Yes, thank you. The Buddha's teachings for laymen needs to be posted regularly for laymen to consider. Many, many people attempt to live some weird hybrid existence between layman and monk, and I think this creates a great deal of stress. There's nothing wrong--and in fact it's very beneficial--to live the life of a conscientious layman. Which is what I decided to do some time ago. This decision seems to have upset some people; I was once even called a "traitor to the dhamma"
because I said I planned to enjoy the simple pleasures in my life and forget about chasing this chimera we call "enlightenment."
This is my warning: don't take this so seriously it bleeds all the happiness from your life. In my opinion, if your life begins to become complicated and stressful, you're doing something wrong. Being happy doesn't lead to suffering. That isn't what the First Noble Truth means. There is a sutta for laymen where Buddha describes all the sources of happiness possible for laymen and how to get the most from them. I can't seem to find it right now but it is a lovely one. Perhaps someone can post it. This is a valuable thread.