Glossary

Rātri-bhojana
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TermRātri-bhojana
Alternative TermsRātribhojana, Eating at night, Eating after dark, Eating after sunset, eating after nightfall
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'Eating at night'. No Jains should eat after dark because of the greater risk of unknowingly eating living beings. It is counted as a supplement to the five Greater Vows of the ascetics. Lay Jains should also observe it, but not all of them do so.

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