Future Bhikkhu wrote:When I am of an allowable age I plan to become fully oradained. Is there anything that I can do to make it easier to live as a monk. Is it benefcial to learn pali? Does it help to have some formal eduacation? Is it best travel the world first? and so on...
Hi there. You have a few years before you can ordain as a Bhikkhu.The first thing that is important right now is to try and keep the 5 precepts.Don't beat yourself up if you slip up on this sometimes.
Pali can be useful so that you can read the suttas without a translation,but you will probably find translations quite useful anyway.
When you have time,I would suggest doing a few retreats.There are places in Aussie where you can do this.
Something else to consider is learning a foreign language if you are thinking of ordaining outside of Australia.
Remember that a monks life is not an easy life.We are called upon to do many different things at times and it is a seven days a week commitment.
As you get a little older you may get the chance to spend some time in a temple and witness first hand the lifestyle.
Meantime may I suggest you get into the habit of meditation.You don't need to be a monk to progress on the path.
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