The Dharma method effectuates no departure from the worldly method.
All Buddhist practitioners, whether householders or monastics, live by
staying within the bounds of convention one way or another. Visiting
in conveyance of lunar New Year wishes, a tradition of courtesy, is all
about connection. Buddhist monastics, too, practice likewise. The junior
monastics rise early in the morning, make themselves present before
elders and senior bhiksus, prostrate, and, in reverence and propriety,
enquire after the latter' s wellbeing.