Strict rules Buddhist monks have to follow

From celibacy to not drinking alcohol

Stars Insider

10/05/24 | StarsInsider


Monasticism is present in numerous religions, with Buddhism immediately coming to mind. In the case of Buddhist monks, they dedicate their lives to the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama and, ultimately, the pursuit of enlightenment. Indeed, there's a whole lot more to monks than just wearing robes and shaving their heads!

These monks live by a strict set of rules, and some of them might seem somewhat bizarre to someone who doesn't follow the Buddhist tradition. Intrigued? Click through the following gallery and learn more about what Buddhist monks can and can't do.

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