DC2R wrote:Just because someone is a monk does not mean that they are a good monk. However, I wonder why a monk that uses an iPhone and takes selfies doesn't just disrobe and live a fulfilling lay life.
Simple, because he's a bad monk. In his mind, monkhood is the best job one could ever get in this world: a zero-stress, 100% free ride with everything: room and board, cars, electronics, money, and possibly even sex! However, one should pity the fool for his inability to see his own horrid future: the countless life times he'll spend in the lower realms to repay this mount Everest of debts he owes the lay people. (Ref. MN 86 and Vism I.125-127 on the 4 ways a monk uses his requisites:
1. by theft, the use made by a morally depraved monk
2. by debt, the unreflective use by a virtuous monk
3. by inheritance, the use by the sekhas excluding arhant
4. by ownership (debt-free), the use by an arhant)