Why is It Necessary for Monastic Buddhists to Have Congregations of Sangha?

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For an individual monk or nun, it is necessary to lead a collective life in the Sangha in order learn from and help each other. Buddhism, as a whole, also needs congregations to undertake the responsibility of “maintaining the Buddha Dhamma”. The Sangha has been playing such an important role in the Buddhist cause that it is called one of the Three Gems (Tiratana). (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)