Jain monks and nuns are encouraged to live austere lives
Jain monks and nuns practice complete celibacy
The disciplinary regulations for monks and nuns are intended to create a life that is simple and focused, rather than one of deprivation or severe asceticism. Celibacy is of primary importance in monastic discipline, being seen as the preeminent factor in separating the life of a monk from that of a 'householder'. Depending on the tradition and the strictness of observation, monastics may eat only one meal a day, provided either by direct donations of food from lay supporters, or from a monastery kitchen that is stocked (and possibly staffed) by donations from lay supporters.
there is any problem with monks and nuns at all
The group are referred to as digamboras, or "sky-clad." (As seen in the Image next to the beginning paragraph.) The disciplined life is not only for monks and nuns, it's for all people who are choosing to live this life.
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Monasticism (from : —a solitary person) is the religious practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to spiritual work. Many have monastic elements, including , , , , and , though the expressions differ considerably. Those pursuing a monastic life are usually called or (male), and or (female). Both monks and nuns may also be called .
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This month I decided to live as closely as possible as a Jain monk. Jain monastics are quite intense in their austerities and because monasticism is a crucial element of the faith world, I wanted at least a taste of this lifestyle during my year. The inherent problem is that monks don’t live with their families, however I had no choice but to .