Hello everyone and this is my first posting. I felt the need or compelled to write an opinion over this matter, due to my own previous experiences in life. Coming from other religion schools, and discovering Dhamma as the greatest gift, provided me with the great realization, in my search for true practice.
The greatest teachers, whom are well known to be enlightened beings; Arahants, have not ever charged for teaching the Dhamma (Teachings of the Buddha), they gave themselves without reserves to others, by walking the path with huge sacrifices, and when they attained the greatest levels of self-realization, they distributed to others freely, without materialistic conditions, and we should remember, that Lord Buddha said prior to his passing away; “One who sees the Dhamma sees me and one who sees me sees the Dhamma”.
They understood their responsibilities, and carried them out by Eating a Little, Sleeping a Little a Chatting a Little, a life of renunciation, reducing every possible way to infringe on others the burden of taking care for them. Dhamma is not a mean to get support; Dhamma is a way to benefit and offer support to others.
With no intention to offend anyone, and with the only purpose to share my experience with others, I wrote this posting, please, forgive me if in any way I caused you any discomfort.