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Monkhood in todays world?

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Hey guys, well i was wondering if you guys see this as a path that would be attainable in the ways of today.

my reasons for asking this are so, i am intrigued by this lifestyle, and see it as an opportunity to really detach from desires, whenever i have made a post on this subject in the past, many people reply saying you dont have to become a Monk to be buddhist/follow the precepts, and i can see the possibilities in doing so, but what is actually wrong with becoming ordained? why do people give alternatives rather than possible ways of becoming a monk? although people have also given them.

i guess you dont have to read this part, but im putting it here anyway for people who want to understand why im asking these questions. recently, ive been trying to sort things out, what i want to do, this is because from my perspective, which is all i can base my thoughts on, i am not motivated by Money, the desires or anything else thats related to it, and yes i know monasteries today also need money to run, here in the UK anyway, but again what would be my counter for that, thats just how it is today. also, if been applying for some new jobs, as my current one isnt the best of places, but hey, its better than not having one right, and well im finding it hard to find a place that would give me what i want, becuase i dont want money, or a house, and to be frank im not interested in having a wife/kids, foro the time being, and to be fair ever seeing it as a wish of mine, and thus this is my reasoning behind this post.

Sorry for dragging it out long, but i think i have worded it better than my last few posts, and thus gotten my point across, i wish to hear your guy's thought on this, to farther expand my own.


do you guys see becoming a monk/nun a viable option in todays society, and i know this question has many counters, if you wish to know more my point of view, read above :)

Thanks for reading guys, looking forward to your words.

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