I spoke to one of my friends ( she said that she is an atheist but spiritual) and she said that the problem with Buddhist monks is that they do not engage in looking after the disadvantaged people such as homeless. She compares Christians who run hospital, orphanages and various charitable institutions.
My argument was that these are the responsibility of the lay people but not the monks. Monks job is to teach the true Dhamma and they expect lay people to follow them. If we all follow true Dhamma there is no need to do special social engagement. The best example what I have seen is Japan.
She asked me why we don’t see this in Buddhist countries like Sri Lanka. My thought is that many Sri Lankan’s do not follow the true Dhamma.
What is Buddha’s instuction to monk about this issue?