This is mostly for the monastics, but if anyone has any information it would be appreciated. I feel that it makes sense for me to ordain. However, I do have a slight issue that I need to find out how to overcome. If I don’t eat 3 meals a day, my blood sugar drops too low and I get light headed. Does anyone know of any monasteries that allow provisions for people to ordain if this is an honest issue?
I don’t care for food. I am slim and have never had much of an appetite or desire for food. I eat so survive, not for pleasure. I know that the Theravada monasteries, as far as I am aware, require only 1 meal. I stayed at Nanachat and I had a hard time. I made it to Anigarika. Before I went forth in this first step, I was able to eat slowly and fill my bowl so I had sufficient calories to store for the day. My metabolism is super super fast which I believe is why I get light headed and have a hard time thinking if I don’t eat enough.
Any help would be appreciated. I see such benefit I could give by ordaining and dedicating my life to realizing what the Buddha taught and furthering study of the dhamma so I could teach others in a meaningful way.
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