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do monks really live in the 'real' world?
Did Buddha and Monks (past and present) live in the 'real' world?
When I say 'real' world.
Let's face it, the real world is getting up, getting ready for work, working a long hard day just to get abit of money to pay the bills and put food on the table for our family..
BUT not for monks!
No, they don't go to work all day and have the tax man asking questions etc etc.. They don't have to deal with the cost of petrol and the cost of living going up..
They have 'abandoned such a life' and become MONKS..
BUT don't monks live of the 'lay people'?
So the lay people go to work, work hard, earn their money and buy food, and then share it with the MONKS..
but what would happen if lay people decided not to give food anymore?
What would monks do then?
OR what if 'everyone' became MONKS and followed the way of Buddha. What if we didnt work and become beggers like he was and monks are.. Who would we beg to??
We would eventually all starv wouldn't we?
What are your opinions on this?