Ultimately, I want to be a monk, for life.
However, (1) I don't have my mother's permission and (2) I don't have a penny to my name.
So, my plan is this. First of all I need money. To earn money, I need a job. The only job I can ever do is make websites. So my plan is to attend web design courses (which I've already paid for (well my mum paid, not me)), then become a web designer - for at least 5 and at most 15 years, earn lots of money, then give all that money to my mum, sort of as a bribe, so that she can allow me to be a monk, and then I can ordain.
I will be attending web design courses in England later this year. I also want to work as a web designer there. And also, if possible, I want to be a monk there.
I used to want to be a monk in Thailand, but there are certain issues with that, i.e. having to learn a new language from scratch, new culture, visas, etc.
My question is, how feasible is it to be a monk in the UK?
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative.
With much metta,
Stephen K (Upāsaka Sumana)