Report Scholars Get Closer to Words of Buddha as They Unravel Oldest Buddhist in Eastern Religions & Philosophies Posted June 29, 2019 On 6/26/2019 at 10:50 AM, Key said: I suspect much the same with Jesus, no On 6/25/2019 at 7:15 AM, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said: I seriously doubt that this is what Buddha intended. I also doubt that Buddha intended a professional monk class. Well, once you have professional clergy -- and seminaries -- the rest follows. What are they teaching the lay people? The best karma of all, flows from feeding the monks and supporting the temples. A buddhist monk spend years in training and it's really nothing like the training on ULC. I don't consider or call myself a monk. They leave everything behind in live in monasteries with other monks. In my tradition we don't have Temple's but we do have meditation center's where practiciners can go and learn from the monks.