manas wrote:Hi metta
there are others in a similar situation. Folks who would be well suited to the contemplative life, but due to some rule or life circumstance, can't ordain. I would suggest considering just being a lifelong 8-precept layman, maybe, who goes on retreats, gets ongoing instruction from a trusted teacher, and just does as much work as is needed to survive? One could make much progress and live in quite a renounced way, even though not in robes.
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