Mahayana Precepts…. we are taking a little-bit of tsok on that day not out of attachment but only for a blessing. ” So it is is appropriate to taste the tsok even if we’ve taken Precepts.

Thanks to Eric S. for asking this question!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s