by frank k »
why do monks eat more than one meal a day?The OP's misunderstanding about arahants eating more than one meal per day has already been answered in the thread.
But as to the question of the thread title,
I invite you all to really try to answer it for yourself, through your own experience.
In other words, rather than asking "why do monks...",
you should be asking yourself, "Why do ** I ** eat more than one meal a day?"
If you're not sure, then this will help you.
I've collected relevant passages from suttas, and thai forest masters: