Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly would this entail in practical terms? For example would such a lay person be expected/able to keep a job? Would they live at the monastery or close by? Info like this would be appreciated. Unfortunately not an option for me at the moment, but maybe in the future.
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."