Someone once enlightened me that i do not have to become a monk in order to be enlightened to know the way and path in life.
That person told me i can do more for others continuing in what i am doing and in the end, when i help others, i helped myself
by getting a deeper insight into things and myself.
yes , i also believe that you dont have to be a monk to be enlightened ...but i dont believe a man staying in a city and be enlightened ..due to all the temptation condition of the surrounding . thats why i only respect those who give up everything and stay in the mountain or forest alone and follow the teaching of buddha .