Although adorned in fine clothes if he cultivates equanimity and is calm, disciplined, restrained, living the holy life, harmless to all living beings, he is a priest, he is an ascetic, he is a bhikkhu. Dhammapada 142.
One is not a bhikkhu simply by begging alms from others while living a lay-like life. Begging does not make a bhikkhu. But whoever is unconcerned with good and evil, a liver of the holy life, wandering carefully in the world, he is a real bhikkhu. Dhammapada 266-7
The above picture is of Lungpo Jumnean, one of the most esteemed of Thailand’s many amulet-selling monks. His amulets, which can cost up to $5000, are bigger than most and therefore more ‘potent’. Dear old Lungpo has become very wealthy through his amulet business. But its quite alright because he has been properly ordained - unlike those disgraceful nuns.