What did monks invent that you use today?
monks affected europe in many diffrent ways. the chain of medievals declined and everything got a little crazy. monks are good people but due to the invasion of vikings many died. that broke the chain of monks. today their are still some monks living in monasteries but today there are no vikings so we dont have to wory about the decrease in population of monks anymore. monks can go on in history.
Yes, those who are not ordained monks or nuns have always had an important role in the community of Buddhists. As Buddhism spread from what is today India to other eastern countries and, in the 20th century, to the west, it adapted itself to different cultures. Today in the west, most Buddhists are not celibate monks or nuns. Communities of monks and nuns are usually supported by many practitioners outside those communities. Most people today…