Glossary

Monk
Type of termDefinition
TermMonk
Alternative TermsMale ascetic, Male mendicant, monks, Male ascetics, Male mendicants
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A man who has taken a public vow to withdraw from ordinary life to formally enter religious life and advance spiritually. Frequently, monks perform physical austerities or undergo physical hardships in order to progress spiritually.

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