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Monk. Source: imgur subscribe for more A monk (from Greek: μοναχός, monachos, "single, solitary"[1]) is a person who practices religious asceticism, l

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A monk (from Greek: μοναχός, monachos, "single, solitary"[1]) is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of wild animals. A monk may be a person who decided to dedicate his life to serving all other living beings, or to be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live his life in prayer and contemplation. The concept is ancient and can be seen in many religions and in philosophy.

In the Greek language the term can apply to women, but in modern English it is mainly in use for men. Meanwhile, nun is typically used for female monastics.

Although the term monachos ("monk") is of Christian origin, in the English language it tends to be used loosely also for both male and female ascetics from other religious or philosophical backgrounds.

The term monk is generic and in some religious or philosophical traditions it therefore may be considered interchangeable with other terms such as ascetic. However, being generic, it is not interchangeable with terms that denote particular kinds of monk, such as friar, cenobite, hermit, anchorite, hesychast, or solitary.

Eastern Christianity
Monastery of St. Dionysius on Mount Athos.

In the Eastern Orthodoxy and Oriental Orthodoxy monasticism holds a very special and important place: "Angels are a light for monks, monks are a light for laymen" (St. John Klimakos). The Orthodox Church measures its health by the quality of its monks and nuns. Orthodox monastics separate themselves from the world in order to pray unceasingly for the world. They do not, in general, have as their primary purpose the running of social services, as is common in Western Christianity, but instead are concerned with attaining theosis, or union with God. However, care for the poor and needy has always been an obligation of monasticism,[citation needed] so Orthodox monasteries are not normally "cloistered" like some contemplative Western houses are, though the level of contact will vary from community to community. Orthodox hermits, on the other hand, have little or no contact with the outside world.

Orthodox monasticism does not have religious orders as are found in the West, nor do they have Rules in the same sense as the Rule of St. Benedict. Rather, Eastern monastics study and draw inspiration from the writings of the Desert Fathers as well as other Church Fathers; probably the most influential of which are the Greater Asketikon and

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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#6 - LordZebedee
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#7 - iceguy
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i love commander cody, and all clones in general
User avatar #9 to #7 - darthblam
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A shame he didn't hesitate to go with Order 66.
Almost none of them did really..
Hard to like all the cool clones that inevitably became the bad guys without a single word of warning or opposition.
User avatar #12 to #9 - iceguy
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the bad guys dude the empire was ******* amazing
#15 to #12 - thepandaking
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Except for Alderran, the Empire was a pretty cool guy and eh doesn't afraid of anything
User avatar #16 to #9 - princessren
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it could be argued that they missed Obi Wan on purpose
User avatar #11 to #9 - freejumper
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well the clone in the tank that tried hitting obi missed on purpose
User avatar #20 to #11 - darthblam
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That's.. debatable..
User avatar #10 to #9 - lifesavers
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It's kind of hard to go against something that you're mentally programmed to obey without question.
Or at least I'd assume.
#17 - konamicode
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#8 - matthewostien
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At least he survived to retirement...
At least he survived to retirement...
User avatar #13 to #8 - thegrimreaver
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Except he was killed by the Rebels in the early stages of the war when they attacked Kamino where Cody was garrisoned.
User avatar #14 to #13 - huntergriff
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actually, the wiki doesn't list him as dead nor alive...i mean yeah, it says the garrison at tamira city were wiped out, but the wiki doesn't list him as dead.
#1 - shemaledong
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#21 - psychosamurai
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Dat description.
#19 - anon id: 40257c67
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**anonymous rolls 44**
Kill the Jedi
#5 - anon id: 50fbfad5
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**anonymous rolls 79**
User avatar #4 - deadmansdope
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**deadmansdope rolls 92**
#2 - anon id: 6d05318b
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**anonymous rolls 40** order 66
#3 to #2 - anon id: c43f2b4b
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**anonymous rolls 45** 66
User avatar #18 to #2 - tiredofthis
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Actually that's order 40. The lesser known order to pull really hurtful pranks on all the jedi