I am a sales person according to my profession. I skip working and wander all over the unknown places, everyday. I just love doing that. But now that I am understanding Buddhist philosophy and am able to relate it to my real world, I am feeling the urge to be awakened. How can I do that with this modern world and its demands upon me?

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    Hi jitin. Your question about wanting to stop your worldly routine and focus more on your spiritual needs sounds a bit like this question. There may be something useful to you in this. buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/5920/…
    – Robin111
    Jan 19, 2015 at 14:06
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    @Robin111, I'm impressed you managed to figure out the meaning enough to provide that link! Would it be worth (you :-) ) editing the question to make that meaning clearer? I was going to try but I just can't get straight precisely what is being asked, especially in the all-important last sentence/question.
    – tkp
    Jan 19, 2015 at 18:48
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    @tkp, I've attempted to clarify what I believe is being asked. Jitin, if I've changed your meaning too much, we can roll it back to the original or you can re-edit if you like.
    – Robin111
    Jan 20, 2015 at 0:23

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I'd recommend reading the book "Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master" by Amy Schmidt. It's a very good illustration of how one can pursue the Buddhist path to a very significant degree, including coming through significant personal tragedy, and still be immersed in the day to day challenges of the world.

  • Can I second that recommendation. An inspiring book about practising in daily life Jan 31, 2015 at 9:37
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    I completed reading that book, just now. It is helpful @tkp
    – jitin
    Mar 4, 2015 at 9:01

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