The questions i am making are from this sutra:http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra22.html1)
In Chapter 5, in the first poem/group of verses, it is said that one should avoid sleep
. One cannot avoid sleep. It is known that not sleeping brings mental ilness and physical weekness. In fact its used as a form of torture. So, how can we understand such advice: avoid sleep?2)
In the same chapter and in the same group of verses it is state: always beg for food, not acepting meal invitations
. If you look near the end of that chapter, right before the last group of verses, you will read: [you/the monk] should offer a sitting-down meal
to bhikṣus or bhikṣuṇīs who pass by. How can we offer to other monks something that we, as monks, must avoid [accepting meals]? Isnt that a contradition
? What am i not understanding here?
Thank you for clarifying such questions.
You should read this sutra, its a good Dharma teaching in my opinion. My thanks to the member (cannot remember who was) that posted the link to this sutra at some weeks ago, on other thread.