Do you think that Buddhism would have survived without monks and nuns?

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Answer by damienbfree
Sure, it’s not necessary to be celibate to be a good Buddhist

4 Comments

  1. Very unlikely.
    Of course, lay followers can practice Buddhism, and even become enlightened, but the monasteries are the places where the teachings and practices were preserved over history. Monasteries are therefore sometimes called the powerhouses of Buddhism.

  2. Buddhism is actually a way of life not so much a religion. The monasteries are not the same as christian ones.
    Practicing Shaman… quantum physics rocks.

  3. No.
    The Sangha, the order of monks and nuns was founded by the Buddha himself and has been the main body of Buddhism ever since.
    They carry the wisdom and the teaching.

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