A Recent Comment Received

September 6, 2010 § 1 Comment

A few days ago I received a comment to a blog entry. You can read it below. I’ve been contemplating it for several days, and I hope to respond to it soon with a new posting. I am also very much interested in additional comments upon this. If you have a moment, leave a comment about the topics presented below.

hi i am a Buddhist by birth and studied Buddhism for many years. well i am not a monk. i saw many westerners who embrace Buddhism and many of them became a monks and nuns– i am wondering about how they live in their respective countries where there is no any culuture of monasteries which are supported by lay people– i certainly don’t think these western monks can go to householders home and read sutras and recieve some money in return, Well then how does they survive– are they working as a lay people while retaining monkhood. i think to be become a monk in the west is really hard not only due to livilihood but also due to other distractions.


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