Relationship between Monastic and Lay Communities AO1

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  • Strong interdependence, it is set up this way to ensure monks and lay people directly benefit from each other and monks did not become recluses or ascetics
  • Respect and honour monks as moral and spiritual teachers and will not respect monks who are lax in observing their rules and ensures high standards of morality in both lay and monastic sanghas
  • Provide the physical and material needs of the monastic sangha
  • Give daily food in alms round as well as money and financial and practical support for monastic building and…

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