A buddhist disciple and a monk?
- whats the differance between a buddhist disciple and a monk?
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- A lay Buddhist disciple should undertake to observe at least the five
precepts, and should avoid the five kinds of wrong livelihood: trading
in living beings, weapons, meat, intoxicants, or poisons. Other than
that, a lay disciple can follow any honest trade or profession to earn
A Buddhist monk or bhikkhu undertakes 227 training precepts and lives
on the donations freely offered by lay disciples. He should not engage
in any kind of trade or business. His two main duties are to learn and
teach the Buddha's teaching, and to practise meditation to purify his
mind and to gain wisdom.
Bhikkhu means one who collects food by walking fo alms. A bhikkhu is
not allowed to "beg" or ask for anything from others unless they
invite him to ask. He just walks through the town or village with his
almsbowl, and those who understand how bhikkhus live, provide whatever